Thought this might be of interest to UGSID students/alumni….
I took part in 2009 and it was an amazing experience. Happy to answer ?s for anyone interested!
UNICEF India Country Office invites applications from students enrolled in Master’s programme for a full-time internship programme from 27 May to 2 August 2013.
Conceived as part of a broader initiative to build a Knowledge Community on Children in India (KCCI), UNICEF India partners with research and academic institutions to encourage young students and scholars from around the world to engage in development issues pertaining to India’s children and women. The internship offers an opportunity to explore issues related to child rights in India across a variety of areas such as child protection, health, nutrition, education, and water and sanitation. The assignment involves a combination of desk and field work at the district or village level, with interns being grouped into teams that are based in field offices and work under the supervision of selected research institutions/non-governmental organisations.
Applicants should be enrolled in a Masters-level graduate programme or a higher degree program, in one of the disciplines including but not limited to: anthropology, child psychology, demography, economics, education, engineering, human rights, international development, journalism, legal studies, public health, public administration, rural development, sociology, statistics and social work. Those who have completed their Masters level graduate programmes in 2012 are also eligible to apply. Applicants are expected to work in multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships with individuals from different backgrounds. Applicants should have excellent command of English, both written and spoken. Short-listed applicants whose English is not the first language may be subject to a telephone interview.
Application deadline is 17 February 2013.
For more information and application form, visit the UNICEF India Website at the link below:
In particular we would be interested in receiving applications from students doing Sociology, Social Work, Economics, Public Administration, Public Health, Child Development and Nutrition, Economics, Human Development, Development Studies, Education, Social Exclusion, Rural Development and Development Communication.
However, students enrolled in Masters programme in fields other than the aforementioned are also encouraged to apply.
In case the applicant is not able to arrange the letters of recommendation and transcript before the due date, he/she can always submit those two documents later.
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Policy, Planning and Evaluation,
UNICEF India Country Office.
73, Lodi Estate.
New Delhi 110003.