Centre for Internet & Society

The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) provides opportunities for students and professionals to undertake remote internships. Please continue to read through for more information about the process.


CIS is excited to announce its internship program for October 2020. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and continued requirements on physical distancing, this program will be run remotely. Applicants can apply for a slot running for a minimum of 4 weeks in the month of October. The internship call is open only for Indian residents, both students and professionals. Women and individuals from under-represented communities are specifically encouraged to apply.

Roles and Responsibilities

Interns may be expected to work on a range of tasks, from undertaking literature reviews, to editing or proof-reading documents, and writing or co-writing pieces of their choice. The exact nature of work will be decided on a case-by-case basis, in consultation with supervisors.

Interns will be expected to work full time, i.e. they should be working on CIS related tasks for 40 hours a week, and will be expected to respond to calls/texts between 10AM-6PM Monday to Friday. Supervisors will schedule check-in-calls twice a week.

Interns will receive a stipend.

If you are interested in applying for any of these slots, please send in your internship application to [email protected] by September 15th, 2020. Applicants can expect to hear back from us by September 20th, 2020. Unless asked for by a prospective supervisor, there will be no interview, and applicants will be judged on the basis of their written application.

Your application should include:

  1. An updated CV
  2. Two writing samples between 1000-3000 words each
  3. A covering email clearly stating your area of work preference, and why you are interested in this area.

Presently, the work areas for our internship program include:

Freedom of Expression on the Internet:

  • Analysing the Constitutional provision that enables the right to free speech, and jurisprudence around what is permissible speech online;
  • Analysing content moderation policies;
  • Researching intermediary liability regimes.

Intermediary Liability:

  • Analyzing regulations in India and around the world which govern liability of online intermediaries that deal with user-generated content
  • Studying safe harbour and other forms of intermediary liability regimes, effectiveness of existing measures, and possible best practices to combat illegal content online.

Making Voices Heard Project:

  • Researching on issues of privacy for digital voice interfaces in India and globally.

Digital ID Research:

  • Studying the appropriate uses of Digital ID;
  • Researching the technology and policy design of Digital ID systems.


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