FELLOWSHIP: Rajiv Gandhi Research Assistants to Legislators (RG-RALs) Program 2015-2016; Submit by May 30

Rajiv Gandhi Institute For Contemporary Studies (RGICS) is looking for outstanding young graduates/ post-graduates interested in a career in development, public administration, governance, civil society, law, journalism or politics for appointment as RG-RALs in 2015-2016.

Initiated in 2012, the Rajiv Gandhi Research Assistants to Legislators (RG-RALs) Programme aims to engage highly motivated future leaders to public policy making and legislative actions. Read more here.

The one-year RG-RALs program provides outstanding young people a unique opportunity to learn first hand about the interface between politics, government, business and academia on public policy issues.

RG-RALs study and analyze a wide range of contemporary policy issues and prepare weekly briefs as well one-off issue briefs that are widely circulated amongst Members of Parliament, political leaders and civil society activists.

Policy briefs prepared by RG-RALs are posted on the RGICS web-site, blog and Facebook page. RG-RALs will have the opportunity to organize and participate in a range of academic seminars and discussions.

RG-RALs are selected through a highly competitive and transparent process. They will undergo an orientation program and will be guided by subject experts.


Indian citizen; maximum 25 years of age*.

Minimum graduate with an outstanding academic record, exceptional leadership qualities and achievements.

Proven excellent analytical and communication skills (strong command of written and spoken English is essential- command of Hindi will be an advantage).

Proven research skills and past experience or written work on policy is highly desirable.

Willingness to travel to rural areas for field-work.

*28 years for SC/ST applicants

Stipend: Fixed Monthly stipend ranging from Rs. 22,000-24,000/- based on qualifications & experience.

No. of positions: 6

Duration and Location: The RG-RALs programme will commence in July, 2015. The RG-RALs will be based in New Delhi and will be required to work full time for a period of one year.

To Apply: Please email (rals@rgics.org) us your updated resume along with a brief Statement of Purpose (maximum 500 words) that tells us about the skills you bring to the program and how the internship at RGICS will help you in your career and educational plans.

You email should reach us by May 30th, 2015.


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