UROP Title: IAP 2021: Designing online curriculum for the Horizon Center refugee women’s program
Term UROP is offered: IAP 2021
Compensation: MIT Students Paid ($13/hour) or Credit. Non-MIT students - Credit only.
Supervisor: Heewon Lee
This project supports the Faros Horizon Center (Vocational and Innovation Center) for refugee women in Athens, Greece. The Horizon Center was closed from March through July 2020 because of the pandemic, necessitating major restructuring of the program. During this time we ran an online class with the beneficiaries via Facebook, WhatsApp, and YouTube. The center reopened in August but the government recently shut down all the public schools due to the increased number of COVID cases again.
We are looking for an MIT student who can help us create design activities/curriculum for the Horizon Center Women’s online program. All activities will be co-created with MIT D-Lab staff and Horizon Center design instructors.
More information: MIT D-Lab Humanitarian Innovation Program
- Work with the D-Lab staff and Horizon Center design instructors to building the online design curriculum for the women’s program that focuses on vocational skills, creative thinking, design process, and business skills.
- Develop curriculum including 8-10 activities for the Horizon Center Women’s Program.
- All activities require an instruction guide and a video or photo tutorial.
- Training the women’s program staff on the new design activities
Applicants should have and an interest and experience relevant to the project.
This is a paid position at $13/hour up to a maximum of $1,820 for the IAP period. The intern should be able to commit to working 20 to 40 hours per week over the course of IAP, from January 4 through January 29, 2021.
Interested candidates should email Heewon Lee for next steps.