Internship Programmes

The core purpose of CPPR is facilitating ‘solutions to change.’ We believe that combined effort and focused actions are crucial to the realization 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 1-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 –

  1. Centre for Comparative Studies
  2. Centre for Urban Studies
  3. Centre for Strategic Studies.

Our Summer Internships are now open!

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Last Date to apply: 25 February 2019 | Scroll down for details

What our internships mean for you

Researching at CPPR offer’s 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

How to apply

Click here to fill the online Application form

Contact for Enquiries

Phone Number: 0484 4043895

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Centre for Comparative Studies (CCS)
Internship Topics under CCS


  1.  Demographics; Ageing patterns
  2.  Education and Health
  3.  Poverty
  4.  Urbanization policies
  5.  Governance patterns and Politics
  6.  Government Budgeting
  7. Social and Economic Development Indicators
  8. Indian General Elections 2019

Centre for Urban Studies (CUS)
Internship Topics under CUS
  1. Urban Mobility (Focusing on public transport and non-motorised transport)
  2. Smart Cities
  3. Public Space

Centre for Strategic Studies (CSS)
Internship Topics under CSS
  1. Foreign Policy of India
  2. West Asian Politics
  3. Maritime Security

CPPR Operations  
Internships in Public Relations & Event Management
  • Media relations
  • Event management
  • Communication management
  • Relationship management

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