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Internship Opportunity with Project 39A, New Delhi: Apply Now

About project 39A:

Project 39 A is a formal part of NLU Delhi that is inspired by Article 39A of the Constitution of India, a provision that furthers the intertwined values of equal justice and equal opportunity by removing economic and social barriers. They are engaged in providing pro bono legal assistance to prisoners sentenced to death across the country by using empirical research to re-examine practices and policies in the criminal justice system.


Online Internship beyond June 2021 and up to September 2021.

Work Profile:

The different kinds of work undertaken are:

  • Research: Our research efforts lay significant emphasis on fieldwork and empirical analysis. Efforts involve work on various aspects of the following issues: forensic science with a particular focus on DNA forensics, legal aid in the criminal justice system, mental health and criminal justice, torture and administration of the death penalty.

  • Litigation: To ensure competent pro bono legal representation for prisoners sentenced to death in various parts of India, irrespective of the crime;

Who Can apply:

In order to apply for this position, the candidates should possess the following eligibility criteria:

  • Students enrolled in a recognized undergraduate or post-graduate program in the law, humanities, social sciences, management or media and communications.

  • Those enrolled in other programs may apply but preference will be given to those enrolled in the programs listed above.


Internships are full-time and for a period of minimum 4 weeks to a maximum of 12 weeks. Candidates must indicate the exact dates in their application.

Procedure to Apply:

Step 1: Interested candidates can go through the Official Notification, available here: https://nludelhi.ac.in/UploadedImages/f6710be6-676f-4246-9e1f-7527afc6503b.pdf

Step 2: The interested applicants may apply online only on the following registration link: https://www.project39a.com/internship/

Step 3: Only successful applicants will be contacted at least 6 weeks before their internship start date.


Internship is normally for a period of one month, commencing on the 1st working day of the month. However, applicant desirous of pursuing internship for 2- 3 calendar months can also apply with due recommendation of respective University/ College/ Institution for the period applied for.


Stipend of Rs 10,000/- (Rupees Ten Thousand Only) for every four-week period of internship undergone.

Interns on a part-time internship will be paid a stipend of Rs. 5,000/- (Rupees Five Thousand Only) for every four-week period of internship undergone.

Last Date to apply:

Applications are due at least two months before the first day of the proposed month of internship. For example, if your proposed date of internship is 15 January, please apply two months prior to 1 January, i.e. before 1 November.

Other Details:

  • While applications for part-time interns are considered, there is a strong preference in favor of full-time interns. Part-time interns, if selected, are required to intern for a minimum of 12 weeks.

  • Official Website: https://www.project39a.com

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