E&H Foundation launched the ‘Internship and Volunteer Programme’ in the year 2017. The Foundation offers paid internships to young college graduates to encourage them to learn more about the social sector and to give these young minds an opportunity to study an important issue such as education crisis on the ground in real-time. The internship programme at E&H Foundation is tailored to facilitate the need of the students to explore and understand the development sector as well as contribute meaningfully to the cause. We urge students to work across the platform and gain experience in different fields while working for the cause of education for all children in India.
Under the volunteer programme, we motivate and inspire young college students to learn more about different social issues and help create a positive impact on the lives of vulnerable people.
Our ‘Action Heroes’ bring with them new hope and innovative ideas to tackle the problem of lack of access to quality education and enable dreams for underprivileged kids in India. To become an action hero at E&H Foundation, write to ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’
Mifra Abdi (Communications and Research Intern)
A hard-working and optimistic student seeking to leverage competence in communication and marketing, Mifra Abdi is currently pursuing Bachelor’s in Journalism and Mass Communication from MIT World Peace University, Pune. A go-getter, aiming to contribute to E&H Foundation’s goals and take on more responsibility as quickly as possible.
“I believe my fast learning abilities, commitment to succeed, and relevant studies make me the perfect fit for this position.”
Avani Agarwal (Research Intern)
Avani joined us in June 2020 and is currently in the final year of the Five Years B.A.LL.B.(Hons.) Course and the batch topper at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, India. She also received the ‘Witkin Award for Academic Excellence for International Law and International Commercial Arbitration’ at the Santa Clara University School of Law, California, USA (Foreign Exchange Program). Avani has previously been associated with Linklaters LLP, London, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas & Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, Mumbai, Chambers of Sidharth Luthra, and Keystone Partners, Advocates and Solicitors, New Delhi and has held prior volunteering positions with the Devise Teaching Initiative, Florida Center for Capital Representation and the UP State Human Rights Commission.
““I was drawn towards law school because I saw that social structures are upheld by laws, and realised that understanding legal frameworks is crucial in the process of empowering people. Throughout my four years at NALSAR, I have worked on pro bono initiatives and have volunteered with various organisations. Interning with the E&H Foundation gives me the incredible opportunity to give back to my community in Uttar Pradesh in a meaningful manner, and to learn about social justice work first hand”.
Anjana Divakar (Research Intern)
Anjana, a final year public policy student from O.P. Jindal Global University joined us in January 2020. She is passionate about research and has previously conducted and presented her work on ‘Attitudes of Teachers towards technological advancements in the Education System” as part of Social Management (Department of Social Management) in 2017. During her masters, she has also performed a qualitative study on the role of beliefs and behaviour of educators in fostering learning in the classroom in 2018. This study aimed at understanding the beliefs of educators and how they perceive the correlation of it with learning.
“Deriving from personal life experiences, and exposure to various NGO and their efforts in the education sector drew me towards the development sector and mainly the field of education. My vision is to work with the education system with a special focus on bringing changes and improvements mainly in school education, primary education system and the aspect of teacher training. And I am delighted to pursue this while being a part of E&H Foundation”
Nishtha Jain (Research Intern)
Nishtha is currently pursuing her masters in public policy from O.P. Jindal Global University. She did her Bachelors in Business Management from Bradford University, Bradford, UK. (IILM Campus, India). During her bachelors, Nishtha volunteered in various NGOs including Teach for India and KHUSHI, working for the education of the underprivileged where she was exposed to various challenges the education system is facing, along with discovering the gravity of learning crisis that exists in the country.
“Through my personal experiences and readings, I realised the foundational importance of education for a society; following which, I pursued my desire to work in the development sector, especially streamlining my work in education. I am keenly looking forward to doing research for E and H Foundation and hope to learn a lot while working on the ground, simultaneously contributing to the foundation.“
Urshitaa Mittal (Marketing Intern)
Urshitaa, a final year student Mechanical Engineering at NSIT, Delhi joined us as a Marketing Intern in July 2019. Her vigour and zeal towards the cause of education and her promptness at assisting the team with drafting proposals and marketing initiatives have further helped E&H to reach out to like-minded organizations and people.
“I chose to intern at E&H as it gave me a channel to let out the passion I have towards helping those who can’t help themselves. I firmly believe that we live all our lives just for ourselves, every once in a while it’s rewarding to detach yourself from the shallow world and work towards things that actually matter. Good deeds go a long way.”
Vaishnavi Rastogi (Communication Intern)
Vaishnavi, a student pursuing Post Graduation in Mass Communication from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, believes that perseverance in the only key to any successful work – there is no alternative to determination. She joined us as a Communications Intern in July 2019. Her sincerity and flair for creating impactful stories have enabled E&H in amplifying its work and voice.
“Some experiences serve us with desired information while some provide us with knowledge. Such has been my internship with E&H Foundation. Not only did E&H Foundation give me competent knowledge but also made me better as an individual. The unbent support and humbleness of the mentors always filled me with great ecstasy as I saw myself grow and work for a meaningful cause.”
Bani Simer Kaur (Communication Intern)
An explorer, learner and believer; Bani, an English hons graduate from Delhi University interned with us as a communications intern. Using her creativity to support a noble cause, Bani has been a great asset towards helping us reach out to people.
“I’m a graduate in English Honours from Delhi University, a passionate theatre artist and a Spanish language advance level student. I have a keen interest in understanding the socio-political conditions of the society. As a learner, trying my hands on different things is what I love. I see myself as an explorer, experimenting and discovering the unexplored self of my reality. An artist within me craves to walk on the creative paths of the artistic realms. Multi-tasking, working on new things and doing volunteering work is a part of my daily routine.”
Carolyne Rosangliani (Communication Intern)
Carolyne, an Economics student at Sri Ram College of Commerce interned with us as a communications intern and added colours to our social media.
“I chose to intern with E&H Foundation because I had prior experience of working with less privileged children and that’s where I felt more connected with the cause. But, I also felt the work profile offered a lot of scope for me to learn in the field of communication which, in fact, I did! I was able to learn a lot more about NGOs about the children from the experience.”
Kritika Kulshreshtha (Marketing Intern)
Kritika, a student of Maharaja Agrasen College, Delhi University pursuing bachelors in Business Economics, believes in hard work and strives for perfection in her work. She interned with us and worked wholeheartedly.
“The internship program at E&H Foundation has helped me build up and groom my knowledge in various sectors. The best thing is you are given the opportunity to work and at times take decisions on your own. The environment provided to the interns is quite flexible as well as challenging which helped me learn so much.”
Shivani Srivastava (Communication Intern)
Shivani, a student pursuing post graduation in mass communication from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, believes that learning has no age. She interned with us and gave her best to the Foundation.
“The internship with E&H Foundation didn’t just add up to my skills but also help me realize many things which is very essential for our generation. The kind of exposure and knowledge I received here about the social sector was of diverse kind. I feel happy I got the opportunity to intern with the Foundation.”
Reet Chhatwal – Volunteer (Fundraising and Outreach)
At just 13 years, Reet Chhatwal is the youngest Action Hero at E&H Foundation. Reet is currently studying at Lotus Valley International School. As part of her social contributions and SEWA work at school, Reet, along with her friends and peers, used to facilitate food drives for underprivileged children in her neighbourhood. Seeing the smiles and gratitude this brought to the children’s faces, Reet was heartfelt and happy. That experience along with many others led her to associate with E&H Foundation to work on COVID relief during her holidays and it is her first time volunteering experience for an NGO.
“My parents and family have always been generous and giving. I belong to UP and I have personally seen numerous people desperately trying to make a living, begging and getting neglected by society. I heard stories and field experiences by Sharan Ahluwalia who is currently working with E&H Foundation; got fascinated and chose E&H as my first NGO to take collective action, especially during COVID”
Vaaruni Suresh – Volunteer (Research)
Vaaruni is a student of biology at Azim Premji University. Her hobbies include classical dance, reading, and singing in the shower. She joined us as a Research Volunteer during the peak of the second COVID wave. During this period, she also lost her grandfather to the pandemic. Her resilience to learn from the experience and contribute in a meaningful manner is what brought her in contact with E&H Foundation.
“I expect to learn and understand the impact that NGOs and other groups might have on people’s lives, and how much citizen contributions can help during such crises.”
Biswanath Reang- Volunteer ( fundraiser)
A student from Sri Ram College of Commerce volunteered with us as a fundraiser and helped hundreds of children in fulfilling their dream of quality education.
“I chose to volunteer for E&H Foundation because I deeply care about the education of the underprivileged and E&H is doing a great work in the same with excellent learning outcomes. It’s been a pleasure and a great learning experience volunteering for the Foundation.”
Manshi Sinha- Volunteer (Social Media)
Manshi, a student of Sri Ram College of Commerce, believes in the power of her dreams. She volunteered with us and helped us reach out to maximum supporters.
“I volunteered with E&H because I wanted to understand in depth the education scenario in India and contribute my worth in promoting quality education for children. Further, I wanted to develop myself as a person by interacting with people, thereby, improving my communication and persuasion skills. This volunteer programme helped create a better version of myself!”
Priyam Surbhi- Volunteer (Social Media)
A kind and optimistic person who is always ready to face challenges.
“I chose to volunteer with E&H foundation because its objective to provide quality education to underprivileged children is what interests me. It’s a great way to give and learn.”
Shristi Sutradhar- Volunteer (Social Media)
Shristi, a student pursuing B. Com (hons.) at Sri Ram College of Commerce believes in giving back to the society.
“I’m currently a student at SRCC. I’m an introvert and I really wanted improve my communication skills and my ability to convince either personally or through social media. E&H Foundation has been a great platform to do both. Besides, I was able to do the least a person can; with the opportunities he or she has towards the society. I wish to create more competition for the next generation by helping to uplift the under developed assets of the society.”