All India Disaster Mitigation
Institute
 
411, Sakar Five, Behind Old Natraj Cinema,
Near Mithakhali Railway Crossing, Ashram Road,
Ahmedabad – 380009,
Gujarat, India

Tel / Fax:+91 79 26582962
E-mail: bestteam@aidmi.org
Internship

About Program
AIDMI started its internship programme in 1997 with the idea of inviting students, the leaders of the future, to the grassroots reality of the humanitarian sector mitigation issues. By working with the policy makers, practitioners, partners and critics involved in the humanitarian sector in South Asia, students become aware of the main challenges it faces today. They become committed to the work field and learn to combine their academic skills and knowledge with practical implementation.

The benefits of the programme are extensive; excellent students from different parts of the globe with a wide range of skills help to create a multicultural environment, in which people are encouraged to think beyond conventional boundaries and synergy is created. AIDMI's team members and trainees work together closely and learn from each other on both a professional and personal level. The Exchange for Change Programme originated as a partnership between AIDMI and AIESEC (International Association of Students in Economic and Commercial Sciences), the worlds' largest student organisation, and became the functional internship program with other universities & educational institute after that.

To date, 111 trainees from 16 countries and 64 Universities have contributed to AIDMI's development in a wide variety of ways. Trainees participate in various activities including research, developing education modules and different kinds of fieldwork. When matching the trainees' skills, knowledge and wishes with one or more of AIDMI's projects, we make it a priority that the trainee is satisfied with his work, at the same time as contributing to the development of the organisation. During the internship, student receives extensive support and feedback from their coordinator and team members on a regular basis. In recent years AIDMI has also initiated partnerships with universities to enrol the best students.

Preferred Qualification
Graduate student in national/international studies of any kind

For academic internship, applicant must be a current student and either able to receive academic credit or able to provide an official letter from the school stating that the internship contributes to intern’s education.

Requirements
Familiarity/experience/Interest working in Rural Development, Policy Advocacy, Risk Reduction for Poor and vulnerable communities

Strong research skills

Fluency in English (required) and Hindi (preferred)

Excellent written and Communication skills

Computer skills including word processing (Microsoft Word), spreadsheets (Excel); Power points, familiarity with database design and management

Statistical skills using SPSS, STATA preferred (Project Based)

Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

Cost
The intern will be expected to cover housing and living expenses in Base Locations. Travel and Accommodation expenses during field visits will be borne by AIDMI whenever required.

Interns will be entitled for stipend decided based on project requirements & duration

How to Apply
If you feel you would be a good fit for an internship with us, please submit an application through by Download Application Form & send it to below mentioned address.

Only applications that include all of the following items will be considered

Resume or CV
Cover letter specifying which volunteer/intern opportunity you are interested in, why you are a good fit for the position, and start/end dates of estimated availability.

Other Documents mentioned in Form

Due to the large number of applicants, only those considered for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in AIDMI.

Campus Selection
AIDMI has also initiated partnerships with top universities to enrol the best students. For campus engagements write us at bestteam@aidmi.org