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2022 R. Rajaram Media Fellowships

GRIT Internship

Prajnya Archives Internship


2022 R. RAJARAM MEDIA FELLOWSHIPS

Location: India
Email: [email protected]mail.com
Deadline: July 15, 2022
Start Date: August 1, 2022
Fellowship amount : INR 50,000/-


Prajnya invites applications for the 2022 R. Rajaram Media Fellowship.


Founded in the memory of R. Rajaram in his centenary year, the Rajaram Fellowship is envisioned as a programme of support–financial, mentoring and networking–for original research on sexual or gender-based violence. The Rajaram Media Fellowship is intended to support original research for a media project on a subject relating to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). The projects must be completed within a mutually agreed time-frame of no longer than one year. Working journalists in India, from any medium and in any language, may apply.


About the Fellowship


The Rajaram Media Fellowship is intended to support research for a media project–feature or long-form articles, a special issue, a documentary or digital product–on SGBV. It will not cover production costs. The proposed project must be original and have a feasible research design. The applicant must have a concrete plan for publication, screening or other public sharing of the research material.


Media Research fellows may be employees of a particular publication or platform or they may be freelancers. They should have a minimum of three years of reporting experience.


How to apply


Applications will be accepted only via email ([email protected]) and must be submitted by July 15, 2022.

All application material must be in English, with the exception of writing samples, which can be in any language (including English).

Only complete applications will be considered, and they must include:

  • A cover letter of no more than one page (one side), stating why you are interested in this Fellowship; what you propose to research and why it is an important subject; and in what way your experience so far (such as other stories you have covered) prepare you to work on this.
  • Your c.v., fully listing academic and professional experience, as well as any published writing or links to documentaries or digital media projects.
  • Two samples of your work (or links), relevant in subject matter or format to what you propose.
  • If you are employed, we would like a letter of support for the pitch from your editor. If you are a freelancer, we would like to see at least one expression of interest from a publisher or portal. Essentially, we want to see that you have given serious thought to how your work will be shared and used.
  • A list of two references, including a brief statement of how they know you and their contact information. At least one should be from a fellow journalist with greater experience than the applicant.
  • A short project proposal (no more than 1000 words) which clearly answers the following questions:
    • What is the proposed project about?
    • What is the context for this project?
    • How will research for this project be carried out?
    • What is the proposed timeline for this project? (This should be as practical as possible and show that the applicant will complete the project in a timely manner.)
    • What will be the product of this project and where will it appear?
    • What is the relevance of this project to the analysis of gender violence?


GRIT Internship

Location: Chennai, India
Duration: Three months
Email: [email protected]
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 [email protected]. 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 [email protected] Only applications of short-listed candidates will be acknowledged.