Internship Experience @ HelpAge India, Delhi: Spend time with the old, it gives immense satisfaction

Name and College:

Ashwini Priya, Chanakya National Law University

Name of Organisation and Location:

HelpAge India, New Delhi

Application Process::

I applied through a mail to the HR at [email protected]

Duration of internship:

I interned for a period of 21 days from 22nd May to 12th June 2014.

First day impression and formalities:

Firstly, I met Seema ma’am.

She took note of our recommendation letters and introduced to our head, Vaishnavi Ma’am. She was the incharge and head of interns and management sector.

We worked in a team of two. This NGO works basically for the elderly people and we were made very comfortable on the first day of our work.

Main tasks:

She explained us about the new scheme that was launched by their organisation named the Advantage Cards Scheme.

This scheme was to give discount to people of age 50+ so that they can avail certain services at low rates such as discount at medical stores, doctors, grocery shops, opticians, etc.

We were asked to make associates i.e. find people who were ready to partake in the scheme by providing discounts.

Basically, we were contributing our bit for the betterment of the society. We were assigned more field work and were supposed to submit weekly reports.

Work environment and people:

Inspite of extreme hot weather at Delhi, it was a good experience to work in such a reputed NGO of India.

Work environment was healthy enough and people were loving and caring.

The best thing was that we weren’t supposed to go to the office everyday and this gave us ample time to discover the city.

Spare time to help the old. It gives one immense satisfaction!

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