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Scope of the JAINA Summer Internship (JASI) A
 
The JAINA Summer Internship (JASI) is a full-time, intensive internship offering U.S. undergraduate and graduate students a chance to work with a service-based community organization in a start-up environment. JASI interns receive hands-on experience that provides professional and personal growth in the areas of non-profit project management, IT support, and social networking/community building, as well as rewarding opportunities to support the global Jain community.
 

Participants in the JAINA Summer Internship Program will:

  • Learn how to develop a non-profit from the ground up
  • Discover their inner leader
  • Gain practical experience working with an established international non-profit
  • Work with non-profit managers for 40 hours a week over three months
  • Work with fellow interns and program coordinators
  • Selected interns will receive a $2,000 stipend for the duration of the program
  • This internship will be 85% virtual and 15% in person

 



JAINA: A
The Federation of Jain Associations in North America
The Federation of Jain Associations in North America (JAINA) is the  umbrella organization of local Jain Associations (Sanghs) in USA and Canada that seek to preserve, practice, and promote Jain Dharma and the Jain Way of Life. JAINA represents over 100,000 Jains in more than 70 Jain organizations. There are countless volunteers investing their time to support over 20 projects and 15 committees within the United States and abroad. This year, JAINA’s leaders have worked rigorously to bring new tools and resources to the Jain community. Our newest offering is the JAINA Student Internship Program. Read below for details. Two (2) interns will be selected for this year’s JASI Program.

 


Online Application Process A

 

All JASI applicants are required to submit the following materials to be considered for the internship:

    • 500 - 750 word essay that answers the following questions: Explain how your interests could spread awareness of Jain principles and/or strengthen the Jain community. Why are you a suitable candidate for this internship?
    • Undergraduate and Graduate degree transcripts (unofficial electronic).
    • Résumé highlighting experiences and strengths.
    • One letter of recommendation from a faculty member, community leader, or relevant previous employer.
    • Application must be submitted electronically to parth.savla@jaina.org in Word (.doc or .docx) or PDF file format. Please use the following format for file name: First Name Last Name_Application Material (i.e. ParthSavla_Essay).
    • Applications should be submitted NO LATER THAN 11:59pm EST April 24. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail within one week, please contact Parth Savla or call at 510-434-4249. Applicants should expect to hear final notification by May 8, 2013 as the internship will start May 25.

      For further information, e-mail: parth.savla@jaina.org or jainahq@jaina.org.

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Application Processing Timetable 2015

Student Internship Process

Application Opens
March 20
Application Deadline (including all supporting documents)
April 24, 11:59pm EST
Selection Process—Student contacted for interviews
May 4 - 10
Applicants Notified by JAINA office (Selectees notified via e-mail and in writing)
May 8
Internship Start Date
June 1
Internship Ends
August 14

 

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Eligibility Requirements A

 

This internship is intended for students who are home for a semester, either taking a leave or a "gap year." The following individuals are eligible to apply for JASI:

    • Current undergraduate students
    • Current graduate-level students
    • College graduates who graduated from an undergraduate or graduate school within the last two years

Students must be willing to dedicate time and energy to this internship and to JAINA. All students are welcome to apply, including students on the quarter system as long as they can commit to the full term of the internship program. You must be either a citizen or permanent resident (green card holder) of the United States or Canada to apply for this position.

 


Other Requirements A
 
Applicants are not required to be Jain or a member of JAINA. It is essential, however, that applicants show dedication to the mission of JAINA, the umbrella organization for Jain Associations that seek to preserve, practice, and promote Jain Dharma and the Jain Way of Life.
 
 

Selection Process A

The JASI selection committee will pick two (2) interns in good academic standing and with proven interest in the areas of project management, community building, social media outreach, and other related fields as they promote the Jain Way of Life and the development of a global Jain community.

 


Internship Dates A

 

The JASI internships will start on June 1st, 2015, and run until August 14th, 2015.

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Duties and Responsibilities A

 

This select group of young men and women from across North America will dedicate their time, talents, energy, and service to better the JAINA community. The assignments given to an intern on any given day could include working with project and committee leaders, implementing IT related tasks, developing the JAINA 365 Fundraising initiative, supporting the JainLink portal community, conducting social media outreach, managing inquiries, and attending weekly meetings.

 

While the interns’ responsibilities and tasks vary, all interns are united through individual daily check-ins and weekly group meetings with the Program Coordinator. There will also be opportunities to meet with JAINA leaders for leadership training.

 

 

 


Details and PlanningA

 

Dates:



The JASI Program has been designed to last 12 weeks. In 2015, the internship will begin on Monday, June 1, and last until Friday, Aug. 14th. A mandatory debriefing session will take place at the end of the internship.
Stipend: JAINA Student Interns will receive a $2,000 stipend.

 

Download brochure here.

 

 



FAQ’s A

 

General Questions About the Application
Do you have to be in college to apply? What are program selection criteria?
My school is on the quarter system. Can I still participate? Can I mail a hard copy of my application?
Do you have to be a U.S. citizen to apply?
How do I submit my application correctly?
Is faith or political ideology a deciding factor in the application review process?


About the Internship
Documents - Essay, Resume, Recommendation

How many people apply for the internship program?
What do I write about in my essay?

Is the JAINA Student Internship Program a full-time internship?
How long should my resume be and what should it include? As a JASI intern, where will I work?
How do I submit my letter of recommendation? Is this a good fit for you?
Who should write a letter of recommendation on my behalf? Is the JASI Internship a paid position?
To whom should the letters of recommendation be addressed? Is housing provided?
 
 
Yes and no. This internship is intended for students who are on leave or taking a gap year. It is essential, however, that students have the intention to return to an institution of higher education in the near future. The following individuals are eligible:
  • Current undergraduate students
  • Current graduate-level students
  • College graduates who graduated within two years from an undergraduate or graduate school
Yes. You are welcome to apply, as long as you can commit to the full term of the internship program.
No. In order to be eligible for Internship Program you must be either a citizen or permanent resident (green card holder) of the United States or Canada to apply for this internship.
NO. It is essential, however, that applicants are dedicated to the ideals and mission of the Federation of Jain Associations in North America (JAINA) - an umbrella organization for Jain Associations in North America with the mission to preserve, practice, and promote Jain Dharma and the Jain Way of Life.
 
 
 
 
Selection as a JASI Intern is based on the following criteria:
  • Commitment to community development through leadership and technology
  • Commitment to the mission of JAINA and advocacy for Jains
The selection process is highly competitive. Applicants are encouraged to submit a thorough application that illustrates qualifications, character, and commitment to community development. A completed application includes one essay question, a letter of recommendation, and a resume.
 
No. Please submit everything to parth.savla@jaina.org.
 
 
If your application fulfills all of the below requirements, then you will know that your application is complete and ready for submission.
  • All application materials must be submitted online via the application form.
  • All application materials, including the recommendation, must be submitted on or before the application deadline.
  • When a letter of recommendation has been successfully submitted, both the applicant and the recommender will receive an email confirmation with the name of the recommender who has submitted a letter on the applicant’s behalf.
 
 
500 - 750 word essay that answers the following questions: Explain how your interests could spread awareness of Jain principles and/or strengthen the Jain community. Why are you a suitable candidate for this internship?
 
Your resume should be no longer than two pages and should include at least your education, work experience, extracurricular activities, and volunteer experiences.
 
If you have access to your letter of recommendation and the consent of your recommenders, you may submit/forward your letter of recommendation via e-mail. Make sure to include your correct unique identifier number (date of birth, last four digits of your social security number.) You should also include the contact information of your recommender. You should only do this if you have the permission of your recommender.
 
If you do not have access to your letters of recommendation, please have your recommender forward letters to parth.savla@jaina.org. Please make sure the recommender includes the contact information required. We may follow up with additional questions.
 
 
The JASI Program cannot recommend who should write a letter of recommendation on your behalf. However, we encourage you to find individuals who can illustrate your qualifications, character, and commitment to community development.
 
Please kindly request that your recommender address their letters of recommendation to "JAINA Student Internship Selection Committee." They can send it via email to parth.savla@jaina.org.
 
 
This is the second season of the JASI Program. Interest in the program leads us to believe that we will receive a large number of applications.
 
Yes. Applicants should expect to work at least 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday-Friday, with occasional weekly meetings in the evening.
 
Is the JASI Internship a paid position?
Our JAINA Student Interns will receive a $2,000 stipend.
 
As a JAINA Student intern you will work remotely 85% of the time and in-person 15% of the time. If you are located in the San Francisco bay area, you will work remotely 50% and in person 50%.
 
All Interns are expected to intern full-time for the entire term of the program. The JASI Internship Program is a paid program.
  • Interns will be expected to work from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, Monday-Friday
  • Hours may vary depending upon participating and/or organizing community events or activities.
  • Please see Internship Timeline and FAQs for questions regarding the definition of "full-time."
We thank you for your interest in the JASI Program.
 
If you have any questions, please contact:
Parth Savla at parth.savla@jaina.org or 510-434-4249.
 

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