Online Internship Experience at CHSS, Hyderabad: Research Work on Food, Aviation, Homeland, Coastal, Border

Name, college, year of study of the student intern

Jyotsna Baghel, Campus Law Center, University of Delhi, first year

Name of the organization where you interned and its full address

Center for Human Security Studies (CHSS), Hyderabad, Telangana

About the organization

CHSS is a Human Security Think Tank focused on Internal Security and External Affairs of India. In addition, CHSS is India’s
First Mobile Think Tank on Internal Security and External Affairs CHSS is running Online Internship and Executive programs for people from various colleges in India.

Duration of internship

15th July 2020-18th August 2020

How did you apply?

One can reach them through email at contactchss[at]

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First day formalities, infrastructure, first impression

Since it was an online internship, first session began by Director, Dr. Ramesh Kanneganti introducing the program and welcoming us. An overview of the program was briefed along with helping us out with our research topics.

My First impression was that the CHSS team maintained an equal balance of professionalism and friendly approach towards the Internship program. We were also briefed about the various webinars by distinguished diplomats and academicians which eventually helped us get a better understanding of the state of things that concerned India.

Main tasks

Each intern had to submit a research paper around the topic of security issues to CHSS which would be published in their monthly magazine.

As CHSS is a think tank it deals with various topics from Food, Aviation, Homeland, Coastal, Border security etc. My research paper was around Maritime Security and the recent judgment by Arbitration Court in the Enrica Lexie Case.

Good things

Interns at CHSS got an opportunity to interact with senior Bureaucrats, Academicians and IPS officers and discuss on various topics and issues related to Internal Security, External Affairs of India and International Relations. Along with webinars with esteemed guests, CHSS allotted weekly research methodology classes in order to help interns with what and how to conduct research and other related questions.

Bad things

No bad thing


No stipend

Anything else, what you did to chill out, lessons learnt etc.

Ramesh Sir’s enthusiasm and determination is really motivating. He is really a great mentor and pushed us to improve each day.

Not only that he made us all feel that we are part of CHSS family. The CHSS core team was also very helpful and encouraging in their outlook. This has definitely been a memorable internship experience.

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