Project Design:

The first component of the Virtual Internship provides you the opportunity to describe your community development initiative in detail and explain the reasoning behind it.

What Do I Need To Do?

To explain your community development initiative, you will need to answer the following five questions:

  1. What are you trying to achieve?
    • What is the societal problem being addressed, and what are the objectives of your initiative?
      Please note that your initiative can be imagined as led by either:

      • The government as a whole (local, regional or national level)
      • A particular government agency (e.g. health, education)
      • A coalition of civil society organizations/NGOs
      • Citizens
    • How will your initiative lead to positive change?
  2. Who are the key players?
    • Who is spearheading this initiative and why are they best placed to do so?
    • Who is the target audience, and how are participants recruited?
    • Will you partner with other organizations/bodies?
  3. How does it work?
    • What tool/s (tech or non-tech) will be used to reach your objectives, and why have you chosen these?
    • How will your chosen tools enable your initiative?
    • How will your initiative actually work?
  4. What are the risks and opportunities?
    • What challenges might your initiative face and what strategies could be used to overcome them?
    • Are there any opportunities that could be leveraged to maximize the potential of your initiative?
  5. How will you know if it is successful?
    • What metrics/indicators will be used to evaluate success?
    • Why are these are the most important metrics/indicators?
    • How will they be measured?

Please note that:

  • Each of the five responses should be between 100 and 200 words, so be concise!
  • Answers are worth 3 points each, totaling 15 points for this first component of the Community Development Project

How will I be assessed?


Project Design 
Each of your 5 responses in your project design will be assessed based on the following criteria:

  • Clarity (1 point)
    • Your answer should be thorough, well expressed, and logical
  • Comprehension (1 point)
    • Your answer should demonstrate clearly outlined project plan and actual impact achieved upon implementation
  • Originality (1 point)
    • Your answer should demonstrate original thought