The Institute of Rural Management (IRM) is visiting LUMS for their Summer Internship Programme and Internship Training Programme as per the following schedule:
Date: Monday, April 16, 2018
Timings: 6:30 pm
Venue: Sayeed Saigol (SS), Academic Block, LUMS
Target Students: Undergraduates- Social Sciences and Business Studies (3rd and 4th year) and MS Economics (1st and 2nd year)
Institute of Rural Management (IRM) is the largest capacity development and learning facility in the not-for-profit sector in Pakistan. Over the period of 25 years, IRM has developed the capacity of over one million professionals and community members. IRM also has the experience of developing the capacity of professionals in more than 20 countries, including representatives from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, India, Iran, Nepal, Maldives, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, and staff from Multilateral and bilateral agencies, National and International NGOs, elected members of the local bodies, civil society, corporate sector, government staff, through its series of long and short-term training programmes, field-oriented research studies, symposiums, national and international workshops and exposure visits. IRM is part of Rural Support Programmes Network.
Internship at IRM is a great opportunity for the young and fresh university graduates for inculcating and enhancing their skills through orientation and practical field exposure to development issues and poverty dynamics. Every year IRM provides an opportunity to young interns to groom into young officers enabling them to assist and often undertake critical development decisions based on their training, knowledge and field experience.
IRM offers two types of Internship programmes annually
• Summer Internship Programme
• Internship Training Programme
In both programmes, IRM offers interns with an extensive training where they learn to build their motivational skills, effective communication and presentation skills for enhanced results when interacting with rural communities. During regular and summer internships, interns work under the guidance of top-notch development professionals.
Summer Internship Programme
IRM offers Summer Internship Programme as a dynamic programme which provides a great opportunity for learning and training for university students from all across Pakistan. Under this programme, interns are attached to the professional working environment for six weeks where they receive valuable hands-on experience in the field of development. This unique programme provides opportunities for interns to gain both theoretical knowledge and practical field experience in research during the programme. The programme intends to orient the students about the social sector in Pakistan and enhance their skills on the current developmental issues through practical approaches, provide hands-on experience in the field of development sector, enable students to conduct research studies and provide personal and professional skills to students.
Internship Training Programme
The six-month Internship Training Programme (ITP) is a hallmark in regard to developing its own cadre of professionals at IRM. All the young university graduates, who join IRM, pass through this programme. The basic objective of the ITP is to identify and nurture such university graduates who exhibit potential and strive to become true development professionals over time. Believing in the fact that these young development professionals carry forward the norms, culture and the approach followed by the organization, this programme has been specially designed to provide them with the essential tools and techniques to groom them for optimum performance in the field.
It is mandatory for interns to attend “Orientation Training Workshop (OTW)” which is a 15-day long training designed for the freshly recruited staff of RSPs and IRM. This extensive programme has been designed in such a manner that it enables the internee to face all kinds of eventualities to handle any challenges that they may confront in their careers. The success of ITP is evident from the fact that graduates of this programme have reached management positions in Rural Support Programmes as well as various other Development Organizations.