About the host organisation
This is a non-profit organisation that has been set up with the aim of ensuring rights and education for children through educational play and toys. Their numerous initiatives such as development of community play groups, developing educational, engaging and fun curriculum and carrying out toy collections aim specifically to meet the following goals:
- To ensure that children from under privileged backgrounds receive toys through collection and distributions.
- To bridge the gap between children from different backgrounds by creative play/group events/community events.
- To make play space available for children through– Toy libraries and reclaiming open public spaces for children.
- To impart education and values through a Toy curriculum; play groups; children’s parliament.
- To design and provide toys that are relevant and context specific to the children, their language and lifestyles.
- To sensitize and advocate amongst individuals from all sections of society the need and importance of the right to play and the right to leisure for all children.
The organisation currently reaches 35,000 children through 248 play centres and has been extensively covered by the Indian and foreign media. The ten-member team offers an energetic vibe reminiscent of a start-up.
About the internship
The organisation currently runs several play groups for children within communities across Mumbai. As the research intern, inter alia you will be required to be actively engaged in these play sessions, help the team organise and run them as well as take charge of collecting data and analysing the effectiveness of the play groups and the impact they make. Based on your research, you will be required to provide recommendations to the team on how the organisation’s activities can sustain and/or increase their impact.
What you will gain?
During your internship here, you will get a great insight into many facets of working in a leading non-profit organisation and the developing world. In addition to being positively challenged in an eastern work culture environment, you will gain valuable, hands-on work experience, an in depth understanding of child rights and an enriched world-view. You will work with and learn from experienced, passionate, inspirational people from a diverse set of backgrounds that will help develop your research skills. Above all you will be a part of an experienced, motivated team who will inspire you and ensure you have a valuable experience.
What we are looking for?
For this internship, we are looking for a penultimate or final year student or a graduate who must meet the following requirements:
- Passionate about the non-profit sector
- Comfortable dealing with children
- Confident working with people from diverse backgrounds
- Enthusiasm, energy and passion for learning
- Good research skills
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Ability to work independently under pressure
- Positive, can-do attitude
- Willingness to ‘muck in’ and support the team in activities outside of your job description
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
- Self-motivated and proactive
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Additionally, the following is desirable though not essential:
- Previous experience in research
- Previous experience of the non-profit sector
- Previous experience working with children
Your internship location
Interning with Pave allows you to participate in one of the fastest growing and most dynamic economies in the world, India! India is the second most populous country, the world’s largest democracy and a rapidly emerging economy primed for even further growth. Immense opportunity for professional development awaits you as companies seek to expand into new markets, strengthen their communications strategies and scale their businesses.
Mumbai is a thriving Indian metropolis, and one of the largest cities in the world. You’ll find people from across India and the world living traditionally Indian lifestyles and incredibly western ones too! Mumbai is a mix of old and new and shows a beautiful glimpse into life in India.
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What is included?
The Pave team works hard to build partnerships with the best companies in India to ensure you have a rewarding internship experience. We have a careful selection process upon which we judge companies. This helps you rest assured that you will be placed at a trusted company, established and respected within their field. A Pave internship program maximises your capacity to develop professional skills in your sector through your assigned work. From immersing yourself with a practical experience and taking on responsibilities, you will gain a sense of profound satisfaction knowing that you are adding real value to your organisation. Having the experience of working internationally in varied professional environments allows you to set yourself apart from your peers when entering the job market. An internship with Pave is a comprehensive package taking away further costs and hassle.
To give you a true feel for what it is like living in an international professional environment on your internship, we arrange for you to stay in clean, comfortable and modern serviced apartments or hotels with fellow Pave interns whenever possible. Living with other interns allows you to make new friends and interact with each other in your free time from dinner plans to exploring the city. Your hotel apartment is allocated by gender and is comprised of two to three private bedrooms, bathroom, spacious communal living room and kitchen.
TRAVEL & VISA SUPPORT
Travel Support Taking on board that your time and money is precious, our team can assist you with finding the best deals on return flights to India. Visa Support In order to intern in India you must have the correct type of visa. Based on our experience, this can be a tricky and somewhat lengthy procedure so we simplify it by processing the visa application on your behalf. We gather the relevant information from you via a simple form, organise the paperwork and process your application with the Indian authorities. We have a system in place that ensures your visa is processed with efficiency.
ARRIVAL AND INDUCTION
Arriving in India is exciting. With the added thrill of starting your journey, we want you to have the best welcome possible. Arrival When you land in India there will be an airport transfer waiting to take you directly to your accommodation. On arrival at your accommodation site, you are given your welcome packs, which include maps, information about your internship provider, information on local amenities and sights, an induction training pack and a local SIM card. Please ensure you take an unlocked Android or Apple phone to India so it can support the local SIM card you will be supplied with for the duration of your internship. We recommend an Android or Apple smartphone that supports apps such as Uber, Google Maps, Ola and so on. Induction The Pave team runs a full day induction workshop in India prior to your internship that we believe to be vital for an intern to settle in quickly. Here, you are given comprehensive training from our experienced team about your new city: from local knowledge and the hotspots to business etiquettes and cultural training.
COMMUTE ON FIRST DAY
On your first day at work we escort you from your accommodation to your respective workplace. In your welcome pack, we provide detailed information about traveling around your interning city so you are familiar before arriving into India. Once in India, your programme co-ordinator on the ground will show you how to use the local system of transportation to travel in and around your interning city. Traveling around India is a thrilling experience and past interns try the variety of public transport available in India. We encourage you to do the same and in no time, you will find your preferred method of commuting on a day-to-day basis.
24/7 SAFETY, SECURITY & SUPPORT
It is our priority to ensure you have a rewarding and safe internship in India. In doing so, please know you can contact us any time (24 hours-a-day) for any assistance or advice. We are here to give you all the support you need and happy for you to update us on how things are going. The welcome packs we provide are full of useful information including, a comprehensive list of restaurants, shops and some Hindi "survival phrases" to get you started.
SOCIAL AND CULTURAL EVENTS
We know that on the weekends and in your free time you will be keen to get out and explore your city and everything India has to offer. We organise an exciting range of social and cultural events that showcase the sights, smells and delicacies that India's rich culture has to offer. Depending on your location, and the season, we put on events such as visits to national sightseeing attractions, trips to India's famous golden sandy beaches, boat rides through scenic lakes, outings to traditional dance and music shows, and visits to some of the largest water theme parks and national parks in India. We also host a banquet that allows you to come together and enjoy a traditional Indian feast.
Your Pave journey does not stop at the end of your internship. You are automatically entitled to become part of the Pave alumni community. As part of this community, you have access to exclusive networking events, alumni functions and other social events all focused on creating a platform to build relationships and networks to help you on your pathway. We are committed to growing the Pave alumni community so that in years to come you will become the inspiration for future Pavers. To find out about upcoming events please check out our Facebook page, Twitter account and LinkedIn.
Fees & Payment
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Prices (per person)
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We offer scholarships to successful applicants with a clear financial need and those that are passionate about developing their personal and professional skills through our internships in India. The value of a scholarship is worth either a partially or fully funded internship in India.
Scholarship applications involve the following:
- Scholarship application form
- Personal essay
To apply for a scholarship, please get in touch at email@example.com
To apply for a scholarship you must:
- Have accepted a Pave internship
- Demonstrate a financial need
- Have not previously applied for a scholarship
- Be able to demonstrate academic potential, and comply with our three core competency areas; and
- Be a UK national or national of any other country who is studying in the UK
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