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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:||International Internship Program (IIP)||Program Type:||Internship|
|Language Prerequisite:||No||Degree Level:||1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students|
|Time Away:||Summer||Housing options:||Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization|
|Program Group:||International Internship Program|
About: Aidha is an award winning Singapore-registered charity. Our 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 4,000 women and their families and communities. In April 2015, we achieved the much-coveted IPC (Institution of Public Character) status.
Aidha provides training in money management, computer, leadership and entrepreneurship skills. We conduct classes on Sundays (when most foreign domestic workers have their day off) at our 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.
Aidha is a small but successful organisation, now in an exciting stage of growth and scaling up of its operations.
Intern Responsibilities: The IIP interns will work on one or more of the following projects:
1. Programs - The intern is expected to assist on fine tuning our updated curriculum. The curriculum was rolled out in 2017/ 2018 and we would like the intern to do evaluations and assist in gathering feedback of mentors who teach the classes. This would be done through surveys and focus groups. The intern would be expected to make recommendations and final adaptations to program materials.
The intern will also a chance to assist in the development of ad-hoc programs for our partners.
The intern is expected to make recommendations and final adaptations to program materials.
2. Impact & Research - The intern will be conducting research on Aidha's ‚success stories.™ This is a survey/ tracing project to reach out to our alumni and assess Aidha's impact given their current situation. Questions we would like to answer are:
a. Where are our students after Graduation? What are they doing?
b. How helpful has Aidha been? What would they like from us?
c. Do they have a business? Is it successful? What types of businesses are most successful for our students?
d. What sort of challenges do they face after Graduation, particularly in their home country?
e. What kind
f. How can we check back in with alumni over the years and not lose contact?
The intern will also be conducting research on organizations in our alumni's home country to see if there is any possibility of collaboration and how they can potentially assist our alumni.
The intern would have to determine how to conduct, collate, and present the research.
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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