With the intent on creating a lasting impact on the efforts towards women’s empowerment, Women Engineers Pakistan has partnered with renowned digital magazine Ananke e-Zine to offer an online internship program over the next few months.
While WEP is well engaged in activities aimed toward bridging the yawning gender gap in STEM fields within Pakistan’s education and workforce, Ananke Magazine has made strides to support organizations that seek to empower girls. Both organizations hold a formidable track record promoting initiatives that can help further their shared goals, and have collaborated in the past to bring young female mavericks to the spotlight. Now, once again, they are teaming up to build a fulfilling online internship program that can enrich young professionals accordingly.
Pooling resources and work demands while in joint collaboration, Ananke and WEP have made three developmental categories available for interns to pick and build their own unique experience. Offering participation in Online Journalism, Media Management and Visual Support, the initiative aims to enrich participants repertoire of skills by developing new abilities while at the same time honing professional attitudes.
Ananke and its Brilliant Initiative:Having experienced abundant success in their pilot program which has recently come to a close, Ananke hopes to bring together a new global team to similar degrees of affluence.
With respect to the initiative, Ananke Executive Editor Sabin Muzaffar had this to say: “It is an exciting time for Ananke. We have successfully completed our pilot internship program, which saw us train brilliant students from Kenya and Australia. […] I am eager to initiate the second round of the program and it gives me immense pleasure to collaborate with one of Pakistan’s leading organizations – Women Engineers Pakistan – that strives to alleviate the plight of women through learning, mentoring and guidance. We plan to take it to the next level and have great things in store for our potential interns that will give them great professional perspectives and skills.”`
In collaborating with a media outlet such as Ananke Magazine, and a communication intensive organization such as Women Engineer’s Pakistan, interns will have an opportunity to engage in online journalism and reporting while working on digital platforms. Through their involvement in online campaigns across platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, participants will have the opportunity to develop skills in conducting online and offline interviews, gathering data and content as well learning the basics of search engine optimization. Additionally, the young women involved in the program will garner experience pitching ideas, scheduling and managing timelines and deadlines, as well as creating and handling work calendars.
In providing such a wealth of valuable work experience in an online and global setting, this program also aims to bolster international exposure of participants, while also contributing towards their professional development through opportune mentoring.
Women Engineers Pakistan's take:Always hoping to create as many ripples as possible within women’s empowerment, WEP CEO and Founder Ramla Qureshi said for a press release at Ananke that; “The Women Engineers Pakistan is always on the lookout for avenues that better prepare our girls to keep pace with the present world. We believe in progress through science and technology, but partnership with Ananke gives us a taste of professional globalism that we seek for our members. The intent is to marry STEM with present-day journalism, social media and other digital portals for women and girls to take on a well-rounded grooming approach.”
With such a varied and rich offering of skill development and opportunities made available to young women from all over the globe, there are high expectations with respect to the competitiveness of the internship appointments. However don’t be discouraged for a moment, and if you are in the market for a truly rewarding professional experience, be sure to follow up with this opportunity and apply!
For all queries and questions, please contact at:
Ananke enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
WEP enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org, Ramla.email@example.com