At the end of the first year of study, the Career Services Office facilitates internship opportunities with some of India’s top organisations in the development and social impact sector. We conduct surveys and one-on-one sessions with students to understand their interests and skill sets and match them to a project where they can thrive.
During this internship, students utilise the most essential skills they have learnt in the first year of their undergraduate degree to job roles that support impact. These internship roles include a range of tasks like content writing, web design, digitization of data, analysis of data for trends, research collation, app development, economic viability assessment, designing sports / education programs, health impact assessment, among others.
About my project- As an intern, I had to write stories and case studies for fundraising campaigns.
What I did- The project entailed interviewing therapists and understanding the child's situation during the Covid-19 lockdown, writing their stories and using it as case studies for fundraising campaigns.
I also had to create a repository of influencers and advocates of developmental disabilities.
About my project- I was the Design Lead for Curriculum (Project 1), wherein I had to redesign and also create workbooks using online applications for their Fellows (teachers).
What I did- I had to ideate and brainstorm for content, design the workbook templates using appropriate digital tools, and edit and modify based on inputs received.
About my project- My project, titled ‘Shifting Norms and Re-imagining Space: An Intersectional Approach to Gender-Based Violence’, involved working with LEAD’s POSH committee.
What I did- I had to create an interactive "Know Your Rights" Quiz for the staff. My next task was a group project, involving live-tweeting a webinar and working on a post-event summary. My final task was designing POSH posters.
About my project- My research project was titled "Women's land rights in India", on joint title provisions for women in case of government allocated land' and 'stamp duty' reductions for women.
What I did- I had to do a mapping of states that have a scheme on joint titling of allocated land and those that have a provision of stamp duty concession.
About my project- My project involved developing a syllabus with the intention to educate students about sustainability.
What I did- I researched and created the syllabus, in addition to creating a directory of schools that the organisation could potentially target. I also worked on tagline ideas for the organisation.
About my project- My project involved creating a brand new website and porting the previous static website from google sites to WiX, making it dynamic and redoing the UI and UX.
What I did- My tasks involved transferring content from the Gsite to WiX, which involved creating the following- a login system for TFI members; a forum where fellows can work on learning circle and assign tasks; e-book, in addition to contributing to branding.
About my project- My project involved evolving a Junior Green Compass - a grading feature designed with an algorithm to help understand how much of sustainability measures an individual (here, a school student) has taken up.
What I did- I had to test version 1 of the Green Compass for errors and do the same for version 2. I also had to identify products that could be rendered by At Quest, to make it a hub for Sustainability.
About my project- I interviewed people who were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and showcase their stories for fundraising campaigns.
What I did- I interviewed families about their situation, how it affected their children, supported by inputs shared by therapists. I also had to create a database of influencers and advocates of developmental disabilities.
About my project- My project involved collecting meaning data and forming frameworks related to Gender-Based Violence.
What I did- As an intern, I wrote blogs on how pop culture contributed to gender-based violence. I also had to attend a webinar and live-tweet it. Finally, I designed a satirical poster based on the project topic.
About my project- My project focused on secondary research of rural landscape in Tamil Nadu. The project was split into four topics, with the aim to strengthen the work that the NGO has been doing and expand their future projects in the future.
What I did- As an intern, I was tasked with researching micro details in addition to reaching out to various stakeholders from the NGO and community, and finally produce weekly reports based on the four themes assigned to me.
About my project- My project was titled ‘A Systematic Analysis of the Skills Required by iTeach Graduates in Junior College’ - wherein I had to research and analyse skill sets that are absent in iTeach’s curriculum and programs.
What I did- I had to prepare an abstract, conduct studies, interview people in the organisation, analyse data and categorise it based on trends and finally present the report to the organisation.