Researching reality Internship at Centre for Civil Society, Apply by April 27


Researching Reality Internship is for college students and researchers who wish to apply social and economic principles to real-life problems through in-depth research projects. It provides interns with valuable training in areas of research, analysis, writing, and above all critical thinking. Interns study various agencies, boards, corporations, departments, schemes and programs of the state governments and Municipal Corporations; evaluating existing systems to recommend sustainable and long-term policy improvements in the functioning of government structures. The objective of the internship is to further citizens’ understanding of the workings of the government and encourage greater independent fact-based qualitative and quantitative research so that the next time citizens demand better governance, they can back their claims.

The internship is open during a summer and also a non-summer period. 

Summer Internship

Researching Reality summer internship is a fulltime internship that spans a course of two-months between May and July. The summer internship is open to up to 25 interns and five externs (located in various cities outside Delhi), under the guidance of an internship coordinator, to work on individual research projects and participate in a series of workshops on research, public policy, and liberal philosophy.  The program nurtures collective learning and individual discovery, culminating in working papers on thematic issues, each providing policy recommendations for efficient and accountable government functioning. Some of these papers and articles go on to be published in academic journals and leading newspapers.

 The program is also an opportunity to interact with fellow interns, young thinkers from diverse fields representing various colleges within and outside India.

Interns will be expected to commit full-time during weekdays during the course of the internship and whatever time is needed to complete their field visits and other assignments.

Application Process:

Eligibility: Application is open for all researchers, college going students, graduate and post graduate, recent graduates, and IB students in 11th and 12th standard. International as well as domestic applications are welcome.

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Registration Fee: There is no fee for participating in the Researching Reality Internship, however, interns must make their own living arrangements and must cover their own travel and living expenses.

Important Dates

  • Application Deadline: 27 April 2014
  • First list announcement: Wednesday, 30 April 2014
  • Interviews: Saturday-Sunday, 3-4 May 2014
  • Final list announcement: Wednesday, 7 May 2014
  • Internship dates: 4 June – 18 July 2014


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