Researching Reality Internship in New Delhi is for college students and researchers who wish to apply social and economic principles to real-life problems through in-depth research projects. It provides interns with valuable training in areas of research, analysis, writing, and above all critical thinking.
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The internship is open during a summer and also a non-summer period.

“CCS gave me a golden opportunity to work on ‘Business Planning for Schools’. In the process, I gained knowledge on current system of setting up and operating a school in Delhi. I met such amazing people and gathered a lot of information from them, both related to my project as well as general economics. I have realized that researching, conducting a survey/field work is no child’s play. I am grateful to CCS for this eye-opening and learning experience.”

Mallika Chawla
Intern, 2006

“It is wonderful to see the youth participate in such programs. Let me know what you are looking forward to in the next couple of years because it will be of great help to me. Encouragement is what I get when I know there are people interested and thinking about better governance.”

Shiela Dikshit, Hon’ Chief Minister of Delhi at a special meeting with CCS interns, 18 May 2009

“The internship introduced me to the field of policy research and the structure of the program where every intern is assigned a guide was wonderful. The entire CCS teams, co-interns and others provided a lively respectful and friendly environment to work in and was a great learning experience. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity.”

Vrinda Aggarwal

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Summer Internship
Researching Reality summer internship is a fulltime internship that spans a course of two-months between May and July. The summer internship is open to up to 25 interns and five externs (located in various cities outside Delhi), under the guidance of an internship coordinator, to work on individual research projects and participate in a series of workshops on research, public policy, and liberal philosophy.  The program nurtures collective learning and individual discovery, culminating in working papers on thematic issues, each providing policy recommendations for efficient and accountable government functioning. Some of these papers and articles go on to be published in academic journals and leading newspapers. CCS does not require internship papers to be in line with any political philosophy, we require research papers to be scientific in spirit and content. The program is also an opportunity to interact with fellow interns, young thinkers from diverse fields representing various colleges within and outside India.
Interns will be expected to commit full-time during weekdays during the course of the internship and whatever time is needed to complete their field visits and other assignments.
Application Process:
Eligibility: Application is open for all researchers, college going students, graduate and post graduate, recent graduates, and IB students in 11th and 12th standard. International as well as domestic applications are welcome.
Registration Fee: There is no fee for participating in the Researching Reality Internship, however, interns must make their own living arrangements and must cover their own travel and living expenses.
Dates to watch:

  • Application Deadline: Thursday, 30 April 2015
  • First list announcement: Monday, 04 May 2015
  • Interviews: Saturday-Sunday, 9-10 May 2015
  • Final list announcement: Monday, 11 May 2015
  • Internship dates: 5 June – 17 July 2015

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