Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Accountability Initiative Internships

The Accountability Initiative, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi invites applications for a summer internship programme offering internship positions to interested MA and M.PHIL students. Case Studies on Accountability Internship: Recent years have seen significant changes in the design of social sector schemes and programmes. Flagship schemes such as the National Rural Health Mission, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme have inbuilt institutional mechanisms for accountability. But how are these mechanisms working on the ground? And are they effective? The Accountability Initiative wants to document the implementation of these new mechanisms through a series of case studies. Interns would be assigned a particular case study and required to undertake desk and field based research over a five to six week period.
Duration: The internship will be for five to six weeks from mid May – end June 2010.
Qualifications:
• MA and M.PHIL students with a preference for those studying sociology, political science, history, economics, development studies, law and journalism;
• Strong research and analytical skills;
• Strong writing skills;
• Interns must be willing to travel for up to two weeks of the internship;
• Knowledge of vernacular languages (please specify in your application);
Compensation: Interns will be paid a stipend to cover their expenses.
Application Requirements: Please submit a resume and cover letter along with a writing sample and one reference to Mandakini Devasher at info@accountabilityindia.org. Please specify “Case Studies Internship” in the subject line of the email.
Applications Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. The last date for submitting applications is 1 April 2010. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. For more information on the Accountability Initiative log on to our website: www.accountabilityindia.org.
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