Magic Bus India Foundation

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Host Organization:         Magic Bus India Foundation


Organization Profile: Magic Bus was founded in 1999, Magic Bus works with children and young people living in poverty, in India, taking them from a childhood full of challenges to a life with meaningful livelihoods. We equip children and young people in the age group of 12 to 18, with the skills and knowledge they need to grow up and move out of poverty. Children on the Magic Bus programme successfully fend off destabilizers such as child marriage and child labor to complete school and become first-generation salary earners having secure careers in the organized sector. Magic Bus is recognized by the Great Place to Work Institute as one of India’s Best Employers among Nation Builders

Employee Strength - 2000

City:    Mumbai, India

Internship format:  Virtual

Internship Department:   Communications/ Institutional Partnership/ Impact/ Child Program/ CEO’s office

Department Profile: 

Communications: Creates and oversees implementation of the Magic Bus

Communication strategy for key stakeholders and to project manage the brand 

repositioning exercise.

Institutional Partnership: Accountable for building relationships and raising funds through Philanthropic organizations and large foundations

Impact: Impact vertical is accountable for the measurement of results, and works with several technical partners who help ensure objective and rigorous evaluations.

Child Program: Program Management for education and community learning program

CEO’s office – Research and strategy for the growth of the organization

Work description:

Communications (openings: 2):

  • Social Media Analysis – NGO Ecosystem
  • SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Audit of Websites - NGO Ecosystem

Institutional Partnership (opening: 1) :

Support the Institutional Partnership team to develop a business plan, build network with Family Foundations and establish linkages for resource mobilization. Also, write case stories from different locations covering various projects, standardization of concept note and presentations, data base template.

Impact (openings: 2) :

Impact team in Magic Bus conducts several programme evaluations every year. These are structured evaluations, in which primary data is collected and an analysis based reports generated. Interns can help us to prepare research brief of these reports for wider disseminations of key findings.  

Child Program (openings: 2):

NHKP Project

Case Study Preparation

Documentation work and good practices

Understanding the field challenges

Results Delivery Office (opening: 1)

Research projects:

• External research on education / skill development programs

• Benchmarking of outreach, impact indicators, program structure and costs

• Develop a knowledge management system for the organizations

• Detailed research of CSR / Institutional / Retail fundraising in India

Number of Opening(s):      8

Work Hours and Internship Start/End Dates: (Monday to Friday, June

20 –August 12, 2022):    Full time / Five days a week

Work Attire:      Casual

Additional desired intern qualification:  Candidates with keen interest in development sector

United States of America (Stanford off-campus)
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  • This position is open to all currently enrolled Stanford undergraduate and MA/MS students. Priority will be given to students enrolled in the Global Studies South Asia Minor.  
  • For summer 2022, proof of vaccination will be required for all undergraduate travel, with no exceptions. The final decision to proceed with the international learning opportunities is dependent upon factors such as a continued decline in case numbers and increase in vaccinations in specific locations. Policies regarding travel (domestic or international) and international internships will be updated as University policies evolve. Visit Health Alerts for Stanford travelers for the most current travel guidance and restrictions due to COVID-19.

  • Travel Reservations Requirement: All interns are required to utilize Stanford Travel, a centralized booking program, when booking air fare, hotels, or rental cars for their internship experiences.

  • Students must be enrolled at Stanford in the quarter when they apply for an internship opportunity (Winter), and will need to be enrolled in undergraduate study in the quarter when grant funding is disbursed (Spring). Applicants participating in off-campus Stanford programs are welcome to apply, but it is the responsibility of the applicant to compile, collate, and submit a complete application.

  • Internship participants must certify that they are in good academic standing, and may not participate in the program or receive or retain internship stipends if they are on suspension.

  • International students must consult with Bechtel about interning in the U.S. or traveling out of the U.S. in the summer.

  • Participants must be current Stanford students during the internship period. Seniors and graduating Master's students must postpone graduation paperwork until the internship ends, but may participate in commencement. For summer graduation requirements, including details regarding enrollment requirements and information about participation in the June commencement ceremonies, students should contact their major department's student services office and Registrar's Office for graduation quarter petition.

  • Preferably, before beginning their internships, selected candidates should have taken at least one course regarding the internship region. The course can be taken in the quarter prior to the internship. 

  • Interns must commit to full-time work (a minimum of 35 hours per week) for at least 8 weeks. 

  • To be eligible for a stipend, students must maintain health insurance for the duration of their internship.

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