Internship Opportunity @ NLU Delhi’s Centre on the Death Penalty: Applications Open

The Centre on the Death Penalty is keen to develop a robust and rewarding internship programme that will provide meaningful exposure to the complexities and nuances, in particular, of the administration of the death penalty and the criminal justice system in India more generally.

Towards that aim, we are pleased to introduce our first comprehensive internship policy, under which we seek to accept interns on a rolling basis.

About the Centre:

The Centre was established in August 2014 and currently comprises three groups:

a. Litigation:

to ensure competent legal representation for prisoners sentenced to death in various parts of India, irrespective of the crime;

b. Research:

to identify and undertake new avenues of research on the administration of the death penalty that deepens our understanding of the harshest punishment in our criminal justice system.

Our research activities use various methodologies including a significant emphasis on empirical work;

c. Public Affairs:

to explore new fronts and methods for discussing the death penalty among various stakeholders including engagement with legislators, judges, legal services authorities, and the general public.


Internships are full-time and for a period of a minimum 4 weeks to a maximum of 12 weeks.

Candidates must indicate the exact dates in their application.

Interns shall be based out of our offices on the NLU Delhi campus in Sector 14, Dwarka, New Delhi 100078.


Interns will be paid a stipend of Rs 10,000 (Rupees Ten Thousand Only) for every four week period of internship undergone.

Application Process:

Interested applicants must send the following information:

1. Curriculum Vitae

2. Cover Letter indicating the programme enrolled in, current year of study, name of the university and the exact dates of the internship

3. Statement of Purpose of not more than 500 words explaining their interest in interning with the Centre

The application form is accessible on our website under the link “Internship Application”.

Applications that do not follow this process will not be entertained.

The application form is here.

The details are here.


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