Remote, Research Internship Opportunity with Centre for Communication Governance (CCG), NLUD: Apply Now!

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The Centre for Communication Governance (CCG) of NLUD is inviting applications from law students for a remote, research internship.

About the Centre for Communication Governance

The Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University Delhi was established in 2013 to ensure that Indian legal education establishments engage more meaningfully with information law and policy, and to contribute to improved governance and policymaking. CCG is the only academic research centre dedicated to working on information law and policy in India, and in a short span of time has become a leading institution in the region. 

Through its Technology and Society team, CCG seeks to embed human rights, constitutional rights, and good governance within information policy and examine the evolution of existing rights frameworks to accommodate new media and emerging technology. It seeks to protect and expand the right to freedom of speech, right to dignity and equality, right to assembly and association, and the right to privacy in the digital age, through rigorous academic research, policy intervention, and capacity building. The team’s ongoing work includes privacy and data governance/protection, platform regulation, intermediary liability, freedom of speech and expression, misinformation, and regulation of emerging technologies like blockchain, artificial intelligence, 5G, and IoT.

About the Internship

The Centre for Communication Governance at the National Law University, Delhi (CCG) invites applications for full-time and part-time interns, to work on various projects for its Technology and Society team and National Security and Technology team.

The Internship 

The programme of work for interns at CCG is designed to build their competence around research and policy issues related to fundamental rights, human rights and national security in the context of the internet and emerging technologies in India and in turn raise the quality of discourse in this space.

Interns’ output is intended to catalyze effective research-led policy making and consequently informed public debate as well as in-depth academic work.

CCG is looking for interns to engage in the following research work:

  • Policy work: Undertake research to contribute towards CCG’s policy engagements with various government institutions and ministries on key policy issues including data protection, artificial intelligence, open digital ecosystems, intermediary liability, online free speech, content regulation, national security, cybersecurity and internet governance.
  • Academic research and writing: CCG regularly publishes academic writing on various subjects of information law and policy such as data privacy, online speech, platform regulation, artificial intelligence, national security, cybersecurity, and internet governance. Interns will engage in conducting academic research on such issues. 
  • Research projects: CCG has various ongoing research grants and projects around data protection and privacy, online speech, platform regulation, artificial intelligence, national security, cybersecurity, algorithmic accountability, misinformation and internet governance. Interns will contribute research work towards these ongoing projects. 
  • Blog: Develop a research idea and author a post on the CCG blog.

Responsibilities of the Intern

CCG wants their interns to be active participants in building a collaborative, merit-led institution and a lasting community of highly motivated young researchers.

All selected applicants will be expected to take substantial initiative, maintain the highest ethical standards in their work, and contribute to the institution’s growth and development.

The selected applicants will be a part of cutting-edge research and will learn to work in a team, develop their research, analytical and communication skills, and be exposed to law and policy-making in the technology domain.

Nature of the Internship

  • Duration: The internship will be for an initial period of 6 weeks. Interns will be expected to work full-time or part time with the Centre. The period may be further extended by a minimum duration of two weeks based on their work. 
  • Mode and Location: Interns are expected to work from home during their period of association with CCG. 
  • Frequency of Assignments: Work under each project will be designed by the staff at CCG and assigned to each intern on a daily or weekly basis depending on the nature of the project they are involved in. 
  • There will be regular discussions and feedback sessions with each intern to track the progress on their work and develop the research further. 

Eligibility

  • 3rd, 4th, and 5th-year students enrolled in recognised 5-year law programs;
  • 2nd and 3rd year students enrolled in recognised 3-year law programs, and
  • students from recognised LL.M. programs at any Indian university.

How to Apply?

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. The applications will be evaluated from February 25, 2022.

Fill out the form through the link given at the end of this post to apply for the internship.

Please note that as part of the application you will have to submit

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Expression of interest (300 words)
  • One relevant academic writing sample of up to 1,000 words (essay or extract, published or unpublished)

The application requires the CV, Expression of Interest and Writing Sample to be merged into one pdf file, of not more than 10 MB in size labelled ‘Your name- CCG’ and uploaded on the form.

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please send them to ccg@nludelhi.ac.in with the subject line “CALL FOR INTERNS”. 

Click here to apply for the CCG internship.

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