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The Desai Foundation
200 Summit Drive, Suite 430
Burlington, MA 01803

info@thedesaifoundation.org
(781) 270-3655

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Tuesday January 1st

Desai Foundation

As we begin the new year, many of us make a resolution of health. Children living in rural communities in India also aspire to be healthier so they can stay in school and be a part of their community. But most of them don't have access to the basic education they need to learn to live a healthy life. The Desai Foundation is expanding their Bal Heath Mela program to ensure that more children have access to the life saving nutritional, dental and hygiene education they need through fun games and activities. As you make your resolution, consider helping these children make theirs! Donate through GlobalGiving. https://bit.ly/2Dviwvy ... See MoreSee Less

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Monday December 24th

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3 weeks, 3 products - cushions of different shapes, frock, skirts & chaniya
Week 4 starts at Sewing Skills Training Course at Basan, Gandhinagar
Dec 3, 2018 - Jan 25, 2019

Conducted by NEEV IITGN, the community outreach program of IIT Gandhinagar and Supported by the Desai Foundation

with Shradhda Jain, Roshni Patel, Mamta Parekh, Soumya Harish
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Wednesday December 19th

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Internship at the Desai Foundation, Spring 2019
New York

The Desai Foundation seeks a high-energy and detail-orientated person to participate in an internship program for the Foundation out of their office in New York. Reporting to the President of the Foundation, the successful candidate will work with the Foundation staff to further the ideals and mission of the Desai Foundation.

Candidates must be creative and enjoy working within a small, entrepreneurial environment that is mission-driven, results-driven and community oriented. The ideal intern will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. The ability to work independently on projects, work under pressure, and deal with confidential matters with discretion is essential. This role will have a strong emphasis on marketing. The intern should have have a strong interest in marketing, working with clients, and promoting the image and goal of a non-profit.

About the Desai Foundation:
We are a non-profit that supports various community development and public health projects in the U.S. and India. Our goal is to empower women and children through programs to elevate health and livelihood in key communities: New York and Metro Boston area in the U.S. and rural south Gujarat in India.
www.thedesaifoundation.org

Responsibilities:
- Strategize and execute on fundraising and awareness campaigns 
- Maintain knowledge of current trends in the non-profit field to aid in the expansion of the organization
- Maintain all social media platforms, post events and updates, and work to generate a larger following
- Assist with quarterly newsletters and other supporting documentation
- Assist in graphic design projects
- Events: assist on event marketing for our big fundraisers (Lotus Festival in Boston and Diwali on the Hudson in NYC), help with event planning/coordination

Requirements:
- Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, graduate level student or recent college graduate
- Proficient computer skills (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
- Excellent oral and written communication
- Proven organizational and time management skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Ability to handle and prioritize multiple assignments
- Excellent attention to detail
- Strong creative skills
- Graphic Design skills
- Web Design skills a plus
- Experience or strong interest in marketing and entrepreneurship a plus
- Social media skills


Specifications:
- 2-3 days a week
- Available for academic credit or paid
- The internship will begin at the beginning of spring semester in January
- The end date is flexible based on the intern’s school schedule

Required Documents:
- Resume
- Cover letter

Please email info@thedesaifoundation.org with applications
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Wednesday December 19th

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Seeking Non-Profit Management/Research Intern at the Desai Foundation, Spring 2019

New York

The Desai Foundation seeks a high-energy and detail-orientated individual to participate in an internship program for the Foundation out of their New York City office. Reporting to and being coached by the President of the Foundation, the successful candidate will work with the Foundation team to further the ideals and mission of the Desai Foundation.

Candidates must be team players and enjoy working within a small, entrepreneurial environment that is mission-driven, results-driven and community oriented. The ideal intern will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. The ability to work independently on projects, work under pressure, and deal with confidential matters with discretion is essential. This role will have a strong emphasis on research, analysis, and program planning. The candidate should have a strong interest in international development and operations as well as an innovative mindset around non-profit growth.

About the Desai Foundation:

We are a non-profit that facilitates community development and public health programs in both the U.S. and India. Our goal is to empower women and children through programs that elevate health and livelihood and enable them to dream beyond their circumstances.

Looking ahead to 2030, we are focused on making headway in the following Sustainable Development Goals:

#3: Good Health and Well-Being
#4: Quality Education
#5: Gender Equality
#8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
#17: Partnerships for the Goals

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Responsibilities:
• Maintain current knowledge of community development programs and generate ideas on how to improve the organization’s existing programs
• Maintain knowledge of current trends in the non-profit field to aid in the expansion of the organization
• Assist department directors with duties including scheduling, meeting planning, program research, and communication
• Update databases and conduct a core individualized research project
• Assist with quarterly newsletters and other supporting documentation
• Assist with the development stewardship process for the organization including but not limited to: online fundraising, data tracking, impact analysis and reporting processes
• Support development director in research and copywriting for grant applications
• Assist in campaign strategy for International Women’s Day and the 2018 event calendar

Requirements:
• Sophomore, Junior, Senior, graduate level student or recent college graduate
• Specialties: Nonprofit Management, Public Administration, Social Work, Sociology, Human Services, Development, Education, Biology, Healthcare or related focuses are preferred
• Proficient computer skills (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
• Excellent oral and written communication
• Proven organizational and time management skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Ability to handle and prioritize multiple assignments
• Excellent attention to detail
• A keen sense of research ethics and process
• Experience or strong interest in international development a plus

Specifications:
• 2-3 days a week
• Available for academic credit or paid stipend
• The internship will begin at the beginning of spring semester in January
• The end date is flexible based on the intern’s school schedule

Required Documents:
1. Resume
2. Cover letter

Please email info@thedesaifoundation.org with applications.
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Monday December 10th

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Before they were 2019 Grammy nominees, Jon Batiste & Falu performed together at our 2014 gala at Capitale NY. We congratulate them and hope they win in their respective categories (Best American Roots Performance and Best Children’s Album.) 🎊 ... See MoreSee Less

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