India Institute Internship DetailsInternship Opportunity with Centre for Justice at India Institute Centre for Justice is a unit of India Institute, an international award winning not-forprofit, independent policy research and advocacy organisation. The Centre's mission is 1. To secure individual liberty from excessive government regulation 2. To promote rule of law and 3. To promote competition The Centre is currently accepting applications for the position of Research InternLegal on a rolling basis. Applications reviewed in the month of August/September 2013 will be considered for its ongoing “Right to Safety Project”. Outline of the Project The problem of assaults on women and children has shaken the conscience of the nation but the body of empirical research available in the country to adequately address the issue is negligible. The Centre for Justice aims to fill this critical gap in the form of a thorough analysis of the adequacy of our present legal framework, and recommendations for policy and legislative reforms based on a quantitative analysis of cases in Delhi. Inter alia, this involves- 1. a critical analysis of relevant provisions of our criminal law, legal procedures, judicial precedents and policing methods 2. a comparative analysis of definitions of offenses and procedures adopted in India and internationally, and 3 .a statistical analysis of how cases involving assault on women and children have been handled in the past in the state of Delhi. This research project is guided by a well known Delhi University Professor of Criminal Law and supported by one of the top law firms of the country as part of its CSR. Selected candidates will be expected to undertake any/ all of the following tasks 1. Collect case citations from case digests (Supreme Court of India and High Court of Delhi) and make case notes in the specified formats 2. Collect data from secondary sources, input data in specified formats and assist in drawing inferences 3. Locate and retrieve project related information from text-books, legal journals and websites 4. Visit courts and offices of other governmental bodies to collect information or interview officials if needed Stipend and acknowledgement 1. Interns will get a stipend between Rs 3000/- to Rs. 5000/- per month depending on their qualifications and previous internship or work experience 2. Contribution of each intern will be duly acknowledged in the report 3. Each intern will be awarded a certificate on the successful completion of her/his internship Eligibility Fresh LLB graduates and students pursuing L.L.B are eligible to apply. Those with good language skills and reasoning ability will be preferred. Selected interns will be expected to have access to their own laptops. Place of work The research work shall be undertaken within NCR (National Capital Region). The interns will work from a South Delhi office. Interested candidates may e-mail their resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mention “Application – Research Intern-Legal” in the subject line. For any further information, please contact +91-9971934263/+91-9899679259 or visit the Institute's official website www.indiai.org
This opportunity is open to Indian students.
Last date to apply is October 10, 2013