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Online Internship Experience at Child Rights & You, Mumbai: Online Crowdfunding, Video Editing etc.

· Name, College, Year

Harsh Khanchandani, Symbiosis Law School Pune, 1st Year BBA LLB Student


· Name of the organization

Child Rights and You Mumbai


· About the organization

Child Rights and You, commonly abbreviated as CRY, is an Indian non-governmental organization, which aims to restore children's rights. The organization was founded in 1979.


· Duration of internship

1st April- 20th May 2020


· Application procedure

One has to write an email to vol.mum@crymail.org which should include your CV and cover letter. After reviewing your application Pallavi Ma’am one of the volunteer heads will e-mail you about your acceptance and further add you to a WhatsApp group.


· First Day Formalities

Once you are added to your respective group, an online orientation session will be taking place. This will give you an overview of how CRY works, its objectives, initiatives, and tasks.


· Main tasks

In this internship, I primarily was involved with three tasks

1.) Online Crowdfunding: This involved raising funds for children of India's most vulnerable families to help them with daily education, health, and other basic needs. Each intern is given a target which he/she needs to complete. We interacted with several people explaining to them about the ground level initiatives taken by the organization.

2.) Video Editing: Each intern is provided with an opportunity to contribute their skills to the campaign. I was allotted the task of editing various videos on initiatives taken by the organization.

3.) Marketing: We were allotted tasks of promoting CRY's webinars, posters, videos, and photos on various issues to generate awareness amongst the general public and help them understand child rights issues pertaining to our country. This was done to spread awareness to compel Indian citizens to think about the need to prioritize children and inspire them to come forward and help. We could design our own write-ups, videos, illustrations, and posters for the same issue.


· Stipend

No stipend but an amazing experience.


· Good Things

My overall experience was amazing. I got to learn a lot about the problems faced by children in our country. I am happy to associate myself with an organization working on the grass root level to solve child rights problems. The staff was good and polite. By the end of my internship, I understood and learned time management, critical learning, and exposure to several social issues that are not focussed on in our society.


· Bad Things

None


Recommended for first-year students only.


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