Suggested Itinerary (subject to minor changes):
- Program Leader: Philippa Brear
- Dates: 15 January to 4 February 2018
- Availability: 20 places
- Intern at the Jaipur Literature Festival, the world's largest free literary festival
- Get a taste of India's financial and political centres, Mumbai and Delhi
- Gain insights into the workings of a central Delhi NGO
- Experience Rajasthan's forts and palaces, and the Taj Mahal in Agra
Eligibility and Academic Credit:
To be eligible for this global intensive you must be able to participate as part of a work-integrated learning (WIL) course in your degree in the appropriate semester for the Jan-Feb 2018 timing. We require teaching staff confirmation of this.
|by 15 January
||Depart Melbourne (private arrangements)
||Arrive Mumbai (2-3 days)
One day sightseeing
||Domestic flight to Jaipur
||Jaipur (13-14 days)
Internship at Jaipur Literature Festival
|31 January - 1 February
||Agra (1-2 days)
Taj Mahal, Agra Fort
||Delhi (2-3 days)
||Global intensive ends; departure from Delhi to Melbourne (private arrangements) or onward travel (private arrangements)
This global intensive will fulfil the work-integrated learning (WIL) component of the relevant WIL course (in effect it is an internship), but you will complete assessments/other requirements for the relevant WIL course in consultation with your course coordinator.
This global intensive is open to students in the following programs:
- B Comm (Public Relations)
- B Comm (Prof Comm)
- B Comm (Advertising)
- B Comm (Journalism)
- B Comm (Media)
- B Arts (Creative Writing)
- B Arts (Music Industry)
- M Writing and Editing
- M Communication
Students will arrange their own international flights.
In addition to international airfares (at students' own cost), the cost of this global intensive is anticipated to be approximately AU$2,000, which includes:
- Accommodation (3/4 star hotels on twin share basis)
- One internal flight
- Some entrance fees, transfers and travel expenses
- Breakfast and some lunches (during JLF - see below)
Additional costs for students would include:
- Personal expenses
- Entertainment and other meals
- Mobile phone
- Taxis and other local transportation
- RMIT Tuition Fees
- Additional travel insurance
**Students are now covered by RMIT’s travel insurance, although you may require additional cover depending on your circumstances, please refer here.
The anticipated cost could vary due to exchange rates, group discounts and other factors.
Successful applicants will be required to pay a deposit towards the program.
There will be detailed briefing sessions prior to departure. More information to be provided by the program leader.
1 September: deadline for applications, to be uploaded to MOBI, and must include the following:
- Confirmation from your program (academic adviser) of relevant course enrolment
- Academic transcript (found on myRMIT)
- Answers to 3 questions from the Jaipur Literature Festival (to be entered in the statement of purpose field):
Q1: Please nominate your top 3 department preferences from the list below (see JLF website for background information: https://jaipurliteraturefestival.org/)
- Book Store
- Author/Delegate Registration
- Social Media
- Music Stage (NB: venue 15 mins by car from main venue; evening events)
- Jaipur BookMark
- Information Desk
- Sponsor Management
- Book Signing
- Author Liaison
- Venue Management
Q2: Why do you want to intern for the Jaipur Literature Festival 2018? (in 100 words)
Q3: Why do you think you are well suited for this position? (in 50 words)
No later than mid October: Interviews for shortlisted applicants
No later than early November: Successful applicants notified
Refer questions about applications to Philippa Brear firstname.lastname@example.org
Important information from JLF:
All departments offer a challenging and learning experience. Even though we ask for department preferences, the final allocation of the department depends on the answers in the volunteer application, the interview and the number of positions available in a certain department.
JLF intern program
- Interns should have a phone so they are readily contactable by SMS; it is advised that they get an India SIM card or an affordable mobile plan for India
- Training/orientation sessions for all interns/volunteers are currently scheduled 21-23 January 2018. These include Festival orientation and team-building sessions, delegate, author and sponsor bag packing, meeting with Team Leaders, and interaction with the festival producers and directors.
- For training, interns will be divided into team/department groups and will report at different time/days. Detailed reporting time, date and venues will be shared closer to the festival.
- We also plan a 2-hour orientation with the Team Leaders so that the volunteers can get a better understanding of their roles and responsibilities.
During the festival
- Working hours differ depending on team/departments.
- Team/departments working inside Diggi Palace (main venue) are required to work 7am-7pm.
- Interns must attend the briefing at the end of the day as we discuss the problems faced during the day and acknowledge those who performed exceptionally.
- For departments such as Logistics, Heritage Events and Music Stage, that work outside the main venue, the working hours extend to up to 11:30 PM.
- Intern roles are non-transferable.
- Admission to the music stage at Clarks Amer is a perk for intern/volunteers. This can be withdrawn for failure to abide by guidelines/code of conduct set by JLF.
- All volunteers will be given a festival jacket and a badge; these must be worn throughout the festival.
Accommodation and meals
- JLF will take care of the following meals:
(i) Snacks and lunch during the training sessions (depending on the hours required) and
(ii) Lunch at the festival venue (Diggi Palace) during the festival days
- All other meals have to be taken care by interns themselves.
- The meals are basic Indian vegetarian meals
- All volunteers will get access to the Music Stage, however, the dinner area for the delegates is out of bounds for all volunteers.
- As there is no fixed lunch timing, all students will have to take shifts under the supervision of their Team Leaders.
A deposit will be required for this program. The deadline for cancellations without financial penalty is TBC.
There may be alternative ways to fund your trip. Please check the Scholarships website and Global Mobility website for funding options.