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SFD Internship Opportunity- India PRIA
Closing date: March 8, 2013 - 4pm
Location: Delhi, India
Contact: Robyn Fila 250-721-7022, email@example.com
Host Organization: Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA)
Web Site: www.pria.org
General Placement Description:
Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) is an international centre for learning and promotion of participation and democratic governance. Since its inception in 1982, PRIA has embarked on a set of key initiatives focusing on capacity building, knowledge building, participatory research, citizen-centric development, and policy advocacy. With a combination of training, research and consultancy, it has grounded its work with conceptual rigour and understanding of social reality to command the strategic direction of interventions.
PRIA works towards the promotion of policies, institutions and capacities that strengthens the voices against marginalisation of communities and increase the participation of the marginalised in society. The idea is to improve their socio-economic status through democratic governance. PRIA's mission is to reach out, through such governance, to everyone in society and to ease his or her participation in the governance process.
PRIA's professional expertise and practical insights in the following areas are being utilised by other civil society groups, NGOs, governments, donors, trade unions, private business and academic institutions around the world:
- Institutional and human capacity building for urban/social sector
- Participatory development methodologies
- Women's leadership and political empowerment
- Citizen monitoring and social accountability of services
- Participatory governance in Panchayats and municipalities
- Municipal reforms and participatory planning
- Environmental and occupational health
- Corporate social responsibility (CSR)
- Education and lifelong learning
- Gender mainstreaming in institutions
Skills and Requirements:
The intern must meet basic eligibility criteria for the program and will have the following skills: ability to conduct research; strong writing and communication skills, excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills, ability to take initiative where appropriate and to work collaboratively; commitment to, and knowledge of community development and participatory action research.
We are currently accepting applications from interested UVic students for our 2013 Students for Development Program and are recruiting for specific placements in Quezon City, Philippines, Delhi, India and Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Students must be upper level undergraduate, or graduate students, registered full-time, to be eligible to apply. The deadline of Friday, March 8, 2013 is firm, and no applications for the June 2013 placements will be accepted after this time. To apply, students should complete an application form, and submit their application, a cover letter, plus a current resume, by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.