Module 8: Internship / Field Practicum
The Internship or Field Practicum in the certificate programme shall enable the participants to develop a broader national and international perspective on disaster management. The overall thrust will be to focus on issue-based work and complex emergencies for a period of 4 weeks. This could be linked to their term paper to enable the deepening of their specialization thrust. It may be based with organizations engaged with high quality research or practical work in the field of disaster risk reduction. It may also be based with any of the UN systems or government structures. Professionals already working in Disaster Management-related organisations (such as IFRC/RCRC) may choose a significant component of their on-going work to convert into a Field Practicum. The participants would need to engage in on-going DRR/Response programmes in respective locations.