Aidha is an award winning Singapore-registered charity. Aidha's mission is to provide financial literacy and self-development skills to foreign domestic workers and lower income women to enable them and their families to break out of the cycle of poverty. Started initially under the auspices of UNIFEM (now UN Women), Aidha became an organisation in its own right in 2006. Since its inception, Aidha has impacted more than 4,500 women and their families and communities. Aidha provides training in money management, computer, leadership and entrepreneurship skills. They conduct classes on Sundays (when most foreign domestic workers have their day off) at their campus at United World College in Dover. On any one Sunday, there are between 200-250 students attending classes and about 35 - 50 volunteers conducting these classes.
1. Program Intern
Aidha is developing a suite of financial education short courses for Foreign Domestic Workers that will provide practical information to inform specific important financial decisions. These short courses aim to be the perfect complement to Aidha’s existing long courses, which aim to inculcate long term behavior change. Potential topics to be developed: buying property in the Philippines, choosing low-risk investments, health and life insurance in Indonesia etc. The IIP intern can help to develop one short course on a specific topic, from initial research to course writing support. The intern will have the following responsibilities:
- Support the creation of online resources to be published on Aidha website to make financial education resources more accessible, interactive, and useful for foreign domestic workers. This also aims to support and guide the employers of foreign domestic workers in their decision making for the well-being and financial security of their employees.
- Support the revision of Aidha’s core curriculum, including checking formats and researching and collecting relevant resources
- Support the coordination of the curriculum programme for low income women in Singapore
- Analyse the participants’ feedbacks on workshops and create reports to support recommendations
- Conduct research on Alumni database to investigate on the long-term impact of the organisation
- Daily administrative support
Students with a passion for non-profit work and empowering others and who have interests in any of the following areas are encouraged to apply: business, law, research, marketing, women empowerment, education, and migration issues. 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. English is the primary language, but students who have Mandarin, Tamil, Bahasa, or Bengali language skills would be
equipped to make a unique contribution.
2. Marketing & Communications Intern
Aidha is looking for an IIP intern to contribute to the 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). The intern will have the following responsibilities:
- Help to analyze the impact of marketing initiatives (website traffic via google analytics, SEM, reports on our FB activities and campaigns).
- Conduct and coordinate market research and surveys to understand 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 organisations in Indonesia, Philippines, etc.)
- Help to update and clean the prospective student database, contribute to analyze the profiles of students and their employers.
- Contribute to the implementation of the CRM tool Communications.
- Gather, sort and select relevant videos and update Aidha’s YouTube channel. Contribute to create new videos to promote Aidha’s programmes and activities.
- Gather, sort and select relevant quotes/ stories from students, mentors and employers to create a quote library. Coordinate with students, volunteers and employers to get new quotes/ testimonials.
- Assist the team with the organisation of outreach events or other events on campus.
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. 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.
- Background in marketing and/ or communications
- Strong writing English and good communication skills
- Detailed oriented
- Proactive and able to multi-task
- Dependability, professional
- Flexibility with schedule
English is the primary language, but students who have Mandarin, Tamil, Bahasa, or Bengali language skills would be equipped to make a unique contribution.
This internship may be offered in a remote capacity, if needed.