PRS is a leading research group with the mission to strengthen India’s democracy by helping Parliament and state assemblies be more effective.  These institutions make laws, hold the governments accountable and allocate public funds.  It is important that they have information and analysis to perform their functions well, and that citizens have channels of engaging with their elected representatives.

PRS is looking to expand its research team and plans to hire Associate Analysts and Analysts.  Members of the research team prepare briefing notes on Bills in Parliament and state assemblies, policy developments and budgets.  They also brief senior policy makers in person, and write occasional articles in the media. 

Core responsibilities: As part of the research team at PRS, the analyst will play a key role in supporting MPs and MLAs with high-quality and credible research on important policy and legislative matters. The analyst will be required to track important developments in certain sectors, prepare analysis of legislation pending in Parliament, write thematic briefs on important policy issues, and analyse government budgets.  In addition, the role requires analysts to communicate their research by briefing MPs, presenting analysis at various fora and interacting with key stakeholders. 

The role is based in Delhi and may require travel for research and dissemination of research.  The position reports to the Head of Research.

Abilities required:  (a) Strong analytical skills; (b) Good writing and communication skills; (c) Good quantitative skills with an ability to analyse and represent data accurately; (d) Ability to work independently while being a team player; (e) Ability to multi-task and deliver quality work in a timely way; (f) Objective thinking and openness to ideas.

Qualifications sought: Masters degree or a professional degree, or an undergraduate degree with at least 2-3 years of work experience.

Emoluments offered:  Flexible depending on qualifications and ability.

Application details: As part of your application please email the two documents listed below to talent@prsindia.org with the subject line: “Analyst”. 

(i) Cover Letter that addresses a) Why you think PRS is a place you should build a career at, and b) How your qualifications and skills will contribute to the work of PRS

(ii) an updated CV

PRS is a leading research group with the mission to strengthen India’s democracy by helping Parliament and state assemblies be more effective.  These institutions make laws, hold the governments accountable and allocate public funds.  It is important that they have information and analysis to perform their functions well, and that citizens have channels of engaging with their elected representatives.

PRS is looking to expand its research team and plans to hire Associate Analysts and Analysts.  Members of the research team prepare briefing notes on Bills in Parliament and state assemblies, policy developments and budgets.  They also brief senior policy makers in person, and write occasional articles in the media. 

Core responsibilities: As part of the research team at PRS the associate analyst will support the team members in providing MPs and MLAs with high-quality and credible research on important policy and legislative matters. The associate analyst will be required to undertake research and data collation related to legislation, policy and thematic issues being analysed by the research team.  The associate analyst will have the opportunity to be mentored by analysts on the team in order to develop their research and writing capabilities.

The role is based in Delhi and may require travel for research and dissemination of research.  The position reports to the Head of Research.

Abilities required:  (a) Strong analytical skills; (b) Good writing and communication skills; (c) Good quantitative skills with an ability to analyse and represent data accurately; (d) Ability to work independently while being a team player; (e) Ability to multi-task and deliver quality work in a timely way; (f) Objective thinking and openness to ideas.

Qualifications sought: Bachelor’s degree.

Emoluments offered:  Flexible depending on qualifications and ability.

Application details: As part of your application please email the two documents listed below to talent@prsindia.org with the subject line: “Associate Analyst”. 

(i) Cover Letter that addresses a) Why you think PRS is a place you should build a career at, and b) How your qualifications and skills will contribute to the work of PRS

(ii) an updated CV

PRS is a leading research group with the mission to strengthen India’s democracy by helping Parliament and state assemblies be more effective.  These institutions make laws, hold the governments accountable and allocate public funds.  It is important that they have information and analysis to perform their functions well, and that citizens have channels of engaging with their elected representatives.

PRS is looking to expand its research team and plans to hire Associate Analysts and Analysts.  Members of the research team prepare briefing notes on Bills in Parliament and state assemblies, policy developments and budgets.  They also brief senior policy makers in person, and write occasional articles in the media. 

Core responsibilities: The Analyst/Associate Analyst (Science & Tech) is expected to follow various technology and science developments that have policy implications, and write thorough and easy-to-read notes which are accessible to a lay audience.  These will include briefs on upcoming legislation, policy matters, scientific developments, and budgets.  The candidate should have the ability to work independently and create new research products, as well as to communicate the research to a wide audience. 

The role is based in Delhi and may require travel for research and dissemination of research.  The position reports to the Head of Research.

Abilities required:  (a) Strong analytical skills; (b) Good writing and communication skills; (c) Good quantitative skills with an ability to analyse and represent data accurately; (d) Ability to work independently while being a team player; (e) Ability to multi-task and deliver quality work in a timely way; (f) Objective thinking and openness to ideas.

Qualifications sought: For Analyst (Science & Tech) - Bachelor’s degree in a science or tech stream and 2-3 years of work experience, or a Master’s degree in a science or tech stream.  
For Associate Analyst (Science & Tech): Bachelor’s degree in a science or tech stream.

Emoluments offered:  Flexible depending on qualifications and ability.

Application details: As part of your application please email the two documents listed below to talent@prsindia.org with the subject line: “Analyst/Associate Analyst (Science & Tech)”. 

(i) Cover Letter that addresses a) Why you think PRS is a place you should build a career at, and b) How your qualifications and skills will contribute to the work of PRS

(ii) an updated CV

PRS is a leading research group with the mission to strengthen India’s democracy by helping Parliament and state assemblies be more effective.  These institutions make laws, hold the governments accountable and allocate public funds.  It is important that they have information and analysis to perform their functions well, and that citizens have channels of engaging with their elected representatives

One of the focus areas of PRS is to make the working of legislatures more accessible to the general public.  The goal is to increase citizen engagement with the core democratic institutions.  Over the years, PRS has created modules that track the parliamentary work of each MP, the work done in each session of Parliament, and is expanding this work to state legislative assemblies.  PRS is looking to hire an Analyst/Associate Analyst, who will drive and expand this work.

Core responsibilities:  The candidate is expected to collate and manage data on working of legislatures and various policies, prepare analytical notes, and communicate the analysis to a wide audience.  The candidate should have a background in data sciences, and should be well-versed with at least one programming language among Python, Java, C++ and Javascript.   It is essential to have prior experience in data scraping, analysis and visualisation.

The role is based in Delhi and may require travel for research and dissemination of research.  The position reports to the Head of Research.

Abilities required:  (a) Strong analytical skills; (b) Good quantitative skills with an ability to analyse and represent data accurately; (c) Good writing and communication skills; (d) Ability to work independently while being a team player; (e) Ability to multi-task and deliver quality work in a timely way; (f) Objective thinking and openness to ideas.

Qualifications sought: For Data Analyst - Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Data Science or related fields with 2-3 years of relevant work experience, or a Master’s degree in Computer Science, Data Science or related fields.
For Associate Analyst: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Data Science or related fields.  Others meeting the skill requirements are also encouraged to apply.

Emoluments offered:  Flexible depending on qualifications and ability.

Application details: As part of your application please email the three documents listed below to talent@prsindia.org with the subject line: “Data Analyst/Associate Analyst”. 

(i) Cover Letter that addresses a) Why you think PRS is a place you should build a career at, and b) How your qualifications and skills will contribute to the work of PRS

(ii) an updated CV

PRS is a leading research group with the mission to strengthen India’s democracy by helping Parliament and state assemblies be more effective.  These institutions make laws, hold the governments accountable and allocate public funds.  It is important that they have information and analysis to perform their functions well, and that citizens have channels of engaging with their elected representatives.

PRS is looking to hire Programme Associates to strengthen its outreach activities in state assemblies. 

Core responsibilities: As part of the outreach team at PRS, the programme associate will play a key role in strengthening PRS’ outreach activities, especially to state legislators and legislatures. He/She will be responsible for collating and maintaining information pertaining to the working of State Assemblies, including session information, legislative performance, Member participation, etc. In addition, he/she will co-ordinate policy workshops and events held from time to time in partnership with institutional partners.

Abilities required:  (a) Strong execution skills; (b) Good writing and communication skills; (c) Good quantitative skills with an ability to analyse and represent data accurately; (d) Ability to work independently; (e) Ability to multi-task and deliver quality work in a timely way.

Qualifications sought:  Bachelor’s degree.

Location: New Delhi

Emoluments offered:  Flexible depending on qualifications and ability.

Application details: As part of your application please email the two documents listed below to talent@prsindia.org with the subject line: “Programme Associate”.

(i) Cover Letter that addresses a) Why you think PRS is a place you should build a career at, and b) How your qualifications and skills will contribute to the work of PRS

(ii) an updated CV

PRS is a leading research group with the mission to strengthen India’s democracy by helping Parliament and state assemblies be more effective.  These institutions make laws, hold the governments accountable and allocate public funds.  It is important that they have information and analysis to perform their functions well, and that citizens have channels of engaging with their elected representatives.

PRS offers rolling internships throughout the year.  The PRS staff consists of a team of dedicated professionals with different areas of expertise, and is broadly divided into the research and outreach departments.  While the research team analyses legislative and policy issues of topical interest, the outreach team tracks the working of the legislatures and legislators, manages citizen engagement and is PRS’s interface with the MPs and MLAs.  A prospective intern can apply for an internship in either/ both teams.  

Structure of the internship

The internship varies from session to non-session time.  During a Parliament session, PRS’s work is guided by the issues taken up in Parliament and interns are expected to work with the analysts on various research projects.  They may also work with the outreach team to help with the media related output.  During non-session periods, the interests of the individual intern are taken into consideration, and he/she is matched with an analyst(s) or outreach team member doing related work.  

The successful completion of a PRS internship requires the intern to pursue and complete an internship project.  The intern will be assisting analysts/outreach team member in their work, as well as undertaking an internship project.

The duration of the internship is flexible, but is normally between four and eight weeks.  Interns are expected to report to office for the internship.

Please note that no accommodation or remuneration is provided.  This is strictly an unpaid internship.   

Expectations from interns

All interns should have a deep interest in the working of Parliament and the legislative process in India.  In addition, an intern should have the following:  

  • Research interns: (i) strong analytical and problem solving skills; and (ii) strong writing skills.
  • Data interns: (i) be well-versed with Microsoft Excel/Google Sheets, and one or more of these programming languages –Python/Java/C++/Javascript; and (ii) have exposure or prior experience in data scraping, wrangling, pre-processing, analysis, and visualisation, and/or applying machine learning techniques.
  • Design interns: Basic understanding of design principles and familiarity with visualising data and text. Prior experience working with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, or similar software will be a plus.

Interested persons can fill in the application formThe form has to be filled out in one session, and there is no option of saving responses.  You are expected to:

  • write a short statement of purpose (not more than 500 words)
  • upload an up-to-date resume in PDF format
  • upload a writing sample on any policy issue (not more than 1000 words) in PDF format, or a relevant design work sample (up to two pages) in PDF format.


For any queries, please email us at internship@prsindia.org

Applications for the month of September will not be accepted after August 20, 2022.