MSA has unveiled a new and different internship program. Entitled Placement for Practical Learning and Experience (PPLE), the Program strongly emphasizes practical field experience in the definition, planning, implementation and evaluation of social development interventions. It aims to expose participants to the range of partners (donors, government and non-governmental implementers, and international sources of assistance) engaged in development and the processes in involved in social development, including the decision-making and actions that surround program development and management.
The PPLE Program is like a ‘finishing’ school for young people interested in careers in development and seeking to deepen their theoretical learning with practical and relevant field experience, to improve their overall capability and marketability. The Program is designed to allow participants to spend approximately 70% time in the field to gain first-hand knowledge and for familiarization. ‘Field’ means geographic settings as well as actors and actions in development. Time will be spent with local communities and their leaders and facilities; and offices, management and staff of development partners. The remaining 30% time will be spent with MSA, with participants fully involved in the day-to-day processes and procedures for organizational and program management. See WHAT WE DO for more information on the work of MSA.