Internships

State Knowledge Management Centre on Climate Change (SKMCCC) established in Environmental Planning & Coordination Organisation (EPCO) is offering internship opportunities for the young professionals & research scholars as part of the academic programmes. Candidates interested to carry out internships in the field of climate change may directly approach SKMCCC-EPCO. Few feedbacks we received are as follows:-

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Ms Bhavya Tripathi

April 17, 2018

Ms Bhavya Tripathi

Topic : “Assessing Potential of Indigenous crops for Climate Change Adaptation: An analysis in context of Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture in Mandla District, Madhya Pradesh, India”

During my internship period, the organization gave me enough space to learn, explore and experiment with ideas. The title of my study was “Assessing Potential of Indigenous crops for Climate Change Adaptation: An analysis in context of Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture in Mandla District, Madhya Pradesh, India”. I used to have regular brainstorming sessions with my guide and seniors before and after the field visits and this helped me to keep a track of my progress. The climate change centre here provides a positive environment and a fair amount of flexibility to a researcher; ensuring quality work. The organization provided me with all support and seniors’ encouragement pushed me to do better each day.
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Ms Kanak Singh

April 17, 2018

Ms Kanak Singh

Topic : "Project Fellow for International Conference on Lakes and Wetlands"

I worked as an intern at Environmental Planning and Co-ordination Organization for three months. The experience was a helpful bridge to assess the gap between perception and the reality in the environmental sector. Nevertheless, I learned a lot working with the team with lavish experience in the sector and great knowledge acumen. The working culture at EPCO is welcoming, extremely balanced with strong work ethics and fun interactions among the team. This internship was a very positive step in my career.
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Mr. Shantanu Tiwari

April 17, 2018

Mr. Shantanu Tiwari

Topic : "Impact Assessment of Watershed Management works done in area between Kolar and Mandideep with respect to Climate Proofing"

Interning at EPCO was one of the most learning experiences during the course of my two year PGDFM at IIFM, Bhopal. While completing the project in a span of 67 days, I was exposed to a lot of learning both on & off the field. A vast range of secondary sources ranging from books, research reports, past studies of EPCO & papers on important topics were made available to support my learning and hence benefitted my project report. EPCO exposed me to practical implementations of various schemes & watershed development works taken under them in the rural areas. I was exposed to the practical problems prevailing in the area of Kaliyasot Basin under my study. Overall, I consider myself fortunate to work with such an intelligentsia & would definitely recommend other graduates / colleagues to work with EPCO. I take this opportunity to thank EPCO & all the members for their seamless support & guidance at every juncture of my project.
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Ms. Mrunmayi Jogdand

April 17, 2018

Ms. Mrunmayi Jogdand

Topic : "Analysis of smart city proposal And people’s perception regarding Bhopal city"

As a part of academic curriculum, I wanted to undertake summer training at a research institute or government organisation which specialises in the field of Urban planning and governance with special focus on Environmental issues. EPCO being a premier research institution in Madhya Pradesh working in the field of Environmental Planning was my first choice. The institute is not only located in a beautiful environment, there is also a great environment to work in. As a part of training, I chose to research on contemporary issues and concerns in urban areas. Reporting Officer was especially helpful about guiding my research to a proper direction. The working environment encouraged me to take part in various seminars and meetings organised in the department. All the other resources at the institute were available for my use. I found the overall experience very enriching and fulfilling.
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Mr. Preetam Karmakar

April 17, 2018

Mr. Preetam Karmakar

Topic : "Analysis of environmental concerns and people’s perception in context of Bhopal Smart City Project"

Being a student of Masters of Environmental Planning, School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal, I have undergone summer training at EPCO. I did my training at State Knowledge Management Centre for Climate Change (SKMCCC). SKMCCC has been designed as State Nodal Agency for addressing the impacts of Climate Change. I had selected EPCO because it is an important research institute in Bhopal with long ties of collaboration with my institute, School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal. The topic I chose was Analysis of Environmental Concerns and Peopleʼs Perception in context of Bhopal Smart City Project. I received valuable inputs form the subject experts and reporting officer which further helped in improving the detailed content of topic. The research was conducted via means of detailed literature study, primary and secondary survey, use of Mapping tools like ArcGIS and discussion with subject expert and academicians. I was also encouraged to take part in discussions and workshops conducted at the institute. We were encouraged to share our views and ideas on the same. Over all experience at EPCO was very enriching as a student gaining insight into how institute like EPCO functions and does research.
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Mr. Moinuddin

April 17, 2018

Mr. Moinuddin

Unlike many we in EPCO had the luxury of choosing our own projects to work, but with luxury came huge challenge of working on a project which when implemented should yield results. EPCO gave me the freedom of deciding the timeline of the project and also plan field visits accordingly. Though it was very short duration for us but it taught me the importance of field which I was working upon and also guided me at every turn. I take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped me complete my Internship.
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Ms. Sophia Rose Johnson

April 17, 2018

Ms. Sophia Rose Johnson

Topic :
1. Ecofeminism & Environmental Journalism
2. Rising environmental concerns and reporting in Newspapers: Case Study of Bhopal.

At the tender age of 17, I experienced what it is to work in an office that too a government one. For which I am grateful to the management of EPCO for giving me such an opportunity. From learning basic office etiquette to learning how to organize a programme at a large scale to how to present a work to how to conduct a survey and many more things, is what I got from the one month stay at SKMCCC, EPCO. I would like to acknowledge the cooperation given by all the people in the office, without whom I would not be able to complete the tasks given to me. Their utmost care and consideration made an environment which was comfortable for me to work in. Overall this one month had been a wonder learning experience for me for the lifetime.
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Ms. Kumkum Dubey

April 17, 2018

Ms. Kumkum Dubey

Topic : "Bird diversity and water quality at Upper Lake and Shahpura Lake in the regions of high human interaction."

The three months of the internship was such an enriching learning experience for me. It was an interesting journey, all because of the support and guidance by my guide and fellow intern. Adding to the perks was the friendly and motivating work culture.
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Tanvi Buch

April 24, 2018

Tanvi Buch

Topic : "The Role of Hindu Traditional Practices in Developing a Healthy Human-Nature Relationship and, in Turn, in Promoting a Climate Resilient Behaviour in Society as a Whole."

Interning at SKMCCC was an enriching and a fulfilling experience. Having worked here for 4 months and by observing the workplace I realised that, in spite of having been born and brought up in India, I was unaware of many local nuanced issues of my own home country, and that I needed to learn more in order to be able to contribute my best.
Because the centre is proactive in working closely with local communities and in incorporating their traditional ecological knowledge into building tools of knowledge creation and management to tackle regional climate change impacts, it is an effective place of learning for anyone who wants to understand firsthand the workings of an immensely diverse social ecological ecosystem and its role in a bigger global picture of climate change.
The team that tirelessly works towards the centre's mandate is not only very knowledgeable, but also an extremely supportive and encouraging group of driven people that will give their best to make an intern's experience at SKMCCC worthwhile, and will ensure that learning is key to the intern's assigned project.
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Ankush Mishra

October 3, 2018

Ankush Mishra

Topic : Preparing GIS based atlas for project "Enhancing adaptive capacity to climate change through developing climate smart villages in three districts of MP" May – June 2018

The experiences of working as an intern at SKMCCC, EPCO was fascinating and the experience I got was enough to mould me as I advance into my career ahead. I am thankful to the team EPCO for their valuable inputs throughout the duration of my internship. My primary focus of work was on smart villages, an initiative focused on holistic rural development, derived from Mahatma Gandhi's vision of Adarsh Gram. My scope of work involved doing various analysis in ArcGIS for the preparation of ATLAS report of Sehore, Rajgarh, Satna. Working on the project of Smart villages enabled me to understand the minute aspects for the sustainable development of villages that involves new agriculture systems based on weather forecast, reducing emissions of greenhouse gases by agriculture forestry, farming of drought tolerant variety and soil and water conservation. I feel my work was diverse and helped me to enhance my environmental awareness towards the holistic approach of smart villages. Apart from work, the team encouraged me to participate in seminars and workshops regarding my course. I am highly grateful for this opportunity and look forward to continue my relationship with the organization.
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Priyanka

October 9, 2018

Priyanka Bansal

Topic : Preparing GIS based atlas for project "Enhancing adaptive capacity to climate change through developing climate smart villages in three districts of MP"

Internship at SKMCCC, EPCO was one of the most learning experiences during the course of Masters of Environmental planning at SPA Bhopal for which I am very grateful & thankful to the team of SKMCCC, EPCO for giving me such an opportunity. During my Internship I was engaged in a live Project: “Enhancing Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change through Developing Climate-Smart Villages in Three Vulnerable Districts of MP (Sehore, Rajgarh, and Satna)”. I was engaged in the Preparation of ATLAS Report of the project using Arc-GIS Maps that enhanced my software skills & also enhanced my environmental awareness towards building resilience to climate change through Sustainable Agricultural Practices. The working environment encouraged me to take part in various seminars and meetings organized in the department. I was also encouraged to share my views and ideas on the same. All the resources at the institute were available for my Research. I would like to acknowledge the cooperation & encouragement given by the Executive Director EPCO & all the colleagues in the organisation, without whom I would not be able to complete the tasks given to me. I found the overall experience very enriching and fulfilling, and I would look forward to future opportunity to work with EPCO.