Policy Fellowships are 6 months opportunities floated for students all across India where they liaise with the local stakeholders and solve a pertinent road-safety issue under guidance of experts.
Doing so by collaborating with civic bodies, traffic police, public and other stakeholders to design a solution proposed by the people, getting it implemented by the people representative for the benefit of the people
Phases of Fellowship
- Phase 1:- Identify the problem talk to stakeholder
- Phase 2:- Conduct Stakeholder Analysis and identify the solution
- Phase 3:- Validate the Solution in Consultation with experts and authorities
- Phase 4:- getting the solution implemented
What our Interns say
With a dynamic and enthusiastic team we had started this internship in order to identify and understand the objectives of road safety campaign but as we further progressed we not only got to know about the objectives of IRSC but also how determined they were in implementing them for a safer India. So, we were glad to be a part of such a huge system and tried to give our best to it. We weren't sure if we could actually make it but fortunately after just a few trips to officials and residents we were able to pin point the exact problem and possible solutions and got them accepted too.
It has been a wonderful journey knowing that I have been a part of this programme
IRSC, a brilliant and selected platform for those who want to make INDIA a safer place.
Until this internship I among million others used to think that the now-a-days government doesn't have any regard for the safety of people. But during this internship, speaking and interviewing the officials I got to know that my thinking was false. Because, the way they think of implementing safety in our country has motivated me a lot and being a part of this work has built a stronger connection to my country and make it safe in every possible way. The part we did maybe small in the whole country but definitely we had the impact in that area.
Kudos to IRSC for making me believe in myself that however small part of the country I am, can make a difference to make India safer.
IRSC, a prominent initiative and a dignified platform for youth to showup their interpersonal skills and dedication towards the safer INDIA. It was a great opportunity to serve for the good cause. In this whopping world we team of four geared up to accomplish our goal of making roads safer and secure. As students it seems demanding to us in the initial phases but yes! “Small things make a big difference” keeping this in mind and making it as our soul weapon we carried our work further. Overcoming the barriers at every phase was the best part of it. With the guidelines of team IRSC and dedication of our team members we are able to execute our plans. Thank you IRSC for believing in us and making us the part of it.
It was a great pleasure for me to get an opportunity to work with the Indian Road Safety Campaign, Solve for over six months to solve the potential problems raised against the safety of the public in Surat. I worked as a group captain of the team of four members which helped hone my leadership abilities to its full capabilities. During the entire course of the internship, we collected FIRs, carried out an extensive survey, conducted interviews, and recorded videos as evidence to reinforce our work. I grasp the valuable lessons of communication skills and management skills in carrying out these tasks. I also get to know about norms and guidelines that must be followed in its rigorous nature while constructing roads. Finally, we prepared the comprehensive report including optimum solutions to tackle road safety problems and presented it to the Authority.
Implementation of our solution looked demanding at the initial stage but with the continues instructions provided by the IRSC team, their incessant support, and expert advice, it became achievable. IRSC imparted the level of confidence in me and taught me that you can achieve whatever you believe. Interaction with the government officials has been a great learning experience in terms of assimilating maturity and professionalism. IRSC has helped me to accomplish my motive to make our city a better place by eliminating problems that cause maximum accidents. Working in this internship has changed my personality in a better way, I acquired the technical as well as social knowledge. It was a great opportunity to serve for the good cause and I am grateful to Indian Road Safety Campaign, Solve team to provide me this wonderful platform. I would encourage everyone to join and support IRSC in their endeavor to make the road safer. They are very professionals and dedicated to their work. Those who are passionate and willing to work in the direction of serving the society, IRSC is the perfect place for you!!!
Through IRSC, every possible social interaction was done which was done which made me lose fear of giving out ideas for any possible development. This internship has been like a long journey which I never wanted to end and at the same time feel proud to make myself remember that somewhere in this huge developing country, I had also been a part. And I will continue forever to be a part of developing the safer India.
Thanks to IRSC for giving me such a wonderful opportunity and for me making my voice stronger.
Before IRSC, I used to think that all the road safety ideas wouldn't work because no one is going to implement them and stayed silent like everyone. But, after coming into this internship I learnt a fact that everything is possible with a bit of help and hard work.
We worked to make perfect solutions as a group and also did our best to let it reach the officials and amazingly, they were very eager to help us out in this area. The part we did maybe small in the whole country but definitely we had the impact in that area.
So yeah, I am a part of IRSC to make and build a safer India.
The Policy Internship programme of IRSC was a perfect culmination of technical, social and self-awareness skills with every phase bringing in its new set of challenges. This internship has given me a total on-field experience be it collecting the proofs, surveying the locality or judging the feasibility of solutions from technical and practical point of view. The most interesting part was the fourth phase where we had to meet with the concerned authorities and discuss our findings. Also the mentors and the IRSC team was very supportive and helped us throughout the internship with any problem we faced. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience of working as a policy intern and learned a lot more about road safety issues.
Previous Locations of Fellowship
IMPLEMENTATION in Samayapur Badli, Delhi .
Problem : Vehicle driving in wrong lane as the u turn is very far from Samaypur Badli Metro Station DTC buses stop at Samaypur Badli Station rather than at alloted bus stand which is few meters away from Samaypur Badli Station. Thus creates a rush at the exit of metro station which is already filled up with lots of autos.
Solution :View Detailed Solution.
IMPLEMENTATION in Gangapur City (Rajasthan)
Problem : Pedestrians directly cross train line instead of using under tunnel (small underbridge) specially in the rainy season mainly due to small width.
Solution : Construction of an underbridge with special focus on condition at the time of rainy season. Using Sewage treatment plan so as to use drainage water for useful purposes.
IMPLEMENTATION in Tonk, Rajasthan
Problem : At evening a massive traffic jam at T-point.The people coming from or going to Mahesh Nagar interferes in between creating more nuisance at that place..
Solution : Traffic light with in-pavement detectors:Sensors buried under the road which senses the traffic and thus adjust the red and green signal time accordingly.