Rakshak Foundation is non-profit organization founded by Alumni from India’s elite educational institutes like the IITs and IIMs and is based in California, USA with a sister organization in India.
Rakshak foresees citizen awareness and participation in governance as the first step in understanding and resolving the most pressing social issues in India like corruption, education, health, accountability, efficiency and transparency etc.
The highly dedicated think tank at Rakshak Foundation does analysis and research on various public policy issues including Parliamentary bills and provides its recommendations to decision makers.
In the last few years, Rakshak Foundation has been invited 10 times by the parliamentary committees for oral deposition.
Summer Internship program is a very structured and rigorous professional development program intended to provide students with first hand exposure to policy issues and governance and in turn, advance Rakshak Foundation’s goals of achieving citizen awareness and participation for social good.
The program engages exceptionally motivated students from diverse backgrounds on research projects spanning the following research areas:
Legal and Social Research
Accountability and Responsibility in Journalism
Promoting Responsible Citizenry
Improving Quality of Life – Infrastructure, Traffic, Pollution and Basic Necessities
Improving Accountability, Efficiency and Transparency of Public Offices
Nationalism, Social Responsibility and Civil Society through Education
Promoting positive aspects of our culture and society
This program also strives to provide students with a sense of success and accomplishment, which will enhance their self-esteem and may motivate interest in their academic subjects and activities.
The focus of the program is for students to learn about the vast opportunities available for them to make a positive impact in the society with limited time and resources.