Internship Experience @ HelpAge India, New Delhi [NGO]: Work for a Social Cause

Your Name, College, Year of Study, Email ID

Ashwini Priya, Chanakya National Law University, Patna, 2013-18

Name of Organisation, Location city, Team Strength

Helpage India, New Delhi, 2.

Application Process with contact details

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

Duration of internship and timings

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

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

Firstly, I met Seema ma’am (Director, HR). 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. She made me very comfortable.

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. She is a smart and talented lady who was fully dedicated to her.

Main tasks

She explained us about the new scheme that was launched by HelpAge India named Advantage Cards schemes. 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. What we had to do was to make associates i.e. places where they can get discounts.

Basically, it was a social work. We stayed at Noida so we were allotted places where to go about in Noida. Though it was a tiring work but we dint had to go to office everyday but to submit the reports weekly. It was more a field work and was fun. Contributing something for the elderly group gave us great contentment.

Work environment and people

In spite 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.

Best things

Not attending office everyday. Field work at the time whenever we wanted. Time to explore the city and no obligations by our heads.

Bad things

Sultry weather of Delhi.

Stipend

None

Biggest Lessons

Working for social cause gives immense joy and satisfaction. Spare time for the old people,they need us.

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