PRS is a leading research group with the mission to strengthen India’s democracy by helping Parliament and state assemblies to be more effective. These institutions make laws, hold the government accountable, and allocate public funds. It is important that they have information and analysis to perform their functions well, and that citizens have channels of engaging with their elected representatives.
PRS offers rolling internships throughout the year. The PRS staff consists of a team of dedicated professionals with different areas of expertise and is broadly divided into the research and outreach departments. While the research team analyzes legislative and policy issues of topical interest, the outreach team tracks the work of legislatures and legislators, manages citizen engagement, and is PRS’s interface with the MPs and MLAs. A prospective intern can apply for an internship in either/both teams.
About the Internship
The PRS Legislative is inviting applications from law students for their offline internship program in July.
Structure of the Internship
- The internship varies from session to non-session time. During a Parliamentary session, PRS’s work is guided by the issues raised in Parliament and interns are expected to work with the analysts on various research projects. They may also work with the outreach team to help with the media-related output. During non-session periods, the interests of the individual intern are taken into consideration, and he/she is matched with an analyst(s) or outreach team member doing related work.
- The successful completion of a PRS internship requires the intern to pursue and complete an internship project. The intern will be assisting analysts/outreach team members in their work, as well as undertaking an internship project.
- The duration of the internship is flexible but is normally between four and eight weeks. Interns are expected to report to the office for the internship.
- Please note that no accommodation or remuneration is provided. This is strictly an unpaid internship.
Expectations from Interns
All interns should have a deep interest in the workings of Parliament and the legislative process in India. In addition, an intern should have the following:
- Research interns: strong analytical and problem-solving skills and strong writing skills.
- Design interns: Basic understanding of design principles and familiarity with visualizing data and text. Prior experience working with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, or similar software will be a plus.
Applications for the month of July will not be accepted after June 20, 2023.
How to Apply?
Interested parties can fill out the application form by clicking the link given at the end of this post. The form has to be filled out in one session, and there is no option for saving responses. You are expected to:
- Write a short statement of purpose (not more than 500 words).
- Upload an up-to-date resume in PDF format.
- Upload a writing sample on any policy issue (not more than 1000 words) in PDF format, or a relevant design work sample (up to two pages) in PDF format.
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