Sangam offers several internships:
Interns at Sangam have the opportunity to explore Indian culture, experience international Guiding and Scouting, and develop personal and professional abilities while honing a specific skill set required by Sangam. Interns can bring their ideas and talents to Sangam and contribute to the management and development of Sangam World Centre.
To apply to be a Sangam Intern, you must be at least 21 years old and a member of a national Guiding or Scouting organization that belongs to the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. Applicants are reviewed for Guiding/Scouting experience, particularly on a national level. Experience at Sangam and in India is also preferred. Strong written and conversational English is a must, as is computer literacy and familiarity with technology, including projectors, sound equipment, and basic digital filming and editing. Excellent interpersonal skills and the temperament and ability to work under challenging conditions are also required.
To apply, you must fill out the form available here, and specify which Internship you would like to be considered for. Send your completed application via post or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications also require references, at least one of which must be written by a person within Guiding or Scouting. The other may be within Guiding or Scouting, teachers, supervisors, friends, or others who can comment on your skills and attitude. References from family members will not be accepted.
Read on for more information about which Internship would be best for you! Check out the Role Descriptions attached to this page for even more information!
The Community Relations Intern at Sangam provides support to the Community Programme. This is an ideal position for those interested in community development; the Community Relations Internship provides a hands-on, on-the-ground experience working with Community Programme participants (Tare) and supporting their volunteer experience. It also offers extensive management experience, the opportunity to broaden your communications and leadership abilities, and the chance to live and work in a diverse, multicultural environment in a Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting setting.
Working in concert with the Community Relations Manager, the Community Relations Intern serves as a liaison between Sangam and each of its Community Partners. You will help to organize interactions between Sangam and these partner organizations, including participant visits during Sangam’s events. You will also help to support the Community Programme, including the daily work and residential needs Tare. You will facilitate communication and cooperation between Tare and their Community Partner organizations, and assist with individual check-ins, debriefing sessions, and cultural excursions developed to broaden the Tare’s cross-cultural awareness.
As Community Relations Intern you will work to build the capacity of the Community Programme, bringing innovation and creativity to the development of Sangam’s community leadership opportunities. You will monitor and evaluate programme outcomes and benefits, and serve as the primary promoter of the Community Programme to event participants, guests, and people around the world.
Community Relations Internship Terms
Dates to be confirmed in April 2014.
The Marketing and Communications Intern at Sangam is responsible for promoting Sangam—through the website and virtual world; products and advertising in the Sangam shop; and connections with the WAGGGS World Bureau and Friends of Sangam groups. This is an ideal position for those interested in learning about the internal workings of a large non-governmental organization and the promotion of events, products, programmes and opportunities. As the Marketing and Communications Intern, working with a diverse staff and liaising with local vendors and manufacturers, you will enhance your communications skills, and develop your leadership abilities by managing Sangam’s virtual media and on-site shop. What’s more, the Marketing and Communications Intern enjoys this developmental opportunity at an international Guiding and Girl Scouting Centre, living and working in a multicultural environment.
The Marketing and Communications Intern works with the Deputy World Centre Manager: Operations to advertise Sangam events and opportunities, encouraging people to visit Sangam as guests, Tare, volunteers, interns and more. As Marketing and Communications Intern, you will oversee Sangam’s website, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube Channel and other virtual media. You will create Sangam’s promotional materials, and will be in charge of their delivery and dissemination through a variety of means. You will have the opportunity to design products, such as t-shirts, badges, and other Sangam souvenirs, and to market them within Sangam. You will also help to manage the shop space itself, and those who work within it selling products to guests, day visitors, and staff and volunteers.
As Marketing and Communications Intern, you will utilize your creativity to spread the spirit of Sangam around the world!
Marketing and Communications Internship Terms
Dates to be confirmed in April 2014.
The Guest Services Intern at Sangam helps to ensure a positive guest experience to all who enter Sangam’s gates, from event participants and independent guests to day visitors, volunteers, and Tare. This is an ideal position for anyone with a background in hospitality, guest services, retail or customer service. As the Guest Services Intern, you will enhance your communications abilities and face-to-face people skills as you interact not only with Sangam’s diverse, multicultural staff but also the many guests from around the world who visit Sangam every day. You will also experience the excitement of international Guiding and Girl Scouting as only living and working at a WAGGGS World Centre can achieve.
As the Guest Services Intern, you will support the Guest Services Coordinator and Guest Services Assistant by maintaining effective operation of Reception, including the greeting of guests, handling of correspondence and guest enquiries—both by email and in person—and the training of volunteers in Reception duties. As Guest Services Intern, it will be your responsibility to keep Sangam’s social media up to date and interactive!
The Guest Services Intern provides invaluable support to Sangam’s mission, often serving as the first face of Sangam to the many girls and young women from around the world in search of outstanding international opportunities.
Guest Services Internship Terms
26 May - 19 October 2014