Summer Internship in Mumbai – Social Field Work – Svasti Foundation

An internship involving field work and an excellent opportunity to gain first-hand experience about micro-finance and social development. Here’s your chance to make a difference. The last date to apply is 5th June 2012 – hurry!

About Svasti Foundation:-  Svasti Foundation (, is an NGO headquartered in Goregaon, Mumbai working for setting up a microcredit scheme exclusively for the socially under-served such as eunuchs, rehabilitated sex workers and people with disabilities. The foundation is a sister organization of Svasti Microfinance Pvt. Ltd, which has been providing micro-finance to slum communities here in Mumbai for the past three years.

About Internship: –  Interns will be responsible for designing questionnaires and conducting field work in Karjat and/or Sangli areas of Maharashtra with close supervision and monitoring by the foundation staff.. During field work, the candidate has to collect the data related to clients’ knowledge, attitude and financial activities. Candidates will gain ample first-hand experience about micro-finance and social development projects for  socially under-served groups.

Number of internships: – 3

Who can apply:-  Candidate with Masters in Social development or Social Work and the ability to speak Hindi, Marathi, and English can apply. Candidates should also possess analytical skills using Excel and statistics and should have an experience of field work with various research methods.

Location:-  Goregaon in Mumbai and Karjat and/or Sangli in Maharashtra

Duration: – 1 month

Start date: – ASAP

Stipend:-  This is an unpaid internship. Cost of travel and accommodation during the field work will be covered.

Internship specific question: – Along with your application please upload  an answer to the following internship specific question (.pdf, .doc, .rtf, <1MB):-

Could you please tell us what you know about 1) people with disabilities, 2) rescued sex workers, 3) eunuchs and their issues.

How to apply: – If all set, go ahead and apply here.  The last date for applications is 5th June 2012 – Hurry!

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