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Academic Fieldwork – Research Internship

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Dharmshala, DL, India
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Published 2 days ago

“Apart from being a grass-root level community education and sustainable development NGO, EduCARE India is also an institution for applied research and experiential learning for university students, graduates, recent graduates, post-graduates, and young professionals and provides opportunities for Academic Research Internship.”


EduCARE India offers a 4– 24-week research and educational internship with our affiliate partner NGO institution, CIEEL – Centre for International Experiential Education and Learning provide graduate students the opportunity to work with students and development professionals and access to knowledge resources of some govt offices, universities and other organisations in India.

The program is designed for students interested in a career in international development, development management, sociology, anthropology, healthcare, conservation, gender, socio-economic empowerment and education issues, and who desire to have a real-world field experience as a part of their academic training.


Applicants must meet one or the other following requirements:


  • enrolled in a university course of study,
  • completed at least one graduate-level course in one or more subjects
  • provide two letters of recommendation from people familiar with their professional, community service and/or academic work.


The Academic / Experiential Research Internship program can be based at in India;

Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh


“Apart from being a grass-root level community education and sustainable development NGO, EduCARE India is also an institution for applied research and experiential learning for university students, graduates, recent graduates…

Details at a Glance

  • Start Date
    September 15, 2022
  • End Date
    December 31, 2022
  • Internship Benefits
    Academic Credits
  • Payment
    Stipend
  • Hours Per Week
    2-24 weeks

Benefits

In a 4 -24 week Academic / Experiential Research Internship program in India, each student selected will be part of a team:

  1. that includes an experienced professional (an early career staff member from a partner NGO), or,
  2. that includes a student from any related Masters from an Indian university, and an experienced fellow (an early career staff member from a partner NGO of own culture).


Each team will be assigned a project (based on preferences) and will produce for the institute or/and the partner/host NGO to:


  1. conduct a field academic / experiential research, or,
  2. research and develop a detailed project proposal on a particular theme, including a needs appraisal, an implementation plan, budget and cost-benefit analysis.

A considerable amount of time will be spent living in rural or urban areas served by the partner/host NGO, where the intern/team will be required to conduct a field academic research, or, identify gaps in existing responses to community needs and develop plans for responding to them. An additional internship with the host NGO may be arranged for those who need to meet a minimum internship requirement for their degree program.

During the 4-24 week program, professional development and training is offered in:


  1. Program Analysis; helps students develop the conceptual and practical skills needed for researching and developing a project proposal. Students may register for special topics aligned to their graduate course credits, if available. Professional development offers a series of more informal lectures by interactions with experienced professionals from partner institutions, NGOs and government departments.
  2. Work with Established NGO Partners; Our partner NGO and its affiliated program organisations have made sustainable development the focus of grass-root level work in few selected areas in India. Through applied research and development over the last decade, these NGOs have developed relationships with numerous NGOs and community groups in the region.


Additionally, online/on-site hybrid certificate courses are available in:


  • Environmental Health
  • Community Development
  • Cross-Cultural Competency
  • Micro-finance (Selp Help Groups)
  • Gender rights and equality
  • Poverty alleviation
  • Water Sanitation
  • Solid Waste Management

In a 4 -24 week Academic / Experiential Research Internship program in India, each student selected will be part of a team:

  1. that includes an experienced professional (an early career…

How to Apply

Costs

The academic/experiential research internship program fee starts at an affordable self-sustainable. This fee covers organisational legal support, visa documentation/facilitation approvals/support, and admin charges. Primary work-site accommodation, workplace internet, and project related resources are provided at a marginal / discounted cost within this fee. The orientation training, work/research guidance, and mentor-ship are provided for all interns. All research interns will be responsible for paying their air transportation costs to and from the internship site in India and are urged to contact their appropriate school or departmental officials for information on available travel support or sponsorship.


Please write to hr@educare.in for more information.

Costs

The academic/experiential research internship program fee starts at an affordable self-sustainable. This fee covers organisational legal support, visa documentation…

Location

On-site
Dharmshala, DL, India

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