The Internship Programme offers students and recent graduates the opportunity to gain direct practical experience with Small Wish International’s work. The Interns will be groomed under a dedicated capacity-building programme that will help the candidates develop competency, improve their insights on project and operations management, and gain valuable work experience in non-profit management that will help them take their passion and career further and do extraordinary things.
The Capacity-Building Programme includes an Interdisciplinary Introduction to the SDGs, Advanced Training in Programme Management & Design Thinking, and Advanced Training in Non-Profit Management.
Interdisciplinary Introduction to SDGs
This tailored course under the capacity-building programme will help interns understand how the different SDGs are interrelated, how the SDGs are implemented, and Understand the complexities of the 169 individual targets that are part of the 17 SDGs.
Advanced Training in Programme Management & Design Thinking
The Internship programme provides interns with specialized training to find scalable solutions, design good projects, test project implementation model hypotheses in a practical setting, understand and highlight where resources should or should not be directed, make more informed decisions with expert explanations, enhance project alignment with the core objects, and learn to improve project quality to bring more holistic impact.
The programme will help the interns gain valuable insight into how we developed our flagship projects, their orientation to further the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and improve their understanding of how global challenges such as inequality, climate change, poverty, unsustainable consumption and production, and peace should be dealt with at each level.
The Programme will serve as a space for innovation and research where the interns can work together and design thinking for innovation can directly happen. The programme will allow the interns to engage in design thinking or agile activities like brainstorming sessions, collaborative research, design sprints, or chalking up a scrum board to execute and advance on the projects.
Advanced Training in Non-Profit Management
Under this Internship Programme, we will train, nurture, and allow young motivated individuals & university students to be exposed to some important core activities of non-profit management like communications, external relations & partnership building, fundraising, and resource management.
The interns will be groomed to initiate communications with Noted People, Good Samaritans, High Net Worth Individuals, Philanthropists, and Celebrities, engage in building partnerships, create lasting relationships with donors and stakeholders, gather needed resources, and actively participate in a wide range of fundraising events and activities of the foundation.
Our Internship Programme is a valuable and well-regarded asset in any resume/CV and can give the candidate a competitive advantage as they pursue a permanent position. We only select 6 Candidates per batch through a rigorous application process. The selection process includes a pre-screening of applications and a Competency Interview. Selected candidates will receive an internship offer letter from Small Wish International Foundation and are on-boarded both remotely and in a hybrid form. Our internships are full-time (40 hrs per week). However, some internship assignments can be carried out in a hybrid manner, or even remotely. Interns working on one or several projects are entitled to stipends and allowances subject to the project and availability of funds. Notifications for applicants are advertised throughout the year on the website notice board.
Highlights from Internship 2021
Bhabana Barman is a Law Graduate, passionate about working in the development sector. She interned with Small Wish International Foundation in the year 2021. Her internship duration was 6 months and during her term, she actively participated full-time in project activities under the Flagship Projects. Her fieldwork included child welfare activities to ensure decent childhood for children, forest community engagement, and activities to deliver quality environmental education to children. She was entrusted with Grants Management work and gained working experience in non-profit management. She understood the organization’s vision and her overall performance was excellent.