1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students
Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization
International Internship Program
About: The Indian Institute of Cerebral Palsy (IICP) offers services across the life-cycle from newborn babies aged to adults over 50 years of age. It works within the context of an institution and in the community--in urban slums and rural areas of the state of West Bengal. IICP's multi-disciplinary professional team of therapists, teachers, and social workers, work closely with persons with disabilities and their families. IICP's areas of specialization include Information Communication Technology, Advocacy, and Community Based Services. IICP seeks to educate and inform persons with disabilities and their families of equal rights and opportunities and to assist them in gaining access to all aspects of life in the community. IICP’s assistive technology center demonstrates the close collaboration between developers of technology and users.
Intern Responsibilities: Possible projects for IIP interns will be: teaching children and adults with disability; physiotherapy/occupational therapy--assessment and management of CP; collaboration with instituitions like the National Resource Center for Augmentative and Alternative communication and the Ankur Advocacy and Empowerment Group; vocational training; adult day and short stay services; family services; social work; projects in Jugnu, a playschool for economically disadvantaged children aged 2-6 years. IIP Interns can choose one or more services in which they will be placed.
Qualifications: IIP candidates with interest in human rights, assistive technology for persons with communication difficulties, advocacy and empowerment of marginalized groups, journalism, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, drama, music, art, and/or counseling and social work are encouraged to apply. Photography/video skills are recommended. Film-making skills would be an asset. Basic knowledge of Hindi or Bengali would be an asset but is not required. If you are enrolled in the Global Health Program certificate, this internship will fulfill the GHP internship requirement.