Live-in-Labs

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Live-in-Labs programme

Section: All

Location: Villages in India and Univerity campus, Kerala, India

Duration: 3 months to extendable

Availability: Flexible and to be decided

Hosting structure:  Amrita University, one of the top 200 universities in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) countries developed the Live-in Labs Programme where many EPFL students participate every year.

Accommodation, meals and transport: Will be arranged upon a subsidised rate

Project description: The Live-in-Labs have varied focus areas such as energy, water, healthcare, education, waste management, ICT, and skill building. Undergraduates and graduates students from EPFL, who would like to get an experiential learning opportunity, can go and spend 3 months to a semester in one of the live-in-labs in India. Students become part of the interdisciplinary team of students and faculty and each team is guided by a group of two to three faculty members.The  students will share village life and observe and understand problems encompassing health and hygiene, energy, water, waste, environment, etc., touching the villagers’ lives, and define projects that seek to address these problems, devise solutions, implement, test and eventually demonstrate innovative solutions. One definitive achievement is that they will receive a deeper understanding of challenges faced by emerging developing countries. This gives the important opportunity since emerging countries have the largest opportunity for new ideas and innovative solutions.

Required skills: Open minded,flexible, proactive, team working and building skills, innovative and creative thinking.

Description of Project and Project title: Kindly see the attached document : Yuva Internships

Contact: Rajasundar Chandran, yip.yuva@epfl.ch