HANDS Summer Internship Program 2024

HANDS Summer Internship Program: A Gateway to Transformative Community Development Experience

Are you looking to make a difference in the community while gaining invaluable professional skills? The HANDS Summer Internship Program offers an unparalleled opportunity to immerse yourself in meaningful projects that span health, education, and livelihoods across Pakistan. This 6-week internship, though unpaid, provides a dynamic platform for young individuals to contribute to society and hone their skills in a real-world setting.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the HANDS Summer Internship Program, applicants must:

  • Be currently enrolled in a university.
  • Demonstrate a keen interest in community development and social work.

Placement

Interns will be strategically placed in our district offices located across Pakistan. This includes placements in:

  • Islamabad
  • Badin
  • Dadu
  • Ghotki
  • Hyderabad
  • Jacobabad
  • Karachi
  • Malir
  • Larkana
  • Matiari
  • Mirpur Khas
  • Sanghar
  • Sukkur
  • Thatta
  • Umerkot
  • Quetta
  • Lahore
  • Layyah
  • Multan
  • Peshawar

Learning Outcomes

Through this internship, participants will:

  • Acquire Project Management Skills: Gain hands-on experience in planning, executing, and monitoring community development projects.
  • Develop Community Engagement Skills: Learn effective strategies to engage with community members and stakeholders.
  • Enhance Soft Skills: Improve communication, teamwork, and problem-solving skills in a real-world context.
  • Build a Professional Network: Connect with professionals and peers passionate about community development.

Application Process

Interested candidates must apply by 13th June 2024. To apply, send your resume and a brief cover letter to internship@hands.org.pk. Make sure to highlight your relevant experience and motivation for joining the program.

Program Structure

Orientation and Training

Interns will undergo an initial orientation session where they will be introduced to HANDS’ mission, values, and the specifics of their assigned projects. Training sessions will cover essential topics such as project management, community engagement, and effective communication.

Project Work

Interns will work on various community development projects, which may include:

  • Health Initiatives: Assisting in health camps, awareness campaigns, and data collection.
  • Educational Programs: Supporting school activities, tutoring, and developing educational materials.
  • Livelihood Projects: Engaging in skills development workshops, and economic empowerment initiatives.

Mentorship and Support

Each intern will be assigned a mentor who will provide guidance and support throughout the program. Regular check-ins and feedback sessions will ensure that interns are on track and gaining the most from their experience.

Final Report and Certification

To successfully complete the internship, interns must:

  • Maintain at least 70% attendance.
  • Submit a comprehensive final report detailing their experiences, learnings, and contributions to their projects.

Upon successful completion, interns will receive a certificate from HANDS, recognizing their contributions and the skills they have developed.

Ready to Make an Impact?

If you are ready to embark on a transformative journey and leave a lasting mark on communities across Pakistan, apply now to join the exclusive HANDS Summer Internship Program. This is your chance to gain real-world experience, develop critical skills, and contribute to meaningful projects that make a difference.

Apply today at internship@hands.org.pk and take the first step towards a rewarding experience in community development.

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