The core purpose of CPPR is facilitating ‘solutions to change.’ We believe that combined effort and focused actions are crucial to the realisation of such a process. The conscious efforts of socially responsible citizens are essential to set a pace of change in society.

We invite people to get involved by dedicating their time, talents and creative skills to the cause of forming a transformed society, enriched by democratic and secular principles. CPPR has facilitated interns from India and abroad. From month-long internships to one year period, the opportunities are aplenty.

Internships are provided under our three programme centres and the interns will be attached to either of these three centres –

What our internships mean for you

Researching at CPPR offers you the following in addition to learning and fun:

  • A lively and active work environment
  • The platform to put forth your innovative ideas
  • Rigorous training on research methodology
  • A chance to work on live projects
  • Interact with the government and other independent organisations including experts, academicians, etc. A chance to be part of the various initiatives of CPPR
  • Publish a paper on our website or blog
  • A chance to write for leading newspapers and local dailies in Kerala
Who can apply
  • Graduates or students pursuing graduation from a recognised university.
  • Anyone with at least an undergraduate degree from a recognised university interested in part-time jobs or volunteering
  • Anyone with experience/ interest in working on digital media, animation and photography
Time and Place
  • A minimum of 45 days
  • 30 to 150 working hours
  • Full-time engagement
  • Based in Kochi, Kerala, India
Internship Fee
  • Indian nationals: Rs 3000/- for 45 days
  • Foreign nationals: USD 100 for 45 days

Summer Internship 2020

Summer Internship 2020

Internship to study the Impact of COVID19

Internship to study the Impact of COVID19

CPPR Chairman's Office

Role Description
The Intern shall assist the Chairman in all or any of the following ways -
  • Assistance on projects to provide policy inputs and papers targeted for publication at CPPR platforms and other external news portals.
  • Compiling accurate and timely data and assisting with the relevant analytical, statistical and econometric tools necessary to execute the research projects.
  • Assistance with research and writing proposals for various funding institutions
  • Collaborate, on behalf of the Chairman, with CPPR’s team of researchers/project associates for any or all of the above.
Required Qualification
  • Post Graduate (completed or pursuing) in Economics /Politics /Sociology /International Relations /Urban Planning /Urban Development/ Statistics /Econometrics /Finance /Banking /International Trade /International Finance /International Business /Marketing & Communication
Desirable Qualification
  • Proficiency in Business writing or communicative english.
  • Proficiency in applied econometrics and quantitative techniques; familiarity with some econometric software (e.g. Stata /Eviews /Matlab /R /Gauss /Python /Tableau).
  • Expertise in Computer or Data Analytics. Programming skills or ability to acquire them are necessary.
Work Experience
  • Not a pre-requisite.
Duration of Internship
  • The internship will be for a period of 3 (three) months extendable for another 3 (three) months based on need and the performance of the intern.
  • Exceptional performers might be considered for placement with CPPR as Research/Project Associates.
Internship Fee
  • Rs 5000/- for 3 months

Centre for Comparative Studies (CCS)

Internship Topics under CCS
  • Demographics; Ageing patterns
  • Education and Health
  • Poverty
  • Urbanisation policies
  • Governance Patterns and Politics
  • Government Budgeting
  • Social and Economic Development Indicators

Centre for Urban Studies (CUS)

Internship Topics under CUS
  • Urban Mobility (focusing on public transport and non-motorised transport)
  • Smart Cities
  • Public Space

CPPR Operations

Internships in Public Relations & Event Management
  • Media relations
  • Event management
  • Communication management
  • Relationship management
Internships in CPPR Academy
  • Contribution towards ideation of innovative courses
  • Assistance in research on areas pertinent to CPPR Academy
  • Organising educational seminars, workshops etc
  • Networking and managing of stakeholders
Internships in Digital and Social Media Management
  • Coordinating and executing CPPR’s social media strategy
  • Management of social media platforms of CPPR
  • Conceptualise and design social media posters
  • Manage the website

Centre for Strategic Studies (CSS)

Internship Topics under CSS
  • Foreign Policy of India
  • West Asian Politics
  • Maritime Security

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