• Dr. Ranjana Kumari and Dr. Kiran Bedi Celebrating womanhood at India International Centre, New Delhi
  • Dr. Ranjana Kumari celebrating Girl Child Day with girl child
  • Gender Sensitization Training with women constables of Delhi Police in Special Police Unit for Women and Children
  • Social Surfing Workshop in CSR with Penn State & SRCC

Intern or Volunteer

At Centre for Social Research, we value our interns and volunteers for their generous contributions of time, skill, knowledge and spirit. We are always eager to work with dedicated individuals from India and abroad and believe that we can all benefit from a multicultural work environment that provides each of us with a wider perspective on gender issues and women’s rights. In the past, we’ve hosted interns and volunteers from countries including the USA, UK, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Russia, Singapore, Australia and more.

Our interns and volunteers are fluent in English and able to commit three (3) months or longer to the organisation. Hindi language knowledge is a plus, but not a requirement.

While internships are full-time only, volunteers may choose to work on a part-time basis. Positions are available throughout the year and are unpaid. Some interns may be eligible for a small stipend.

Interns should be current or recently graduated Masters or Ph.D students in the fields of social science, sociology, gender studies, political science, development studies or communications.


The Centre for Social Research seeks an intern to support the development of an individual fundraising program and corporate fundraising strategy and outreach.

The person in this role will be responsible for drafting and designing marketing and communication material to support fundraising efforts, with an emphasis on tailoring messaging to new audiences (individuals and corporates). This person will help design and execute fundraising and marketing initiatives including online fundraising campaigns, marketing for sexual harassment training for corporates, and proposal development for specific funding opportunities. We seek a candidate with the ability to both draft compelling messaging and design for communication materials and to support the design and execution of fundraising programming, including backend systems for processing and tracking of donations.

Fundraising efforts will include both online and offline interactions. The person in this role will be expected to provide support for presentations and in-person meetings and events and thus should be able to present professionally and persuasively in verbal communication as well.

This role offers significant opportunities for personal creativity and initiative in establishing the design and plan of a new fundraising program.


This position requires strong writing, communication, and presentation skills as well as an ability to craft strong messaging targeted to a specific audience. We seek a candidate with a background in marketing or communication, with a commitment to social development. Experience in gender is a plus though not required if the candidate can demonstrate ability to craft messaging appropriate for a rights-based organisation working on gender.

Timeframe: Minimum 16 hour per week commitment 4 months of beginning

Reporting: Head of Organisational Development

Compensation: We provide our interns with a modest monthly honorarium.

Application Requirements:

  • Cover Letter and Resume
  • Writing Sample (no co-authors) reflecting requirements of job posting
  • Original answers to the following questions
  • What do you see as the most important trends in the Indian philanthropic sector and what impact do you believe these trends are having on NGOs. (300 words max)
  • What is the role that individuals can play in the development of India’s nonprofit sector? (300 words max)
  • What kind of messaging about violence against women do you think would be most effective for an audience of 1) Indian Individuals, 2) Indian corporates? How would you develop a communication program for these markets? (300 words)

Be prepared to discuss your ideas about designing a giving program during an interview.

Intern will report to the Head of the Media Division and will be responsible for assisting with the Projects in the Division

Duration: 3 months minimum

Nationality: All

Key Responsibilities & Requirements:

  • Design different types of layouts & illustrations, web design layout
  • Knowledge of photo-editing software
  • Active on Social Media
Intern will report to the Head of the Media Division and will be responsible for assisting with the Projects in the Division.

Duration: 3 months minimum

Nationality: Indian

Key Responsibilities:
  • Writing reports, blogs, press releases and other communication material
  • Management of social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook
  • Any other tasks as directed by the Head/Coordinator of the Media and Communications Division
  • Background in Journalism/Mass Communication, preferably with some work experience
  • A strong understanding of gender and women-related concerns in India
  • Strong writing skills
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Hindi
The position is responsible for providing support on Accounts & Administrated related work to the organization. The concerned person will be required for maintaining Accounting/Financial/Administrative of the department. The Intern will report to the head of the Department for all his/her activities.

Duration: 3 months (minimum)

Nationality: Indian

Key Responsibilities:
  • Maintain all accounting related documents like records of cash, receivables, payables, incomes and expenditures.
  • Prepare vouchers for journals, bank and cash
  • Ensure the timely updating of accounting records
  • Prepare Bank Reconciliation Statements on a monthly basis
  • Prepare monthly report as per donor requirement
  • Assist in ensuring timely compliance of the statutory and legal requirements like income tax returns,FC-6 returns etc
  • Facilitate statutory/grant audits and follow up on audit compliance
  • Manage Organization’s bank related work
  • Ensure smooth administration for the organization
  • Maintain HR records
  • Assist to maintain/supervise registers like inventory register, distribution register, assets register etc
  • Any other work assigned by the Organization
  • Undergraduates/Graduate pursuing Commerce from Correspondence
  • Excellent knowledge of accounting software
  • Basic computer skills, knowledge of Ms Word, Ms Excel, and Internet
  • Fluency in oral and written English and Hindi
  • Experience of working on NGO Accounting would be preferred.
Intern will report to the Head of the Gender Training Institute (GTI) Division and will be responsible for assisting with the Projects in the Division.

Duration: 3 months (minimum)

Nationality: Indian

Key responsibilities:
  • Supporting in delivering GTI trainings and documentation
  • Building data base for GTI
  • Coordinating on building the GTI website
  • Masters in Humanities (MSW/Sociology/Gender Studies preferred)
  • A strong understanding of gender and women-related concerns in India
  • Flexibility and ability to multi-task
  • A commitment to professionalism, best practices and industry standards, and excellence in all work-related aspects
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Hindi
Intern will report to the Head of the Gender Training Institute (GTI) Division and the Project Coordinator of the specific project.

Duration: 3 months (minimum) which is May to July.

Nationality: Indian

Qualification / Requirements :
  • Interns should be current or recently graduated Masters Student with understanding on gender, environment issues, social work, social science, sociology, political science and development studies.
  • Should be well versed with both written and spoken Hindi and English.
  • Collection of available data on water conservation and climate change to formulate a questionnaire for needs assessment.
  • Support the team for compiling the reports of the findings from the needs assessment.
  • Support the team in formulating a comprehensive broucher /IEC material for the trainings to be conducted on the said theme.
  • Help the team in designing a training structure based on the needs assessment report.
  • Should be willing to travel with the Project team if required.
Intern will report to the Head of the Gender Training Institute (GTI) Division and will be responsible for assisting with the Projects in the Division.

Duration: 3 months (minimum)

Nationality: Foreign National

Interns Required: 2

Key responsibilities:
  • Designing and producing documents, briefing papers, reports and presentations
  • Carry out specific projects, research and administration as required by the Director
  • Present and maintain final financial documentation, management accounts, budget and other special financial reports as may be required by the Director from time to time;
  • Word processing, dealing with correspondence, writing emails/letters and corporate documentations/SOP’s/policies (further information on such detailed herein), taking dictation, typing minutes and meeting reports;
  • Liaising with clients, suppliers, advisors, shareholders, intercompany directors and other staff;
  • Devising and maintaining office systems, including data management, filing, etc;
  • Processing Director’s business expenses and other administrative items.
  • Compile Monthly Executive Report /quarterly/annual/other reports for the Board of Directors;
  • Research relating to governance, legal, accounting and tax implications where required by the Director.
Skills Required :
  • Ability to represent the company externally with key stakeholders
  • Post Graduate with Management and Finance background.
  • Excellent IT Skills, including use of Microsoft Office.
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Good knowledge of database systems and processes
  • Excellent written English and the ability to communicate at all levels
Department: Media and Communications

Job Objectives:
  • Content creation and posting on all social networking platforms
  • Expanding the reach of content on all social media platforms as per set goals
  • Conducting market research studies in the field of online behavior and online safety
  • Presenting the data in form of power point presentations, and keeping a record of the same in a systematic manner
  • Documentation of daily activities and overall progress of the organisation’s goals
  • Coordination with other team members on a daily basis
Skills Required:
  • Excellent knowledge of English ( written and Oral )
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office ( Word, Power Point , and Excel )
  • Good presentation skills
  • In depth knowledge of various social media platforms
  • Knowledge of conducting search engine optimisation,Market research, Report writing and communication.
  • Good coordination skills
  • Willing to work in a 24x7 dynamic environment and always up on your toes

Interested persons may apply with:

  • CV
  • Covering letter
  • Writing Sample

Centre for Social Research
2 Nelson Mandela Marg, Vasant Kunj
New Delhi 110 070

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Please note that only short listed candidates will be intimated for interview.