Intern with the India Water Portal !

The India Water Portal has several intern positions up for grabs. Positions range from film makers, visual designers to software enthusiasts, offering a chance to work at the forefront of water activism in India. FILM MAKERS Project head: Vijay Krishna Brief description of the project: We have the CDs from the Arghyam 3rd annual conference. These need to be edited and packaged into a short film. Creating Video Case Studies of Urban and Rural Schools doing Rain Water harvesting. We would highlight them on the Schools Water Portal (http://schools.indiawaterportal.org) Location of the project: Bangalore Expected time duration of the project: 1 month Duration of the internship: 1 month Preferred educational qualification: Amateur Film Makers/Students with an interest to work on social and environmental projects. Knowledge of Development Sector, and/or Environment would be an added advantage. Languages preferred: English Computers - Interns must bring their own laptops or at least have a home computer. Costs , India Water Portal will not be able to provide any financial support for interns. However any expenses for work-related travel and for consumables would be reimbursed.

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Project head: Deepak Menon Brief description of the project: www.indiawaterportal.comone of the unique initiative by Arghyam (acts as a web-based knowledge management centre on water) is currently being remodeled, with several sections being added. We plan to create simple content on several facets on water for citizens and citizen action groups. This would include FAQs or Fact-Sheets on key themes on water - rainwater harvesting, water quality, waste water treatment, water pollution, etc

Another activity would be to update the Wikipedia page on Water and Sanitation in India, which has become a bit outdated. Please check the link for more information http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_supply_and_sanitation_in_India Location of the project: Bangalore Expected time duration of the project: Two Months Preferred educational qualification: Graduate or Post Graduate students from environmental sciences and engineering, hydrology, urban planning, environmental law, architecture, social sciences, etc. Languages preferred: English Computers - Interns must bring their own laptops or at least have a home computer. Costs , India Water Portal will not be able to provide any financial support for interns. However any expenses for work-related travel and for consumables would be reimbursed. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- VISUAL DESIGNERS & ARTISTS

Project head: Deepak Menon Brief description of the project:1 Arghyam office as a 3-D space for showing water-conservation efforts or a rain centre, etc ( maybe models of rainwater harvesting, eco-sanitation, photographs of all rivers in India, stories of water conservations, etc.....). 2 Creating branding and marketing collateral for all the India Water Portal 3 Creating on-line trigger materials on water( Flash Presentations, Power Points, Videos, Animations etc) with Water as a theme 4 Creating a newsletter design for the India Water Portal

Expected time duration of the project: Two Months Preferred educational qualification: Visual communication designers, and Art Students Languages preferred: English Computers - Interns must bring their own laptops or at least have a home computer. Costs , India Water Portal will not be able to provide any financial support for interns. However any expenses for work-related travel and for consumables would be reimbursed. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- RESEARCHER , DATA & GOVERNMENT POLICIES Project head: Vijay Krishna Brief description of the project:

There is a lot of confusion about data related to water. Most of the available data is with the government and it is not easy to get the data. Even for the data that is given away by the government, the procedure for getting the data is not easy and so the data is not widely available. Many organizations who work closely with the government have over time got a lot of data in the course of their interactions but that data does not get disseminated more widely.

The researcher would gather as much water data as possible from Government and other organizations. Research methodology would include researching online for all the available information, meeting with government officials, and networking with other researchers in this field.

Expected time duration of the project: Two Months Preferred educational qualification: Undergraduate, Graduate or Post Graduate students with interest in areas such as Social work, Environmental law, Environmental Science, Social Entrepreneurship, Public Policy, MBA, Capacity building, Urban Planning, Architecture, Sociology, Human Rights, International Finance Corporations etc. Languages preferred: English Computers - Interns must bring their own laptops or at least have a home computer. Costs , India Water Portal will not be able to provide any financial support for interns. However any expenses for work-related travel and for consumables would be reimbursed. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- WEBSITE SOFTWARE DEVELOPER Project head:Sharada Prasad

Brief description of the project: - Building drupal modules for the new India Water Portal. Creating self-service applications that would run on the portal. Categorizing and tagging images on the Arghyam server. - Using newsrack.in (a tool/service for classifying, filing, and long-term archiving of news) to tailor water-related news to stream onto http://indiawaterportal.org - Managing the Flickr and Youtube Accounts of India Water Portal Expected time duration of the project: Two-Three Months Preferred educational qualification: BE / BCA, ME, MCA Languages preferred: English Preferred skill set:PHP, MySQL, Drupal, JavaScript

Computers - Interns must bring their own laptops or at least have a home computer. Costs , India Water Portal will not be able to provide any financial support for interns. However any expenses for work-related travel and for consumables would be reimbursed. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Write in to portal@arghyam.org with the position applied for in the subject line.

July 22, 2009 12:00AM

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