Jasmine Ali-Ranchhod

Jasmine Ali-Ranchhod

Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia, Global Internship in Mumbai


Hello! I’m Jasmine – a passionate foodie and Health Sciences student from Auckland. Having just completed my Bachelor’s in Health Sciences, I am lucky enough to be joining a group of students interning in Mumbai, India (a country I call home!) through the Prime Ministers Scholarship for Asia. 

As an aspirant of this scholarship since my high school days, I hope to build my public health and health system skillset and experience as I work for SNEHA Mumbai. This organisation supports women and children by holistically addressing gaps in India’s health system.

Outside of my interning work, I hope to share all the street food I will be eating and places I will be exploring as I revisit a city that has been part of my childhood!

  • Why Mumbai?

    When I told people I was going to Mumbai to do an internship, I was bombarded with many questions… commonly “Why India? Why Mumbai?”. At the time, I was excited to work in Mumbai for the sole reasons of giving back to my community and being immersed in my culture. However, having completed close to…Continue Reading Why Mumbai?

  • A Kiwi Indian in India

    As an Indian born and raised in New Zealand, attempting to live and work in India as a young adult has been extremely eventful yet rewarding! Interning in Mumbai, a city so involved in my childhood summer visits to India, is a dream come true… yet it has its struggles at times! Here are three…Continue Reading A Kiwi Indian in India

  • A rollercoaster ride to Mumbai, India

    Wow! It has been a journey to reach Mumbai: cancelled flights, running on 4 hours of sleep, navigating airports, and most importantly, sticking together as a group of 14 students! So let’s start from the beginning… it’s 10PM at Auckland airport. Waiting in the check-in line for our first leg of the journey to Kuala…Continue Reading A rollercoaster ride to Mumbai, India