About PRS

PRS Legislative Research, commonly referred to as PRS, is an Indian non-profit organisation that was established in September 2005 as an independent research institute to make the Indian legislative process better informed, more transparent and participatory. PRS is based in New Delhi.

PRS was co-founded by C.V. Madhukar and M.R. Madhavan in 2005. M.R. Madhavan is currently the President of PRS. The Board of Directors is headed by Mr. S. Ramadorai. The initiative was incubated in the Centre for Policy Research (CPR), New Delhi, which is a leading Indian think tank. Since 2013, the initiative has been institutionalised as the Institute for Policy Research Studies, a not-for-profit Section 8 Company.

About the Opportunity

PRS offers rolling internships for the month of May-June 2021.  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 intern will be assisting analysts in their research, as well as undertaking an internship project.

The duration of the internship is flexible, but is normally between four and eight weeks.  Interns can work from their home.   

Note –  No accommodation or remuneration is provided.

Remuneration –  Unpaid internship. 

Skills required 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

Procedure of Applying – After the application form  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.

MONTH OF Internship – May and June 2021 .

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

 For Application Form click- https://goo.gl/forms/8FXZAH7xQc1POnCB3

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