Internship

We are looking for people to volunteer for our andolans and campaigns round the year. This could involve working on specific issues or campaigns. This could also mean contributing through your specific skill sets in your own time. For instance, you may choose to help out with daily logistics and documentation while experiencing NAPM. If you are into writing or media you may like to consider writing a blog or developing podcasts for the website. If you are more inclined towards research you can support us through your fact finding work or focused reviews on specific issues. If you are artistic then possibly you would like to contribute by designing t-shirts, banners, posters or by producing interesting graffiti, etc. And if you would like to take a step further produce a movement pamphlet and advocate for various issues in public forums like colleges then by all means do that. In nutshell, there is no limit to ways in which you can join and contribute. There is no limit of time and you can help us by translating, writing, running our website, blogging, promoting our work on social media or just by joining our mailing list and coming to our events and supporting our work in which every way you think.

The network runs on donations from supporters and their good will and hence is in no position to pay any honorarium, however, we try and cover all the work related expenses and also provide lunch at the office.

 

Why should you volunteer or intern with us

While, this is a voluntary role, it will be an incredible way to enrich your world view by understanding different issues, developing skills on campaigning and political work, gaining experience on organizing and mobilizing people and exploring the potential of your own skills in this work. Not to mention the many exciting opportunities to interact and work with key activists in the country like Medha Patkar, Sandeep Pandey, Prafulla Samantara, Ulka Mahajan, Suniti S R, Gabriele Dietrich, P Chennaiah, Dr. Sunilam, Vimal Bhai, Arundhati Dhuru and many others across the country. You may decide to work at the Delhi Secretariat office, regional offices or from the comfort of your home.

The details of how you can contribute can be worked out once you have decided. And once you do then the only prerequisites are will and skill. If you are interested then kindly write to us with a brief about yourself mentioning your background, education, experiences, time commitment, language, computer or other skills, expectations from this association.

For more Info on what we do check www.napm-india.org and in case you would like to get in touch regarding anything - questions, concerns, confusions, confirmation just write to napmindia@gmail.com


Internships and Volunteering Opportunity with NAPM

National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM) is an alliance of more than 250 grass root people’s struggles in India working on a range of issues related to socio – economic – political - justice and equity. Members affiliated with us are engaged in struggles around the issues of development, displacement, urban and rural planning, environmental concerns, human rights violations, livelihood rights, labour concerns, indiscriminate industrialization, corporate accountability, corruption, governance, electoral reforms and transparency. Internships and Volunteer opportunities are available at our national office Delhi and regional offices in Hyderabad, Bhubaneshwar, Patna, Mumbai, Pune, Vadodara, Surat, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Bangalore and also with specific movements across the country.

 

Available Internships

  1. Research, Publications and Documentation Associate (Two)

Duration: 2 – 6 Months, can be extended | Work Related Expenses Covered

NAPM is looking for two associates to assist with research to support our ongoing struggles for land rights; forests rights; water rights; housing rights; campaigns around mega projects, like Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC); and campaign for electoral reforms. The research team will provide crucial support to back up our campaigns against corruption, injustices, rights violation and strengthen our effort for significant policy changes in the age old Land Acquisition Act and other laws. Associates will also assist our efforts towards enactment of a development planning act and preparation of an alternative people's budget.

Responsibilities of associates will include:

  • Keep close watch on the developments around key Acts, policy developments and concerned nodal ministries
  • Assist in information gathering from various sources including by filing of RTI applications
  • Draft statements on policy pronouncements drawing upon the experience of movements from all over the country and feed them to communication team for further follow up with press.
  • Prepare research notes, policy briefs, concept papers, reports
  • Assist in publication of Newsletters, Magazines, and other publications of NAPM
  • Travel to meetings, conventions and assist in report writing and documentation

Desired Qualification: An ideal person must have commitment to agenda of social justice and agreement with the mission of NAPM. S/he may have a background in social sciences with some research experience, knowledge / aptitude for legal work, written and spoken fluency in English and / or Hindi, ability to work independently and willing to travel to visit partner organizations or conduct site visits, attend meetings as and when required.

 

2. Organisational, Campaign and Outreach Associate (Two )

Duration: 2 – 6 Months | Work Related Expenses Covered

NAPM is looking for two associates to assist with its organisation building, campaign and outreach programmes. NAPM has its 250 members spread over different states in the country engaged in movements for justice, equity and democratic rights. associates will assist in regular interaction with member organisations, assessing and responding to their campaigns, interaction with the government agencies and Commissions, follow up cases and so on. They will also assist the ongoing struggles and campaigns for land rights; forests rights; water rights; housing rights; campaigns around mega projects, like Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC); and campaign for electoral reforms. They will contribute to the alliance building process and help in reach out of NAPM's philosophy to various cross sections of society using a variety of communications and media tools.

Responsibilities of associates will include:

  • Assist in expansion of the membership of the NAPM in different states and maintain an exhaustive database of the constituents, supporters, media channels etc.
  • Regularly interact with the member groups, assist their needs and organise for support at the national levels.
  • Assist prominent movement leaders of NAPM in their day to day work and provide secretarial assistance.
  • Assist in inking up the general supporters in academics, NGOs etc. with NAPM on important issues and mobilisations
  • Keep regular touch with conveners and provide support in planning of the various events, immediate, short term and long term.
  • Some administrative and logistical tasks and help in organising programmes and events
  • Help and provide support in coordinating the fact-finding teams from Delhi, drawing upon members from all over the country and then provide vital support to local and regional struggles

Desired Qualification: An ideal person must have commitment to agenda of social justice and agreement with the mission of NAPM. S/he should have written and spoken fluency in Hindi, English, or any other regional languages, ability to work independently and willing to travel to visit partner organizations or conduct site visits, attend meetings as and when required. She should have some understanding of issues of social concern and willing to learn and interact with a wide range of issues and people.

 

3. Media and Communications Associate (One)

Duration: 2 – 6 Months | Work Related Expenses Covered

NAPM is looking for one Media and Communications Intern at its National Office in Delhi to assist in its media advocacy and wider communications work. A major part of NAPM's work involves communicating the strength and philosophy of struggles to the wider world.

Responsibilities of associates will include:

  • Keep watch on the media coverage of NAPM constituents and different issues and maintain an exhaustive database of media organisations.
  • Constant updating and in touch with the national and state conveners and then issue news, views and other related things to the Movement of India team (NAPM magazine), constituents, supporters and media.
  • responsible for publicity leaflets, banners, posters and other such materials as and when required.
  • Website and social media regular update and development for visibility to NAPM
  • Making features on different issues / struggles and feeding to regional papers / publications.
  • Assist in building rapport with key people, politicians, journalists and organisations and setting a channel of communication and easy access.

Desired Qualification: An ideal person must have commitment to agenda of social justice and agreement with the mission of NAPM. S/he should have written and spoken fluency in Hindi, English, or any other regional languages, ability to work independently and willing to travel occasionally to attend meetings as and when required. She should have some understanding of media, communication, issues of social concern and willing to learn and interact with a wide range of issues and people. Knowledge and interest in photography, film making, web communications and social media, design softwares will be extremely helpful.

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