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The Internship Program at the Foundation for Democratic Reforms offers advanced undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to gain practical experience in policy research and advocacy on governance reforms by assisting with research for the senior fellows and staff, and assisting with a variety of tasks involved in the operations of a reputed center for innovative policy leadership.

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 1. Research Work

(Mostly secondary / applied research, some degree of primary research, advocacy oriented analysis in the following areas)

  • Education Policy
  • Instruments of Transparency & Accountability, Right to Public Services
  • Lokpal / Lokayukta
  • Women Issues
  • Health Reforms
  • Local Governments and Citizen Empowerment
  • Judicial Reforms
  • Agriculture Reforms
  • Power Sector Reforms
  • Police Reforms

  2. Communication & Advocacy

  •  E-News letter
  • Writing Communication & Advocacy articles for the media
  • Content-writing for the website

3. Permanent Repository cum Resource Center of International Standards

  • Building Knowledge Management System
  • Documentation, Permanent Archiving

4. Event  planning as per the assigned projects

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Categories of Internship:


Internship opportunities are available throughout the year in the following departments:


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Requirements: Postgraduates, Graduates and undergraduates who are looking forward to widen their perspective with exposure to current issues are encouraged to apply. Candidates need to have an understanding of the social and political issues confronting India and a desire to promote public good.

 Tasks: Research, analysis, advocacy and communication on governance reforms/ public policy issues, evaluation of various policies and outcomes in defined sectors, background research and advocacy support to Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan, General Secretary, and Foundation for Democratic Reforms.

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Requirements: Postgraduates, Graduates and undergraduate in Library Science or any other relevant field.

Tasks: Support the research staff in Knowledge Management, provide inputs, organise and compile information print and social media.




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Requirements: Graduates or undergraduates from Mass Communication/ media.

Tasks: Newsletters – external and internal, potentially contributing to blogs, copy-editing, social media promotions, creating infographs, proof-reading and editing and dissemination of policy issues.

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Requirements:Students from Fine Arts or IT background having knowledge of WordPress and or Drupal and Basic HTML skills.

Tasks: Promote visual and web-communications, designing support, Website Administration support.

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