“Knowledge is Power but Enthusiasm pulls the switch”
Looking for an enthusiastic individual who can help us spread knowledge and mentor youth and children in the beautiful city of lakes, Udaipur, India.
Internship Duration: 6 months
Monthly Stipend and Accommodation included
Aalim Knowledge Center, based in Udaipur, India is a new initiative of Aalim Charitable Trust (ACT), a registered non-profit organization.
This centre is a platform for sharing and disseminating knowledge. It houses a public library that serves the needs all age groups and all sections of society. It is also a space where children from economically weaker sections of society can come and study. It has four computers with internet access to help students with their research.
Udaipur a very popular tourist destination, is a picturesque city in the culturally rich and historic state of Rajasthan in north west India. While the city has grown by leaps and bounds, the love of book, reading and learning from books is an alien concept to even the well to do strata of the society. There are very few libraries, with limited access to books and the world of knowledge.
Books open the doors to imagination and learning. Our Knowledge Center hopes to imbibe the future generation of Udaipur with just these skills.
Youth from neighboring towns and villages come to Udaipur for higher studies and live in very cramped homes with more than 5-6 sharing one small room. They look for a place to learn and pursue their dreams. The knowledge center can now be their knowledge haven, a place where they can come to learn and prepare for the competitive exams.
In addition, the centers plans to hold educational seminars, career guidance and counseling sessions for the youth.
ACT is a non profit organization that is committed to improving access to better education for children and youth and an active lifestyle for senior citizens. The trust began in 2004 with an initial focus on interest free loan scholarships to needy students for higher education.
Aalim knowledge center is looking for an experienced intern to maintain and grow the programs currently running in the center. The position is for full time, 5 days a week, for 6 months.
The responsibilities of the position would involve:
- Identify newer programs that can be run through the knowledge center and would benefit the local society. For example – English language classes; awareness talks; workshops etc
- Plan and execute the programs. It may include identifying or following up with speaker/ facilitator; creating modules; managing logistics etc.
- Mentor the volunteers that are coming and guide them in their sessions.
- Administrative: The intern will play a key role in maintaining the library infrastructure and records, writing acknowledgement letters and database management.
- Outreach: The intern will be expected to increase the reach of the center through innovative measures.
- Building Partnerships: The intern will be expected to research and contact like minded organisations with whom Aalim can partner and promote mutual goals.
This position is for an experienced volunteer – at least 3-4 years of experience in the development sector, preferably education. It is important that the candidate share the dream of reaching out and making education accessible to all.
Communication Skills: The intern should have good interpersonal skills and a desire to learn at least the basic local language.
Creative: The position will require a lot of out-of-box thinking and thus the candidate should be creative to come up with new ideas and have the enthusiasm to execute them. In addition good organisational skills and time management skills are a must.
Computer Skills: Knowledge of microsoft office. Experience in any kind of library database management is a bonus but not required.
The intern will have support from trustees of the knowledge center for guidance, local contacts, discussions etc.
This is a paid position with a stipend provided to cover basic monthly requirements. Accommodation will be provided free of charge
Any out of pocket expenses for the knowledge center will be reimbursed
How to apply
Please contact us via the Contact Us page. We will then send you the details on the application process.