Internship in New Delhi – Research – OneWorld Foundation India

ow-logoAn interesting research internship opportunity is available with OneWorld Foundation India in New Delhi which is a part of the International OneWorld network that uses Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for sustainable development and human rights across four continents. There is no deadline mentioned, so apply at the earliest – hurry!

About the internship: – The Intern would be placed with OneWorld’s research team and be required to fulfill the following responsibilities:

  • Conduct research on governance issues in India
  • Synthesize existing research work into various formats as directed
  • Work with the community and social media team to bolster and showcase research efforts

Who can apply: – The students should meet the following requirements;

  • Graduate-level student of a development-related field
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Independent, proactive and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Fluency in English
  • Experience in working with Microsoft Office operations, particularly Word, Power Point and Excel

Location: – New Delhi

Duration: – Minimum 1 month

Stipend: – This is a paid internship.

How to apply: – Please refer to the OneWorld Foundation India page for more information and application details. There is no deadline mentioned, so apply at the earliest – hurry!

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8 thoughts on “Internship in New Delhi – Research – OneWorld Foundation India

  • January 27, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    Hi! I couldn’t find a link or any details about the application process for this particular internship on the oneworld India website. Could you let me know how I should go about it?
    thanks

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  • January 29, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    Studies on anticancer and antibacterial activity of silver nano particles synthesized from Indian spice (Curcuma longa).
    Turmeric (Curcuma longa Linn.; syn.: Curcuma domestica, Curcuma aromatica) is a perennial from the Zingiberaceae family that is widely cultivated in the tropical regions of Asia, most extensively in India, and Latin America. The applicable part of turmeric is the root, which is rich in potassium and iron. Chemical analysis of turmeric has shown to have essential oils and fatty oils. An isolate from turmeric oil has been reported to have antifungal, antimutagenic, and antibacterial activity. Turmeric also contains curcuminoids altatone, bisdemethoxycurcumin, dimethoxycurcumin, diaryl heptanoids, and tumerone. Synthetic tumerone (turmerone) may act as an anticarcinogen.
    Curcumin, a polyphenol compound, is responsible for the yellow color of turmeric and is thought to be the most active pharmacological agent. Natural curcumin, isolated from Curcuma longa, contains curcumin I (diferuloyl methane as the major constituent), as well as curcumin II (6%) and III (0.3%). Turmeric may be standardized to contain approximately 95% curcuminoids per dose. The dried root of turmeric reportedly contains 4-8% curcumin, of which curcumin I is the most abundant, but may not be the most biologically active. Curcumin is insoluble in water and ether, but is soluble in ethanol, dimethylsulfoxide, and other organic solvents.
    Nanoparticles have a wide range of applications in the field of environmental pollution control, drug delivery system, material chemistry and so on (Gittins et al., 2000). There has been extensive research in chemical synthesis of nanoparticles. Silver (Ag) is a transition metal element having atomic number-47 and atomic mass-107.87. The medicinal uses of silver have been documented since 1000 B.C.
    The chemical synthesis of silver nanoparticles has several occupational exposure hazards like carcinogenicity, genotoxicity, cytotoxicity and general toxicity (Mukherjee et al., 2008). So there is a pressing need to develop clean non-toxic and eco friendly procedures for synthesis and assembly of nanoparticles (Mukherjee et al., 2008). Leaf extracts have been applied for synthesis of silver nanoparticles which has highlighted the possibility of faster rate of synthesis and may also reduce the steps in downstream processing, there by making the process cost efficient (Shankar et al., 2003; Huang et al., 2007). For thousands of years silver has been used as a healing and antibacterial agent throughout the world (Panacek et al., 2007). But with the discovery of modern medicine, the interest in use of silver had almost become extinct till it was found that silver nitrate kills burn bacteria, thereby enhancing wound healing. Some research has shown silver’s magisterial performance in fighting microbes (Jung et al., 2008). The accumulation of silver to high concentrations in tissues gives rise to concern about possible sub lethal effects and has toxic effects on terrestrial organisms, freshwater organisms, marine organisms, plants, fungi and animals.
    Effect of activity of silver ions and silver based compounds including silver nanoparticles was the size and dose-dependent nature which was more pronounced in gram negative as compared to gram positive bacteria. Metallic nanoparticles are best nanoparticles with antibacterial properties as these increase chemical activities due to crystallographic surface structure with their large surface to volume ratio.
    Based on the above cited information from literature I proposed to study the anticancer and antibacterial activity of Curcuma longa with the following objectives.

     Standardization of silver nano-particle synthesis and characterization.
     Antibacterial activity against human pathogens.
     Analysis of anticancer activity.

    Technical detail:
    Preparation of C. longa tuber powder

    Preparation of tuber extract

    Biosynthesis of silver nano particles

    Characterization of nano-scale silver nanoparticles
    (UV Spectra analysis, XRD, TEM and FTIR)

    Anti bacterial activity

    Analysis of cytotoxicity (MTT assay)

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  • January 29, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    Characterization, anticancer and antimicrobial Properties of Silver and Silver Oxide Nanoparticles Synthesized by Extract of Indian spice (Curcuma longa).
    Introduction
    Nanoparticles have a wide range of applications in the field of drug delivery and development. There has been extensive research in chemical synthesis of nanoparticles.The medicinal uses of silver have been documented since 1000 B.C. For thousands of years silver has been used as a healing and antibacterial agent throughout the world. But with the discovery of modern medicine, the interest in use of silver had almost become extinct till it was found that silver nitrate kills burn bacteria, thereby enhancing wound healing. Some research has shown silver’s magisterial performance in fighting microbes. In the other hand, the chemical synthesis of silver nanoparticles has several occupational exposure hazards like carcinogenicity, genotoxicity, cytotoxicity and general toxicity. So there is a pressing need to develop clean non-toxic and eco friendly procedures for synthesis and assembly of nanoparticles. The accumulation of silver to high concentrations in tissues gives rise to concern about possible sub lethal effects and has toxic effects on terrestrial organisms, freshwater organisms, marine organisms, plants, fungi and animals. Based on the above cited information from literature I proposed to synthesize non toxic nanoparticles by Curcuma longa.
    Work Plan
    • Cell-free culture supernatants of C. longa have been used to synthesize silver nanoparticles (AgNPs).
    • Nanoparticles to be characterized by UV VIS Spectroscopy, FTIR, XRD and TEM
    • Anti microbial activity against human pathogen and cancer cell lines (MTT assay) to be checked

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  • February 2, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    Hi. can u please help me to know how can i log in on this site. i have tried to find out but unable to do so.

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  • August 25, 2014 at 8:10 PM

    Dear All,

    You can visit the new link for rolling internship.
    Rolling Internships with OneWorld

    The above link was published some year ago. The page expired after the process was over.

    Thanks
    Subhendu

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    • August 26, 2014 at 3:42 PM

      Dear Subhendu
      We are glad to tell you that now we are a self-serve platform. You are requested to post the internship requirement starting here, if you wish to receive more applications from the aspirants.

      Reply
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