The National Trust is a Statutory Body created by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India for the welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation & Multiple Disabilities.
As per rough estimates of Census 2011, in India there are more than 8 million persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The National Trust is delivering services for the whole life cycle of persons with intellectual disabilities. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities are highly likely to have severe limitations in self-care, mobility and communication, as well as making friendship, maintaining relationships and interaction with others.
National Trust, with its headquarters at New Delhi, is delivering all its services and programmes through a network of about 500 Non-Governmental Organizations designated as Registered Organizations of the National Trust. National Trust has started an Internship programme called “National Trust Fellows” for harnessing the talent and voluntary spirit of students. This programme will select a few deserving students having defined skill set in the area of IT/ Social Work/ Social Media/ Public Health/ Marketing & Advertising to engage in structured programmes that leverage the specialist skills and talents of individual students to strengthen the infrastructure and service delivery mechanism of NGOs. The programme will match the skills, expertise, talents and education of students with the specific needs of National Trust and its registered organizations.
By participating in the programme, the student interns will be having an opportunity to utilize their skills in a new and often more challenging context and an opportunity to gain new perspectives and learn new approaches and skills. Evidence suggests that such programmes have led to development of sensitivity and important leadership skills in volunteer students as they learn first hand about the complexity of the issues facing the society and how to intervene for finding effective solutions in an unstructured environment.
While the proposed programme would solicit student interns with all skills, typically the skills more important in the disability field would be Programme Development, Technology Development, Strategic Planning and Management, Human Resource and Leadership Development, Communication, Marketing and Branding, Financial Management, Fund Raising, Social Media Skills etc.
Those students who will complete the Internship successfully will be awarded a certificate of honour signed by Hon’ble Minister, Social Justice & Empowerment.
Interested students may apply with the enclosed Performa (DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM [491.21 KB]) and send the application by email to the National Trust at firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Updated On: 15-02-2019
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