Internship / Jobs


                         Deadline for Application: October 30, 2017

Common Cause is known for aggressive policy initiatives, advocacy and PILs in matters of governance, public policy and the rule of law. Our recent PILs which have resulted in landmark interventions include the penalty imposition on illegal mining in Odisha, 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 also works on issues of governance and police and judicial reforms.

Common Cause invites applications for the post of Legal Consultant

Key Responsibilities:  We welcome only those applicants who have genuine interest in making a difference through citizens’ interventions. Legal Consultant will be expected to do extensive legal research, draft PILs, assist our senior counsels, provide legal inputs on a wide range of issues and maintain case updates. The ideal candidate will also contribute to the quarterly Common Cause journal and work towards media and web outreach, and assist in the organization’s ongoing projects on police/ judicial reforms and the rule of law.

Required skills and experiences


  • L.L.B. from a reputed institution/ university


  • A minimum of 3-4 years of work experience in the legal field
  • Experience of working on social concerns, human rights or other issues of public interest. 
  • Should have experience in drafting writs and doing legal research.
  • Experience of working with public interest litigation will be preferred
  • Should be well-versed with web/ digital applications, court website, Manupatra and legal portals.
  • Prior experience of working on policy analysis, advocacy and intervention will be an added asset.

Language: Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English is required.

Remuneration: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application procedure: Interested applicants should email their CV, along with a writing sample by October 30. 2017 to with ‘Application for the post of Legal Consultant’ specified clearly in the subject of the email.



Unfortunately, due to the large number of applications, it would not possible for us to provide feedback to individual applicants regarding unsuccessful applications. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

In case of any further queries/ clarifications, please visit the Common Cause website.