About Gati Foundation
Gati Foundation is a Dehradun, Uttarakhand based environmental action and advocacy group. Gati’s vision is to emerge as one of the most trusted forums to host and deliberate on issues of environmental sustainability in the sensitive Indian Himalayan Region (IHR). It is registered as a not for profit under the Societies Registration Act 1860 in June 2017.
The Foundation has pledged to adopt a participatory approach, engage with citizens, undertake policy research and facilitate better standards of governance. The focus areas of Gati includes environmental policy & regulation, urban governance and citizen engagement.
Gati believes in the doctrines of three A’s – analysis, advocacy and action – that lead to sustainable and tangible changes. Gati promotes evidence-based research and review of government policies. It implements them by providing innovative and community-centric models, helping the social benefits reach to the last individual standing in the development chain.
About the Internship – Summer Internship Program 2019: Blogging for Nature
Gati Foundation is inviting application for its Summer Internship Program 2019: Blogging for Nature. The internship program aims at researching and reporting on issues related to environmental policy & regulation in the Himalayan Uttarakhand.
The applicants are expected to undertake extensive research assignments and produce evidence-based, data powered and well-researched outputs in the form of blogs. Applicants will get an opportunity to publish their original research with Gati. Applicants will work on coming up with creative, engaging and well-structured blogging series for their research assignment.
Applicants will be expected to produce two to three blogs per week. Candidate must be expected to stick to deadlines strictly.
Research projects will be based on the following topics: solid waste management, air pollution, forest governance, urban greenery, char dham all-weather highway project, climate change in the Himalayas, ecotourism in Uttarakhand and water crisis in the Himalayan region.
Requisites for Internship
1- Fluent in writing in English
2- Comfortable with going on the field for research and data collection
3- Familiar with social media forums especially Facebook, Twitter and Insta
4- Willing to read and research lots of literature
5- Have the ability to research and write on ongoing environmental trends and issues
6- Self-driven and committed to writing on issues of environmental conservation
Place of Internship: Dehradun
Stipend: Rs. 2000 per month and a certificate will be provided by the foundation
Duration: 2 months (1 June to 31 July 2019)
All the interested candidates are required to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with
- Resume and
- Two recent writing samples (each of it being not more than 500 words)
Last Date of Application: 20 May 2019
Rishabh Shrivastava, Policy Analyst and Digital Editor
(M): +91 – 78 95 344 126,