“Internship for us is a mutual learning process with the young minds and new thoughts of today in shaping the future of tomorrow.”
Objective of the Program
The Internship Program of LAKSHYA is an initiative to build the capacities of students and individuals wanting to understand the development sector, by providing them with an opportunity to gain practical work experience related to their academic program or future work in a field related to our mission.
We consider our internship program as a wonderful opportunity for mutual learning. The ideas and experiences, which the interns bring with them, add value to our interventions and strengthen the capacities of the team members. In addition, to enable us to benefit from the work undertaken by Interns.
We know and very well understand that internships offer a chance to explore a potential career without having to make a long-term, life decision. By actually participating in a field that interests an individual, one can not only have the opportunity to "get the foot in the door," but also acquire practical skills and make valuable contacts. We evaluate it as a test drive to gauge how reality measures up to ones expectations.
Basics of our programme
In order to reach the wider section of enthusiastic contributors and learners we have divided our internship program under five category of inclusions and they are :
Features of our programme
Gone are the days of using interns as simple "go-fers". Students are seeking opportunities that will stimulate them and provide real experience. Therefore we design pur program which ensures the assignment of challenging projects and tasks. Effective assignments are coupled with adequate supervision so as to provide an information resource and to ensure interns are keeping pace. We also keep in mind of additional projects available in case an intern successfully completes a project ahead of schedule and try to involve them in all the organisational events and processes such as staff meetings and allow opportunities for networking and informational interviewing with key personnel.
Documentation is very important for effective learning to take place. Well documented learning objectives provide clear direction and targeted goals for the intern. This ensures both parties envision the same experience and reduces the possibility of misunderstanding and disappointment. Effective learning objectives are concise and measurable.
We develop a profile page of the intern in our intra and internet platform where each and every work detail of the intern is documented. It primarily includes the internship program mission, work plan, profile of the intern, and work reports and all submitted works and evaluation reports In most instances, the intern’s institution will require the above information if the intern is receiving college credit for the experience. Additional forms beyond those stated above and/or agreements may be necessary for college credit depending on the institution’s requirements.
An internship can only be a true learning experience if constructive feedback is provided. An effective evaluation to focus on the interns' learning objectives is always identified at the start of the internship. We take time to evaluate both a student's positive accomplishments and weaknesses and work on it to see that it just does not become an working experience but a learning experience as well.
Utilizing interns in our organization is not just a process but a program and we seriously do some careful planning before creating an internship program so that those months of working together remains a life learning experience of values and learning to work in life!
Process of application
If you are interested in the Internship Program then please submit the online internship application form together with the required attachments and a general statement of purpose to indicate why an internship is being sought, and what is expected from the experience and areas of interest.
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