Internship Opportunity

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Mirna at the Taj Mahal

NCI had its first call for internships in the summer of 2017 and it was very well received. NCI chose to have Ms. Mirna Aho from the University of Jyvaskyla who spent two months in our India office working in Delhi, travelling to partner institutions, meeting Nordic students coming in for NCI summer programmes, etc. To know more about her experience with us please go here.

Primary purpose of the internship

The internship opportunity is primarily to support NCI in its summer programmes. It aims to provide the intern with exposure to hands on experience on the working of an international collaboration specifically in terms of running our summer programmes.

Key Responsibilities

The description of key responsibilities is described as below:

  • Act as liaison between students and Indian partner.
  • Provide weekly reports based on weekly feedback from students (feedback structure already developed).
  • Report to programme manager about possible conflicts and occurring problems by gauging student and Indian partner attitudes.
  • Constantly assess the programme by participating in the classroom activities, field trips, etc.
  • Post photos and videos on FB of interesting activities, lectures by high profile resource persons, fieldtrips, recreational activities, etc.
  • Provide assistance to students and Indian partner in cases of health emergencies.
  • Provide support to partner institution when required.
  • Collect information about student’s health insurance and visa.
  • Collect reading material provided to students, assignment details, reading lists etc. as provided during the course and accordingly put it up on the closed FB page
  • Moderate the FB closed groups for the programmes
  • The intern will work in close cooperation and under the supervision of the programme manager of NCI.

Requirements for applying

  • Must be registered as a student with an NCI member university
  • Minimum 3 years of university education (education in the humanities and social sciences would be preferred)
  • Experience in terms of travelling abroad (preferably developing country) for a study abroad programme, internship and/or fieldwork
  • English speaking proficiency
  • Motivation letter
  • Letter of recommendation

What NCI will provide

NCI will provide for the intern’s travel to and from India and local official travel. The intern will be provided housing in either the NCI residence at Delhi or at a university partner guest house. The intern will be provided with a work station at the NCI Delhi residence. The intern will be assisted in applying for the visa to India in terms of providing the necessary paperwork. The intern is expected to be insured for the duration of her stay. NCI will not be providing any monetary support for the internship. On successful completion of the internship NCI will provide a certificate for the same and a recommendation letter.

Interested applicants are encouraged to direct all queries and send in their application to:

Christabel Royan
Programme Manager
Nordic Centre in India

Time period of internship: 15th June to 15th August
The deadline for receiving applications is March 15th.