Internship opportunity with CIC

There is an opportunity for two young people to intern with Central Information Commissioner Mr. Shailesh Gandhi. These positions need very bright persons who are interested in an exciting experience of working in a Government office (but not as a sarkari babu!) to further the Right to Information. RTI is slowly changing the governance structure and our Democracy by empowering individual Citizens. Since it is a new law and the Information Commissions are also evolving, it presents a good possibility of contributing new and better ideas to get effective implementation. The work involves reading many communications from Citizens, drafting suitable responses and also interacting with Government officers and Citizens. It is a vibrant office to work in, since the average age of the staff is around 25 years and new and better ways of working are evolving continuously.

Stipend: Peanuts!- Rs. 10000 (+free tea and coffee)

Essential Requirements: Fluency in English and Hindi; ability to draft letters; willingness to work hard for six days a week

You can get some idea of the work by looking up ‘Workpractises at an Information Commission’ at

If you are willing to commit over six months for a different experience to understand some of the issues ailing our democracy and wish to contribute to bring about a change, send an email with your CV to

Shibani Ghosh
Legal Consultant
Central Information Commission
Old JNU Campus, Opp. Ber Sarai MKt.
Delhi 110067

2 Responses to “Internship opportunity with CIC”

  1. The internships for youngsters is a timely change from blaming our youngsters to taking responsibility for their growth.

    I hope the lucky ones develop a conscience and the skills to assert it.It is my pleasure to welcome your esteemed readers to:

    Yet another “conspiracy in corruption”

    Psychotic PMO Bareknuckles “The Economist”

    “When The Going Gets Tough, The PMO’s Media Advisers Go Nuts”

    “James Astill’s Dazed Denial”

    Andhra Pradesh High Court’s Pernicious Rebellion Against The Law .05/29/09

    RTI Act 2005 Abuse In Andhra Pradesh- SIC Cheats! Chief Secretary Lies!05/07/09

    Prejudiced CIC Laps Up PMO Lies 05/05/09

    Divakar S Natarajan and Varun Gandhi Cannot Both Be Wrong ! 01/28/09

    And India’s editorial class will not report the story!

    Divakar’s Sathyagraha News and views from Divakar S Natarajan’s, “no excuses”, ultra peaceful, non partisan, individual sathyagraha against corruption and for the idea of the rule of law in India.

    Now in its 18th year.

    Any struggle against a predatory authority is humanity’s struggle to honour the gift of life.

  2. Guest says:

    These internship opportunities still available??

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