Shatakshi Kakkar, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA.
Name of Organisation and Address
Yeh Ek Soch Foundation, 18/225, Sector 18, Indira Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226016.
For applying in Yeh Ek Soch Foundation, Lucknow, I sent an email and the updated C.V. with the cover letter at firstname.lastname@example.org. After that I undertook a telephonic interview. Post that the confirmation email was received by me within a week’s time. There is no registration fee.
Duration of Internship and Timings
16th November – 16th December 2020, 30 Days.
The NGO worked 6 days a week, with an off on Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Infrastructure and First-day Impression & Formalities
Office address is available on google maps and easy to find. But, since I undertook an online internship due to the Coronavirus I didn’t get to see the office.
My first day was a very nice one. Even though it was in a virtual set-up, I felt very much a part of the organisation. I reported to Rachita Ma’am who is the Coordinator of the Youth Intervention Programme. She looks after all the interns and the related work.
Since it was an online internship. I was unable to be a part of the field work of the Organisation. Still, the virtual environment was equivalently enriching. My main tasks included- content designing for the ongoing projects on issues related to gender-based violence, menstrual and sexual health as well as girl child education. I also was assigned the documentation task. I kept the records of the volunteers and the on-going projects up to date. Lastly, I was also assigned to assist on various power point presentations which were used for the advisory group discussions.
Work Environment and People
The environment was friendly. It was a very good experience to talk to them and work with them. Throughout my internship I interacted with a lot of people both of the organisation as well as of outside the organisation which helped me gain a lot of new perspective. If there’s any problem, the people there are always there to help.
I got the opportunity to learn a lot and interact with different people from different walks of life. There’s a variety of work which helped me hone my skills. While working in close connection with the projects I gained lot of helpful insights.
There is nothing bad about the organization.
Since I did a virtual internship there was no issue of accommodation. But as far as I am aware, accommodation is not a problem in cities like Lucknow, Hostels and PGs are very easily at reasonable prices.
There is no stipend but there are opportunities available for paid assignments from time to time.
I was able to know as to how NGOs work. Moreover, the issues that were dealt with the foundation catered to my interest. I got to know about the ground reality of things, what are the problems, what are the solutions that such foundations are seeking to help those in need. Thus, overall, I would sum up my experience as something unique and valuable that I will always cherish as a part of my professional career.
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