Introducing Deakin University – Australia !!!!!!!

We said it’s going to be Deakin Week!

Time to fulfill that promise

Deakin University – Australia is the very first “Fair Trade” university. Their curriculum includes special programs and courses about fair trade. In addition to that, they also encourage their Students (like Melody Murton & Rob Gentle) to meet fair trade partners in developing countries. The university also works closely with Oxfam.

Well, Melody & Rob were impressed with Conserve India’s social projects, innovative materials and our commitment to fair trade.

The most encouraging part of their visit (at least for us) is that – “they said the visit was inspiring and they hope to make careers for themselves in this field”.

As said earlier, it’s going to be Deakin Week! So, we have lot more coming up. Hold on there!

Opportunity Alert

We have always said Volunteers are integral members of Conserve India’s Family. Time for one such opportunity!

If you find this interesting, it will be worth to check HERE and also HERE

If you have more questions, please don’t hesitate to CONTACT US HERE

On that note, we also like to thank Ashoka for helping us to feature our requirement in LinkedIn. Thank you Ashoka!

Win a chance to INTERN at Conserve India & Conserve HRP – Open to Europe, UK and USA students only

We have exciting news for you – You can win a chance to INTERN at Conserve India & Conserve HRP with FREE BOARDING & LODGING for 1 Month

Who is eligible?

  • It is OPEN to Europe, UK and USA students
  • Bachelors / Masters in –  Design / Fashion Design / Apparel Design

What will I get?

  • One month of free Boarding & Lodging in Delhi, India
  • An extraordinary learning experience at one of the most reputed Social Enterprises and a famous sustainable fashion brand
  • School / Semester credit option will be analyzed case by case basis

What is the task?

Participants need to do ALL OF the following

  •  Like us on Facebook
  • What will be your contribution to Conserve during your tenure ? Answer the Q in less than 100 words. Mail this along with your resume to email –

 When is the Deadline?

14 February 2014 as per the candidate’s Time zone

What will happen upon submission?

Interview upon Invitation

When is the Internship Start Date?

It will be mutually agreed during the interview

What are the other Terms and Conditions?

  • It is open ONLY TO EUROPE, USA & UK students
  • You will get one month free boarding & Lodging in Delhi. Delhi is quite an expensive city to live. Boarding & lodging is only for one month.
  • No Stipend
  • We are not responsible for flight tickets, visa charges to India

 Where did our previous interns come from?

Our Previous interns were students of

  • London College of Fashion- UK
  • Lyon School of Fashion – France
  • UC – Davis – USA
  • George Town University – USA
  • University of Chicago – Chicago – USA

Top 5 reasons to intern for a Social Enterprise

Spring School Year is here! So are the internship applications and interviews.

What are the top 5 reasons to intern for a Social Enterprise ?

1) Organized – With too many short term goals, they will be more organized. Weekly task list are quite imperative for the proper functioning of the Social Enterprises solely due to their goals. Heads-up list are also equally important for these folks because often times these places are “one-man show”. And, that “one person” would prefer “heads-up”, as it makes their job easier than what it does for the opponent.  We like to assure you that weekly task list and heads-up will be honored in Social Enterprises.

2) No micromanagement – Contrary to the common belief, these places do not have any space for “micromanagement”.  Well, we have facts to convince you.  As said earlier, often times these places are “one man show”. When there is just one person, is there any possibility for micromanagement? Can there be a micromanagement during 1 on 1 conversation? You are very well aware of the answers. We like to assure you that micromanagement does not happen in Social Enterprises.

3) Skill application – Choosing between social good and expensive human capital is always a tough task for all Social Enterprises. Hence software skills, technical skills that come as value addition will be embraced and applauded at Social Enterprises. They value both human capital and their inputs.   These places are real assets for practical experience that will polish and enhance the university learning. We like to assure you that Social Enterprises are places that encourage skill application.

4) Soft skills – Rejections are part and parcel of Social Enterprises. Their rejections influence and shape the perseverance, motivation, persistence of the human capital. These rejections also pave way for too many negotiations and problem solving, one of the most important soft skill expectation of the corporate world. We like to assure you that Social Enterprises will heighten your leadership skills with many complimentary soft skills.

5) Community Involvement – One of the most sought after quality in fresher as well as experienced resume. It is also a treasured boon for grad schools more specifically top tier B-School aspirants. The beauty of Social Enterprises is that it not only adds sheen to the community involvement but also upgrades business and technical skills on equal front especially in terms of candidate’s profile. We like to assure you that Social Enterprise will augment your ethics along with legitimate business and technical knowledge.

To wrap up, our very own interns submit weekly task and heads-up to our Creative Director, Anita Ahuja as we are all working together for our current short term goal – NY NOW @ Feb 2014.

In our set-up, Creative Director, Anita Ahuja runs the show. Almost everything is between her and the intern, so there is no option for micromanagement.

We are always trying to divert the funds for social good. So, when our intern comes up with a new software skill for something as miniscule as photo editing, we make sure that we embrace even those teeny-weeny things.

Like all Social Enterprises, we too face rejections. But those rejections have gradually transformed our young and stupid interns to a matured person for the full time job market and also for the long life ahead.

With Spring Semester here, our interns are fast approaching the hiring season as well as grad school. And they say – “They feel complete as a rounded person with sound ethics, business and technical skills.”

And If you are an intern reading this, Watch out we have something coming up for you!