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IIP-Pratham Education Foundation
Delhi, India; Mumbai, India (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Restrictions: Princeton applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Dept Offering Program: International Internship Program (IIP) Program Type: Internship
Language Prerequisite: No Program Features: Community Service, Field Work
Degree Level: 1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students Time Away: Summer
Housing options: Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization Program Group: International Internship Program
Program Description:
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About: Pratham is an innovative learning organization created to improve the quality of education in India. As one of the largest non-governmental organizations in the country,Pratham focuses on high-quality, low-cost, and replicable interventions to address gaps in the education system. Established in 1995 to provide education to children in the slums of Mumbai, Pratham has grown both in scope and geographical coverage.Today, Pratham reaches out to millions of children living both in rural and urban areas through a range of interventions. The Pratham team comprises of educationists, development professionals, media personnel, business professionals, workers, activists, civil servants, bankers, corporate professionals, consultants, who all bring their experiences and perspectives to the organization and are unified by the common vision of improving the future of children.

Intern Responsibilities: IIP interns will be assigned to specific Pratham projects pertaining to education and social services. Specific responsibilities include:
  • Fundraising and Partnerships - The IIP intern would help brainstorm new partnerships and develop proposals for this purpose. The IIP intern would also be involved in proposal designs, power point creations (for different verticals), posters, pamphlets and other documents that can be used to display the organization’s work to our donors/partners. The IIP intern can also help Pratham in holding Corporate Social Responsibilities events across Mumbai, which would involve event management – all the way from brainstorming about how the event should be to the actual execution of the event. The IIP intern may also assist with Pratham's annual report/newsletter production and distribution, and can also participate in the upkeep of the organization’s website and blog by collecting material (visual and written), designing the layout as well as writing impactful case studies for both.
  • Content Development - The IIP intern can help Pratham's content team by assisting in developing / digitizing content/curriculum for vocational trades. Focusing especially on audio visual content and creating engaging activities on digital platforms. This content is targeted at underprivileged students from rural, semi-rural and urban areas. Curriculum development involves brainstorming to create a hands-on and practical curriculum that would be useful to Pratham's trainees when they are employed in industry-specific jobs. For this, the IIP intern could be involved with Pratham's curriculum team to brainstorm pedagogy as well.
  • Marketing and Social Media - The IIP interns will be working on generating, editing and publishing new impactful content daily on various social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc. The IIP intern will also collect various case studies on best practices in the organization for publishing on the same platforms and additionally on blogs.  Additionally, the IIP intern will get opportunities to create process flows for the above mentioned best practices and help with overall capacity building tailored towards development professionals.
  • Research - The IIP interns will be working on primary and/or secondary research projects in space of vocational skilling in India, impact of vocational program in the lives of youth as well the ecosystem, major gaps in the current system, role of digital interventions for scaling programs and any other research assignments that Pratham deems necessary.
Qualifications: IIP candidates with interests in education, vocational teaching, social work and/or the nonprofit sector are encouraged to apply. Applicants should be comfortable with Corel Draw, Photoshop, and video editing. The ability to improvise and to work in a dynamic environment would also be an asset.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 12/11/2017
02/28/2018 TBA TBA

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This program is currently not accepting applications.