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APPLICATION FOR INTERNSHIP

Deadline for application: September 10, 2017

Common Cause has been taking up the cudgels on behalf of common citizens for over 35 years. We are known for aggressive policy initiatives, advocacy and litigation in matters of governance, public policy and rule of law. Our recent PILs which have resulted in landmark interventions include the auction of spectrum (2G), cancellation of coal block allocations, constitutional validity of Section 66A of the Information Technology Act and misuse of govt. advertising to name just a few. Many of our initiatives are about enhancing transparency and accountability in governance and about deepening democracy. Common Cause invites applications for internship from September 2017 onward.

 

Key Responsibilities: We welcome only those interns who have genuine interest in making a difference through citizens‟ interventions. The interns will be expected to assist a small, friendly team of professionals with legal/ policy research, case work, media and web outreach and field-visits, depending on the specific requirements of ongoing projects.

 

Eligibility: Interns could be PG/ Undergraduate students and young research scholars from any stream, though students with law and social work backgrounds will be preferred. We also prefer students from Delhi NCR region or those who can stay in Delhi/ NCR on their own and take care of their medical and material needs during the period of the internship. Senior students will be given a preference.

 

Stipend: The intern shall be awarded Rs. 6,000, subject to satisfactory completion of a one-month internship. Accommodation and local conveyance expenses will be borne by the intern. Out-station travel, if required by the Organization, during the course of the internship shall be compensated separately.

 

Application procedure: Interested applicants should email their CV, along with a short note (300 words) on an issue of public interest they feel strongly about and how it could be addressed to hemlata.singh@commoncause.in by September 10, 2017 with ‘Internship Application’ and preferred dates of internship specified clearly in the subject of the email. Applications not in the prescribed format will not be considered.

Selected candidates will be notified by September 15, 2017. Unfortunately, due to the large number of applications, it would not possible for us to provide feedback to individual applicants regarding unsuccessful applications.

In case  of  any  further  queries  and  clarifications,  please  write  to  contact@commoncause.in  with ‘Internship-Query’ in the subject.