In India, most law schools require students to intern with Social Action Groups, i.e. both Governmental and Non-Governmental Organization, Advocates, Judges, Companies and International Tribunals. However, students interested in boosting their research experience and/or interested in a career in legal academics do not have sufficient opportunity to get hands-on experience. In the United States and other Western
jurisdictions, global public interest internship opportunities can be sparing. It is to address this disconnect that India’s first global and research-driven law school, Jindal Global Law School of O.P. Jindal Global University is initiating the Global Research Internship Programme (GRIP).
Research Interns from any legal jurisdiction will have a unique opportunity to conduct research in one or two of the
ten research centres at Jindal Global Law School (JGLS). They may also be invited to assist JGLS in its publication
and administrative activities and help shape the direction of India’s global university.
JGLS accepts applications for GRIP throughout the year. During the academic year, internships will cover a period of
4-6 weeks. During the summer months, internships may be of longer duration.
All research internships are being offered for placement at the JGLS Campus in Sonipat, Haryana, in the National
Capital Region of Delhi. Optional on-campus accommodation can be provided, along with a nominal stipend.
Transportation to and from Delhi will be provided via the university buses. A shared workspace, including computer
and printing facilities, will be provided to all interns.
JGLS is seeking applications from undergraduate and postgraduate law students with interests in law scholarship,
teaching and research. Preference is given to applicants who are in the later stages of their legal degrees (i.e. 3-5 year
in India, 2-3 year in J.D. programmes). Overseas applicants are encouraged to seek alternate sources of funding for
airfare and travel costs.
Applicants should submit a resume including academic credentials, work experience and research experience, together
with a one page statement of purpose and the names and contact information for two academic or professional
references. Applications, nominations and enquiries should be addressed to: [email protected]
For more information, please contact:
Research Dean’s Office, O.P. Jindal Global University
Sonipat Narela Road, Near Jagdishpur Village, Sonipat
Haryana-131001, NCR of Delhi, India
Tel: +91-130-3057800 / 801 / 802 / 803 / 804 / 805; Fax: +91-130-3057808 / 888
Email: [email protected]