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Subject: [liberationtech-jobs] VIA Tech & Social Enterprise Summer Internship -
From: Jon E. McConnell <jo...@stanford.edu<mailto:jo...@stanford.edu>>
VIA Tech & Social Enterprise Summer Internship
Yangon, Myanmar June 20-August 20, 2016
Join VIA for a 7-to-9-week internship program in the lively city of Yangon,
bringing your business or tech skill-set to companies, nonprofits and social
enterprises that are coming up with creative ways to address social challenges.
Myanmar is in the throes of rapid change, offering visitors an extraordinary
opportunity to witness this transformation first-hand. As the country opens up
to the outside world and resources flood in, local businesses and organizations
are rising to the challenge in new and inspired ways. You can be part of that
change as you contribute to their efforts and develop new skills, while
learning more about this fascinating country at a crossroads.
You’ll be matched with a host organization that fits your skill-set, and
connected with language-learning and cultural exchange experiences.
Participants will be accepted on a rolling basis until the program is full.
Applicants can expect to receive a response within two days of completing an
Our placements include:
Phandeeyar - Myanmar <http://phandeeyar.org/> Innovation
Phandeeyar is a space where the tech community can come together with other
parts of society — NGOs, businesses, and media — to build the tools and
platforms to accelerate change and development in Myanmar
Myanmar Mobile Education Project (MyME)<http://www.mymeproject.org/>
MyME was set up to engage with the difficult and pervasive problem of child
labor in Myanmar
Geek Girls Myanmar<http://www.geekgirlsmyanmar.com/#home>
Geek Girls sponsors workshops, events and hackathons, and specialized
trainings. Their mission is to “inspire and encourage the next wave of female
tech professionals in Myanmar.”
IdeaBox Myanmar is startup incubator and consulting firm focused on building
Myanmar’s online infrastructure and internet companies. It provides trainings,
business plans and models, support and consulting to aid creatives in realizing
Tagu Films is an award-winning Myanmar film crew, renown for their
documentaries. They do creative work, but also direct for clients such as USAID
and UNOPS. Their documentaries have received awards at countless local and
international film festivals, and have even garnered public praise from U.S.
President Barack Obama during a 2014 address in Rangoon.
VIA provides rich, immersive, cross-cultural learning experiences in the U.S.
and Asia that transcend boundaries, transform lives, and strengthen our global
community. Founded at Stanford in 1963, VIA is a private, non-profit, and
non-religious organization. Our Asia Programs include a Global Community
Fellowship for graduating seniors and professionals and short-term programs for
high school and university students.
Students applying for 8+ week programs are also eligible for the Haas Center's
International Service Grant program, visit the website for more information:
Senior Asia Programs Director, VIA
Asia/US Educational and Service Exchange
870 Market Street #656
San Francisco, CA 94102
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