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About the internships:
Manas Foundation provides Internship experience both in Mental Health and Gender sensitization areas of work as per the goals identified from the internship. Internship experience at Manas Foundation will give you a well-rounded opportunity to learn and practice in your academic areas as well as ready you with hands-on experience of the demands of the workplace in an environment of mentoring and nurturing.
Exploring mental health/gender sensitization landscape through advocacy, developing content for social media and IEC (IEC repository in gender and mental health; participate in study or research in projects running in Delhi, NCR, Dausa & Kumaon)
Identifying and researching on potential sources of funding and submission of proposals (identifying at least 3 such opportunities and sharing a brief note on rationale or applying)
Opportunities to learn through participating in case discussion sessions of writing case history and diagnosis. Hands on experience of the same
Two types of internships
- Internship requests from institutions
- Direct enquiries
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Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Deonar Mumbai.
Q1. What did this experience do for you with respect to your specific career development directions?Over the course of 5 weeks I have learnt about the role of a counsellor as well as the relationship towards a client. This skill of having to keep boundaries is very crucial for me as I was not much aware on how to set boundaries when giving services to a client. While observing the OPD sessions it has been clear to me to on how to state and establish that boundary.
Q2. What have you gained from your internship? What key skills do you feel you have developed? (Please give at least three examples, if possible) Some of the key skills that I have learnt over the course of 5 weeks are
Teamwork and communication- The capacity building workshops were very helpful as it gave us all an opportunity to learn from each other and also communicate with each other.
Zooming Out- This is one of the words that Dr. Banerjee always told us, the process of zooming out and understanding the situation from not only the medical lens but also the social lens was something that Dr.Banerjee constantly reminded us of.
Counselling skills- we were given the opportunity to conduct tele counselling which was nerve wracking but also a learning experience, with time by observing how calm and easily Kanupriya Maam talked to clients and connected with them was also a learning experience on where i could further improve on.
Q3. What was the best part of your internship experience?
The best part of the internship was most of the sessions with Dr. Banerjee as he would always leave me with food for thoughts. Dr. Banerjee’s zooming out technique is not only helpful in this field but also application in our personal lives as well. It is something that I often catch myself pondering upon nowadays.
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Deonar Mumbai
What did this experience do for you with respect to your specific career development directions?
Understanding how OPD works in a social work context
Exposure to client cases and discussions
Increasing awareness in topics related to my field i.e. reverse migration, YLD, treatment gap etc.
Regular documentation, something that is important in any job role.
What have you gained from your internship? What key skills do you feel you have developed? (Please give at least three examples, if possible)
Social media Material making: I have learnt the skill of making relevant media material and making it visual as well. This is a very important skill as social media is an important medium for information dissemination, brand awareness and fundraising platform.
Desk research: Because we were given research assignments and then these were followed or preceded by practical relevant sessions, I used to get a better understanding of the topic. This design of purposeful research is an important tool that Manas has taught me. Even when it is not an assignment I remember to go back and research more on the topic that was spoken about.
History taking and MSE: Even though I have a long way to go, I feel like I have learnt a lot on case building, observations, probing and other skills needed for HT and MSE. This is because I didn’t just get the chance to observe clients but the team made time to have a discussion with us on it too. Q3.What was the best part of your internship experience?
All the interactions by Kanupriya ma’am were very helpful as she used to talk as if she is answering a hypothetical question of how when what why and who. Observing her taking IQ assessment was interesting as I have done it before but this was a class apart. Even the candid speech by Amiya sir was very insightful as it used to be about a serious topic but with humour. That is something I need to learn because as social workers we are often just talking and dealing with problems and keeping it humorous actually makes it light for us and our colleagues.
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