The night long sessions at Gurunath (IIT Madras’s student hang out area), debating the socio-political issues that ail the country threadbare and propounding newer theories everyday over coffee and masala Maggie are one of the fondest memories that I have of my college days. All of us, at some point or other, have the spark that makes us believe that we are THE future of the country, we could change the way the system worked and we could fix what was broken, if given a chance. Well, this internship is that chance!
Brace yourself for 6 weeks of intense soul stirring and thought provoking debate and discussion sessions with the best and the brightest in the country. The real question is are you up for the challenge? The last date to apply is May 1st, 2012
About CCS: – CCS (http://www.ccs.in/aboutus.asp), is an independent, non-profit, research and educational organisation devoted to improving the quality of life for all citizens of India by reviving and reinvigorating civil society. It champions limited government, rule of law, free trade, and individual rights. CCS is an ideas organisation, a think tank that develops ideas to better the world, driven by the dream of a free society, where political, social and economic freedom reigns. In their own words “We are soldiers for a Second Freedom Movement”
About Internship: – The Research Internship Program Researching Reality provides a greatly valued and needed learning experience in real-life application of social and economic principles and in teaching college students the skills of research, analysis, writing, and above all critical thinking. Every year ~25 students are selected to participate in this internship program. The interns would be working on the topic of research that they chose which includes research, studies, field visits and paper presentation etc. They would be working in office for 8 and ½ hrs from Monday to Friday. A complete list of possible research areas can be found here
Who can apply: – Anu undergraduate, graduate or professional student or a recent graduate with a passion for research in area of public policy is encouraged to apply
Location: – New Delhi, India.
Duration: – 6 weeks (6th June – 20th July 2012)
How to apply: – Please refer to CCS page to download the application form and the application details. You may want to look at How not to write a CV before submitting your application. The last date to apply is May 1st, 2012.
Editor’s note: – Information above is my interpretation and paraphrasing of what I found on the shared link. If you have any more specific information on this internship or have interned in this program before and would like to share your experience, please leave a comment. Personally I feel this is a great opportunity for those who are seriously considering a career in policy making, management, IAS or even politics
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