Camvol was established in 2006, and has sent students to India every year till 2019-20. Between 2020 and 2023, in-person placements were suspended, due to travel restrictions because of the Covid pandemic. The programme is being re-launched in the summer of 2024.

Since its inception, Camvol has sent over 180 Cambridge students for summer internships with organisations in India (think tanks, research NGOs and law firms), from the full range of subjects and Colleges. Over the years, students have been extremely appreciative of Camvol’s opportunities (see Testimonials), and Camvol is working to ensure greater visibility to such schemes as a part of the widening participation agenda, future employability and career development.