Summer Research Internship 2009

The Summer Research Internship Program provides a greatly valued and needed learning experience in real-life application of social and economic principles and in teaching college students the skills of research, analysis, writing, and above all critical thinking.

In the summer of 2008, 18 interns were selected through a competitive process of written application and interview for the summer internship program. The interns were selected from among 183 applications received from India and abroad.

Research Areas

Interns research and write papers on the impact of critical public policies in areas such as livelihood, education, governance and environment.

  • How does one become a street vendor or start a school or a community radio?
  • How much does your state government spend on primary education?
  • How do slum dwellers get water and electricity?
  • What is the impact of special economic zones and rent control laws?
  • Can public services be provided privately?
  • How can we make RTI more effective?
The Benefits
  • Training in skills of research, analysis & writing through hands-on projects
  • Publication of select papers in newspapers, magazines, and CCS publications such as The Economic Times, Business World, The Statesman
  • A certificate of successful completion of the program
  • A monthly stipend
  • A chance to participate in international seminars
  • A chance to compete for prizes for best published articles after the internship
Organizer: Centre For Civil Society

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Last date for application submission: April 15, 2009
Internship starts: May 15, 2009
Internship ends: June 15, 2009
Selected Applicants notified online: April 24, 2009

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