School of Conflict and Security Studies
National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS)
Short and Long-Term Internships
Global Politics-Area Studies
Peace & Conflict Issues
As a part of two online courses in the School of Conflict and Security Studies at NIAS – Global Politics and Contemporary Conflicts, the Institute offers internships for students and young scholars pursuing Masters, MPhil, and PhD.
We also invite applications from young scholars who have completed under-graduation and taking a break and intend to pursue post-graduation.
Internships will be at the Institute. Not Online.
As a part of the research activities, the course offers internships under three categories: short-term (8-12 weeks), long-term (6-12 months), and summer/winter internships.
Internships are offered on the following areas:
About the Role
During the internship, the students will be undertaking the following:
What to Expect
How to Apply
To apply, please send the following:
To know more about our research, events and publications:
Global Politics and Area Studies: www.globalpolitics.in
Peace and Conflict: www.conflictreader.org
Area Studies-Pakistan: www.pakistanreader.org
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Rishma Banerjee is a Research Assistant in the Science, Technology, and International Relations Programme under the School of Conflict and Security Studies at the NIAS. She works in the KAS-NIAS Europe Studies Programme under the Area Studies initiative. Her research interest is in the geopolitical developments in Eastern Europe.
Rishma has been tracing the war in Ukraine on a daily basis and has written about the French presidential elections and the heatwaves in Europe.
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Abigail Miriam Fernandez Research Associate at the School of Conflict and Security Studies at the National Institute of Advanced Studies. Her areas of interest include peace and conflict in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Central Asia, and the Caucasus. As a part of her research focus at 'Pakistan Reader' she looks at issues relating to gender, minorities, and ethnic movements. She completed her Master's from the Department of International Studies at Stella Maris College, Chennai. She is a part of the Conflict Alert team at the IPRI, NIAS.
Outside research, Abigail enjoys recycling old jewelry and developing professional hairstyling skills. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Apoorva Sudhakar is a Research Associate at the School of Conflict and Security Studies at the National Institute of Advanced Studies. Her areas of interest include ethnic conflicts, civil-military relations and political developments in Africa.
Apoorva has completed her Masters degree in International Studies from Stella Maris College, Chennai and also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism (Print) from the Asian College of Journalism, Chennai. She is a graduate in Economics from St. Albert's College, Ernakulam.
Avishka Ashok is a Research Associate with the Science, Technology and International Relations (STIR) Programme in the School of Conflict and Security Studies at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore. In the STIR Programme, she is currently coordinating the activities of the China Reader Area Studies Initiative. Under the initiative, she works on the China Reader Evening Brief. She also coordinates the Weekly Publication ‘The World This Week.” Her activities also include assisting in the handling of the BRICS Young Scientist Forum along with the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.
Her research focuses on China and East Asia. She looks into China growing relevance and role in the international order. She has also worked on gender and indigenous issues; covering issues such as the abortion ban in Argentina, the violation of indigenous rights in Australia and the Pope’s apology to Canadian indigenous population.
She has completed her Masters in International Studies and History from Christ (Deemed to be University), Bangalore and holds a bachelors degree in Political Science from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai.
Sethuraman Nadarajan is a Research Assistant with the Science, Technology, and International Relations (STIR) Programme in the School of Conflict and Security Studies at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore. In the STIR Programme, he is currently coordinating the activities of the China Reader Area Studies Initiative. Under the initiative, he works on the China Reader. He also coordinates with Maritime security.
He is also interested in Conflict and Peace Studies, Open-Source intelligence (OSINT), and Cybersecurity and Deep Web. he has completed his Masters in Defence and Strategic Studies from the University of Madras, Chennai.
Mr George is a Research Intern at NIAS, Bangalore. He is currently a postgraduate scholar at Loyola College, Chennai. His area of interests includes the Ukraine War, and Eastern European domestic politics. His other interests are South Asia, and East Asia.
Ms Sreeja is a Research Intern at NIAS, Bangalore. She is currently a postgraduate scholar at Madras Christian College, Chennai. Her areas of interest include EU-China relations, challenges in EU integration and emerging technologies. She is currently working on an issue brief on Germany and China's bilateral equation and the challenges to EU integration
Ms Nithyashree is a Research Intern in NIAS Europe Studies at NIAS, Bangalore. She is currently a postgraduate scholar at Stella Maris College, Chennai. Her areas of interest include Europe's climate action initiatives. She is currently working on an issue brief on Germany's energy crisis post nuclear power.
Lakshmi Parimala H is a Research Intern at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore. She is currently pursuing her postgraduation in the Department of International Studies, at Stella Maris College, Chennai. She is currently working on The Indian Neighbourhood Reader. Her area of interest includes maritime studies and developments in South Asia particularly Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh
Immaculine Joy Paul is a Research Intern at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore. She is currently a postgraduate scholar in the Department of Political Sciences at Madras Christian College, Chennai. She is currently working on The Indian Neighbourhood Reader and Africa Weekly. Her area of interest includes gender studies and South Asia with a focus on Sri Lanka and the Maldives
Jerry Frankin is a Research Intern at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore. He is currently a postgraduate scholar in the Department of Political Sciences at Madras Christian College, Chennai. His areas of interest is on Africa.
Mr Ryan is a Research Intern at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore. He is currently an undergraduate scholar in the Department of Political Science and History In Kristu Jayanti College. His areas of interest include Global Politics, Political Analysis and Astropolitics. He is currently working in Africa Weekly, Pakistan Reader and Indian Neighbourhood Reader.
Ms Prerana is a Research Intern at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore. She is currently a postgraduate scholar in the Department of International Studies, Political Science and History at Christ University, Bangalore. Her areas of interest include Gender studies, Migration and Peace & Conflict. She is currently working on the Pakistan Reader and Europe Monitor.
Ms Sneha is a Research Intern at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore. She is a postgraduate scholar at O. P. Jindal Global University, Haryana, pursuing a Diplomacy, Law and Business course. She has diverse areas of interest which include but are not limited to conflict studies, environment, and diplomacy. At NIAS, she is currently associated with Pakistan Reader and Europe Monitor.
“NIAS was a different internship experience altogether very distinctive from my other internships. NIAS provided me with exposure not only at the national level but it gave me opportunity to interact with many scholars and dignitaries at international level as well. Prof Suba Chandran is a tough task master and he leaves no stones unturned in ensuring that the scholars as well as the interns get ample exposure during their time. The interns are treated very much as a part of the team. I was provided with ample important and interesting works and projects during my time. The whole team under Prof Suba was very proactive as well as supportive and hard working. "
|Yashaskar Shubham |
IVth Year Law Student
National University of Study and Research in law, Ranchi
“NIAS presents a very unique opportunity to those who wish to intern there. I was fortunate to have interned under Prof Suba. It has active environment of research scholars and they are helpful and interactive. During my 4 weeks, on several occasions opportunity was provided to meet and interact with eminent persons and scholars from around the world. Prof Suba’s engagement with scholars is inspiring, his discussions, interactive sessions, presentations and talks taught me a lot more about global politics."
“My engagement with NIAS has helped me become an active stakeholder in think tanks, academia and policymaking circles. The global politics course has been an enriching one, helping me fine-tune contemporary skills. Discussions, lectures, events and associated outreach activities were an immense exposure to geopolitics, resourceful scholars and distinguished personalities. Active participation in various projects has given me practical insights.
Under the course, I was opportune enough to have worked on big powers, India's foreign policy, peace research, public policy, protests and critical subjects such as climate change and militarisation covering geographies.
Additionally, the course helps one develop professionalism with a personal touch. On a concluding note, it was a productive experience under the guidance of Professor D Suba Chandran and the team."
“I got a chance to interact with luminaries from various bureaucracies and various research scientists. The work environment was super warm and Dr Suba along with his team was extremely forthcoming in making sure that I make the most of my stay at NIAS. I had the opportunity to do research in extremely interesting areas such as the "conflicts in the Arctic". I learned the internetting of law and politics. I understood how international relations and international law are interdisciplinary."
"Internship at NIAS has turned out to be more exhilarating one so far, I got to interact with many national and international dignitaries. Which really helped me shaping my ideas in a better cohesive way and opened many opportunity windows for me. The people and work at NIAS will always keep you on your toes, but you'll always be helped if you find yourself in any strading position"
|Abhishruth Singh |
National University of Study and Research in law, Ranchi
"I interned at NIAS during summers in 2018 for about 6 weeks. I had absolutely no idea about my role there but once I started out it was a new experience everyday. I got to know more about contemporary politics along with history from a different point of view. And writing commentaries only helped me gain more from the subject."
|Siddathi Mehta |
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University(PDPU)
"The internship was a unique opportunity in exploring, learning and networking. Engaging in constructive debate on issues of international significance helped us gain fresh insight into and explore differing perspectives of political opinion. We were always encouraged to go beyond the day's headlines, question and develop our own political standpoint."
|Samreen Wani |
Stella Maris College
"My internship at NIAS started in the month of January and was for a period of one month. I was mostly given the task of research work on the current events as well as future projects. The best part was the fact that I was exposed to so many recent events and that helped me given me a path to work on"
National University of Study and Research in law, Ranchi
"The six weeks internship gave me a clearer idea about my areas of interest and contemporary politics. The weekly discussions and presentations gave a completely new perspective about so many things. On the whole, with an atmosphere open to new ideas, it was a really good experience for me and helped craft a new edge in the way I look at things."
|Apoorva Sudhakar |
MA International Studies, Stella Maris College