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 an internship project.  The project is decided upon by the individual intern in consultation with analysts.  At the end of the internship period, the intern would be expected to submit an internship project report and make a presentation to the PRS team on their project work. 

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 following form.  The 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 CV
  3. upload a (short) writing sample (a writing sample can be any piece of writing from university projects, moots, etc.  It is not necessary to write something new).

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

PRS is only accepting applications for internships starting Jan 2018.