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Call for Student Internships in Vikaspedia

Vikaspedia is a Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India initiative to provide e-knowledge and use ICT-based applications for empowerment of under-served communities. The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Hyderabad, a scientific society under MeitY is implementing the nationwide initiative.   

Developed as part of this initiative is the multilingual, multi-sectoral collaborative content creation platform - Vikaspedia – www.vikaspedia.in Vikaspedia provides information covering 6 domains related to social development – Agriculture, Health, Education, Social Welfare, Energy and e-Governance in all 22 scheduled languages of the country, besides English. Several value added information products/services are also offered as part of Vikaspedia.  

With the objective of providing opportunities to young minds to utilize their skill sets for a national cause, C-DAC, Hyderabad invites applications from eligible students to work as interns in the Vikaspedia project. 

Eligibility

  • Students who are Graduate /Post Graduate or Research fellows enrolled in reputed University/ Institution within India.
  • Should have excellent academic track-record and posses good writing skills
  • Language proficiency in at least one Indian language, besides English, is a must.
  • Proficiency in using computers and internet is essential. 
  • Desirable : 
    • Specialization in any of the six domains covered by Vikaspedia
    • Experience in e-content generation

Duration : Students can choose the duration of internship. The duration of the internship can be between 2 months (minimum) to 6 months (maximum). 

Location of internship: Virtual Internship / Remote Internship Programme

Scope of work to be assigned to interns

  • Knowledge management in Vikaspedia portal – content authoring, review, updation, translation, etc
  • Conduct of online outcome studies on utility of Vikaspedia portal
  • Document case studies on utility of Vikaspedia and associated services
  • Volunteer management – profiling, development of training modules, proposing strategies for strengthening of volunteer base, etc 
  • Design and development of multilingual IEC materials for proliferation of Vikaspedia in various media (print, video, social media, etc).
  • Design and develop UI/UX/modules/applications/mobile apps for Vikaspedia

Terms and conditions

  • The internship programme will neither be a job nor any such assurance for the job in C-DAC.
  • The interns should have their own laptops/PC and connectivity to work during the period of intership.
  • The interns will be required to submit a report at the end of their internship to the authorized person.
  • Certificate of Internship will be issued to the interns on satisfactory completion of their internships and on submission of their Report and its evaluation by the competent authority
  • No remuneration will be paid for the internship. However, financial incentive as a token of appreciation for good performers and non-financial (acknowledgement in the Vikaspedia portal, ) may be provided at the end of the internship period.

Mode of Application 

Interested students can visit the following link and apply by filling out the google form - Application Form

  • The applicant has to upload his/her latest CV/resume while filling up the application form
  • If the applicant is unable to upload the CV/Resume while filling up the application form, please send the same by Email to indg@cdac.in

Selection Procedure

  • Applicants would be shortlisted based on their preferences and merit.
  • The shortlisted applicants will be contacted for a short telephonic interview.
  • The final list of applicants would be drawn based on the submitted CV as well as the interview.
  • The decision of the Selection Committee shall be final and binding and no queries shall be entertained after the completion of the selection process. 
  • Termination: C-DAC can terminate the programme at any time, as it deems fit, and without showing any reason. Intern can choose to leave the programme, if she/he so desires, giving prior notice of one month to C-DAC. 

For any further information / clarifications write to indg@cdac.in or Whatsapp 9182561076.

Last Modified : 9/2/2022



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