Project Assistant
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International Centre for Technological Innovations (ICTI)
Alappuzha, Kerala, India
Job Posted:
30+ days ago

Project Assistant

Internship Opportunity
ICTI offers internship opportunity in India for International students. The internships are offered in the areas of technology and innovation management, community development, social entrepreneurship, rural and urban development, agriculture, etc.

Project Assistant
International Centre for Technological Innovations invites application for Project Assistant to join internship programme in Community Development through Tourism.

Project Details
Tourism is an important sector in India and is growing rapidly. It results in cultural exchange, development of international relations, trade and communities. This project nurtures community development by bringing social enterprises into the tourism value chain. It includes capacity building and market linkage for local small businesses, thereby supporting women, youth, and indigenous communities. The project aims to bring substantial economic benefits to local communities and residents, conserve and protect the natural environment as well as assuring respect of customs, traditions and cultural heritage through creation of community awareness, understanding and support for tourism development. Expansion of infrastructure facilities is also an objective.

Duties and Responsibilities
Conduct volunteering work leading to community development
Visit homestays, hotels, house boats, social enterprises, etc.
Evaluate social enterprises involved in accommodation, food, transport, handicrafts, tours, and technology for hospitality and tourism industry.
Assist in project planning and execution
Capacity building of NGOs and community based organisations in promotion of Sustainable Tourism
Develop courseware and training materials
Contribute to business plan development
Prepare brochures, video documentary, etc.
Write project reports
Identify international organisations, associations and networks to collaborate
Initiate and implement a viable project

Educational Qualification: Any degree discipline.
Graduate students, undergraduate students, any postgraduates, and recent graduates (alumni).
Knowledge and technical skills
Leadership capacity and management skills
Self-starter with ability to complete tasks independently
Good writing, editing, communication and documentation skills
Demonstrable interest in sustainable development

Alleppey, Kerala – India

Opportunity Type
Volunteering, Unpaid Internship. All costs related to visa processing, travel, living expenses has to be borne by the volunteer.

Best Match
The programme provides both postgraduate and undergraduate students an opportunity to discover entrepreneurship in India as well as experience the richness of India’s culture. This is an ideal opportunity for candidates planning for a career in consulting, national and international development, sustainable engineering, technology commercialization etc. The volunteering helps consolidate their concepts on the different facets of technology and innovation management in emerging economies. Many of our past volunteers have been able to use the skills gained to get jobs in International Organisations, WHO, WTO, and other UN organisations. Some of them have setup their own start-ups and consulting firms, piloting new technologies and expanding business to India. The programme will also be of excellent value for those who want to pursue further studies.

Application Procedure
We accept applications throughout the year. Applications are encouraged only from those who can spend at least a minimum duration of 1 month (4 weeks). All overseas interns and volunteers in India will require an employment/intern visa. Hence you are encouraged to submit your application at least 2 months prior to your intended internship start date.

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