Government Internship Opportunities

Internship Opportunity with Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities in the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities in the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment facilitates empowerment of the persons with disabilities, who as per Census 2011 are 2.68 crore and are 2.21 percent of the total population of the Country. These include persons with Visual, Hearing, Speech & Locomotive disability, Mental Retardation, Mental Illness, Multiple Disability and any other disabilities.

Scaling City Institutions for India (SCI-FI) at the Centre for Policy Research (CPR)

The Scaling City Institutions for India (SCI-FI) at Centre for Policy Research is a multidisciplinary research, outreach, and policy support initiative. It has two key thematic focus in areas of Land, Housing and Planning, and Water and Sanitation. The SCI-FI initiative is nested at CPR since 2013. SCI-FI program at CPR aims at cross-sectoral and policy-relevant research on urban sanitation. It seeks to understand the reasons for poor sanitation, and to examine how these might be related to technology, service delivery, institutions, governance, finance, and socio-economic dimensions. It also seeks to support national, state and city authorities in developing policies and programmes for intervention with the goal of increasing access to safe and sustainable sanitation in urban areas.

Internship Opportunity with Niti Aayog

NITI AAYOG stands for NATIONAL INSTITUTION FOR TRANSFORMING INDIA. Its function is to foster cooperative federalism through structured support initiatives and mechanisms with the States on a continuous basis, recognizing that strong States make a strong nation. NITI Aayog is an executive body. In 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the Planning Commission’s abolition and created NITI Aayog through an executive resolution. NITI Aayog has identified 117 Aspirational districts for transformation through development of education, health & nutrition, agriculture & water resources, skill development, financial inclusion and basic infrastructure.

Paid Online Legal Internship Opportunity at Centre for Mental Health Law & Policy, ILS, Pune

The Centre for Mental Health Law & Policy (CMHLP) approach mental health as a development issue. They collaborate with various stakeholders across sectors to inform evidence-based policy & practice. They offer opportunities to individuals interested in a career in public mental health, law, policy, communications and other social sciences. You may work full-time, intern or volunteer with them. They strongly encourage persons from marginalized and vulnerable communities to apply. They respect the unique skills and experiences interns bring and are keen to make the internship program mutually beneficial. Last date to apply is 8 January 2023.

Winter Internship Opportunity with State Legal Services Authority, UT Chandigarh

SLSA is constituted to give Legal Services to the people, besides conducting Lok Adalats and to give effect to the policies and directions of NALSA. In order to achieve aims and objective of the Act and to settle the disputes between the parties amicably and expeditiously, Permanent Lok Adalat was established in the District Courts Complex, Chandigarh on 07.08.1998, which happened to be First Permanent Lok Adalat in the country. Pursuant to implementation of the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 (hereinafter referred to as the "Act of 1987") with effect from 9.11.1995, the Administrator Union Territory, Chandigarh in consultation with Hon´ble Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court constituted the rules namely Chandigarh Legal Services Authority Rules 1997 (hereinafter referred to as the "SLSA Rules of 1997") which now govern the functioning of this Authority.

Winter Internship Opportunity with Punjab State Human Rights Commission

Punjab State Human Rights Commission was taken vide notification by the State Government on 17th March 1997 under the Protection of Human Rights Act 1993 No 10 of 1994. The Commission started functioning on 16th July 1997.

Opportunity with Centre for Trade and Investment Law

(CTIL, or Centre) was created in 2016 by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, in pursuit of its objective of developing international trade and investment law capacity in India. The Centre is a part of the Centre for Research in International Trade (CRIT) at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. Website link :

Opportunity at Ministry of Commerce and Industry, DPIIT

The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) is a central government department under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in India. It is responsible for formulation and implementation of promotional and developmental measures for growth of the industrial sector, keeping in view the national priorities and socio-economic objectives. While individual administrative ministries look after the production, distribution, development and planning aspects of specific industries allocated to them, DPIIT is responsible for the overall industrial policy. It is also responsible for facilitating and increasing the foreign direct investment (FDI) flows to the country. Website link :

Opportunity with Project 39A, NLU Delhi

Project 39 A is a formal part of NLU Delhi that is inspired by Article 39A of the Constitution of India, a provision that furthers the intertwined values of equal justice and equal opportunity by removing economic and social barriers. They are engaged in providing pro bono legal assistance to prisoners sentenced to death across the country by using empirical research to re-examine practices and policies in the criminal justice system. Project 39A aims to trigger new conversations on legal aid, torture, forensics, mental health in prisons, and the death penalty. Website link :


The Competition Commission of India (CCI) is the chief national competition regulator in India. It was established on 14 October 2003. It is a statutory body within the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and is responsible for enforcing the Competition Act, 2002 to promote competition and prevent activities that have an appreciable adverse effect on competition in India. Mrs. Sangeeta Verma is the current chairperson of the CCI. It is the duty of the Commission to eliminate practices having adverse effect on competition, promote and sustain competition, protect the interests of consumers and ensure freedom of trade in the markets of India. The Commission is also required to give opinion on competition issues on a reference received from a statutory authority established under any law and to undertake competition advocacy, create public awareness and impart training on competition issues.


The Ministry of External Affairs of India is the government agency responsible for implementing Indian foreign policy. The Ministry of External Affairs is headed by the Minister of External Affairs, a Cabinet Minister. The current Minister of External Affairs is Mr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar. The office of the Ministry is located in the South Block building which also contains the Prime Minister's office and Ministry of Defence. The Ministry represents the Government of India through embassies and is also responsible for India's representation at the United Nations and other international organizations and expanding and safeguarding India’s influence and Indian interests across the world by providing developmental aid to other countries worth billions of dollars. It also advises other Ministries and State Governments on foreign governments and institutions.


The Centre for Mental Health Law & Policy (CMHLP) approach mental health as a development issue. They work nationally & internationally, with a specific focus on vulnerable & marginalized populations across low- and middle-income settings. They collaborate with various stakeholders across sectors to inform evidence-based policy & practice. They focus on: Implementation Research: Partnering with communities to develop, implement, and evaluate innovative & sustainable real-life solutions to improve mental health, suicide prevention, and social outcomes. Capacity Building: Working with diverse stakeholders using participatory learning to promote a shift in knowledge, attitudes, and practice towards mental health for all. An internship at the Centre for Mental Health Law & Policy (CMHLP) is an opportunity for individuals interested in a career in public mental health, law, policy, communications & other social sciences.


CPPR aims to be a thought leader which is able to design and execute practical strategies that lead to changes in public policy and governance. The Centre is dedicated to the principles of liberal thought, democracy, rule of law and economic freedom with a focus on equity, efficiency and effectiveness. The Centre has initiated open dialogue, policy changes and institutional transformation in the areas of Urban Reform, Livelihood, Education, Health, Governance, Law, and International Relations & Security. CPPR’s mission is to conduct and promote high-quality evidence-based research and training; provide government bodies, private organisations and academic institutions with practical and innovative recommendations; and influence decision-making


The purpose of this Internship Programme is to well acquaint young law students with the working of Department of Legal Affairs by giving training in the field of research & referencing work, tendering legal advice in various specialized fields of law such as constitutional & administrative law, finance law, infrastructure law, economic law, labour law, conveyancing, arbitration & contract law etc.


The Ministry is primarily concerned with administration of the Companies Act 2013, the Companies Act 1956, the Limited Liabili Ty Partnership Act, 2008 & other allied Acts and rules & regulations framed there-under mainly for regulating the functioning of the corporate sector in accordance with law.


The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) is an Indian government ministry. This ministry is headed by Secretary Rank senior most IAS officer. The ministry portfolio is currently held by Bhupender Yadav, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.


The National Green Tribunal Act, 2010 is an Act of the Parliament of India which enables the creation of a special tribunal to handle the expeditious disposal of the cases pertaining to environmental issues.


The Central Government has constituted National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) under section 408 of the Companies Act, 2013 (18 of 2013) w.e.f. 01st June 2016. In the first phase the Ministry of Corporate Affairs have set up eleven Benches, one Principal Bench at New Delhi and one each Regional Benches at New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Guwahati,Jaipur, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai. Subsequently more benches at Cuttack, Jaipur, Kochi, Amravati and Indore have been setup.


With the distinction of being the first ever High Court annexed Institutional Arbitration Centre; DIAC has made significant contribution to the growth of Arbitration by acting as an effective catalyst to the dispute resolution mechanism. DIAC provides state-of-the-art infrastructure, pre-established rules/procedures, organized structure, equitable fees and outstanding administrative as well as secretarial support for the conduct of Arbitration. DIAC is overseen by the Arbitration Committee and day-to-day functioning and general administration of the Centre are managed by the Coordinator and Additional Coordinators.


Law Commission of India is a non-statutory body and is constituted by a notification of the Government of India, Ministry of Law & Justice, Department of Legal Affairs with a definite terms of reference to carry out research in the field of law and the Commission makes recommendations to the Government (in the form of Reports) as per its terms of reference. The Law Commission has taken up various subjects on references made by Department of Legal Affairs, Supreme Court and High Courts and submitted 277 reports. The Law Commission of India provides excellent thought provoking and vital review of the laws in India.


IMPRI, a startup research think tank, is a platform for pro-active, independent, non-partisan and policy-based research. It contributes to debates and deliberations for action-based solutions to a host of strategic issues. IMPRI is committed to democracy, mobilization and community building.


CPRG is an independent, non-profit think tank that aims to improve policy and decision-making through research and analysis. An organization which is dedicated to addressing and solving a wide range of policy issues. It connects a number of thinkers and professionals from different spheres of life to conduct in-depth research on a wide spectrum of policy related issues.


Civis have developed a platform that enables citizens engagement, in our democracies, by creating a channel for constructive dialogue between citizens and the Government on draft laws and policies. Through Civis, individuals in India can understand an upcoming law or policy and share their feedback on this law, this feedback goes straight to law makers. This crucial step of consultation allows for participatory design of policies, increased trust and dialogue.


Town and Country Planning Organisation (TCPO) was set up in 1962 with the merger of the erstwhile Town Planning Organization (TPO) and Central Regional and Urban Planning Organization (CRUPO).TPO was set up in 1955 to formulate the First Master Plan for Delhi. The TPO completed the assigned task of formulation of Master Plan for Delhi in September 1962 .Subsequently in 1957, Government of India set up another organization called Central Regional and Urban Planning Organization (CRUPO) to evolve a plan for Delhi Region and to advise on the development of steel towns, river valley projects and other matters related with urban and regional planning. CRUPO started functioning activity from September 1959 in an advisory capacity to the Central Ministries of the Government of India, Planning Commission, State Governments, Local Bodies and Public Undertakings. The organization also initiated studies on various aspects of urban and regional planning and development. The first conference of State Ministers dealing with Town and Country Planning was organized by CRUPO in 1960 which made a beginning for undertaking a countrywide programme for preparation of master plans, enactment of town planning legislation, setting up of Town Planning Departments in the States and Union Territories and augmentation of facilities in education and training in town and country planning.


Digital India Internship Scheme is the most commendable and wonderful scheme in the Prime Minister’s schemes, and under this scheme, the country is progressing rapidly towards Cashless India and Digital India in the last years. To fulfill Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream of Digital India, many steps have been taken so far, which is quite commendable. For the development of any country, it is a very important task to make changes and development in the technical field, because due to the development in the technical field, the country becomes different from other countries and a country of prosperity category, this work was that woman today should be engineering student. There is an opportunity to work in practical research.


Central Square Foundation is a non profit organization, working with the vision of ensuring quality school education for all children in India. We are driven by our mission to create effective, scalable and sustainable change in the school education system in India, ensuring that all children get equal access to learning opportunities.


Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy (‘Vidhi’) is an independent think-tank doing legal research to make better laws and improve governance for the public good. We do this through high quality, peer reviewed original legal research; through engaging with the Government of India, State governments and other public institutions to both inform policy-making and to effectively convert policy into law; and through strategic litigation petitioning courts on important law and policy issues. Our abiding values are non-partisan engagement, research excellence and independence.