Trainings

Researching Reality Internship 2018

Event Date: 04 Jun To 20 Jul 2018; Time: 09:00am - 06:00pm
Venue: CCS Office, New Delhi
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About the Internship:

The 18th edition of CCS's Researching Reality Internship explores the fast accelerating policy domain in a six-week format to produce original working papers fostering a sustainable interaction between multiple stakeholders to further dialogue on several issues within the policy sphere.

A unique opportunity for college students, Researching Reality Internship is ideal for applicants who wish to apply social and economic principles to current policy issues through in-depth research and analysis. It provides training in areas of quantitative and qualitative research, methodology, data analysis,  and critical thinking. This year the interns will focus on the theme 'Ease of Doing Business' and study various agencies, boards, corporations, departments, schemes and programs in Delhi in relation to this theme; viewing benchmarks and best practices to recommend sustainable and long-term policy improvements in the functioning of government structures.

The engagement usually spans 6 weeks where interns work under the guidance of research guides on group projects. The program culminates in working papers on thematic issues, each providing policy recommendations for efficient and accountable government functioning.

Some of these papers and articles go on to be published in academic journals and leading newspapers. CCS does not require internship papers to be in line with any political philosophy, we require research papers to be scientific in spirit and content.

The larger objective is to further citizens’ understanding of the workings of the government and encourage greater independent, fact-based qualitative and quantitative research so that the next time citizens demand better governance, they can back their claims.

Eligibility

Researching Reality is a full-time six-week intensive internship

To be considered for the internship program, a candidate must satisfy one of the following;

  • Current student enrolled in an undergraduate/ postgraduate course in any academic or professional discipline
  • Graduates / Researchers
  • International Baccalaureate / Cambridge International Students enrolled in the Diploma program or A Levels

A candidate must demonstrate;

  1. Interest in the public policy domain
  2. Inquisitive and adept with basic research skills - data collection, inference and analysis
  3. Be open to fun, open and respectable environment
  4. Be a team player, have strong analytical skills and ability to meet deadlines

The Internship is open to both Domestic and International applicants. We offer assistance for visa applications in 'Volunteer Category' for International Students

There is no registration fee to apply for the program.

There is no stipend paid to Interns for the duration. However, reimbursements approved on actuals by the requisite guide/ coordinator for the purpose of research are provided. Interns are requested to make their own living arrangements in New Delhi.

Application Procedure

  1. Complete the Online Application Form; the form additionally consists of two sections dealing with a Statement of Purpose and essays as a writing sample to be considered for the Interview Round
  2. Shortlisted candidates will receive a personal interview call at the CCS Office in New Delhi; In special circumstances we do conduct interviews over the phone.
  3. A weighted proportion score of the Essays and Personal Interview will be used to determine the final list of selected candidates
  4. A second-list based on contingency is generated for wait-listed candidates

Please Note:

Applications can be submitted through the online portal alone. Applications via eM or post are not considered.

Any attempt to influence the application decision leads to disqualification of the candidate.  

Key Dates

First Application Deadline: 17 April 2018
Final Application Deadline: 27 April 2018
First List announcement: 01 May 2018
Interviews: 05-06 May 2018
Final List announcement: 11 May 2018
Internship Dates: 4 June 2018-20 July 2018
 

ipolicy for Journalists (April 2018)

Event Date: 20 Apr To 22 Apr 2018; Time: 9:00 am- 6:00 pm
Venue: Sterling Resort, Jim Corbett, Uttarakhand
ipolicy for Journalists (April 2018)

To secure freedom, prosperity, and good governance, a democratic society requires a high level of ethical and informed reporting. Azadi.me in association with Centre for Civil Society and Atlas Network offers ìpolicy, a three day residential course for journalists to equip them with tools to better understand and evaluate the effects of public policies in our day to day functioning. This award winning course focuses on issues in the key areas of education, livelihoods and good governance.

Centre for Civil Society is a market-liberal think tank ranked 81 worldwide according to the annual study conducted by the Think Tanks and Civil Society Program at the University of Pennsylvania. Azadi.me is India's first and only liberal web portal in Hindi.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • To equip participants with analytical tools to better understand and evaluate the effects of public policies so as to better distinguish between objective facts and merely subjective opinions and intentions of policies from their actual results.
  • To offer unconventional angles and story ideas, information sources, and expert perspectives.

ELIGIBILITY
This course is targeted towards media professionals with some experience including senior correspondents, feature writers, beat reporters, assistant/sub-editors, producers, and anchors. Freelance journalists who have a dedicated column in reputed publication or web portal can also apply for this workshop. Up to 26 participants are chosen through a competitive evaluation process.

REGISTRATION FEE
The fee for the ìpolicy is Rs. 1,000 only which includes all meals, accommodation, and transportation to the venue and back. This fee is payable upon selection and payment can be made through online only. Fee paid once will not be returned.

APPLICATION DEADLINE – 31 March 2018

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Forging Champions of Liberty: iPolicy for Development Leaders

Event Date: 16 Dec To 17 Dec 2017; Time: -
Venue: CCS Office, A-69, Hauz Khas, New Delhi

We conducted iPolicy – our flagship certificate course in public policy, engaging Teach for India fellow in a dialogue on the concerns of education policy in India. With 33 participants, the interactive program grounded the elaborate field-experience of the young fellows in the extant education policy discourse in India. Our speakers included Shantanu Gupta Political Analyst and Author of ‘The Monk Who Became Chief Minister’, Parth J Shah and, Arushi Vats, Assistant Manager, CCS Academy. The course received an over-all feedback rating of 3.46 out of 4.

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Business and Public Policy Credit Course at Vedica Scholars Programme for Women, New Delhi

Event Date: 22 Sep To 14 Oct 2017; Time: 10:00am-06:00pm
Venue: Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts & Communication

Business and Public Policy is a niche module providing a detailed examination of the role and impact of public policy on Indian businesses. It takes the perspective of a firm’s manager and asks the twin questions: (a) to what extent does government intervention limit a firm’s strategy; and (b) how can firm strategy influence and take advantage of government intervention by comparing the performance of firms, alliances, and markets in coordination with economic activity. Offers exploration of key laws such as New Companies Act, the role of regulatory bodies, as well as conceptual tools such as 'Markets for the Poor'. This is a closed event for students at Vedica Scholars Programme for Women. For more information on the Business and Public Policy module and how it could be offered at your institution, please contact arushi@ccs.in.

Objective: To make students understand the interconnection between business and public policy through the application of economics, management, and public policy.

ìpolicy for Journalists, Aug 2017

Event Date: 25 Aug To 27 Aug 2017; Time: 9:00 am- 6:00 pm
Venue: Asia Health Resort, Mcleodganj, Himachal Pradesh

To secure freedom, prosperity, and good governance, a democratic society requires a high level of ethical and informed reporting. Azadi.me in association with Centre for Civil Society and Edelgive Foundation offers ìpolicy, a three day residential course for journalists to equip them with tools to better understand and evaluate the effects of public policies in our day to day functioning. This award winning course focuses on issues in the key areas of education, livelihoods and good governance.

CCS is India’s leading liberal think tank, ranked 54 worldwide by the annual study conducted by the Think Tanks and Civil Society Program at the University of Pennsylvania. Azadi.me is India's first and only liberal web portal in Hindi.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

To equip participants with analytical tools to better understand and evaluate the effects of public policies so as to better distinguish between objective facts and merely subjective opinions and intentions of policies from their actual results.
To offer unconventional angles and story ideas, information sources, and expert perspectives.

ELIGIBILITY

This course is targeted towards media professionals with some experience including senior correspondents, feature writers, beat reporters, assistant/sub-editors, producers, and anchors. Freelance journalists who have a dedicated column in reputed publication or web portal can also apply for this workshop. Priority* will be given to journalists who cover education beat and are based in Haryana and Chandigarh. Up to 26 participants are chosen through a competitive evaluation process. Transportation may be arranged from Delhi too (not guaranteed), depending on receipt of sufficient no. of competitive applications.  

REGISTRATION FEE

The fee for the ìpolicy is Rs. 1,000 only which includes all meals, accommodation, and transportation to the venue and back. This fee is payable upon selection and payment can be made through online only. Fee paid once will not be returned. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE - 15 Aug 2017

Apply NOW!

Note: *'Priority will be given to journalists who cover education beat and are based in Haryana and Chandigarh', doesn't restrict eligible participants from other states to apply and participate.