Vidhi’s Fellowship and Junior Research Fellowship

The Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy (“Vidhi”), a newly established legal think-tank invites applications from suitable candidates for two posts of “The Vidhi Fellow of Law and Policy”, a fully-paid and full-time annual rotating fellowship based out of Vidhi’s offices  in New Delhi.

We also invite  applications from suitable candidates for two posts of “The Vidhi Junior Research Fellow  of Law and Policy” (VJRF) a fully-paid and full-time one-year fellowship based out of  Vidhi’s offices in New Delhi.

Projects handled by Fellows and VJRFs will fall in the following four thematic areas: Public law including  constitutional law, administrative law and human rights; environmental law; international law including WTO law, international arbitration and public international law; commercial laws specifically financial sector regulation and criminal law. Our clients include leading institutions in the public sector (ministries, independent commissions and departments and regulatory bodies at both central and state level) and the private sector (Chambers of Commerce, NGOs and civil society organisations). At this point, applications are invited from candidates with expertise and experience in any of the aforesaid four thematic areas.

Monthly salary (Fellows): Competitive (with a minimum of Rs. 70,000 per month subject to qualifications  and experience)

Duration of the Fellowship: 1 year commencing on 1 December 2013 with possibility for  renewal for 1 additional year

Monthly salary (VJRFs): Competitive (with a minimum of  Rs. 35,000 per month subject to qualifications  and experience)

Duration of the Fellowship: 1 year commencing on 1 December 2013 with possibility for  renewal for 1 additional year


Interested candidates should send electronic copies of

(a) their latest CV, (in not more  than 2 full-length A4 pages)

(b) an original academic written work not exceeding 2000 words (published or unpublished)

(c) a brief statement of their motivations in applying for the Vidhi Fellowship (not to exceed 500 words);

(d) their latest academic transcripts; (

e) names and contact details of two referees who may be contacted for references.

The documents should be sent to No hard copies will be accepted.

Deadline for applications: 30 May 2013

Date by which interview calls (if necessary) will be communicated: 10 June 2013

Interview Dates: To be notified at an appropriate time

Announcement of Selected Candidates: 15 July 2013

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Full details on the fellowship are here.

Full details on the junior fellowship are here.


We invite applications for internships with us through the year.

All interns must be currently enrolled in an under-graduate programme at a Law School in India.

Candidates in the final two years of their under-graduate study will be strongly preferred.

They should be able to devote two hours per day to VCLP for a period of 2 months. Interns are accepted on a rolling basis.

E-Mail (for internships only). 

Interested candidates may please mail a copy of their CV and one writing sample of less than 1000 words (article or extract) to

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