Centre for Internet & Society

The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) is excited to announce a call for interns for the digital resilience team on the misinformation vertical. We welcome applications from individuals from diverse disciplines and educational backgrounds.

About CIS

The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) is a non-profit organisation that undertakes interdisciplinary research on internet and digital technologies from policy and academic perspectives. The research at CIS explores policy implications of the reconfiguration of social processes through the internet and digital media technologies (and vice versa). The research clusters at CIS include freedom of speech and expression, privacy, labour and social justice, internet infrastructures, access to knowledge, digital cultures, and geopolitics.

About the internship

Currently, we are looking for interns who are interested in working on misinformation and fact checking. This internship will run from April 10 to May 12.

The internship is part of a research project studying the social context of misinformation content. The larger project studies online misinformation content to qualitatively analyse the motivations, themes, and emotions elicited to drive further action through this content. This research contributes to the growing body of work that contextualises misinformation in pre-existing social and historical contexts in which it is created and distributed.

The intern is expected to work with the lead researcher to clean and process the collected data, then help with analysis.


  • Interest in or experience with qualitative research methods and mixed-methods approaches. Candidates from all educational backgrounds are welcome to apply.
  • Attention to detail and strong communication skills are a must!
  • An interest in misinformation literature from your field.
  • Experience with MS Excel and Notion is a plus.

How to apply?

Interested applicants are required to send in (a) a CV, (b) one writing sample or other output forms, and (c) a cover letter. Applications should be sent to [email protected] by March 28 with the subject line: “Internship application: Misinformation Contexts.”

A screening call will be scheduled at the option of the hiring research team.

Applications are strongly encouraged from individuals belonging to historically marginalised communities, including caste-oppressed communities, women, LGBTQIA+ people, and people with a disability/disabilities. We strongly value the applicant’s commitment to social justice and meaningful change.


The intern will receive a performance-linked stipend ranging between INR 10,000 - 15,000 per month.

Payments will only be made to bank accounts in India.


Given the ongoing public health risks and responses, our internship programme is still remote-first. However, applicants with strong preference for in-person internships at CIS’ Bangalore office are requested to indicate so in their cover letter.

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