Intern/Volunteer
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Gender Equality
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Good Health and Well-being
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_No Poverty
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Quality Education
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Reduced Inequality
  • 02. Academic Level_Doctoral student
  • 02. Academic Level_Graduate student
  • 02. Academic Level_Not in school
  • 02. Academic Level_Post-doctoral
  • 02. Academic Level_Undergrad student
  • 03. Academic Field_Education
  • 03. Academic Field_Gender and Sexuality
  • 03. Academic Field_International Relations
  • 03. Academic Field_Marketing & Communications
  • 03. Academic Field_Sociology
  • 03. Academic Field_South Asian Studies
  • 04. Commitment Duration_1 school year to 1 calendar year
  • 04. Commitment Duration_1 semester to 1 school year
  • 05. Commitment / Week_10 to 20 hours
  • 05. Commitment / Week_3 to 6 hours
  • 05. Commitment / Week_6 to 10 hours
  • 05. Commitment / Week_less than 3 hours
  • 06. Start Date for Students_(b) Summer 2021
  • 06. Start Date for Students_(c) Fall 2021
  • 06. Start Date for Students_(d) Winter / Spring 2021-22
  • 06. Start Date for Students_(e) Spring 2022
  • 06. Start Date for Students_(f) At any time
  • 07. Country_-VIRTUAL (remote)
  • 07. Country_India
  • 07. Country_United States
  • 08. Continent_Asia (South)
  • 09. Language_English
  • Intern/Volunteer

    Sambhali US



    We are looking for interns or volunteers on an ongoing basis to support the efforts of Sambhali U.S.The mission of Sambhali U.S. is to support the courageous women and girls of Rajasthan, India who seek to raise their voices with dignity and self-confidence, build a road to economic independence, and ultimately determine their own destinies.Sambhali U.S. tells their stories, raises funds for programs run by India-based Sambhali Trust, and recruits volunteers to help.We fund programs focused on empowerment, education, vocational training, and gender-based violence.Sambhali U.S. is totally volunteer run and volunteers support our communications, finance, fundraising, and volunteer engagement efforts. In the future, there will also be opportunities to volunteer with Sambhali Trust in either the city of Jodhpur or a rural community in India.

    The Problem this Project Addresses:

    Rajasthan is a state in India known as one of the worst places to be born female. Women and girls often cannot make even the most fundamental decisions about their own lives. The enormous struggles that women and girls face begin even before birth. The ratio of 888 females to 1,000 males reflects ingrained gender-based bias and violence that manifests in sex-selective abortions and female infanticide. As girls grow up, they continue to face steep educational, cultural, physical and economic barriers to progress. Few finish secondary school and in rural areas a full two-thirds of women are illiterate. In addition to marrying young, most have no say in whom they marry or where they live.Once married, they often are isolated living with their in-laws, without access to support from friends and family. In a country where one in three women is subject to domestic violence, Rajasthani women frequently suffer physical, sexual, and/or psychological abuse.Most Rajasthani women do not work outside the home, and are financially dependent on their husbands.Sambhali Trust works with women who face discrimination based on caste, class, and gender.

    Region or Country Benefited:

    The state of Rajasthan in India and specifically the city of Jodhpur and the rural area around the village of Setrawa in the Thar Desert.

    Where Will the Student or Volunteer Work:

    The student or volunteer will work virtually for Sambhali U.S. In the future, there will be opportunities to volunteer for Sambhali Trust in Rajasthan, India.

    The Person or Team Heading this Project:

    Sarah Abedin, Director, Chair of Volunteer Engagement Committee;Shereen Arent, President.Bios available at https://www.sambhalius.org/board-of-directors

    Academic Field or Expertise Sought:

    Volunteer and internship opportunities exist in the following areas:Development:Supporting the annual development plan by creating proposals and stewardship pieces for current and potential donors; identifying and researching potential individual, foundation, and corporate donors; assisting in cultivation efforts and writing acknowledgment letters. Strong writing and project management experience preferred.Communications:Creating and disseminating social media content; updating and maintaining our website; writing content for our website and newsletter; other special projects to enhance awareness of our organization. Experience in online marketing, website development, or other areas of communications preferable.Finance:Assisting with reporting of donations, state registrations, research of financial matters, analysis of financial statements, insurance issues, and other financial aspects of the organization. Experience in finance and accounting preferred. Volunteer Engagement:Conducting outreach efforts to recruit prospective volunteers for Sambhali U.S. and Sambhali Trust through outreach to universities, nonprofit organizations, and other institutions; organizing volunteer orientation and engagement events such as volunteer appreciation day. Experience in volunteer recruitment preferred.

    Academic Level or Experience Sought:

    Volunteer and internship opportunities exist in the following areas:Development:Supporting the annual development plan by creating proposals and stewardship pieces for current and potential donors; identifying and researching potential individual, foundation, and corporate donors; assisting in cultivation efforts and writing acknowledgment letters. Strong writing and project management experience preferred.Communications:Creating and disseminating social media content; updating and maintaining our website; writing content for our website and newsletter; other special projects to enhance awareness of our organization. Experience in online marketing, website development, or other areas of communications preferable.Finance:Assisting with reporting of donations, state registrations, research of financial matters, analysis of financial statements, insurance issues, and other financial aspects of the organization. Experience in finance and accounting preferred. Volunteer Engagement:Conducting outreach efforts to recruit prospective volunteers for Sambhali U.S. and Sambhali Trust through outreach to universities, nonprofit organizations, and other institutions; organizing volunteer orientation and engagement events such as volunteer appreciation day. Experience in volunteer recruitment preferred.

    Start Date for Student:

    Flexible

    Commitment Duration:

    At least one semester for interns and one year for other volunteers preferred.

    Commitment Hours per Week:

    Flexible depending on position.

    Compensation:

    No monetary compensation. We will provide support for academic or internship credit.

    How to Apply:

    Apply here:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSexF2yy7frh5O9ppGa--IBpqPy_RkCDPRp5n0sLp247mmdLAQ/viewform.Also please visit the volunteer section of our website here:https://www.sambhalius.org/volunteer.Send questions to info@sambhalius.org.



    Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you.

  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Gender Equality
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Good Health and Well-being
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_No Poverty
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Quality Education
  • 01. Sustainable Development Goals_Reduced Inequality
  • 02. Academic Level_Doctoral student
  • 02. Academic Level_Graduate student
  • 02. Academic Level_Not in school
  • 02. Academic Level_Post-doctoral
  • 02. Academic Level_Undergrad student
  • 03. Academic Field_Education
  • 03. Academic Field_Gender and Sexuality
  • 03. Academic Field_International Relations
  • 03. Academic Field_Marketing & Communications
  • 03. Academic Field_Sociology
  • 03. Academic Field_South Asian Studies
  • 04. Commitment Duration_1 school year to 1 calendar year
  • 04. Commitment Duration_1 semester to 1 school year
  • 05. Commitment / Week_10 to 20 hours
  • 05. Commitment / Week_3 to 6 hours
  • 05. Commitment / Week_6 to 10 hours
  • 05. Commitment / Week_less than 3 hours
  • 06. Start Date for Students_(b) Summer 2021
  • 06. Start Date for Students_(c) Fall 2021
  • 06. Start Date for Students_(d) Winter / Spring 2021-22
  • 06. Start Date for Students_(e) Spring 2022
  • 06. Start Date for Students_(f) At any time
  • 07. Country_-VIRTUAL (remote)
  • 07. Country_India
  • 07. Country_United States
  • 08. Continent_Asia (South)
  • 09. Language_English