The Kakatiya Sandbox in India
- Work in low cost, private schools in Nizamabad or
- Work with NGOs in the fields of health, agriculture, or water and sanitation or
- Develop data bases, for NGOs that operate through the Kakatiya Sandbox, for purposes of research.
The Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development will offer undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to work at the Kakatiya Sandbox in Nizamabad, Telangana, India for four weeks (during July or August, yet to be determined) in the summer of 2018.
More information about the Kakatiya Sandbox is available on its website and applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with this initiative.
The Kakatiya Sandbox serves as a home for NGOs in a variety of fields to experiment and develop programs that are then implemented in neighboring areas. Applying a 'bottom up' approach to building scalable solutions, the Kakatiya Sandbox works to create an effective ecosystem where resources are put to use through entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainability.
Students will have the opportunity to choose to work with NGOs that operate through the Kakatiya Sandbox. These opportunities include:
- work in low cost, private schools in Nizamabad
- work with NGOs in the fields of health, agriculture, or water and sanitation
- to develop data bases, for NGOs that operate through the Kakatiya Sandbox, for purposes of research. This will be done under the guidance of Dr. Anjini Kochar, India Program Director at the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development.
The ultimate choice of NGOs/fields depends on the programs that are currently being implemented through the Kakatiya Sandbox, and will be determined in consultation with members of the Kakatiya Sandbox.
Location: Nizamabad, Telangana, India
Dates: The internship is for a period of 4 weeks, with the exact 4-week period to be determined (either the month of July or August).
The Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development will cover:
- Round-trip, economy class airfare (based on fares to and from San Francisco)
- In-country accommodation which will be at lodgings arranged by the Kakatiya Sandbox and may include the homes of local residents involved in the program.
- A nominal stipend, sufficient to cover food and basic living costs including in-country transportation.
Students are financially responsible for:
- pre-departure immunizations
- travel medicine consultation
- health insurance
- visa costs
- all other incidental expenses
Stanford undergraduates and graduate students in good academic standing are eligible to apply. All majors are welcome.
Students must be currently enrolled at Stanford as well as during the 2018-2019 academic year.
Students interested in data base development and research are strongly recommended to have taken the following courses:
- Econ 102A: Introduction to Statistical Methods (Post-calculus for Social Scientists)
- Econ 102B: Applied Econometrics
- Econ 102C: Advanced Topics in Econometrics
International students must check with the Bechtel International Center regarding whether or not their immigration status will allow them travel over the summer.
Students will be required to attend a Haas Center for Public Service orientation, iPrep, as well as academic meetings with Dr. Anjini Kochar. These will be held in spring quarter and are mandatory.
Along with the application, applicants are asked to submit a CV, an official Stanford transcript, and two letters of reference (preferably from faculty they have taken courses with).
After the application deadline, completed applications will be reviewed by the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development Review Committee. Finalists will be invited for an in-person interview and a final interview may be subsequently offered with officials from the Kakatiya Sandbox.
Candidates will be selected based on overall fit with the program, especially enthusiasm for the program’s focus, and ability to work well on a team.