Each Member of Parliament (MP) in India represents over two million constituents. The Indian Parliament passes an average of 60 Bills every year. MPs make laws and address complex policy issues across a wide range of sectors. Given the diversity of issues and the technical nature of many of them, it is not possible for MPs to be well versed on all such issues.
It is in this context that PRS provides MPs analysis on legislation and policy to help them prepare for parliamentary debates.
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 institutionalized as the Institute for Policy Research Studies, a not-for-profit Section 8 Company.
The work of PRS is entirely funded through philanthropic donations and grants by a number of Indian institutions and individuals.
PRS offers rolling internships throughout the year.
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.
Please Note: PRS Legislative is currently only accepting applications for the month of December 2021. This is a ‘work-from-home (online)’ internship.
The internship varies from session to non-session time.
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 4 and 8 weeks. Interns can work from their homes.
In addition to a deep interest in the working of Parliament and the legislative process in India, an intern should have:
Please note that no accommodation or remuneration is provided. This is strictly an unpaid internship.
Interested persons can fill in the application form. The form has to be filled out in one session, and there is no option of saving responses.
PRS is only accepting applications for internships starting December 2021.
Important Note: For internship in the month of December, apply latest by October 31.
You are expected to:
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PRS Legislative Research, commonly referred to as PRS, is an Indian non-profit organization 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.
Soumi Guha Thakurta
Centre for Artificial Intelligence