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: 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. Four in ten of Aidha's students succeed in opening their own businesses and seven in ten invest in assets like land and livestock back in their home countries.
Intern Responsibilities: The IIP interns will work on one or more of the following projects:
Program Analysis - This IIP intern is expected to help with assessing Aidha's new Alumni Accelerator Program starting in 2018. The IIP intern would assist with collecting feedback and conduct a midway through analysis of the program. This inter would also assist on fine tuning Aidha's new curriculum. Aidha started to roll it out in September 2017 and would like the IIP intern to do the last round of evaluations and examine the feedback of mentors who teach the classes. This would be done through surveys and focus groups. From both analyses, the IIP intern would be expected to make recommendations and final adaptations to program materials.
Impact Research - This IIP intern would produce further research on Aidha’s ‘success stories.’ This is a survey/tracing project to reach out to Aidha's alumni and assess Aidha’s impact given their current situation. Questions Aidha would like to answer are: Where are Aidha's students after Graduation? What are they doing?
How helpful has Aidha been? What would they like from Aidha? Do they have a business? Is it successful? What types of businesses are most successful for Aidha's students? What sort of challenges do they face after Graduation, particularly in their home country? How can we check back in with alumni over the years and not lose contact? The IIP intern would have to determine how to conduct, collate, and present the research.
Communications, Marketing and Events - This IIP intern would contribute to Aidha's marketing and communications initiatives, assist with the organization of outreach events and conduct market research to understand better its audiences (domestic helpers and their employers). Specifically, this IIP intern is expected to gather, sort and select pictures of students, Alumni and events; relevant quotes/ stories from students, mentors and employers to create a quote library; and relevant videos and update Aidha’s YouTube channel. The IIP intern will also coordinate with students, volunteers and employers to get new quotes/ testimonials and to create new videos to promote Aidha’s programs and activities. In addition this IIP intern will help analyze the impact of Aidha's marketing initiatives (website traffic via google analytics, SEM, reports on FB activities and campaigns). The intern will also conduct and coordinate market research and surveys to understand better Aidha's audiences (foreign domestic workers and employers); map and source information on potential relevant partners (companies dealing with FDWs, embassies, churches, mosques, other non-profit organization, chambers of commerce, clubs, relevant organizations in Indonesia, Philippines, etc.); help to update and clean the prospective students database, contribute to analyze the profiles of our students and their employers and will contribute to the implementation of the CRM tool. The IIP intern will also assist Aidha's outreach team with the organization of outreach events or other events on campus.
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.