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International Internships

Apply to Vidhi's international internship program

Overview

The Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy (‘Vidhi’) is an independent think-tank doing legal research to make better laws and improve governance for the public good. We do this through high quality, peer reviewed original legal research; through engaging with the Government of India, state governments and other public institutions to both inform policymaking and to effectively convert policy into law. Vidhi has offices in New Delhi, Karnataka and Maharashtra.

The internship programme at Vidhi provides an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds to engage in research on cutting-edge global issues of law and policy. The internship offers a pre-professional and practical public policy work experience through a placement in one of our key research areas.

What is involved?

Our internships are virtual and last for a minimum of 8 weeks and a maximum of 12 weeks. Interns benefit from direct involvement in projects across a wide range of topics such as constitutional research, emerging issues around technology and the law, urban governance, public health, among others, while also supporting operations and events. 

Working closely with a network of subject experts, interns will have the opportunity to execute their research ideas and have their research published. Interns will also have the chance to work closely with governments in carrying out research and legislative drafting and analysis in dedicated areas, and get a firsthand experience of India’s governance and constitutional frameworks. 

Eligibility criteria

A demonstrated interest in public policy or law or international relations is essential. Vidhi is an equal opportunity employer and neither practices nor tolerates any kind of discriminatory behaviour. 

Application process

Please send the following documents at internationalinternships@vidhilegalpolicy.in in one PDF file. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis round the year.

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter explaining your interest in the internship and in case you would like to work on a self-organised project, outline the nature of it and the support you’d need from Vidhi.
  • Availability – including both start and end dates 

Stipend

This is a paid internship. A stipend of $100 will be paid per month.