Internship Experience @ Hope Foundation, Kolkata: Cooperative Environment, Conduct Campaigns

Your Name, College, Year of Study, Email ID 

Abhinav Anand, Institute of Law Nirma University, 1st Year, [email protected]

Name of the organisation, Location (city), Team Strength 

HOPE Foundation, Kolkata, 5 people

Application Process with Contact Details

I come to know about Hope Foundation through a source.

I applied there through a mail.

I mailed there and after a week we got our confirmation.

The details for the same are:-

Debasree Chakraborty, Executive Assistant To Director, E-mail: [email protected]

Duration, Timings

13th May 2015 to 12th June 2015, 10 am to 4 pm

First impression, First day formalities, Infrastructure

Hope has many branches within Kolkata.

We were working at Lake Garden branch.

Our office was a really good place for working, but the rooms there was little bit small.

On the 1st day of our internship we were given a short orientation about our work which we were supposed to do letter on in our 4 week time. over all it was all good there.

Main Tasks

We were supposed to conduct campaign on substance abuse and corporal punishment with in different places in Kolkata, basically the place with more community people (people with low resources).

We also did the preparation for our campaign like, making chart paper, preparing speech etc.

Work Environment, People

Work environment was good.

People out there were also cooperative.

Best Things

Best thing about our campaign was that we really had a learning session there, we come to know about the actual problem of the community people and we also learn many laws relating to our campaign topic.

Bad Things

Over all my internship was good.

I did not find any thing bad about that.

Stipend 

No stipend

Biggest Lessons

We come to know how to manage time, and the main thing was that we get the practical knowledge about the society and the problem there.

We come to know the actual scene of a community that has a very low resource.

We also come to know many cases related to substance abuse, like what a family face when any one member of that family is engaged in that.

Any Other Thing

Over all it was really a good learning experience.

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