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Book Writing Internship in Ahmedabad at SPRAT - Society For Promoting Rationality

Ahmedabad

Start Date Duration Stipend Posted On Apply By
Immediately
6 Weeks 7500 lump-Sum 1 Apr'20 20 May'20
Internship
With job offer
Internship with job offer
About SPRAT - Society For Promoting Rationality (http://www.sprat.in/)
A national award-winning NGO, SPRAT is committed to promoting rationality and scientific temper, inter-faith harmony, and justice. In our immediate surroundings, we also work to promote adult literacy and empowerment. Blending professionalism with compassion, we work with complete transparency, using contemporary HR and ICT. Supported by the likes of Microsoft, Google, Autodesk, the US and Gujarat government, Ford Foundation, etc., SPRAT values its human resources highly.

SPRAT is also building a 13kSY residential campus for integrated, digitally-powered social services, and a PG academy for public administration and advocacy at Matar, 35kms from Ahmedabad. SPRAT is an awarded NGO that uses contemporary management and information technologies. It is supported by Microsoft, Google, Autodesk, and inter alia.
About the internship
We are working on a book that studies the condition of Muslims globally with a special focus on India and compares them with major world communities using multiple socio-economic parameters. It traces its glorious history and the causes of its decline. Identifying progressive trends globally, it builds a convincing case for reform. Its compelling narrative emanates from the unquestionable data it presents. The author's earlier book in the vernacular is nationally available in Urdu with Hindi and Gujarati transliteration and in audio version his series in English on the same subject.

Selected intern's day-to-day responsibilities include working with the writer, our president, and an accomplished writer, a committed social activist, and a former bank CEO in completing this book (no special theological knowledge is expected).

What would the intern learn in this internship?

Other than developing a thorough understanding of the book writing landscape, the selected interns will also gather precious tips on nuanced English, power use of MS Excel and MS Word, advanced researching, and publishing techniques.
# of Internships available: 2
Skill(s) required
MS-Word, MS-Excel (Learn MS-Excel), English Proficiency (Spoken) (Learn Business Communication) and English Proficiency (Written)
Who can apply
Only those candidates can apply who:
  1. are available for full time (in-office) internship
  2. can start the internship between 30th Mar'20 and 20th May'20
  3. are available for duration of 6 weeks
  4. have relevant skills and interests
** Women willing to start/restart their career can also apply.
Other requirements
  1. Candidates available for a longer duration would be preferred
  2. Doctoral students, PGs or graduates (and exceptionally talented undergraduates) only from reputed universities/colleges would be preferred
  3. Must have knowledge of English literature, understanding of economics, sociological, and global political issues & their broad ramifications
  4. Must have knowledge of basic analysis of data and be able to read, research and understand new concepts/technologies with ease
  5. Must have a high level of creativity as well as the ability to use data-driven insights to write better material
  6. Must have a reasonable knowledge of history, economics, and politics
  7. Must have an understanding of and interaction with the Muslim community and excellent English communication skills
  8. Must have functional knowledge of MS Word and MS Excel
  9. Must be comfortable burning midnight oil
Additional Information
Note- The selected candidates will also be able to attend edutaining activities like science workshops, astronomy nights, trekking, camping, watching educational documentaries, weekly knowledge meetings, debates, and discussions. If you would like to take a regular career in this area we will be happy to discuss. We are also building a PG Academy and a House of Reason. Several new positions are likely to emerge there, including as faculty, research officer, science facilitator etc.
Perks
Certificate, Letter of recommendation, Informal dress code, Free snacks & beverages, Job offer.

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