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IIP-Aidha - Singapore
Singapore, Singapore (Outgoing Program)
|Partner Institution/Organization Homepage:||Click to visit|
|Restrictions:||Princeton applicants only|
|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|
About: Aidha, launched in 2006, is a Singapore-registered charity organization whose mission is to provide financial literacy and self-development skills to foreign domestic workers and lower income women so that they can create sustainable futures for themselves. Aidha’s holistic program includes money management as well as computer, leadership and entrepreneurship skills. Since its inception, Aidha has impacted more than 2,700 women and helped set them on the path of financial sustainability. 4 in 10 of Aidha's students succeed in opening their own businesses and 7 in 10 invest in assets like land and livestock back in their home countries.
PROJECT 1: Communications and Outreach
This IIP intern is expected to help create a strategy to boost outreach for increasing student enrollment. Some of the questions that will need answering are: What are the avenues that need to be looked at for reaching potential students? Who are the stakeholders Aidha should consider expanding our outreach to? How can Aidha better reach out to employers and corporate partners?
PROJECT 2: Impact Research
This IIP intern will research Aidha’s ‘success stories’ – Aidha would like to know: how many students/graduates of Aidha have gone on to successfully set up businesses in their home countries? How are those businesses doing? What is the kind of engagement that alumni typically have with Aidha? Is there any correlation between such engagement and success of their businesses?
PROJECT 3: "Process Engineering" for Campus Operations
Campus operations on Sundays are at the heart of Aidha’s work, as Sundays are when Aidha’s classes are held (they are typically the only days of the week when foreign domestic workers have a break from work). Aidha would like an intern to study their operations on campus, identify gaps and inefficiencies, and suggest improvements. Production of quantitative metrics for some of the performance indicators would be very helpful. IIP Intern responsibilities will also include collecting data and undertaking impact assessment of the various programs run by Aidha; assisting in conducting any statistical analysis of Aidha’s impact data; creating and maintaining spreadsheets and databases; managing the Alumni database and undertaking systematic filing of business proposals, and assisting in questionnaire development for various research conducted.
Qualifications: IIP candidates with a passion for non-profit work and empowering others and who have interests in any of the following areas: business, law, research, marketing, women empowerment, education, and migration issues, are encouraged to apply. Singapore is an English-speaking country, but an intern with Mandarin, Tamil, Bahasa, or Bangla language skills would be equipped to make a unique contribution. Candidates with strong verbal and written skills, cross-cultural sensitivity, knowledge of Microsoft (MS) Office Suite, strong research, writing, and analytical skills, and the ability to work both independently and in a team are encouraged to apply. Interns need to be available to work 1-2 Sundays a month on campus as required.
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