Internship Experience @ Help Age India, Kolkata: Field trips to different old age homes

Name of Student

Anonymous

Name of Organisation, Location, Team Strength

Helpage India, Kolkata.

Application Process

Send in your curriculum vitae along with information about your university and your purpose for contacting them.

If you have some seniors who have already worked at their organization, do mention it, and lastly, write a nice little mail, expressing your desire for working with them.

Mail them first at [email protected] and then they will contact you and ask you to contact their internship co-ordinator Ms. Anuradha Sen at [email protected]org

Duration of internship and timings

4 weeks ;9 am to 4 pm

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

This first impression which many have is always a misconception as Helpage is not an Old Age home.

It has a proper huge head office which takes care of it’s various actuaries.

Well, I must admit that I wasn’t quite impressed by their office or environment as such, but interactions with their deputy head, advocacy Mrs. Anuradha sen was quite engaging.

Main tasks

The major tasks I was allotted was visiting the field as field trips to different old age homes and age care centres with which they had tied up.

There was a lot to learn as I monitored different facilities which HelpAge India provided these old age homes and centres as an apex NGO.

Some of them include physiotherapy, monetary funds, counselling etc. making case briefs

Work Environment, People

The working environment is pretty amazing.

People were extremely humble and friendly.

The people in office help you out with your work if you are stuck somewhere.

Best things

The experience gained while working hard to create databases as a part of my task, that delicious tea in the evening which could really raise your spirits and get rid of your headache.

Bad things

There was nothing bad as such.

Stipend

No Stipend

What did you do to chill? Co-interns, colleagues

Well we went off somewhere everyday, all big eateries are close by, Park Street is around the corner, movie outings, and having friends there was an incentive for me.

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