As part of our internship program, all interns are able to undertake an 8-12 week experiential learning course related to their project or interest area.
CIEEL India courses are designed to develop experiential knowledge and conceptual understanding to topics that are specifically related EduCARE India field work. The purpose of these courses is to support the integration of theory and practice whilst fostering personal and professional development. Through participating in organised community engagement activities, interns gain a comprehensive understanding of the course content and gain a broader appreciation of the topic overall. These courses are an integrated part of all EduCARE India projects and internships.
CIEEL courses range from 8-12 weeks in duration and include course materials, videos and academic articles. Weekly field work activities are conducted and shared through the online forum. The forum enables all interns to interact with each other by exchanging ideas and discussing topics related to a certain weekly theme. The aim of the forum activities is to promote critical thinking, knowledge construction and cross centre peer-to-peer learning.
Current courses include:
- Environmental health
- Water sanitation
- Solid waste management
- Cross cultural competency
- Gender rights and equality
- Poverty alleviation
- NGO management
A pre-arrival online induction course is also available for all confirmed interns which covers detailed information about the organisation, Indian culture, cultural integration and adaption and project management tools.
Interns also have the opportunity to have their field work research published in our online journal – Journal of International Experiential Education and Learning (JiEEL). JiEEL is a bi-yearly publication for university students, development workers, interns, volunteers and travellers. It offers a diverse range of articles in subject areas such as experiential learning, learning through work-based internship, volunteer work, service learning, grassroots-level sustainable development experiences, therapeutic applications, research and theory, the creative arts, cross-cultural and eco-travelling, outdoor adventure programming, and much more.