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Internship Opportunity with the National Waste to Energy Incinerator Database Project

There is an opening for two interns with a strong background or interest in environmental justice work who are particularly adept at analyzing and summarizing case studies, newspaper archives, policy papers, GRs, circulars, in order to assist us in the project.

This would be a full-time internship for one month from October 1st to 31st, 2015.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Cataloging and analyzing information available on waste to energy plants in India
  • Creating a database of existing WTE plants thematically and regionally.
  • Analyzing the socio-environmental and public health impacts of the incinerators.
  • Documentation.
  • Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • A Master’s degree, preferably in social work, environmental science, sociology, development studies, urban planning and habitat.
  • Knowledge of waste, pollution and climate justice issues.
  • Ability to analyze political, environmental, and social trends in the waste sector.
  • Good (secondary) research skills
  • Ability to translate the insights into a visual format useful for infographics.
  • Preferred Language: English

    Location: Preference will be given to Pune or Chennai. Candidates from other cities can apply too.

    Stipend: Depending upon the qualifications and skills.

    To apply: Please write to pratibha@no-burn.org or contact at 8411008973

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    About Vidhya Mohankumar

    Vidhya Mohankumar is an architect and urban designer with over a decade of work experience in India, Ireland and the United States and a passion for creating livable and sustainable cities. She is the founder of Urban Design Collective (UDC), a non-profit organization that works as a collaborative platform to create better cities through community engagement. Vidhya also advocates sustainable development through training and capacity building programmes for various stakeholder groups and also within academia through her association with a number of universities as guest faculty. In other parallel albeit real universes, she is a wishful artist, an avid wanderer, a constant gardener and a newly enthused cook.

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