Consumers India invites applications for Monsoon Batch of Internship Programme Specially Designed for Outstation Students (Candidates from Delhi/NCR may also apply if they wish to pursue Internship in this mode).
Students pursuing undergraduate or graduate programme in any discipline from recognised institutions in India
Last date for receipt of complete application in prescribed format
July 12, 2014
Finalisation of selection process and communication to applicants
July 15 to July 20
Date of Induction Programme in Delhi
July 26, 2014
Period of Internship
July 26 to August 25, 2014
Date of final submission of Study Report, duly approved by Mentors, along with Completion & Evaluation Report
August 27, 2014
About Consumers India
Consumers India is a non-profit organization set up by former officers of Department of Consumer Affairs and other senior officers of Government of India, with a view to use their knowledge and experience for the benefit of consumers.Consumers India has taken up several important campaigns with a view to safeguard interests of large number of consumers.
‘Internship’ programme was launched by Consumers India for students pursuing higher education on 15th September, 2012 and seven batches have since been held. T
hey have studied important consumer issues under the able guidance of experienced mentors. Several issues, highlighted by interns in their studies, have been taken up with the concerned authorities at the highest level. Details of studies undertaken by interns so far may be seen HERE.
Those willing to join this programme may email their application in prescribed format, which is given below at the earliest (Not later than 12th July, 2014) to firstname.lastname@example.org. They may also note the above schedule.
Those who had sent their application for internship earlier are required to apply afresh for enrolment in this batch.
The form is available HERE.
Guidelines for Internship
1. Students pursuing undergraduate or graduate programme in any discipline from recognised institutions in India, having interest in consumer issues, are eligible for internship.
2. Interested candidates are required to fill up prescribed form, with complete and correct details. They are also required to give reference of at least one faculty member from their institution.
3. Their suitability for internship with Consumers India will be adjudged on the basis of their application. They will be inducted into internship if found suitable.
4. Induction programme will be held in New Delhi. After that interns can carry on their internship study from their respective locations. On-line guidance will be provided to them by mentors.
5. They would be required to pay a nominal registration fee of Rs 1000/- at the time of registration/induction.
6. No stipend is paid to interns by Consumers India. Similarly no reimbursement of expenditure incurred on travel etc is made by Consumers India.
7. Consumers India is not responsible for any arrangements for stay etc for outstation candidates.
8. Induction Programme of half day duration will be organised at the start of the Internship Batch.
After the induction process is over, the intern will be assigned a project/study to be completed by a group of 3-5 interns during the period of internship. The subject of this project/study would be decided in consultation with the intern and will be commensurate with her/his age, education and area of interest.
10. This batch has been planned to meet the requirements of outstation candidates wishing to pursue internship with Consumers India. No meetings will, therefore, be held after the induction process is over. The progress of the assignment would, however, be monitored on weekly basis and on-line assistance will be provided by mentors.
11. Candidates from Delhi/NCR may also apply if they wish to pursue internship in this mode.
12. After completion of assignment, the intern will submit a Study Report, duly approved by Mentor. He/she will also submit Completion and Evaluation Report in prescribed format.
13. In addition to above, Interns would be expected to take up voluntary assignments given by Consumers India and raise awareness regarding concerns and activities of Consumers India as per guidelines provided from time to time.
14. After successful completion of assignment, Internship Certificate will be given to the Intern by Consumers India.
15. After evaluation by experts of Consumers India, the findings emanating from such studies may be shared with the concerned authorities in State Governments, Government of India or other Institutions/Organizations. In all such communications, full credit is given to the contribution made by interns.