(Applicable for the entire year including Summer Internship)

    The Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) is an independent public policy organisation dedicated to in-depth research and scientific analysis with the objective of delivering actionable ideas that could transform society. Based out of Kochi, in the Indian state of Kerala, our engagement in public policy that began in 2004 has initiated open dialogue, policy changes and institutional transformation in the areas of Urban Mobility, Education, Health, Governance & Law, Technology and International Relations & Security.

We are happy to announce the CPPR Internship Programme for 2024
  • To provide opportunities for young and aspiring minds to gain practical experience in the field of public policy.
  • To help them develop relevant skills, knowledge and expertise that can be valuable for their future careers in policy analysis, research, advocacy or public service.
  • To contribute to ongoing research projects, assist in data collection, literature review, reports and analysis.
  • To serve as a talent pipeline for CPPR, identifying and nurturing promising interns can lead to future recruitment of skilled and knowledgeable individuals who are already familiar with the organisation’s mission and culture.

Internships shall be provided under the following broad areas of research
  • Urban Mobility
  • Education
  • Gender
  • Governance & law
  • Technology
  • International Relations & Security
  • Election Studies
  • Work with Chairman

What our internships mean for the interns
  • Opportunity to work with experienced public policy experts
  • Chance to engage with our on-going projects
  • Learn to formulate and write a policy brief/document
  • A lively and active work environment
  • A platform to present innovative ideas
  • Rigorous training on Research methodology
  • Opportunity to publish articles on the CPPR website or blog

Internship policy
Research work in which the organisation facilitates connections with esteemed fellows and policy experts, creating opportunities for collaboration, is accompanied by a nominal fee. The organisation also ensures that high-quality and well-researched articles are sent for publication in both national and international media outlets. We recognize that this fee may present a financial challenge for some individuals. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We are committed to supporting our interns and will carefully consider waiving the fee when appropriate. Feel free to contact us at [email protected]

  • Final year under-graduate students or Graduates from a recognised University/Institution

  • Minimum of 45 working days continuous
  • Regular on-site engagement based in Kochi, Kerala, India

Internship Fee (45 days) - (Students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds will be granted exemptions)
  • For Indian nationals – Rs. 4500/-
  • For Foreign nationals – USD 100

Interns who have already paid the fee will be entitled to attend our weekend course (they can choose one course) at no additional cost.

Interns who are shortlisted will go through our regular interview and selection process. Competent interns who are graduates will have a chance of getting absorbed into the organisation and working full time. Interns will be selected only after the formal interview and selection.

Send in your details to grab this opportunity. Please note that CPPR Internship does not offer any stipend. log into to know more and apply.

Due to the large volume of applications, we are unable to reply to everyone. We will be contacting only the shortlisted candidates.
Contact for Enquiries
[email protected] 0484 3533966