Global Seminar Internships
Offered in Partnership with PIIRS
Internships available for Global Seminar participants are listed below. Please note that you cannot apply for a Global Seminar Internship until you have accepted your offer of enrollment in a Global Seminar. Click here to go to the Global Seminar Internship application.
Pan-African Global Academy
Location: Oshiyie, Ghana
The goal of Pan-African Global Academy (PAGA), spearheaded by Carolyn Rouse (Princeton professor of anthropology), was to build an environmentally, socially, and financially sustainable high school in Oshiyie, Ghana. Pan-African Global Academy opened in September 2010 and is the first non-technical high school along a 10 km stretch of Aplaku Road in western Accra. The curriculum for the school is project-based and the students immediately apply the skills they learn in the classroom to local development projects. Specific projects for interns may include: 1) Designing a project-based STEM curriculum that reinforces classroom knowledge, meets the national educational standards, and integrates curriculum already being used at the school. Subjects for this project include: integrated science, business and economics, history and social science, engineering and physics, and biology and health; 2) Helping the headmaster design a more robust administrative system to keep track of student progress and educational needs. 3) Evaluating the teachers and determining what they need, in terms of training and resources, to enhance their teaching. Global Seminar candidates should have interests in either social sciences (anthropology, sociology, economics, history, policy, psychology) or in the sciences (engineering, physics, chemistry, EEB, molecular biology, or computer science). Interested candidates should also have some knowledge of what a project-based STEM curriculum is, as well as basic knowledge of administrative systems that track student learning and educational standards. Two placements have been established for IIP-Global Seminar Program interns on this project.
Crafts Museum/National Handicrafts & Handlooms Museum
Location: New Delhi, India
The Crafts Museum in Delhi is the national museum of crafts and a repository of some of the finest examples of India’s craft (including textile) heritage. Craft continues to be a significant source of livelihood for millions of people, especially in rural India, and the Crafts Museum attempts, through its various programs, to support their activities. Thus, in addition to the usual educational function of a museum, the Crafts Museum plays an important role in advocacy of the craft sector. This year, they are in the midst of a major renovation project at the museum and Global Seminar (GS) interns will be involved in various projects relating to the conceptualization of the galleries, the design of the displays, the communication of information about the objects on display, etc. GS candidates with interests in anthropology, architecture, art history, film, and/or museology are encouraged to apply. Some facility in Hindi or other Indian language could be very helpful in some projects. Two placements were created for IIP/PIIRS Global Seminar interns.
Street Survivors India
Location: West Bengal, India
Street Survivors India is a non-profit organization that established the Jagriti Public School in Katna village in West Bengal, India. This school aims to create learning opportunities for disadvantaged children in slum areas. GS interns will work on projects in any of the following areas: craft design and small business, child livelihood and justice issues, and education programing integrated with technology. GS candidates should have knowledge about Indian culture and education and teaching experience. Two placements have been created for IIP/PIIRS Global Seminar interns.