The World Food Prize Foundation

India - AVRDC

World Vegetable Center

The World Vegetable Center (AVRDC) in Hyderabad, India has hosted five high school interns since 2010.

Established in 1971, the AVRDC works to alleviate poverty and malnutrition through the increased production and consumption of safe vegetables.

The AVRDC carries out research and development in health policy, climate change, malnutrition, and women's livelihood improvement.

Headquartered in Shanhua, Taiwan, the AVRDC also has research centers in Thailand, India, and Tanzania, among other countries.

Interns at the AVRDC work alongside renowned international researchers and experts - like Dr. M. L. Chadha, Dr Ray-yu Yang, Dr. Satish Sain, and Dr. Triveni Chandrapakasam - in the fields and villages of Hyderabad.

The students also have the opportunity to to tour Pioneer Hi-Bred International in Hyderabad - a leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics - and travel around India with their host families and colleagues to see the Brihadishwara temple, Hussain Sagar Lake, Birla Mandir, Laad bazar, Golconda Fort, Charminar market and the parks along Necklace Road.

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India Specific Questions

Suggested Travel Link:

Visa required: Visa Required 

Passport: Required

Travelers Heath & Vaccinations: Visit the CDC website at

Embassies & Consulates Contact:

  • U.S. Embassy New Delhi - Shantipath, Chanakyapuri New Delhi - 110021 India

Telephone:+(91)(11) 2419-8000

Emergencies:+(91)(11) 2419-8000

  • U.S. Consulate General Chennai (Madras) -  220 Anna Salai at Gemini circle Chennai, India 600006

Telephone: +(91)(44) 2857-4000

Emergencies:(0) 44-2857-4000 Ask for American Citizen Services

  • U.S. Consulate General Hyderabad - Paigah Palace 1-8-323, Chiran Fort Lane Begumpet, Secunderabad 500 003 Hyderabad, India

Telephone: +(91)(40) 4033-8300

Emergencies: 4033-8300 Ask for American citizen Services

Geography: Refer back to "International Internship Sites"

Cellular apps (highly suggested to download prior to departure): US Embassy. Airlines the intern will be traveling through. Whatsapp.

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