Application Invited For Researching Reality Internship

ORG-Center For Civil Society 
Closing date-15  May 2019
Researching Reality is an annual six-week internship program that offers intensive training in policy-relevant research to undergraduate and graduate students of various disciplines. In the course of the internship, the interns frame a research question, analyse the data collected through primary and secondary sources, and author a research paper.
While research-guides steer their projects and train them, various experts, academics and practitioners working in the field of public policy provide their knowledge and insights.
One of the country's premier research internship program, 2018 marks the eighteenth edition of Researching Reality. This edition was jointly executed by the Academy and Research team of Centre for Civil Society.


Researching Reality is a full-time six-week intensive internship
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;
  1. Interest in the public policy domain
  2. Inquisitive and adept with basic research skills - data collection, inference and analysis
  3. Be open to fun, open and respectable environment
  4. Be a team player, have strong analytical skills and ability to meet deadlines
The Internship is open to both Domestic and International applicants. We offer assistance for visa applications in 'Volunteer Category' for International Students
There is no registration fee to apply for the program.
There is no stipend paid to Interns for the duration. However, reimbursements approved on actuals by the requisite guide/ coordinator for the purpose of research are provided. Interns are requested to make their own living arrangements in New Delhi.

Application Procedure

  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. A weighted proportion score of the Essays and Personal Interview will be used to determine the final list of selected candidates
  4. 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.
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