Introduced this year in place of Organization Traineeship Segment (OTS), The Development Internship Segment is a eight-week module, which marks the beginning of the second year in the PRM curriculum. It is designed to primarily strengthen IRMA Participants' exposure to grass root rural development interventions as well as atypical challenges of primary producer / other socially oriented organizations. They are expected to blend their understanding of theory of rural development interventions and managerial skills for achievement of goals of targeted interventions.
Under the guidance of faculty and the host organization, participants are expected to be engaged in activities such as organising and mobilising the community for collective action; performing functional management tasks in collective enterprises or socially beneficial assignments in other enterprises or such other tasks as assigned by the host organization. The DIS is scheduled during June-July every year, after completion of 3 classroom terms and one fieldwork segment.