Internship programme

SAHRDC has a long-standing internship programme. It accepts interns from all over the world, who have a serious human rights commitment. Intending interns should be prepared and capable of hard and diligent research work. SAHRDC welcomes students, mid-term career professionals and lawyers looking for a sabbatical with good analytical and research aptitude.

At any given point, SAHRDC has a number of ongoing projects. We welcome interns willing to help in these projects. Most of these projects entail copious research work. Some of them require travel within Asia.  Interns are able to assume a significant amount of responsibility. In the past, students from Yale Law School, Columbia University, Harvard University, Fordham, University of Virginia, University of Minnesota, New York Law School and Chicago Law School from the United States have interned with SAHRDC. 

SAHRDC has also had interns from the London School of Economics, Essex University and the University of London from the United Kingdom. Indian interns have being from the National Law School University of India, Bangalore, The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, The Tata Institute for Social Sciences, Mumbai, University of Delhi and Jawahar Lal Nehru University. 

All of them have seen their own projects through, from visiting a refugee camp or researching at the Indian Law Institute or doing field visits to other Asian countries to writing most of the final reports themselves.  


You should note that SAHRDC does not have paid positions available for interns.

To complete your application for an internship, please send us a detailed CV and a writing sample. The writing sample could be a term paper of between 10 and 15 pages.

International internship applicants are advised that they may have problems obtaining Indian visas to intern with SAHRDC in New Delhi. One of SAHRDC’s campaigns is to ensure that all Indian Intelligence agencies are accountable to the Indian Parliament and all their spending is scrutinised by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India. As a consequence, we learn from reliable sources that Indian diplomatic missions have been advised by the Deep State to refuse visas to international internship applicants. In the circumstances, if international interns are denied visas, SAHRDC now offers virtual internships. These internships will not necessitate your physical presence in India. Virtual Interns will be in daily touch on Skype and email about internship projects assigned to them.

Do not hesitate to contact us again should you require any further information or clarification.