JSCD offers challenging internships to
young people looking to make a difference.
Personalized and guided projects based on
the needs of the community and skills of each volunteer
* 2 to 12 week program
* Intensive orientation
* Weekly project support and contact
* Individual or small group development projects
* Regular field visits to get authentic rural
Volunteers should be adventurous, caring,
sensible, humble, and curious individuals. With those
qualities, you will have a chance to learn and grow while
contributing to the communities and projects that JSCD serves.
JSCD will provide the support and guidance but volunteers will
be expected to contribute enthusiasm and effort to make the
projects work. Development
projects are constantly evolving and often unpredictable, so
openness and flexibility are valuable assets. Creative
thinking, adaptability, and persistence are critical to any
JSCD starts preparing volunteers well
before they arrive on site. Program Directors and the website
guide each volunteer through the application process and
preparation for their program. On site orientation, led by
Program Directors will show you all the ins and outs of the
particular project that you will be working on including
safety, locations, and meetings.
Volunteers gain immeasurable insight into
the development sector in Pakistan while working with a
pre-selected project, and develop communication skills. The
center of the Internship experience is a hands-on,
collaborative development project. Projects range from small,
short-term disaster relief operations to multi-year
comprehensive initiatives. For details on JSCDís activities
please see the relevant pages.
JSCDís projects could not happen
without the involvement of the communities it serves.
JSCD works closely with each community to develop
long-term and sustainable projects. These ongoing projects are
supported by continual communication and collaboration.
Communities are selected on the basis of their need,
accessibility and the project focus.
and Adventure Activities
Varied adventure and cultural activities
are organized on a regular basis. These events are centered on
awareness campaigns and fund raising endeavours. A conscious
effort is made that during each program to highlight the
beauty of our various communities and enable volunteers to
gain further appreciation for the history and richness of our
Program Directors, Project Coordinators,
and support staff are composed of local professionals.
Volunteer to staff ratio is maintained at a level to promote a
personalized approach to learning and working. The guidance,
wisdom, and support of the JSCD team help ensure safe and
productive program experiences.
Often, the relationships between staff and volunteers
are as important as those with the community members that JSCD
the about us pages
to meet some of the people you will be working with.
Project Coordinators meet with volunteers
on an ongoing basis to ensure that volunteers are working
effectively and that goals are achieved. At the end of each
program, volunteers participate in exit interviews with
Program Directors. These meetings provide closure and
documentation for each volunteer's project successes and
experiences as well as helping JSCD improve projects and
Applications are accepted on a rolling
basis. Apply early to ensure your position with JSCD. Expect a
response time of two weeks after your application is received
by the JSCD office.
Application should include:
Cover letter outlining reasons for intention to intern
with JSCD, the type of projects you would like to be
involved with and the timeline of your availability
/ CV with brief educational, work and volunteer experience
Send your application to:
208 Shadman Colony 1, Opposite Khurshid
Park, Lahore, Pakistan
Phone: +92-42-7530044, +92-42-7573047