LAMP Fellowship 2017 [Legislative Assistants to Members of Parliament]: Applications Invited

About the LAMP Fellowship

The Legislative Assistants to Members of Parliament or the LAMP Fellowship provides an opportunity for young Indians to be mentored by a Member of Parliament for a period of 10-11 months, subject to the Parliamentary calendar.

The LAMP Fellows work full time with the assigned MP, from the beginning of the Monsoon session to the end of the Budget session of Parliament.

Throughout the eleven months, the LAMP Fellow works closely with the MP, providing extensive research support for his/her parliamentary work.


The primary role of a LAMP Fellow is to provide research inputs to help the MPs fulfill their parliamentary duties such as asking questions, raising matters of public importance, participating in debates, writing speeches, drafting private member bills, among others.


The Fellows will be based in Delhi during the Fellowship Period.

LAMP Fellows will also engage with policy makers and experts from diverse sectors through participation in workshops on important policy and development issues.

During the intersession period, workshops are conducted on subjects like Health, Education, Infrastructure, Public Finance, etc.

Eligibility for the LAMP Fellowship

PRS seeks to engage with highly-motivated, bright young people for the LAMP Fellowship.

Candidate must be below 25 years of age, i.e. born on or after January 1, 1992.

Candidate must have at least a Bachelor’s degree in any academic discipline.

Only Indian citizens are eligible for the LAMP Fellowship.

Selection Process

The LAMP Fellowship involves a highly competitive selection process to enable brilliant, motivated young individuals across the country to be part of the Fellowship.

Only Indian citizens are eligible for the LAMP Fellowship.

Applications to the Fellowship are invited through an online application portal only.

The online application form requires details of the candidate’s academic background, relevant work experience and references.

In addition, candidates are required to submit a statement of intent on what motivates them to be a LAMP Fellow and a short essay on a policy or legislative issue.

The application process is followed by an interview of shortlisted candidates.

Interview will be either in person or telephonic.

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to furnish references.

Note than any attempt to influence the selection process could lead to the disqualification of the candidate.

Application Procedure

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