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2017 Prajnya 16 Days Campaign against Gender Violence Associate/Coordinator

GRIT Internship

Prajnya Archives Internship

2017 Prajnya 16 Days Campaign against Gender Violence Associate/Coordinator

Location: Chennai, India
Duration: Three months, October 1 to December 31, 2017
Email: jobs.prajnya@gmail.com
Deadline: August 20, 2017

Prajnya is a Chennai-based non-profit organisation working on issues related to peace, justice and security. Every year, between 25 November and 10 December, Prajnya organises the 16 Days Campaign against Gender Violence to raise awareness of the different ways in which women, in particular, are vulnerable to violence. To find out more about the campaign, please see the Prajnya 16 Days Campaign against Gender Violence page.

For the 2017 campaign, Prajnya is looking to hire Campaign Associate for a three-month period from 1 October to 31 December 2017. Please note:

  • This is a Chennai-based position and a working knowledge of Tamil is essential;
  • This is a flexible position, with work-out-of-home options on some days; however the person must be available long hours, particularly immediately before and during the campaign period;
  • We cannot pay for relocation.

The Campaign Assistant will take responsibility for all campaign-related logistics including execution of programmes, drafting of relevant documents and active follow-up with partners and resource persons.

Interested candidates must:

  • Have basic knowledge of and interest in gender and human rights issues;
  • Have good writing and drafting skills in English;
  • Have strong administrative skills and a willingness to multitask;
  • Be able to carry out basic research online and must be proficient at using the Internet for research and communication;
  • Be willing to travel around Chennai to meet people;
  • Have access to Internet from home, and be highly proficient at Word, Excel and other packages.

This position is ideal for recent social work/ development/ women's studies graduates to earn excellent experience in advocacy and organization.

All interested candidates must email their CVs, a relevant writing sample and a brief covering note to jobs.prajnya@gmail.com by 20 August. Please provide two references. Remuneration will be based on experience.

GRIT Internship

Location: Chennai, India
Duration: Three months
Email: prajnyatrust@gmail.com
Deadline: By the 15th of any month, to start the following month

The Gender Violence Research and Information Taskforce (GRIT) at Prajnya is offering three-month internships on a rolling basis to interested persons. The interns will be expected to put in about 15 hours a week. They will receive a letter of completion on successfully finishing their assignments.

Internship assignments may include any of the following, depending on the intern’s skills and our needs:

  • Programme assistance
  • Research support
  • Logistical support
  • Writing and documentation
  • Social media
  • Web support
  • Design

Requirements:

  • Minimum educational qualification: Undergraduate student at a recognised University.
  • The positions are also open to graduates not currently studying.
  • Interest in women’s rights and gender violence issues.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely.
  • Continuous access to Internet and phone.

Note: This is a non-paying internship opportunity.

Those interested in and meeting the above requirements may send their application including a cover letter and an up-to-date CV to prajnyatrust@gmail.com. Only applications of short-listed candidates will be acknowledged.

Prajnya Archives Internship

Duration: Six months
Number of positions: One
Location: Preferably Chennai; but we will consider other applications.
Application deadline:
For the January 15-June 15 Internship: November 30
For the June 15-January 15 Internship: May 31

The Prajnya Archives are offering two six-month internships a year, starting from 2017. For those who are selected, the Internships present an opportunity to learn practical documentation skills, to visualise careers in history and to engage with the exciting and important work of making visible South Asian women’s engagement with the world around them.

The Prajnya Archives are a user-generated repository of visual records that document the role that women have played in the public sphere. We invite people to upload their photos on an on-going basis and also put out thematic calls for photos at least once a year. These entries are then added to the Archives.

Internship responsibilities will include:

  • Checking submissions for clarity, image quality and completeness.
  • Promoting, tracking and curating Archives thematic calls for photos.
  • Archives outreach activities.

The Interns will work with both the Archives Curators and with the Prajnya Team. They will be expected to put in about 15 hours a week. They will receive a letter of completion on successfully finishing their assignments.

We are looking for an Archives Intern with an established interest in history, women’s studies, museum studies or anthropology, although people from other backgrounds are invited to apply.

Requirements:

  • Minimum educational qualification: Undergraduate student at a recognised University.
  • Interest in history and women’s rights.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. (Desirable: Other South Asian languages as well)
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely.
  • Familiarity with computer and Internet use, including social media skills.
  • Continuous access to Internet and phone.

This is an unpaid internship. A Chennai location would suit us best but relocation is not essential as much of the work will be done online.

Those interested in and meeting the above requirements may send their application including a cover letter and an up-to-date CV to prajnyatrust@gmail.com Only applications of short-listed candidates will be acknowledged.