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General Information about Yunus Centre Internship

General Information about Yunus Centre Internship

Yunus Centre’s Internship Programme

Yunus Centre’s Internship Programme aims to educate and involve bright young minds from all over the world in the field of social business.

 

Traditional office work (responding to emails, designing programs, reviewing applications, writing articles, etc.) allows interns to gain valuable professional experience. Additionally, participation in field trips to Grameen Bank village centres and social business campuses as well as meetings with high-ranking officials of Grameen sister social businesses provides tangible insights on Professor Yunus’ innovative business framework.

 

Professor Muhammad Yunus has been promoting the Social Business model in the hopes that it will help address societal ills unresolved by the present capitalist system. The ultimate goal of Yunus Centre is to inspire individuals and organizations alike to join the Social Business movement through workshops, internship and immersion programs, projects, and more.

 

 


Why intern at Yunus Centre?

The Yunus Centre Internship Programme is ideal for students hoping to work alongside like-minded peers to forge lasting relationships.

 
Interning at Yunus Centre enables you to get involved in the following activities:
 


Job Experience: By joining the Internship Programme, interns get the opportunity to contribute to office activities of Yunus Centre, enabling them to learn about day-to-day official tasks. 

 

Global exposure: A chance to work with as well as gain cultural competency and learnings from people of different nationalities and diverse cultural backgrounds.

 

Exploring Grameen sister Companies: There will also be the chance to have meetings with representatives of  Grameen companies, such as Grameen Danone, Grameen Shakti, Grameen Caledonian College of Nursing, Grameen Telecom Trust.

 

Social Business field trips: The most unique aspect of the internship is the opportunity to participate in field trips to Grameen social business operation sites.

 

*More information on these social business sites is included below.

 
Programme Duration:
This will be a 2-month, unpaid internship focused on assigned work and the study of social business materials written by Professor Muhammad Yunus. The internship will also consist of visits to and meetings with Grameen Bank and its sister companies.  
Programme Costs:

Total travel cost for field trips will be BDT 12,000 or ~$150. 2-month interns have the BDT 6,000 facilitation fee (BDT 18,000 total for Immersion Programme participants) waived as a courtesy for their participation in the extended program.

*It should be mentioned here that Yunus Centre interns will be responsible for their own food, living, and other miscellaneous costs.

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Work Description:
Office works are grouped under 3 teams; as an intern, you may be requested to fulfill tasks under any of these teams
  Executive Director’s Team:  
   
  • ● Special Project (international conferences, events, etc.)
    ● Communications (Graphics design, social media, etc.)
    ● Drafting and report writing
    ● E-mail filtering
    ● Drafting Social Media Posts
    ● Capturing content from website and other social media
    ● Summarizing video/text content
  Social Business Team: 
    ● Working on SocialBusinessPedia Website
● Reviewing previous business plans
● Preparing other social business-related content
● Writing and editing reports
 

Admin Team:

   
  • ● Archiving (Portfolio management of previous events)
    ● Library database
    ● Drafting emails, letters, proposals, and publications
    ● General administrative works

Study materials on Social Business:

  a) Books & Videos to review before Internship
 

*These readings and films will provide a firm grasp on the concept of microfinance and offer an initial understanding of the framework of Social Business.

1. Banker to the Poor
2. Muhammad Yunus - Create Social Fiction
3. Muhammad Yunus - Ideas for Social Change: Social Business

 
b) Readings are assigned during the Internship Programme
 

1. Creating a World without Poverty
2. Building Social Business
3. A World of Three Zeros
4. Boy Traveler
5. Super Hapiness
6. Harvard Business Review (HBR)
7. Previous YC Newsletters
8. YC Magazine
9. YC Newsletter

 
c) Videos & Documentaries viewed during the program
 

1. Bonsai People
2. To Catch a Dollar
3. Documentary - Banker to the Poor

 
d) Additional Resources
 

 

1. Social Business Online Course - Winners’ Circle
2. SocialBusinessPedia
3. 3Zero Club

Field Visits:

  Interns have the opportunity to partake in 1-day visits to 7 sites across Bangladesh:
 

1. Grameen Bank Branches (2)
2. Social Business Industrial Park
3. Grameen Caledonian College of Nursing
4. Japan Auto-Mechanic School
5. Grameen Shikkha Slum School
6. Grameen Shikkha Vocational Training Center
7. Nobin Udyokta Projects

Office Visits:

  Interns usually attend 13 Grameen-affiliated meetings during their stay. All these meetings are subject to availability.
 

1. Grameen Bank
2. Grameen Trust
3. Grameen Danone
4. Grameen Veolia
5. Grameen Telecom Trust
6. Grameen Shakti
7. Grameen Shikkha
8. Grameen Euglena
9. Grameen Communications
10. Grameen Health Care Services Ltd.
11. Grameen Shamogree
12. Grameen Distribution Ltd.
13. Grameen Intel

(Any field visit and meeting may be canceled due to unavailability of the companies)

Duration: For Bangladeshi students, we encourage a 2-month stay. International participants may  join the internship programme for a similar period. For abbreviated programmes, please review the Immersion Programme or Exposure Visit Programme.

*Should the participant be interested in the field and Grameen company visits alone, they should consider registering for the Immersion Programme instead.

Working Days: Sunday-Thursday
Weekend: Friday & Saturday
Holiday: Local Govt. Holidays

Required Qualifications:
 

● Good Academic background
● All majors can apply
● Good written and verbal communication skills in English
● Good knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

 
Please remember the following:
 

● Make sure you that you apply at least 2 months prior to your intended start date. If you are selected, we will confirm your spot six weeks before the start date.
● If admitted into the Internship Programme, you have one week to confirm whether you will join the Programme. You may email to us if you need further time.
● Please notify us as soon as possible if you are unable to join.
● You may receive a letter of recommendation from office. Receival of the letter is contingent upon the duration of your internship, attendance in the Yunus Centre office, and quality of your work.

 
Application Instructions:
  A proper application should include your resume and Yunus Centre Application Form, which can be downloaded at: Application Form
Send in your application to internship@yunuscentre.org
Additional Information:
 
To familiarize yourself Bangladeshi culture and customs prior to your arrival you may wish to check HERE 
 

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