Most summer interns stay for more or less one to two months. Please consider that the months of June through August are the busiest times of the year for our coordinators because of the sheer numbers of interns. Therefore, it may be more difficult to arrange multiple village visits and meetings during this time. Many informational interviews will likely be done I groups of 2-8 at a time to cater to the larger volume of interns. Day trips will also be done in small groups.
An average intern will spend the majority of their time learning about the Grameen Bank, its system, processes and procedures, as well as other organizations within the Grameen Family. We will not provide you with any clerical work, but small projects and assignments may be given depending on your level of expertise and out mutual needs.
One of the greatest benefits of interning at the Grameen Bank is the ability to observe and attain first hand knowledge from the bank’s employees and borrowers, and they are generally eager to share their experiences and knowledge with interested parties.
All Head Office employees have spent numerous years in the field, they have extensive experience of how to establish and run Branch Office. These offices are commonly known as the foundation of Grameen Bank’s work, and time spent there will give an intern a more thorough understanding of the loan process
- Assistance in drafting and preparing official documents
- Translating and editing documents
- Task specific internet research
- Assistance with and updating of websites
- Collection and writing of case studies for publications
The following is a list of various recommendations from some of our interns:
- First aid kit: non-stick sterile bandages, band-aids, Imodium and/or Peptobismol (for upset stomach and diarrhea), acetaminophen, cortisone cream, triple antibiotic ointment, betadine, Benadryl (or other anti-histamines), antacids, ibuprofen, mosquito/bug spray and cough/cold medicine.
- Miscellaneous: Lonely Planet Bangladesh (travel guide book), insect repellent, hand sanitizer, anti-bacterial wet wipes, feminine hygiene products (tampon, pads, etc.), head lamp or flashlight, camera, water bottle, passport, emergency contact numbers, etc.