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IIP-Tushita Foundation India
Jaipur, India (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Summer
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Dept Offering Program: International Internship Program (IIP) Program Type: Internship
Language Prerequisite: No Program Features: Community Service, Field Work
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
Duration of Program: 8 or more weeks Program Adviser: Shahreen Rahman
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Organization Overview
The Tushita Foundation is a trust created by the founders of Tushita Travels with the objective to promote betterment in the living conditions of the less fortunate in India. The project's inception has its roots in the realization of the widening gap between the have and the have-not in the country, so that Tushita Travel has decided to contribute its knowledge, energy and resources striving to improve the situation. In 2009, the Tushita Foundation acquired a house in the village of Amber, close to Jaipur, one of the major tourists centers in Rajasthan to which the Foundation wanted to show its recognition. The Tushita Foundation believes that given a proper education and opportunities, everyone can have a chance to succeed in a developing country.

Internship Description:
Responsibilities include teaching the children who are ages 5 to 15 years old. IIP interns will be tasked with finding creative pathways to develop the Foundation's activities aimed at empowering the children in accord with the pedagogical team. The major objective of the Tushita Foundation is to teach English to the children and the local co-teachers in order to foster creativity, innovation and self-confidence. The interns will be guided in the use of both traditional methods and more innovative ones. IIP candidates will teach grammar, creative writing, and public speaking with proper pronunciation and will have the opportunity to propose a project of interest based on their personal skills and passions in one of the following fields: Humanities: Languages, Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy; Anthropology, Classics, History, Law; Religious Science, Sociology, Psychology; Performing Arts and Visual Arts: Theater, Music, Dance, Drawing, Architecture, Painting, Photography Film; Health, Nutrition and physical activities; and Geoscience, Ecology, Engineering. 

Candidates must demonstrate an interest in pedagogy as well as teaching various subjects and artistic skills like music, theater or singing would be an asset; as would an interest in teaching health care and nutrition as these topics are good vectors to teach English and life skills to the children and the co-teachers. IIP candidates with interests in education, social responsibility and international development are encouraged to apply.

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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 12/09/2019
02/01/2020 06/01/2020 08/30/2020
NOTE: Please note, the start and end dates for each internship will be determined by intern discussion with employer/host organization. Each internship will be at least 8 weeks in duration.

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