CIP is a structured 6 week summer programme for British-Indians aged 17+ to cultivate strong character for personal, social and professional development.

The Chakra Internship Programme is based in the Midlands and starts from July 2016. The programme will require that you make a full time commitment throughout its duration and actively engage in all aspects of it – we believe this is what it takes to develop.

The programme components are designed to support you and enable you to gain the most out of the process, to build understanding and strength.

APPLICATIONS FOR 2016 ARE NOW CLOSED

 


The Chakra Internship Programme is based in the Midlands and starts from July 2016. The programme will require that you make a full time commitment throughout its duration and actively engage in all aspects of it – we believe this is what it takes to develop.
The programme components are designed to support you and enable you to gain the most out of the process, to build understanding and strength:

1. Community Action Project

You will apply for a community-focused project based on your interests and will be expected to deliver real tangible outcomes by the end of the internship. The projects will require a high level of entrepreneurial spirit to deliver, but more importantly a determined nature and willingness to learn. You will be challenged from the first day, as well as given the freedom and support to create and deliver a tangible project that will be of value to the Leicester community. Your mentors will support you throughout the process.

2. Professional Placement

You will  undertake a two-three week professional placement based on your interests and aspirations. We have partners in diverse fields including finance, politics, design, sport, real estate and health. You will  build your network and learn directly from entrepreneurs whilst also understanding and learning about the drivers and complexities of different types of organisations.

3. Personal Development

Workshops

Weekly workshops will serve as an opportunity to address key practical, personal and academic topics that will be valuable during the programme and serve as a platform to develop new ideas, share challenges and reflect as a group. Workshop activities will be delivered by invited speakers, through exposure visits and personal awareness activities. Participation in the Workshops for the full duration is a mandatory and essential part of the programme.

Personal Time

You will be encouraged to rethink how you use your personal time during the summer internship. The structure creates the opportunity to focus on activities that enable you to develop and therefore requires a high level of integrity and commitment. This includes reading, analysis of current affairs issues, exercise, meditation, community work, helping at home and self-reflection. We have seen that this provides the most long-term value in all aspects of a participant’s life and future development.