Intern, Partnerships and Strategy

Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Bengaluru
Team Overview:

Firki is India’s first and only Online Teacher Training Portal: a world-class, open-source blended learning programme for teachers across India to access, use and transform their teaching practice. It focusses on general pedagogy, is designed for both in-service and pre-service educators, to improve their practice and student outcomes. Firki aims to reach out to 50,000 users through the teacher training portal across India directly impacting 1,96,500 children.

The long term vision for Firki is to be the most accessible and effective route to a high quality alternative certification in India. Firki takes a 70/20/10 approach to teacher training in which 70% of the learning happens through the on 2016 India Innovation Grant Program the job experience of being a teacher in the classroom, 20% through coaching, mentoring and communities of practice, and 10% through coursework (online portal)

Position Summary:

Partnerships and Strategy Intern is responsible for working with the Partnerships and Engagement Associate to develop the 2016 - 17 partnership pipeline for Firki by networking with stakeholders and strategizing for engagement with each.

Language needs - Intern to be proficient in English

  • Identify partners from the educational landscape for Firki
  • Network with potential partner and build strategy for engagement
  • Work with Firki in building roadmap for partnership and engagement
  • Create a database of Tier II and Tier III organisations for collaboration
Knowledge and Technical Skills :
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills in English and regional language
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office, and Google Apps
Competencies and Abilities :
  • Ability to be resourceful, take responsibility and find effective solutions to problems
  • Entrepreneurial attitude: working independently while also being a team player
Values and Mindsets :
  • Belief that every single child deserves an excellent education and that every single child has the ability to be successful academically, despite their background
  • Strong organisation skills
  • Strong time management skills
  • Strong work ethic and sense of possibility
  • Demonstrated self-starting abilities: able to be resourceful, take responsibility and find effective solutions to problems
 Education and Experience :
  • Knowledge of online marketing and good understand of major marketing channels, experience including but not limited to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Snapchat, Periscope and etc.
  • Team-oriented, motivated self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic environment;
  • Prior experience in building partnerships, new business development, strategy (preferred)
  • Knowledge of educational landscape of India
  • Previous experience working hard in a deadline-oriented, target-driven environment with respect for process and professionalism (preferred)
  • Experience as a program coordinator or project manager (preferred)
Intern, Partnerships and Strategy - Firki