The Butterflies Internship is an opportunity for Baruch College students seeking valuable professional experience within an international work experience.
It is suited for students who are passionate about human rights, child rights, and who love working with children.
The internship will provide:
- Professional experience abroad.
- Discipline-specific knowledge
- Exposure to the demands of NGO-type and child rights work
- View into Indian culture
- Access to a mentor at the company who will oversee the student’s work.
Butterflies, India is an NGO that works with underprivileged children in New Delhi, India. Butterflies is seeking students to fill the following positions in summer 2019:
- Marketing and Business. Develop a marketing plan for the Butterflies School of Culinary and Catering to improve the online and offline presences of its Chakhle Dilli program of vocation training for underprivileged youth in culinary and catering services. Two positions available.
- Journalism. Work with the Butterflies Broadcasting Service to train child journalists, provide advising on content creation and work in both print and radio media.
- Communications. Create communications to the public on issues relating to children’s rights, and assist with internal organization and fundraising strategies.
Students will acquire discipline-specific experience, as well as gain an understanding of the demands of NGO-type and child rights work.
The internship lasts 8 weeks, from early June to mid August. Placements are determined by a team of representatives including individuals from Butterflies and from the Weissman Center for International Business.
Students will live either in a homestay or in a NGO guesthouse, a long-stay hotel designed for international visitors. Students will have catered lunch at the Butterflies School of Culinary and Catering during working days. Sundays and every other Saturday are non-working days.
- Junior to Graduate level students
- Marketing, advertising, journalism and communications majors
- 3.0+ GPA
- No knowledge of Hindi required. Hindi may be an advantage for the journalism position.
- Must be returning to Baruch College in the fall semester following the internship.
- Must be mature and adaptable, and passionate about child rights and working with children
- Interest in Indian culture and the historical and cultural context of Butterflies and its clients
- Because the positions work directly with children, applicants must be able to pass a New York State criminal history record check.
Airfare and other living expenses are covered reimbursed by the Weissman Center for International Business through the Maurice R. “Hank” Greenberg Fellowship. Nominated students will be informed about how to receive this fellowship after the nominations have been made.
The deadline to apply for the summer internship is in early February. You will be asked to write about why you are interested in this opportunity and you will be contacted about an initial interview. Selected candidates may be called for a second interview.