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Rural Livelihood Internship at TISS

Kochi, February 23, 2013: Supported by Ford Foundation India & led by 'Livelihoods MANTHAN Consortium', TISS has initiated a 'Rural Livelihood Interns (Young India: Build India) program for mentoring and facilitating the process of creating a cadre of committed, talented and high quality Livelihood professionals from management and social science institutions ready to be deployed as capacity building catalysts in the intervention districts of National Rural Livelihood Mission, (NRLM) a flagship program of Ministry of Rural Development (GoI).

The scheme is anchored at the Centre for Public Policy, Habitat & Human Development at School of Development Studies, TISS (Mumbai)

Objectives of Livelihood Interns
1. Provide capacity building and programming support for effective implementation of National Rural Livelihood Mission, a flagship program of Ministry of Rural Development (GoI) in various states through designing livelihood-based perspective plans and mapping of livelihood opportunities in the relevant areas of intervention.

2. Establish or strengthen management and human resource systems through exploring alternative ways of enhancing existing livelihood options of the poor, build skills for the job market and nurture self-employment especially among BPL households and tribal communities.

3. Trigger processes of social mobilization and financial services which would facilitate building institutions of pro- poor-SHGs, their federations, Livelihood Collectives and Micro-enterprises- for successful implementation of NRLM

Eligibility Criteria
1. Must be 21-25 years old (relaxed in the case of SC / ST / OBC / Minorities / Women candidates)
2. Must be a student pursuing a post graduate degree / diploma in one of the institutes in the consortia, however, the scheme is available only for First Year students.
3. Care should be taken to ensure that interns have familiarity or exposure to regional/local language in the areas of livelihood intervention.
4. Care should be taken to ensure that diversity of student body is reflected in the selection and placement of Livelihood Interns.
5. Applications outside 'Livelihoods MANTHAN consortium' will not be entertained; only students from TISS (Mumbai-Tuljapur-Guwahati-Hyderbad Campus) are eligible for this internship opportunity

Stipend: Rs. 30,000 per month inclusive of all. (Calculated on pro-rata basis)

Applications for Internship need to be sent to: sudhansu.behera09@gmail.com
The applications for Livelihood Interns would include a resume, a JPG passport size picture and a brief write up (500 words) explaining why they want to be work on livelihood issues in rural India.

The applicants also need to express their area of expertise in terms of dissertation, research report or specialization of any kind and also disclose if they are applying to other fellowship / Internship programs.

Important Dates:
Application deadline: 28 February 2013
Shortlisting and selection: 6 March 2013
Declaration of List of Selected Interns: 11 March 2013
Expected Schedule: Start 1st May 2013 to June 2013.

For details, see the link:
http://download.tiss.edu/announcements/Announcement_for_Rural_Livelihood_Internship_2013/RLI_2013.pdf
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