Monday, June 7, 2010

Of Internships and Fellowships...

The German Book Office is looking for interns. 

We’re looking for interns for the months June – August 2010. Young people with good communication skills, willingness to learn and some knowledge of books and publishing are welcome to apply.

Interns are paid a monthly stipend. If you are interested, write to us with a very brief overview of why you’d like to intern with us, with a resume and the subject line ‘INTERNSHIP’ to kurkalang@newdelhi.gbo.org
The Frankfurt Book Fair has created several offices throughout the world in New York, Beijing, Bucharest and Moscow.
Each office is a contact exchange and cultural mediator between the German book trade and that of the office’s host region. The German Book Office New Delhi began its operations from February 2008. It serves as the contact point between German as well international book industries and the book industry in South Asia. The main aim of the office is to facilitate more collaborations as well as business between South Asian and German book industries. The cultural aspect of the office obviously involves promoting German books and literature in the region and also making South Asian books popular in Germany.
Navayana-Avarna fellowship for NBT Publishing Course, July 2010  
In 2009, Navayana had sponsored five dalit and adivasi candidates for the Edit-Pub diploma course at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, as Avarna fellows. This year, Navayana shall sponsor the enrolment of five Dalit/ Adivasi candidates at the National Book Trust’s four-week Training Course in Book Publishing (in English) in New Delhi.
The details of the comprehensive course, where the best professionals from the publishing industry teach, are available at this link
Last date for sending applications: 10 June 2010. Course dates and timing: 5 July to 31 July 2010.
9.30 a.m to 5 p.m, Monday to Saturday. Venue: Conference Room, NBT
5, Institutional Area, Vasant Kunj, Phase II, New Delhi – 110070 http://www.nbtindia.org.in

Candidates must apply directly to NBT as instructed on the NBT website (and in the attached PDF on course information). There is no entrance test; any graduate may apply. There is no age limit.
Navayana shall play no role in the selection of the candidates. Candidates who happen to be Dalit/ Adivasi and are selected by NBT may then apply to Navayana for financial support (avarna@navayana.org and anand@navayana.org). Navayana shall pay the course fee (Rs 5,000) for up to five Dalit/ Adivasi candidates. NBT this year is also arranging accommodation for outstation candidates at Rs 3,000 for four weeks. Navayana shall also subsidize this amount. In all, the net value of the Avarna Fellowship shall be Rs 8,000. 
NBT also has an internship program for promising students from which the selected Avarna fellows could benefit.
Navayana therefore encourages Dalit and Adivasi graduates to proactively apply for he NBT course, and on selection, subsequently for the Navayana-Avarna fellowship. For any further queries, write to avarna@navayana.org

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