Internship posted by: Conserve Natural India
Posted on: January 7, 2013
SWASH (The Sanitation of Water, Air and Soil for Healthy Village Life)
India, a beautiful, abundant country that is plagued with overpopulation and natural resource degradation. SWASH is a project that focuses on the beauty and lavish natural environment of India by working in the areas of natural resource conservation (water conservation and management, composting and soil rehabilitation) and waste management (recycling, proper trash collection, sorting and healthy disposal, and wastewater management). As a SWASH intern, you will have the opportunity to live and work in India and directly and fruitfully contribute to remedying some of the most obvious environmental issues in the country: excess trash, lack of proper waste management services, poor water sanitation services and shortages in fresh, clean water supply. As a SWASH intern, you will help to conceive, plan, develop and implement a project or project that can be in any or multiple of the following areas:
We are looking for interns with studies and/or experience in natural resource management/conservation, composting, dry toilets, waste management and engineering for Project Management positions; we are also looking for motivated, innovative and open-minded youth who would like to expose themselves to this area of sustainable development and work closely with our Health and Environmental Conservation projects to develop and integrate the SWASH projects.
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Reports to: Program Coordinator
Timeframe: 6-12 months
Age Restriction: 18 to 35 years of age
Tasks and responsibilities:
The Project Manager's role is to innovate and manage one or more projects within the areas listed above, with the support of Project Assistant Managers, at a specified cluster location within one of the three EduCARE India centres: Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Rajasthan. They work closely with the Program Coordinator to implement on-ground projects and manage them daily, monitor and evaluate these projects and their resource needs on a weekly and monthly basis, and update the project manuals, with the assistance of the Project Assistant Manager. Additionally, the Project Manager should reach out to their community and create/maintain communication and collaboration with the local people for their education and empowerment.
Assistant Project Manager:
Reports to: Project Manager.
Timeframe: 3-6 months
The Project Assistant Manager works on one or more ConservEN projects. They will be assigned to one specific office location within the three program centres: Himachal Pradesh, Punjab or Rajasthan. The Project Assistant Manager works closely with the Project Manager, who will provide guidance and direction and resource needs. They will also work with the Program Coordinator to ensure that their projects fit with the overall aim, mission and values of the organization.
Together with the Sustainability Project Manager, the Sustainablity Project Assistant Managers form a team to assure the continuity and quality of one of the Environmental Projects. This job role will put you in the center of the work field and you will be in close contact with the local community. Being involved in the social projects run by the VIKAS Centres will provide you with invaluable work experience in development and let you experience Indian culture first hand.
Tasks and responsibilities:
Free on-site accommodation is provided. Free access to Internet is provided in the various centers and some houses. Additionally, work-related transportation and phone expenses (partially) are provided for by the organisation.
*Fee: Please note there is a one-time legal fee for intern placement that is US $460. Interns of 6-12 months or longer qualify for partial to full reimbursement of this fee.
Please apply by sending an email, addressing the above criteria, with your CV and cover letter to email@example.com. Please use "SWASH Project Manager" or "SWASH Assistant Project Manager" as the subject of your email.
Only applications for an internship request for a minimum duration of 3 months will be considered. For further information about the organisation and projects, or to apply for an internship position directly on our website, please visit www.conservenaturalindia.org, and click on SWASH.