About PRS Legislative Research: – PRS analyses legislation and provides non-partisan research inputs to Members of Parliament on legislative and policy issues. In addition, it is the only organization to track and collate data on the functioning of legislatures and legislators in India. The PRS staff comprises a dedicated team of professionals with different areas of expertise including law, economics, political science, engineering and communication. I would say PRS has put together a dream core team – have a look to see for yourself.
About Internship: – The internship projects will vary depending on the issues that come up for debate when the Parliament is in session, the needs of PRS and the interests of the intern. The intern will be working out of the PRS office. The project will provide exposure to and involvement in the law-making process in India. Each intern will be assigned one or two focused projects for the duration of the internship.
Who can apply: – Candidates with strong writing and analytical skills and some knowledge of law/public policy
Application Deadline: – 30th September, 2012
Location: – Delhi
Duration: – Min. 4 weeks (November-December)
Stipend: – Not mentioned, but I would not really worry about it given the team and the opportunity
How to apply: – Please refer PRS page for more info and application details
Editor’s note 1: – 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.
Editor’s note 2: – While it seems like an obviously relevant opportunity for political science, law and public policy students, I would think that for other streams students too (especially those with IAS dreams or political aspirations), this is a wonderful chance to get to know the system from inside.