The Centre for Communication Governance at the National Law University, Delhi (CCG) invites applications for (i) full-time internship, and (ii) part-time internship, to work on various projects for CCG’s Technology and Society team.
About the Technology and Society Team
Through its Technology and Society team, CCG seeks to embed constitutional rights and good governance within information policy and examine the evolution of existing rights frameworks to accommodate new media and emerging technology. It aims to protect and expand the rights to dignity and equality, freedom of speech, right to assembly and association, and the right to privacy in the digital age, through rigorous academic research, policy intervention, capacity building, and strategic litigation.
The interns’ output is intended to catalyse effective research-led policy making and consequently informed public debate as well as in depth academic work. CCG is looking for interns to engage in the following research work:
- CCG’s Privacy Law Library: The Privacy Law Library is envisioned to be a comprehensive database that tracks privacy jurisprudence globally in order to help researchers and other interested stakeholders learn more about privacy regulation and case law. The work on this project will encompass: (i) Writing case briefs on landmark privacy judgments from the major jurisdictions of the world. This work will be published on the Privacy Law Library database, and (ii) conducting research on sector-specific privacy law and policy for publishing detailed academic reports (for e.g. researching the privacy law and policy landscape of the health sector in India) on the Privacy Law Library database.
- Teaching and Learning Resources: Contribute to further developing the resources on CCG’s Teaching and Learning Resources (TLR) – a comprehensive online repository of knowledge on information technology law and policy.
- Policy work: Undertake research to contribute towards CCG’s policy engagements with various government institutions and ministries on key policy issues including data protection, artificial intelligence, open digital ecosystems, intermediary liability, online free speech, and content regulation.
- Academic research and writing: CCG regularly publishes academic writing on various subjects of information law and policy. Interns will engage in conducting academic research on such issues.
- Blog: Develop a research idea and author a post on the CCG blog.
Due credit and acknowledgement will be given for all the work done.
We want our interns to be active participants in building a collaborative, merit-led institution and a lasting community of highly motivated young researchers. All selected applicants will be expected to take substantial initiative, maintain the highest ethical standards in their work, and contribute to the institution’s growth and development. The selected applicants will be a part of cutting-edge research and will learn to work in a team, develop their research, analytical and communication skills, and be exposed to law and policy-making in the technology domain.
- Full-time internship: The full-time internship will be for an initial period of 6 weeks. The period may be further extended by a minimum duration of two weeks based on work evaluation.
- Part-time internship: The part-time internship will be for an initial period of 2 months. Interns will be expected to work part-time with the Centre and commit 15 to 20 hours per week. The period may be further extended based on evaluation of the work.
- Interns are expected to work from home during their period of association with CCG.
- Work under each project will be designed by the staff at CCG and assigned to each intern on a daily or weekly basis depending on the nature of the project they are involved in.
- There will be regular discussions and feedback sessions with each intern to track the progress on their work and develop the research further.
Qualifications and Application Procedure
The Centre welcomes applications from 3rd, 4th and 5th year students enrolled in recognised five-year law programs; 2nd and3rd year students enrolled in recognised three-year law programs and students from recognised LL.M. programs at any Indian university. Interested applicants are required to send the following information and materials to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org by September 27, 2020. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis.
1. Curriculum Vitae;
2. Expression of interest (300 words). Please mention the exact dates for which you would like to undertake your full-time or part-time internship;
3. One relevant academic writing sample of up to 1,000 words (essay or extract, published or unpublished).