Researching Reality Internship 2017

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Centre for Civil Society
A 69, Hauz Khas
Delhi, MI
Posted: March 17 2017
Application Deadline: April 30, 2017
Position: 25 Full-time, Unpaid
Timeframe: 06/01/17 — 08/01/17

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Centre for Civil Society advances social change through public policy. Our work in education, livelihood, and policy training promotes choice and accountability across private and public sectors. To translate policy into practice, we engage with policy and opinion leaders through research, pilot projects and advocacy.

The 17th edition of CCS's Researching Reality Internship explores the fast accelerating policy domain in a six-week format to produce original working papers fostering a sustainable interaction between multiple stakeholders to further dialogue on several issues within the policy sphere.

A unique opportunity for college students, Researching Reality Internship is ideal for applicants who wish to apply social and economic principles to current policy issues through in-depth research and analysis. It provides training in areas of quantitative and qualitative research, methodology, data analysis, and critical thinking. Interns’ study various agencies, boards, corporations, departments, schemes, legislation, and programs of the different tiers of government; evaluating existing systems both domestic and international, viewing benchmarks and best practices to recommend sustainable and long-term policy improvements in the functioning of government structures.



The researching reality internship is a 6 week full-time internship which enables the interns to conduct holistic research culminating in working papers on citizen-centric thematic issues.

The internship spans over 6 weeks, is full-time and cannot be completed on a part-time format. The intern must commit to the duration of the project solely to the Internship. The interns would be working 8½ hours Monday to Friday.

In summer internship all interns work on group projects. The groups range from 3-4 interns. Group projects are an opportunity to produce more intensive, in-depth and holistic papers thus giving more depth and scope to the final output produced.


To be considered for the internship program, a candidate must satisfy one of the following;

Current student enrolled in an undergraduate/ postgraduate course in any academic or professional discipline
Graduates / Researchers
International Baccalaureate / Cambridge International Students enrolled in the Diploma program or A Levels
A candidate must demonstrate;

Interest in the public policy domain
Inquisitive and adept with basic research skills - data collection, inference and analysis
Be open to fun, open and respectable environment
Be a team player, have strong analytical skills and ability to meet deadlines

Application Procedure

Complete the Online Application Form; the form additionally consists of two sections dealing with a Statement of Purpose and essays as a writing sample to be considered for the Interview Round
Shortlisted candidates will receive a personal interview call at the CCS Office in New Delhi; In special circumstances we do conduct interviews over the phone.
A weighted proportion score of the Essays and Personal Interview will be used to determine the final list of selected candidates
A second-list based on contingency is generated for wait-listed candidates
Please Note:

Applications can be submitted through the online portal alone. Applications via eM or post are not considered.

Any attempt to influence the application decision leads to disqualification of the candidate.


Preferred - Data Analysis, Policy Analysis, Public Policy, Development Economics, Public Policy Research

How To Apply

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