Internships at PRS

PRS offers rolling internships throughout the year.  The PRS staff consists of a team of dedicated professionals with different areas of expertise, and is broadly divided into the research and outreach departments.  While the research team analyses legislative and policy issues of topical interest, the outreach team tracks the working of the legislatures and legislators, manages citizen engagement and is PRS’s interface with the MPs and MLAs.  A prospective intern can apply for an internship in either/ both departments.  

Structure of the internship

The internship varies from session to non-session time.  During a Parliament session, PRS’s work is guided by the issues taken up in Parliament and interns are expected to work with the analysts on any and all projects.  During non-session periods, the interests of the individual intern are taken into consideration, and he/she is matched with an analyst(s) doing related work.  

The successful completion of a PRS internship requires the intern to pursue and complete an internship project.  

The duration of the internship is flexible, but is normally between four and eight weeks.  The intern will be working out of the PRS office in New Delhi, assisting analysts in their research, as well as undertaking an internship project.   

Please note that no accommodation or remuneration is provided.  This is strictly an unpaid internship.  

Expectations from interns

In addition to a deep interest in the working of Parliament and the legislative process in India, an intern should have:  

  • strong writing skills
  • strong analytical skills

Interested persons can fill in the application formThe form has to be filled out in one session, and there is no option of saving responses.  You are expected to:

  1. write a short statement of purpose (not more than 500 words)
  2. upload an up-to-date resume in PDF format
  3. upload a writing sample on any policy issue. (not more than 1000 words) in PDF format

For any queries, please email us at internship@prsindia.org

PRS is only accepting applications for internships starting December 2019 and January 2020. 

 

Career

 

POSITION: ANALYST

Core responsibilities: As part of the research team at PRS the analyst will play a key role in supporting MPs and MLAs with high-quality and credible research on important policy and legislative matters. The analyst will be required to track important developments in certain sectors, prepare analysis of legislation pending in Parliament and write thematic briefs on important policy issues.  In addition, the role requires the analysts to communicate their research by briefing MPs, presenting analysis at various fora and interacting with key stakeholders. 

Abilities required:  (a) Strong analytical skills; (b) Good writing and communication skills; (c) Good quantitative skills with an ability to analyse and represent data accurately; (d) Ability to work independently while being a team player; (e) Ability to multi-task and deliver quality work in a timely way; (f) Objective thinking and openness to ideas.

Qualifications sought: Masters degree or a professional degree. 

Location:  New Delhi

Emoluments offered:  Flexible depending on qualifications and ability.

Application details: As part of your application please email the two documents listed below to talent@prsindia.org with the subject line: “Analyst”.

(i) Cover Letter that addresses a) Why you think PRS is a place you should build a career at, and b) How your qualifications and skills will contribute to the work of PRS

(ii) an updated CV

 

POSITION: ASSOCIATE ANALYST

Core responsibilities: As part of the research team at PRS the associate analyst will support the team members in providing MPs and MLAs with high-quality and credible research on important policy and legislative matters. The associate analyst will be required to undertake research and data collation related to legislation, policy and thematic issues being analysed by the research team.  The associate analyst will have the opportunity to be mentored by analysts on the team in order to develop their research and writing capabilities.

Abilities required:  (a) Strong analytical skills; (b) Good writing and communication skills; (c) Good quantitative skills with an ability to analyse and represent data accurately; (d) Ability to work independently while being a team player; (e) Ability to multi-task and deliver quality work in a timely way; (f) Objective thinking and openness to ideas.

Qualifications sought: Bachelor’s degree.

Location:  New Delhi

Emoluments offered:  Flexible depending on qualifications and ability.

Application details: As part of your application please email the two documents listed below to talent@prsindia.org with the subject line: “Associate Analyst”.

(i) Cover Letter that addresses a) Why you think PRS is a place you should build a career at, and b) How your qualifications and skills will contribute to the work of PRS

(ii) an updated CV

 
POSITION: CITIZEN OUTREACH COORDINATOR

Core responsibilities: The Citizen Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for developing an action plan for outreach activities of PRS that are focused on engaging many more citizens and citizen groups in the law making process.  This will include developing and implementing strategies to reach out to citizens through media, academia and other stakeholders and hold events from time to time as may be needed.

Abilities required:  (a) Strategic planning and strong execution skills; (b) Ability to work with a team; (c) Strong interpersonal skills; (d) Ability to develop professional relationships with various stakeholders; (e) Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Qualifications sought:  Masters degree or equivalent with excellent interpersonal skills.  Passion to demonstrate impact in a time bound manner.

Location: New Delhi, but must be willing to travel.

Emoluments offered:  Flexible depending on qualifications and ability.

Application details: As part of your application please email the two documents listed below to talent@prsindia.org with the subject line: “Citizen Outreach Coordinator”.

(i) Cover Letter that addresses a) Why you think PRS is a place you should build a career at, and b) How your qualifications and skills will contribute to the work of PRS

(ii) an updated CV
  

POSITION: PROGRAMME ASSOCIATE

Core responsibilities: As part of the outreach team at PRS, the programme associate will play a key role in strengthening PRS’ outreach activities, especially to state legislators and legislatures. He/She will be responsible for collating and maintaining information pertaining to the working of State Assemblies, including session information, Legislative performance, Member participation, etc. In addition,  he/she will co-ordinate policy workshops and events held from time to time in partnership with institutional partners.

Abilities required:  (a) Strong execution skills; (b) Good writing and communication skills; (c) Good quantitative skills with an ability to analyse and represent data accurately; (d) Ability to work independently; (e) Ability to multi-task and deliver quality work in a timely way.

Qualifications sought:  Bachelor’s degree.

Location: New Delhi

Emoluments offered:  Flexible depending on qualifications and ability.

Application details: As part of your application please email the two documents listed below to talent@prsindia.org with the subject line: “Programme Associate”.

(i) Cover Letter that addresses a) Why you think PRS is a place you should build a career at, and b) How your qualifications and skills will contribute to the work of PRS

(ii) an updated CV