Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC) is
one of the premier inter-disciplinary research institutions undertaking
social science research in India. Established in 1972, ISEC has been
instrumental in carrying out robust and competent research studies on
various issues in social sciences. It has also been providing valuable
policy feedback to bring about integrated social, economic and political
transformation, with an emphasis on equity and justice. Through both macro
and micro-level studies, with inter-disciplinary approaches, the
Institute's mandate is to generate knowledge and provide information to
improve the quality of policy-making and serve as a centre for excellence
in research and training in social sciences. The Institute has been
accredited with a team of renowned economists, sociologists, political
scientists and educationists who are well known for their scholarship.
Capacity building among young researchers is one of the main thrust areas
of the Institute.
The core objective of the internship programme of
ISEC is to make young students (post-graduate level) undergo
internship in various social science disciplines to understand nuances of,
and participate in the inter-disciplinary, social science research.
This is achieved through:
Providing a platform for understanding the rigour in
the research on social science disciplines and enhancing the understanding
towards analyzing and addressing the social problems through hands-on
Facilitate, instruct and orient the students in
developing the research questions either for further studies or for
independent research activity.
Interaction with faculty, researchers and PhD
scholars of nine different academic centres of ISEC.
First hand exposure in the arena of research and
policy interplay and understand how research and policy complement and/or
contradict with each other.
We have decided to have internship opportunities only
in offline mode this year. Internship demands a full-time commitment for
two months between May to August 2023.
There will, however, be sufficient flexibility regarding the timing of the
programme within these four month's period. The students will be required
to assist and discuss with the concerned faculty.
The selected interns will be paid
a stipend of Rs. 5000/- per month for two months, based on diligence and
deliverables. Free accommodation will be provided at ISEC hostels/Guest
houses/Quarters only to the selected interns coming from outside Bangalore city.
Students of social sciences
should preferably be in the middle of their post-graduation. In
exceptional cases, those who have completed post-graduation recently or
those pursuing M.Phil may also be considered.
Areas for Research:
Economics of health, education, labour and public
policy, socio-ecology/ biodiversity, urban studies (including but not
limited to waste management, sanitation), public health, environment,
health and well-being, agriculture, population and health, e-governance,
political science/ Indian politics/ political theory, gender and health/
ageing/ adolescence and youth/ maternal and child health, labour studies/
economic development/ migration, social gradients of health, political
economy of medical industry and marginalities and development, trade,
industry, special economic zones, environmental valuation, green
accounting and climate change, education and labour, gender studies,
decentralization & development or rural development/infrastructure, water
resources, river basin planning, tourism, ecosystem services, Indira
canteen, SC/ST enterprises, social auditing, economic instruments,
How to apply:
Application form can be downloaded from our website
http://www.isec.ac.in/summer-internship.htm . The filled-in application
accompanied by two recommendation letters issued by the Head of the
Department and a senior faculty member from the Department should be
sent by post in an envelope with the superscription/subject as
“Application for Internship at ISEC" to:
The Registrar, Institute for Social and Economic
Change, Dr VKRV Rao Road, Nagarabhavi PO, Bangalore 560 072.