Simorgh – offers internships
Internships throughout the year are encouraged since we feel that enthusiastic young minds tend to learn from proper research facilities. Secondly we in return are able to finish shelved projects with their assistance. Just in the summer of 2004 we had 7 interns during the summer months. We have never had such a heavy load of interns and at times it did seem the office was being over run by them but by and large it was a fulfilling experience to be able to steer them gently in the direction they seemed most inclined yet hesitant to take.
Internships are encouraged in the following fields/categories:
- budding artists can draw and paint for the children’s human rights text
- writers can write stories for children’s human rights texts
- lawyers with extra time on their hands can help with research for Bayan, a socio-legal journal
- researchers can help with ongoing research
- typists in Urdu and English can transcribe cassettes of interviews or papers read out at our annual conferences
- accountants looking for experience can try their hand at understanding the day to day and the more complicated expenditure workings of organizations as per requirements of donor agencies
Nazia Hassan a student of Women’s Studies from the Punjab University interned with us in the summer of 2004 and is now employed at Simorgh as a full time Research Associate.
In addition to this people with good writing and communication skills can take part in our yearly conferences taking place in Lahore. Other related work requires contacting possible contributors for papers, arranging logistics, collecting papers after the conference and editing/compiling in book form.
Since Simorgh is a small organization we do not encourage a heavy influx of internees at the same time instead we prefer to space them out over the course of the year. If interested please send in your C.V mentioning your area of interest and the time frame you would be interested in.