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Morsel India Internship 2- Early Childhood Development


May 10, 2019 - July 25, 2019

Project Objectives

Morsel India (https://morselindia.in/)

Morsel was established on 16th June 2007 and within a span of 11 years, we have surveyed approximately 20 million households in 26 Indian states. We have worked with researchers from very prestigious universities such as MIT, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Columbia university etc. Morsel has expertise in both qualitative and quantitative data collection. Our work has earned us a reputation in the field of evaluation relating to the social policies, social programmes, survey research and profound analysis of data.

MORSEL specializes in field research by providing quality data through primary and secondary data collection using modern technologies. We have a technologically proficient team of data managers to ensure data quality and security.

Project Opportunities


The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund (SIEF) funds this project. The project is a collaboration among The Institute for Fiscal Studies UK, Yale University (USA), University College London (UK), University of Pennsylvania (USA), the Centre for Early Childhood Education and Development (India), and Pratham Education Foundation- ASER Centre (India). The purpose of the study is -

• To improve the health and development of very young Indian children living in poor rural environments, hence contributing to breaking the intergenerational cycle of poverty.

• To formulate a blueprint for early childhood development (ECD) strategies that will be applicable in poor communities, based on the use and empowerment of local resources, and capable of changing the developmental trajectories of children in a substantive way.

The Interns can be based in Cuttack or Soro, Odisha, India and will work with the Managing Director of the Morsel and concerning researchers. Specific responsibilities include:

• Prepare communication materials including op-eds, articles, social media for use in state and national media
• Data analysis of key data findings for the project
• Prepare presentations/handout for workshop and conference at state and national level.
• Assist to develop survey and/or study materials with the researchers.
• Assist to develop tech-based monitoring model for different projects.

Project Deliverables:
• 5 to 10 number of op-eds, articles, social media articles.
• One evaluation form/Survey and analysis of results.

Project Application Process

A letter of interest and CV/resume needs to be submitted to Bhartendu Trivedi (bhartendu@morselindia.org) by March 6.

Project Selection Criteria

• Background in public policy or global health.

• Excellent writing and good communication skills.

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