Application for Rakshak Foundation Summer Internship Programme 2014
About Rakshak Foundation:
Rakshak Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in Santa Clara, California, which researches different public policy issues and creates awareness about them. We sponsor Seminars on public policy matters, sponsor activities to involve the youth including volunteerism and support programs to help the needy. Through the dedicated efforts of our volunteers around the globe, we at Rakshak Foundation bring our perspective on various issues to the attention of the decision making bodies and institutions in US and India. Through our concerted efforts we hope to create an energized and informed citizenry which we believe is the basis of better quality of life in a strong society in a vibrant nation.
Rakshak Foundation, with volunteers around the world is dedicated to the propagation of social harmony, creating awareness on issues affecting Indians and NRI’s living around the world and cultivating a sense of duty and responsibility amongst Indians living worldwide. At Rakshak, we also make efforts to address issues affecting NRI’s by representing their problems to the US lawmakers and relevant U.S. Government agencies and also interact with the Indian Consulates, Indian Embassy and the Indian Government.
The basic objective of Rakshak is to help strengthen the foundations of our society and bolster the confidence of a common man in the system by creating awareness about the issues affecting him/her. Rakshak Foundation provides help to individuals or organizations that seek to better the society and work with them to address problems related to the community at large. Rakshak creates awareness about social, civic and legal issues at various levels of administration
Internship Program – Purpose
Rakshak Foundation’s Internship program is a professional development program intended to advance Rakshak Foundation’s goals with a pipeline of top university talent and, in turn, provide students with practical learning experience in the area of public policy issues and citizen participation in governance.
Interns are recruited and selected based upon their educational standing, curriculum and potential. The program also allows Rakshak Foundation to inculcate the sense of responsibility and true meaning of a good citizen in the youth of the country by having them work towards real social projects and issues.
The focus of the program is for students to learn about the vast opportunities available for them to make a positive impact with limited time and resources. The program encourages learning from interaction with the fellow interns from different disciplines and backgrounds and eminent institutes across the country.
Benefits to the Intern
§ Provides the students with an opportunity to experience real-world problems to which they must apply fundamental academic and interpersonal skills.
§ Identify, cultivate and develop students towards their participation in social issues and public policy
§ Links academic program content with the workplace.
§ Provides students a rich learning platform to interact and share their ideas and vision with other fellow interns working on diverse projects
§ Provides students with opportunity to be creative in finding innovative solutions to actual problems.
§ Motivates students to develop a strong work ethic and achievement orientation with some supervision.
§ Introduces students to the roles of nonprofits in their community and beyond.
§ Provides them opportunity to recognize their true passions and potential.
§ Lets them experience a sense of success and accomplishment, which will enhance their self-esteem and may motivate interest in their academic subjects and activities.
Benefits to Rakshak Foundation
§ Cultivate a pool of volunteers who will spare some of their time and energy in carrying forward the good work of the Foundation.
§ Some of them would become enthusiastic ambassadors of the Rakshak Foundation who will motivate others to get involved as interns/volunteers.
§ Develop relationships with university administrators and faculty members.
§ Helps achieve one of our Foundation’s core objective of involvement of Civic Society for improved governance.
§ Word of mouth awareness back on the campuses and in their homes by the interns as they share their experiences and achievements.
2012: IIT Kanpur
2013: IIT Delhi
Had Interns from Premier Institutions of India.
How to Apply?
The program is currently available in a few selected cities and colleges. There are limited number of projects and limited positions available. Duration of program is for from 9 – 12 weeks depending upon the length of the project and availability of the intern.
Please apply by filling the application form at: http://www.rakshakfoundation.org/internship-program/internship-program-2014-application-form/
May 2014-June 2014
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