Researching Reality Internship
A six-week, full time program for students and researchers. The internship provides a hands-on exposure to the application of social and economic principles in policy. We have been pioneering the program for the past 15 years and have worked with over 350 interns.
Through the internship, we seek to provide interns with:
- Skills in planning, documenting, analyzing and interpreting research.
- Ability to communicate with academic, media experts and government officials.
- Creation of a Delhi Citizen's Handbook that provides an overview of the policy problems that citizens of Delhi face. Through the research, we try and provide practical solutions to such problems.
"Applications can be submitted through the online application form only. Applications via email or post are not considered. Any attempt to influence the decision on application leads to disqualification of the candidate."
"The internship introduced me to the field of policy research and the structure of the program where every intern is assigned a guide was wonderful. The entire CCS teams, co-interns and others provided a lively respectful and friendly environment to work in and was a great learning experience. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity."Vrinda Aggarwal Intern, 2014
"It's impossible to imagine that one could learn experience worth years in merely two months. And if CCS internship could make this impossible thing happen, it speaks volumes of what it is to be like a proud CCS intern!"Cheistha Kochhar Intern, 2009
"It is wonderful to see the youth participate in such programs. Let me know what you are looking forward to in the next couple of years because it will be of great help to me. Encouragement is what I get when I know there are people interested and thinking about better governance."Shiela Dikshit Hon' Chief Minister of Delhi at a special meeting with CCS interns,May 2009