©2018 by SMART ECO PARK

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Address

 

18/1 Usarli Budrukh, Panvel Dundra Road, Next to Ritghar High School, 

New Panvel, Raigad 410206

CONTACT

Contact

+91 80806 35001  +91 22 6630 8100   hello@smartindia.org

Opening Hours

9 am to 4.00 pm Monday to Sunday

Please Note: Visits to the park are by prior booking only.

©2018 by SMART ECO PARK

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SMART INTERNSHIPS

Interns from all different academic backgrounds and majors are invited to apply for the following roles:

EDUCATION AND PROGRAMING INTERNSHIP

Indicative list of potential roles and tasks:

  • Identify key learning areas around which activities can be developed.

  • Create innovative learning packages and activities for educational institutes or incoming student delegations based on their curriculums and syllabus requirements.

  • Concept test proposed activities by conducting pilot runs with target audiences

  • Set expected outcomes/benchmarks for every activity for students.

  • Create activity evaluation mechanisms to review the impact of activity on end-users.

  • Create special packages for students in which they can participate during their vacations / public holidays.

  • Lead guided walks through the Nature Forest at the park and help the students experience a complete ecosystem.

  • Engage students from different backgrounds in team-building and leadership exercises, educate them using cutting-edge technology, and teach them about selected modules such as alternate sources of energy and global warming.

LOCAL PUBLIC RELATIONS INTERNSHIP

Indicative list of potential roles and tasks:

  • Develop innovative promotional strategies to spread awareness of SMART around Maharashtra and India.

  • Conceptualize and conduct events in schools/various locations for promotion of SMART.

  • Visit local institutes and make presentations about SMART to administrators/ management/ teachers.

  • Network and connect with various institutes in India to market SMART Educational Packages.

  • Work with International Marketing Interns to conceptualize promotional campaigns.

  • Produce the creatives/graphic design/copy-writing for these campaigns.

  • Mobilize resources to execute campaigns.

  • Participate in various events/exhibitions which are relevant to SMART.

  • Conceptualize social media campaigns and conduct events to create awareness amongst the local and national community about SMART and its activities.

  • Write press releases about the park to disseminate to local and national publications

  • Communicate with and reach out to local and national press sources to stimulate journalists to write about the park

  • Reach out to local parenting and family organizations to spread awareness of SMART day visits.

  • Identify various avenues for strategic partnerships with local and national organizations which are beneficial to SMART.

  • Identify local and national corporates/organizations which can be approached for sponsorships.

  • Prepare customized marketing packages based on requirements/expectations of such sponsors.

  • Identify local and national organizations/trusts/corporates which can be approached for grants-based funding for the park.

  • Prepare customized proposals which can be sent to the above-mentioned organizations to solicit grants.

  • Partner with and create collaborations with local and national agencies/ institutions/ education consultants who will help promote SMART.

INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC RELATIONS INTERNSHIP

Indicative list of potential roles and tasks:

  • Develop innovative promotional strategies to spread awareness of SMART around the world.

  • Network and connect with international institutes to market SMART Educational Packages.

  • Work with Local Marketing Interns to conceptualize promotional campaigns.

  • Produce the creatives/graphic design/copy-writing for these campaigns.

  • Mobilize resources to execute campaigns.

  • Participate in various events/exhibitions which are relevant to SMART.

  • Conceptualize social media campaigns and conduct events to create awareness amongst the international community about SMART and its activities.

  • Write press releases about the park to disseminate to international publications.

  • Communicate with and reach out to international press to stimulate journalists to write about the park

  • Identify various avenues for strategic partnerships with international organizations which are beneficial to SMART.

  • Identify international corporates/organizations which can be approached for sponsorships.

  • Prepare customized marketing packages based on requirements/expectations of such sponsors.

  • Identify international organizations/trusts/corporates which can be approached for grants-based funding for the park.

  • Prepare customized proposals which can be sent to the above-mentioned organizations to solicit grants.

  • Partner with and create collaborations with international agencies/ institutions/ education consultants who will help promote SMART

VOLUNTEER DEVELOPMENT INTERNSHIP

Indicative list of potential roles and tasks:

  • Conceptualize and implement strategies to expand outreach to local and international volunteers and interns

  • Create long-term strategies and curriculums for interns and volunteers to encourage personal development throughout their duration at SMART

  • Conduct self-care activities for interns and volunteers to encourage personal wellbeing

  • Conduct bonding activities for interns and volunteers to enhance strength of the SMART team

  • Help interns and volunteers with their beginning transition to SMART

  • Lead local and international volunteer training

  • Market SMART volunteer and intern opportunities at local intern and volunteer fairs

  • Advertise volunteer and internship opportunities both locally and internationally

  • Develop reflection practices for interns and volunteers to document their work and their experiences

 

HORTICULTURE INTERNSHIP

Indicative list of potential roles and tasks:

  • SMART has planted over 200,000 plants in a barren piece of land. Most plants are native to India. Interns will be given instruction in a range of garden maintenance and horticultural tasks and be expected to execute them with a high degree of care and attention.

  • General duties include weeding, general clean-up, dead-heading, sweeping, raking, planting, potting, plant removal, and pruning. Interns will not use power tools or chemicals.

  • Interns would also get an opportunity to learn about Ayurvedic Medicine. SMART has an Ayurvedic Medicinal forest. Ayurveda is a 5000 years old Indian health care system that is widely practiced even today. Ayurvedic medicine is a system of traditional medicine native to India and a form of alternative medicine. In Sanskrit, words āyus, meaning “longevity”, and veda, meaning “knowledge” or “science”. Volunteers can learn about the healing power of nature and natural remedies.

  • Interns will learn hands-on about the latest horticultural techniques needed in tropical climate and water management systems for irrigation from in-house experts at the park.

  • SMART Park has an animal barn housing animals including some that have been rescued. There is a cowshed with purebred Gir cows. Interns can learn about and assist with husbandry, animal rehabilitation, veterinary medicine and animal nutrition.

  • Learn about primary and secondary succession in tropical environments

  • Assist students who are conducting research at the park

*** Horticulture Interns will be expected to conduct a research project on a topic of their choice during their duration at the park. The project proposal can be developed with the assistance of the SMART team before coming to the park, or can be decided upon soon after arrival.

ADMINISTRATIVE AND PARK MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP

Indicative list of potential roles and tasks:

  • Incorporate systems of management at the park

  • Developing logistics and facilities for overnight stay

  • Manage maintenance of facilities

  • Develop day-to-day schedules for park

  • Assist in the hands-on management work that goes into operating a 20-acre park

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