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Learn about Scouting

The Jain Community of North America is pleased to sponsor BSA Troops in North America. Scouting is a successful way to train our youth to become good citizens and teach them live in peace and harmony with dignity within the community at large.
 

BEGIN the adventure!

Bring the best of both the JAIN principles and the Scouting experiences together to share the strengths for developing youth with:  

Confidence

Character

Excellent attitudes

 

Regions Impacteda

JAINA Upliftment Program will initially operate in the following states of India:

Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra. More locations may be added as per demand.
 
Statistics of families needing help:
 
According to statistics, approximately 17% of Jain families are living at or below the poverty level (earning Rs. 5000 per month). As a pilot project, we will start with small number of children and families to be supported / given education assistance.

 



Duration of Assistancea

JAINA sponsors should promise at least two years of support to each child and one year for family (while the head of household is undergoing skill advancement training).

The assistance may be extended each year, if the local organization deems it necessary after one year in the program (due to extenuating circumstances such as the death of the main earner, raising a child with physical or mental disabilities, etc.).

If sponsor chooses not to continue, JAINA will search for a new sponsor for the child and/or family.

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Correspondence with child and/or familya

You can correspond with the family in India directly. The child and/ or family will write at least one letter every four to six months. The partner organization and JIT office will assist with communication and progress report electronically and provide technical assistance.



How can you support?aA
  • $20 per month or $240 yearly will pay for a child's education (including hostel accommodation if needed). The cost includes school fees, room and board.
  • $50 a month or $600 yearly will assist a young adult with higher education (B.Tech, M.S, MBA, MBBS, CA, etc.).
  • $50 a month or $600 yearly will assist academically challenged children and heads of households with skill enhancement vocational basis training.

* The amounts shown above will vary on a case by case basis.

* Many Jain industrialists have already agreed to hire vocational training graduates with a starting salary of Rs. 10,000 per month or more depending on need.




 

 

Donate Today!a
 
There are many Jain children and families
awaiting your assistance to secure their future.
 

There are two ways you can donate:

  1. By downloading our Pledge Form
  2. Donate easily through our online donation form

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We thank you for your interest in the JAINA Upliftment Program.
 
If you wish to assist a child or family or have any questions please contact:

Dr. Sushil Jain upliftment@jaina.org


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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 growthin 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 the leader within
  • Gain practical experience working with an established international non-profit
  • Work with non-profit managers for 40 hours a week over three months
  • Work virtually with fellow interns and program coordinators
  • Travel with expenses paid to the following places:
    • 2013 JAINA Convention in Novi, MI
    • Siddhachalam (NJ) and local Jain centers for a hands-on Leadership Training Program
  • 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 an umbrella for organizations 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 Summer 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 Midnight EST, May 20, 2013 12p EST Thurs. May 23, 2013 . 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 26, 2013. For further information, e-mail: parth.savla@jaina.org or jainahq@jaina.org.

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Application Processing Timetable 2013

Summer Internship Process

Application Opens
April 25
Application Deadline (including all supporting documents)
May 20 May 23
Selection Process—Student contacted for interviews
May 23 - 27
Applicants Notified by Student Programs Office (Selectees notified via e-mail and in writing)
May 27
Internship Start Date
June 1
Internship Ends
Aug 25

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Eligibility Requirements A

The following individuals are eligible to apply for JASI:

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

Students on the quarter system are welcome to apply, 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 the Federation of Jain Associations in North America (JAINA), an umbrella for Jain organizations that seeks 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 1, 2013, and run until August 25, 2013.

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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 travel and meet with JAINA leaders for leadership training.



Details and PlanningA

Dates:



JASI Program has been designed to last 12 weeks. In 2013, the internship will begin on Monday, June 1st, and last until Sunday, August 25th. A mandatory debriefing session will take place at the end of the internship.
Stipend: JAINA Summer 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 Summer 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?
 
 
General Questions

YES. 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 organizations to preserve, practice, and promote Jain Dharma and Jain Way of Life.
 
 
About the Application
 
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 advocating 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.
 
Documents - Essay, Resume, Recommendation:
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?
 

How long should my resume be and what should it include?
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 Summer Internship Selection Committee,”. They can send it via email to parth.savla@jaina.org.
 
 

How many people apply for the internship program?
This is the first year 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 - 6:00 PM, Monday-Friday, with occasional weekly meetings in the evening.
 

Is the JASI Internship a paid position?
Our JAINA Summer Interns will receive a $2,000 stipend. All travel expenses and (Convention Registration costs) will be paid for by JAINA.
 

As a JASI intern, where will I work?
As a JAINA Summer intern you will work remotely 85% of the time and in-person 15% of the time, with trips to Detroit, MI, for the 2013 JAINA Convention and to Blairstown, NJ, for Leadership Training. All travel and accommodation expenses will be paid by JAINA.
 

Is this a good fit for you?
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-6:00 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.

 





Narrated by Eshaan Jain, Boy Scout, Troop 182, Wellesley, MA*



Bring the best of both the JAIN principles and the Scouting experiences together
to share the strengths for developing youth with:
Confidence
Character
Excellent attitudes



*For Mac users if the video clip falters to play:
1. Install Windows Media files (.wma and .wmv) directly in the QuickTime Player using:
2. Once downloaded required product from Microsoft, then
3. Reopen JAINA.org in Google Chrome available at:







 
 
 

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