Internship Experience @ Greenpeace India, Pune: Fundraising Work, Exposure of Public Speaking, Stipend of Rs. 200 Per Day

Name

Anonymous

Name of Organisation, Location, Team Strength

Greenpeace India, Pune.

The team mainly consisted of 30 members.

Application Process

I searched the contact details from just dial. I called up the office then I was called in the office I was also told that they take interns all round the year. The Pune office is situated in Erandwane.

They would respond soon if they are in need of interns (some offices of Greenpeace do not accept interns). Then you would have a telephonic interview after which you will be intimated whether you are in or out.

Duration of internship and timings

1st May, 2015 – 30th May, 2015

Duration of internship is 30 days (5 days per week and around  8 hours work a day)

First Impression, First Day Formalities, Infrastructure

On the first day  you will be briefed about the organisation, its history, working and all by the concerned person, you will have a brief idea about what you are going to do in the upcoming days.

The office is a flat quiet adequate to accommodate the office staffs.

Main tasks

It was mainly a field job. The main task which I was entrusted with was Fundraising.

There are different teams consisting of 4 to 5 people who have to go to the streets, malls or different companies and had to give presentations of the ongoing campaigns of Greenpeace and collect funds and conduct different activities such as making small stuffs out of waste.

The part of getting support is a bit difficult seeming one but you get ample supporters at the end of the day.

Work Environment, People

Work environment is very friendly interns and the employees are treated equally.

Occasionally we were called for team outing.

Once the whole Greenpace Pune team including the interns went for a movie. So, it was not only a internship full of learning but also a internship full of fun.

Accommodation

I lived at my cousin’s home But there’s plenty of PG available in Pune.

Best things

The best things working with Greenpeace which one could get is a lot of experience compiled up with a lot of memories. I used to meet a lot of people in the companies and IT Parks.

I got a good exposure of public speaking and deal with the aggressions and mood swings of the people.

The members of the Greenpeace are very supportive so with that support your confidence in doing anything boosts up automatically.

Bad things

Field work is very hard and certificate is given till the date you work.

Stipend

This was probably the best thing. Yes, its a paid internship its Rs. 200 per day.

This entry has been submitted for the LexisNexis-Lawctopus Internship Experience Writing Competition 2015-2016. iPleaders is the learning partner for this competition.

 

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