Research Apprenticeships – University Of California, Berkeley

University Of California, BerkeleyProfessor David Levine a chairperson at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, is heading a hygiene education project. Over the past 2 years, a team of 35 artists, story writers, musicians and coders have been working on developing fun games, songs and stories which form a curriculum used to give young children a sound understanding about the basics of hygiene.

This curriculum is being tested in 7 countries around the world in 3 continents. However, the central testing base has been setup in Chennai, India, and tie ups have been made with a number of schools in the city. At the end of the testing, a large scale launch will be initiated through their partners: UNESCO, BRAC Uganda, Teach For India, Teachers Without Borders, Schools for India and a number of state governments.

About these Internships: Each research apprentice selected will work under a team leader from Professor Levine’s team in UC Berkeley. Part of the team will be in Chennai for the duration of the project. The research apprentices will be assigned groups, and corresponding work schedules in our partner schools, where they will have to conduct classes based on Professor Levine’s hygiene education curriculum. The curriculum aims to provide a holistic education on the basics of hygiene, through fun, interactive mediums such as games, stories and activities. Each team of research apprentices will have to gather feedback from the classes, and frame visit reports outlining whether or not the children like the material taught, and more importantly how the material can be bettered/tweaked to cater to India tastes and needs. They will then report to the team in India, and to Professor Levine. They will also have to participate in brainstorming sessions with Professor Levine(conducted electronically) and the team in Chennai.

The interns who perform exceedingly well will be provided certificates from UC Berkeley and letters of recommendation from Professor David Levine. At the end of it all, the best performers could be offered roles in the project, and an opportunity to join the core group that works on this project from California.

Who can apply: Anybody with good communication skills (English or/and Tamil). A sound ability to critically analyze the material will be appreciated.

Location: Chennai

Duration: 1 month (Starting December 1, 2014)

Stipend: Performance Based.

For more details on these internships and to apply, visit our content partner’s website and apply there itself.

The last date to apply is December 4, 2014. The sooner you apply, the better are your chances of getting selected.

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