SPACƎECE Internships

Sept-Oct-Nov 2021

About SpacECE Internships

SPACƎECE Internships will be open to the students coming from Education, specifically ECCE background which will involve projects like Conceptualization of theme, creation of Parent Teaching Modules, TLM Design, organizing National Symposium. Similarly, students coming from all professional courses will also be invited during this internship period to work on domain-specific projects, like Digital Marketing, Human Resource Management, Product Design, Financial Strategies, Business Development, Supply Chain Management, Technology Developments, Field Research, Statutory Company Compliances, Financial Audits.

Internships Incubation

SPACƎECE Internship is unique as we create a separate virtual entity for interns. The virtual organization have interns joining from Management, Technology, Fine Arts, Commerce, and Engineering. All responsibilities starting from the CEO of the virtual organization to each employee is an intern. It gives them the holistic experience of the organization and makes them responsible. Mentors assure the learning of every intern. We believe candidates going through this experience will be able to contribute meaningfully to their professional life and ultimately to society. This innovative idea is called "Internship Incubation".

Internships Details

Qualification


  • BA, MA Education (ECCE)

  • Masters in any of Professional course

  • All relevant PGD, Certificate/Vocational course


Requirements

  • Candidates should carry the highest level of knowledge

  • Candidates should be dynamic, active, go-getter, and ambitious

  • Positive attitude and Problem-solving skills are key

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite

More Details


  • Internships will be full-time for short (1-2-3months), and mid (6-12months) periods

  • Instead of Salary, candidates will get assured learning in a challenging environment

  • Due to COVID19, internships will be organized in virtual working mode

Virtual Office setup

As we work remotely, the following things are mandatory

      • Personal laptop or full-time access to Desktop computer

      • A mobile phone with good quality camera and memory storage

      • Full-time access to high-speed internet connection

Selection Process

https://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Fforms.gle%2FHE2vEgCc9mMKTEky8&sa=D

Our Intern recruitment process is very simple.

  1. Fill Application Form: Apply by clicking a flashing image next to this section. Candidates can share their CVs.

  2. Personal Interview: Our recruitment teams will connect with you immediately for further discussions.

  3. Project Detailing Exercise: Candidates will be expected to detail the project implementation plan.

  4. HR Onboarding Process: Selected candidates will have to go through the HR onboarding process

Proposed Projects - Education

Project 1: Online Course Publishing

Title

Conceptualizing, Creating, Publishing Online Course through a MOOC

Details

In the current scenario, online teacher training is becoming essential and every organization is trying their best to work with it. Candidates also need to go beyond the physical modules and learn the skills to create their own courses using available MOOCs. Digital Learning materials demands the ability to create soft documents, audio, videos. These platforms also provide the facility to conduct the assessments in a very innovative way. This project will expect the candidate to develop the Teacher/Parent Training modules considering distance learning mode.

Expected Output

  • Creating a course on Home-as-a-Learning-SPACE for Parents/Teachers

  • Creating a self-paced self-monitored courses content

  • Adding periodic and interesting assessments are included in the course track

  • Recording highly professional audios, videos for the course

  • Publishing material online through the selected MOOC

Project 2: SPACE Educational kits

Title

Developing Educational kits for Home-as-a-Learning-SPACE

Details

Parents and teachers endorse SPACE’s foundational thoughts, but we realized that sometimes they found themselves short of material to implement those ideas. Therefore, we propose to develop Educational Kits which can supplement educational material available at home. Most importantly, this Kit should include a detailed note on the Educational importance of each object, the process to use it and assess the learning.

Expected Output

  • Educational Kit covering all developmental domains of Early years

  • A booklet with detailed notes on educational importance of objects, processes

  • Videos gallery of demos of each object with children

  • Pre-Post test study with 30 children to assure utility of the Kit

Project 3: National Conference on ECE

Title

Planning and Organizing National-Level Conference on ECE

Details

SpacECE wants to make sure that all ECE experts come together and decide the direction for the ECE domain in the middle of Pandemic. We strongly believe that there is a need to bring all ECE experts together. This internship project will be focused on event preparation, communication and organizing. Candidates need expertise in the ECE domain to decide the topics, speakers and their presentation. Similarly, strong written, oral communication skill and other softs skills are required to complete the responsibilities.

Expected Output

  • Preparing circulation material, topics, publishing material

  • Listing, and confirming the Key Note and all guest speakers

  • Completing all formalities for accepting, publishing research papers

Project 4: Video library

Title

Creating video library and sorting, labelling, detailing the videos

Details

SpacECE already has more than 1000 videos of children taken during their early ages. All of them carry educational importance specifically for the academicians and researchers coming from the ECE background. We want to create a good video library of those all videos and then categories them according to the child development domains or milestones. Similarly, those videos need to assign appropriate titles, add descriptions and editing videos.

Expected Output

  • Video Library of the videos of children in their early age

  • Labelling, adding descriptions, sorting of videos

  • Requesting more videos from the parents and getting permission

Proposed Projects - Art

Project 1: Graphic Artist

Title

Designing the art work, preparing promos and enriching material


Details

SpacECE expects creativity and innovation in its all kind of work. It is appreciated more when things are visually rich. Every material published by the organization has to stand out and should reflect our commitment to aesthetics. We are looking for Graphic Artist to work on the digital and print material. The candidate will also work on the presentations, websites and overall branding.


Responsibilities

  • Develop promotional materials

  • Perform online marketing and promotion

  • Assist with documentation and analysis of program/exhibit/shows


Requirements

  • Degree in Fine Art, 2D/3D Art

  • Excellent computer skills are a must

  • Experience working on the Web and in social media

  • Excellent research, written and oral communication skills

  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail are important

  • Needs to be able to work independently with minimal supervision

  • A strong interest in entering a position in the non-profit sector

Project 2: Video Editor

Title

Preparing the promos and editing the video recorded during the online training


Details

SpacECE widely circulates its publicity and promotional material. At the same time, there are specific products that have video content. We are running our YouTube channel and want to make sure that high-quality educational content is delivered through it. Video footage generated during online training also needs careful editing as it will be reproduced in other educational material. Apart from this, a candidate is expected to video-record promos, interviews and many more.


Responsibilities

  • Gather and transfer all forms of media into editing software and ensure each was updated in the correct format

  • Operate computer editing systems and equipment used for video media and effects

  • Establish a clear understanding of the storyline and purpose of the video's creation

  • Create an initial proposed storyboard draft of video and receive approval before beginning to digitally alter video

  • Improve video and sound quality using various video software

  • Edit video to include preselected music, interviews, sound clips and other important aspects of the project

  • Ensure the correct formatting and presentation for finalized videos


Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in film editing or related degree is required

  • Professional mastery of video and audio editing software and programs

  • Ability to multitask and work toward several milestones on various projects

  • Creative experience in filmmaking and videography

  • Ability to understand the desired outcome of a project when meeting with clients and ability to bring them to life

  • Experience editing various video projects and inserting sound effects, music and transitions

  • Proficient in creating concept boards and other visual representations of planned edits for video projects

  • Excellent communication skills are required to have a solid understanding of project scope and implementation

  • Ability to collaborate well with other creative professionals to supply clients with top-notch finalized products

Proposed Projects - Technology

Project 1: Android Aggregator App

Title

Developing Android Aggregator App to provide the Educational services


Details

SpacECE is providing customized educational services to individuals, and organizations, which includes developing various learning corners in the home, on-call consultation for learning difficulties and many more. SpacECE is planning to develop an aggregator app (like UBER) where customers can enrol and consultants can also join. The application will have a detailed profile of consultants and those will be assigned based on the initial BOT interactions.


Responsibilities

  • Design and build advanced applications for the Android platform

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define, design, and ship new features

  • Work with outside data sources and APIs

  • Unit-test code for robustness, including edge cases, usability, and general reliability

  • Work on bug fixing and improving application performance


Requirements

  • BE/MS/MSc/MCA degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject

  • Proven software development experience and Android skills development

  • Proven working experience in Android app development

  • Have published at least one original Android app

  • Experience with Android SDK, Local Databases and MySQL

  • Experience working with remote data via REST and JSON

  • Experience with third-party libraries and APIs

  • Working knowledge of the general mobile landscape, architectures, trends

  • Solid understanding of the full mobile development life cycle.


Project 2: Telegram API Integration

Title

Telegram API Integration in the web-based and mobile applications


Details

One of the SpacECE goals is to convince the masses about the importance of Early Childhood Education (ECE). We have started various focused Telegram channels for the same. We want to utilize Telegram APIs to ease the communication in those channels. Similarly, we are running Telegram Classes where students join to learn about the ECE. We want to improve one-on-one communication by implementing customized mass messaging or similar other features. Most importantly, we want to develop BOT which can handle primary customer communication and help reduce the burden on employees.


Responsibilities

  • Design and build advanced applications for the Android, Web-based platform

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define, design, and ship new features

  • Work with outside data sources, RDMS (MySQL) and APIs

  • Unit-test code for robustness, including edge cases, usability, and general reliability

  • Work on bug fixing and improving application performance


Requirements

  • BE/MS/MSc/MCA degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject

  • Proven software development experience and Android skills development

  • Proven working experience in Android app development

  • Have published at least one original Android app

  • Experience with Android SDK, Local Databases and MySQL

  • Experience working with remote data via REST and JSON

  • Experience with third-party libraries and APIs

  • Working knowledge of the general mobile landscape, architectures, trends

  • Solid understanding of the full mobile/web development life cycle


Project 3: Video Gallery

Title

Web Portal with a gallery of the Videos of Children restricted access


Details

SpacECE has more than 1000 videos of children categorized based on various Developmental Domains, with proper labelling, description and detailing. It is the best guide for the parents and rich resources for the researchers/academicians. Our plan is to provide secured access to these videos through a web portal. There will be a facility to upload the videos and get the consent of the parents. These videos can be included in digital materials like websites, presentations, documents for the duration of the subscription.


Responsibilities

  • Design and build advanced applications for the Android, Web-based platform

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define, design, and ship new features

  • Work with outside data sources, RDMS (MySQL) and APIs

  • Unit-test code for robustness, including edge cases, usability, and general reliability

  • Work on bug fixing and improving application performance


Requirements

  • BE/MS/MSc/MCA degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject

  • Proven software development experience and Android skills development

  • Proven working experience in Android app development

  • Have published at least one original Android app

  • Experience with Android SDK, Local Databases and MySQL

  • Experience working with remote data via REST and JSON

  • Experience with third-party libraries and APIs

  • Working knowledge of the general mobile landscape, architectures, trends

  • Solid understanding of the full mobile/web development life cycle

Proposed Projects - Management

Project 1: Sales (Incentive-based)

Title

Driving Sales of the various products and services around Home-as-a-Learning-SPACE


Details

SpacECE is aggressively working on Home-as-a-Learning-SPACE. There are various products and services designed around this concept. Marketing teams are deploying innovative strategies to reach the targeted audience using organic and paid digital media. We are looking strong Sales team to convert those leads into customers and established long term associations. Selected candidates will get lucrative incentives (20-30%) equated to their sales targets.


Responsibilities

  • Build and maintaining client relations

  • Work with internal departments to engage audiences and clients more deeply

  • Possess deep knowledge of business product offering and value proposition

  • Proactively pursue new business and sales opportunities

  • Be a brand ambassador and reflect company values at all times


Requirements

  • Masters degree in marketing or a related field


Desirable Work or Internship Experience

  • Extremely strong verbal and written communication skills

  • High-level proficiency with MS Office programs

  • Capacity to work independently

  • Passionate and self-driven

  • Competitive spirit

  • Professionalism

Project 2: Digital Marketing

Title

Utilizing Digital Marketing strategies for branding, and achieving sales targets


Details

SpacECE is in its scale-up stage and has set very high sales targets for this financial year. The organization has already deployed various strategies to achieve these targets, where focused attention to Digital Marketing is one of those. There is a need to plan and execute creative marketing campaigns using all possible Digital Medium, generate leads and get those converted. This internship will be demand high-level motivation, self-driven and achiever.


Responsibilities

  • Plans and executes all web, SEO/SEM, database marketing, email, social media, and display advertising campaigns

  • Designs, builds, and maintains our social media presence

  • Measures and reports performance of all digital marketing campaigns and assesses against goals (ROI and KPIs)

  • Identifies trends and insights and optimizes spend and performance based on the insights

  • Brainstorms new and creative growth strategies through digital marketing

  • Plans, executes, and measures experiments and conversion tests

  • Collaborates with internal teams to create landing pages and optimize user experience

  • Utilizes strong analytical ability to evaluate end-to-end customer experience across multiple channels and customer touchpoints

  • Identifies critical conversion points and drop off points and optimizes user funnels


Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in marketing or a related field


Desirable Work or Internship Experience

  • Proven working experience in digital marketing, particularly within the industry

  • Demonstrable experience managing SEO/SEM, marketing database, email, social media and/or display advertising campaigns

  • Experience in optimizing landing pages and user funnels

  • Experience with A/B and multivariate experiments

  • Solid knowledge of website and marketing analytics tools (e.g., Google Analytics, NetInsight, Omniture, WebTrends, SEMRush, etc.)

  • Working knowledge of ad serving tools

  • Experience in setting up and optimizing PPC campaigns on all major search engines

  • Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript development and constraints


Project 3: Financial Analysis

Title

Financial Analysis of current organizational status and planning coming FY


Details

SpacECE is planning to attract Engle investors for the organization and seed funds for a few of want exciting projects. The organization will have to stand out in the market with its robust Financial Statements in the coming years. There is a need to understand the current status, predict the coming three quarters and plan to achieve targets. Similarly, products/services optimum cost need to be decided with a detailed costing analysis.


Responsibilities

  • Perform financial forecasting, reporting, and operational metrics tracking

  • Analyze financial data and create financial models for decision support

  • Report on financial performance and prepare for regular leadership reviews

  • Analyze past results, perform variance analysis, identify trends, and make recommendations for improvements

  • Work closely with the accounting team to ensure accurate financial reporting

  • Evaluate financial performance by comparing and analyzing actual results with plans and forecasts

  • Guide the cost analysis process by establishing and enforcing policies and procedures

  • Provide analysis of trends and forecasts and recommend actions for optimization

  • Give suggestions to improve materials and inventory management


Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Finance/Accounting or a related field


Additional Requirements

  • High proficiency in financial modelling techniques

  • Strong fluency with Excel formulas and functions

Project 4: Operational Enhancements

Title

Enhancing overall operations of the organizations and improving the efficiency


Details

SpacECE has is appreciated by all stakeholders for its process-oriented approach. As it is our USP, we want to improve further and assure that organization continue improving further. The existing process can be documented and SOPs can be prepared with proper efficiency measurement variables. In addition to this theoretical exercise, suggested processes need to be executed with existing employees, and consultants.


Responsibilities

  • Plan communication channels with management, staff, and vendors to ensure proper operations of the organization

  • Develop, implement, and maintain quality assurance protocols

  • Grow the efficiency of existing organizational processes and procedures to enhance and sustain the organization’s internal capacity

  • Actively pursue strategic and operational objectives during internship period

  • Ensure operational activities remain on time and within a defined budget


Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Operation or a related field

Project 5: Business Development

Title

Identifying new market opportunities in the middle of the Pandemic


Details

SpacECE had niche expertise in conducting the online training on ECE and managed to reach thousands even though all our competitors are struggling to achieve minimum numbers. But due to pandemic and easy access to online platforms, our market share is decreasing continuously. There is a need to identify alternative avenues of Business. We are planning to work on an innovative concept called ‘WhatsApp/Telegram Classroom’. SpacECE is also looking for collaborations with established organizations in the ECE domain.


Responsibilities

  • Research and identify new business opportunities - including new markets, growth areas, trends, customers, partnerships, products and services - or new ways of reaching existing markets

  • Seek out the appropriate contact in an organisation

  • Generate leads and cold call prospective customers

  • Meet with customers/clients face to face, online or over the phone

  • Foster and develop relationships with customers/clients

  • Understand the needs of your customers and be able to respond effectively with a plan of how to meet these

  • Seeing the bigger picture and setting aims and objectives in order to develop and improve the business

  • Carrying out necessary planning in order to implement operational changes

  • Draw up client contracts - depending on the size of company, this task may be completed by someone else or agreements may not be as formal


Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Management or a related field

Project 6: Software Designing and implementation

Title

Designing and overseeing Android Aggregator App for provideing the Educational services


Details

SpacECE is providing customized educational services to individuals, and organizations, which includes developing various learning corners in the home, on-call consultation for learning difficulties and many more. SpacECE is planning to develop an aggregator app (like UBER) where customers can enrol and consultants can also join. The application will have a detailed profile of consultants and those will be assigned based on the initial BOT interactions.


Responsibilities

  • Design and build advanced applications for the Android platform

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define, design, and ship new features

  • Work with outside data sources and APIs

  • Unit-test code for robustness, including edge cases, usability, and general reliability

  • Work on bug fixing and improving application performance


Requirements

  • BE/MS/MSc/MCA degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject

  • Proven software development experience and Android skills development

  • Proven working experience in Android app development

  • Have published at least one original Android app

  • Experience with Android SDK, Local Databases and MySQL

  • Experience working with remote data via REST and JSON

  • Experience with third-party libraries and APIs

  • Working knowledge of the general mobile landscape, architectures, trends

  • Solid understanding of the full mobile development life cycle.

Project 7: Talent Acquisition and Consultant process

Title

Designing, executing and refining Talent Acquisition and Consultant onboarding process


Details

SpacECE is expanding its horizon which is possible only by absorbing the talent and associating with the experts in the domain on consulting basis. We are planning to establish a robust process to handle the talent acquisition and consultant onboarding process. Similarly, there is a need to standardize the documentation of the employees and consultants, so that Background check can be addressed during the later stage.


Responsibilities

  • Determining selection criteria, hiring profiles, and job requirements

  • Sourcing potential candidates through online company career portals, recruitment sites, job boards, social platforms, as well as print media, posters, and flyers

  • Managing hiring processes via electronic Applicant Tracking Systems

  • Evaluating applications and screening candidates via calls or emails, as well as facilitating pre-interview assessments.

  • Compiling interview questions and conducting in-person or video call interviews with shortlisted candidates

  • Preparing hiring forecasts as part of the company's strategic planning

  • Documenting processes and fostering good relationships with potential candidates and past applicants.

  • Developing hiring strategies and procedures in line with industry trends, as well as keeping informed of advancements in the field.


Requirements

  • Bachelors or Masters in Human Resource Management (HRM)


Additional Requirements

  • Ability to liaise with internal departments and develop hiring strategies and profiles

  • Advanced knowledge of effective hiring platforms that attract suitable applicants

  • Exceptional ability to screen candidates, compile shortlists and interview candidates

  • Experience in creating awareness of the company brand and establishing professional relationships with candidates

  • Proficiency in documenting processes and keeping up with industry trends

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Interning Institutions

Indira College of Commerce and Science

Balaji Institute of Modern Management

Bharati Vidyapeeth - College of Management

Indira Institute of Management, Pune

Vishwakarma University, Pune

Balaji Institute of Modern Management

Indira Institute of Management, Pune

Bharati Vidyapeeth - College of Management

FAQ

Is it a paid internship?

  • Yes. This is a paid internship after 3months. Candidates need to work as a unpaid intern for 3months and then remaining three months will be paid internship. For sales teams, it is an incentive based paid-internship.

Do you offer PPO?

Yes. We offer Pre-Placement Offers to our interns after due selection process. Packages will be offered based on the performance, Skill sets, position offered, and market standard.

What are the working hours?

We believe in flexible hours and you are not expected log-in during certain time in the day. But you will be expected to complete the assigned daily tasks and given time. Most importantly, is expected during official meetings.

How many hours of the day do we work?

You will be assigned daily tasks and completion of the tasks is important. You will not be assessed by the number of hours but by the tasks completed and the quality of the work.

Will I get the Letter of Recommendation (LoR)?

Letter of Recommendation is not for all. You get it only in exceptional cases when you perform beyond expectations and achieve certain significant milestones during the internship.

About SpacECE

SpacECE India Foundation

SPACE for Early Childhood Education

SPACE is the acronym of Social, Physical, Aesthetic, Cognitive and Emotional, which are crucial child development aspects. Additionally, to communicate our focus on the Educational component and children aged 0-8years, we use the suffix Early Childhood Education. 'SpacECE India Foundation' intend to work closely with the public education systems on capacity building and developing an eco-system for the overall development of children. ‘SPACE for ECE’ is another entrepreneurial effort to consolidate our decade-long experience acquired while working with non-profits, informal learning centres, international researchers and clients. One of the significant contributions is the Home-as-a-Learning-SPACE, where home itself is utilized for the learning purpose. We are also organizing online training and workshops called 'SPACE Talks'. Please refer to the attached organizational profile to learn about SPACE.

Our Executive Team

Aparna Chaudhari

Professional Experience

Aparna has 12 years of experience in child development, child rights and protection, child education field with managerial and program leadership responsibilities. She worked with organizations like ChildLine, Campaign Against Child Labour, and Kaivalya Education Foundation.

Academic Background

  • Master in Education Azim Premji University, Bangalore

  • Master in Social Work (Psychiatry), Pune University, Maharashtra

  • Bachelor of Social Work, Nagpur University, Maharashtra

  • Certificate in Social Work, Nagpur University, Maharashtra


Foundational Thought

Aparna believes that surrounding makes a huge impact on children’s learning and their overall personality, therefore it is our responsibility as caretaker, teacher, parents to enrich their environment with lots of resources to help children become a good human being.

Sachin Mohite

Professional Experience

Sachin has 13 years of experience in educational research, monitoring & evaluation, large-scale program design & implementation with leadership responsibilities in Non-profits and corporates. He has worked with organizations like Muttha Foundation, SAP, Reliance Games and also contributed to educational start-ups like Learning Yogi.

Academic Background

  • PhD in Education* (Active Citizenship Education), University of York, United Kingdom

  • Master in Education (Leadership) Azim Premji University, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

  • Master of Computer Application (Management), Pune University, Maharashtra, India

  • Bachelor of Science (Physics), Pune University, Maharashtra, India

  • PGD Child Psychology (JPIP); PGD Corporate Social Responsibilities (KInSS)

Foundational Thought

Sachin believes that strong, motivated and trained organizational leadership is required to see the community-led large-scale educational change and sustain it post- intervention.

Our Success

State-Level Consultation on ECE

SpacECE organised a Get-Together with more than 50 ECE experts from all over Maharashtra. It set the tone for serious efforts in the ECE domain. Ms Madhuri Sahasrabudhe (Councillor, PMC), Dr Suneeta Kulkarni (Granny Cloud), Mr Chittaranjan Kaul (CLR), Mr Nilesh Nimkar (QUEST), Ms Sushma Padhye (Grammangal), Ms Shubhada Joshi (Khelghar), and Dr Godbole (Chiranjiv Clinic) were amongst them.

SPACE Talks Series on ECE

We are glad to share that the 'MS Talk Series on ECE' was inaugurated by Dr Mr Mrs Godbole with the topic 'Enhancing Potential during Early years'. It was great to see an overwhelming response from 900 participants from all over Maharashtra, which included parents, pre-school teachers, Anandwadi Workers/Sevikas and NGO professionals. It highlighted the need to continue organizing similar events in the near future.

Video Gallery with 1000+ videos

SpacECE has a youtube Channel with various educational material. All videos of the online sessions are made available through the video gallery in the online and offline mode. One of the significant contributions is a video gallery on Children (0-8yrs) coming from the Indian context. We are inviting parents to upload content on a restricted channel, which will be utilized by University departments specializing in ECE for research purpose.