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IIP-Indian Chamber of Commerce
Kolkata, India (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Partner Institution/Organization Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: Princeton applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Dept Offering Program: IIP, International Internship Program (IIP) Program Type: Internship
Language Prerequisite: No Degree Level: 2 First year Ugrad, 3 Sophomore, 4 Junior
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: The Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the largest Industry Association in the East & North-Eastern parts of India which is headquartered in Kolkata, is looking for a suitable Intern who would be responsible for carrying out Economic & Social Research activities and coming up with good quality Reports and Studies focusing on enhancing the competitiveness of the Indian economy / Eastern & North-Eastern parts of India. The intern should have a fair understanding of the Global, Asian and Indian socio-economic scenarios, and should be able to contribute significantly towards framing of future forecasts and trends. He / She would be required to interact and network with relevant stakeholders in the Government, Industry, Media and Civil Society Groups for understanding issues of key importance, and act as a catalyst in the process of change. Sound domain knowledge in sectors / areas like Agriculture & Food Processing, Environment & Climate Change, IT & ITeS, Banking, Finance & Capital Markets, etc. would surely be appreciated.
Intern responsibilities: IIP interns will conduct economic & social research and develop quality reports focusing on enhancing the competitiveness of the Indian economy. They would be required to interact and network with relevant stakeholders in government, industry, media, social entrepreneurs, and civil society groups to understand issues of key importance and act as a catalyst in the process of change.  Examples of possible projects include:
PROJECT1: Study on India-ASEAN Trade & Act East Policy  Description : World trade is expected to grow at a modest 5.3% in 2015, as per WTO estimates. Trade growth is directly linked to the performance of the world economy, which has gradually shifted its growth axis to Asia, post the global financial meltdown. Global GDP and trade growth was 3.3 % and 4.7 % respectively in 2014, while in the concerned period, Asia’s GDP growth was 5.5 %, while its trade growth was 6%.  Asia’s economic resilience during the financial crisis has stemmed largely from its export driven growth model. Towards carrying forward the growth story and ensuring the transformation of Asia from a cheap manufacturing base to an economic trading bloc, building up of “intra-regional” trade connectivity is an imperative . China and India, the leading faces of the global economic recovery are slated to play a significant role in scripting the Asian growth story. China is already world’s biggest economy in PPP terms, and India is slated to be a USD 42 trillion economy by the year 2050. Growth prospects are also firming up for the ASEAN and South Asian regional blocks. What impact would India’s ‘Act East’ Policy have upon the Indian & global economies ? What is the way forward for the ASEAN region and how it can act as a driver of global growth, with India playing a major role - intern(s) is(are) expected to study & analyse issues, and produce a comprehensive report; 
PROJECT2: Sector-specific Reports - primarily focusing on services sectors like IT & ITeS, Tourism, Banking & Financial Services, Environment, Agriculture & Food Processing;
PROJECT3:  Macroeconomic Report on India as an Investment Destination - With changes made in Indian FDI policy, several other macroeconomic policies and tax structure in India, the country has started attracting significant volume of investment from foreign counties. Eventually, some key sectors of the country witnessed changes, in terms of performance, revenue generation & employment opportunities. The intern is expected to work on the macroeconomic profile of the country by putting more focus on some select sectors.
Qualifications:IIP candidates should have a fair understanding of the global, Asian and Indian socio-economic scenarios and should be able to contribute significantly towards the framing of future forecasts and trends. Sound domain knowledge in areas such as agriculture and food processing, environment and climate change, IT and ITeS, banking, finance & capital markets, etc. would  be an asset.  IIP candidates with interests in economics, sociology, public policy, politics, agricultural economics, and the environment are encouraged to apply.  Skills in statistical tools required for forecasting and trend analysis would be an asset, as would Hindi speaking and comprehension skills.

Previous work responsibilities (in words of previous intern): Intern One: My first project was a report on the escalation and integration of trade in eastern India with the neighboring ASEAN countries, specifically Myanmar and Thailand. Afterwards I had to work on a report on microfinance in West Bengal. I left this one unfinished so that later interns and employees could use the material I found and others to improve upon it.


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This program is currently not accepting applications.