Application Invited for Carnegie India’s Young Ambassadors Program (CIYAP)

This one-year internship will provide you with the opportunity to work with a team of experts on regional, national, and global issues. You’ll also learn important public policy skills and be part of a diverse community of young leaders.

About the Internship

  • Program: Internship in the Technology and Society Program
  • Duration: April 2023 to March 2024
  • Base: New Delhi
  • Eligibility: Recent graduates with an interest in technology policy, public policy, law, or management are eligible to apply.
  • Deadline for Submission: March 17th, 2023

Note: The selected candidate will be paid a fixed monthly stipend and a one-time relocation amount. Preference will be given to applicants from beyond metropolitan cities.

Carnegie India’s Young Ambassadors Program is a one-year internship in our Technology & Society program based in New Delhi. The program for the selected candidate will run from April 2023 to March 2024. Carnegie India is looking to recruit one young ambassador.

Young people are key stakeholders in sustained development, peace initiatives, and democratic governance. Recognizing that building greater mutual trust and enhancing international cooperation must start with them, the program gives an early opportunity to individuals who want to understand the complexities of the changing world order, learn crucial public policy skills, participate in the programming elements of a global think tank, and channel their interest in a particular area.

CIYAP has been curated specifically for future leaders to:

  • Observe, engage, and understand research-driven policymaking from a team of Indian and global experts who work on key regional, national, and global issues through a multidisciplinary lens.
  • Learn from and contribute to a diverse community of young leaders within the cohort in New Delhi and the larger Carnegie network in Washington D.C., Brussels, Beirut, and Beijing.
  • Imbibe and nurture professional skills, such as leadership, analytical acumen, critical thinking, and report writing, amongst others.
  • Be part of cutting-edge economic policy projects at Carnegie India while building on and finetuning one’s own research interest in these areas.
  • Interact with various stakeholders in the public policy domain as well as assigned mentors on a 1:1 basis.
  • Be mentored by and assist Carnegie India scholars working on a range of public policy issues and build networks both within Carnegie as well as leaders in the industry.
  • The intern may be assigned administrative, editorial, research, writing, or organisational tasks to provide overall support to Carnegie India’s Technology and Society program. The intern will also assist scholars on ongoing projects, background research, and events.
  • Responsibilities may include research assistance on issues relating to digital currencies, biotechnology, space policy, data governance, encryption, digital privacy, FinTech, digital public infrastructure and semiconductor supply chains.
  • Support verticals at Carnegie India, including program, development, and communication teams and help with the organization of Global Technology Summit and Security Dialogue, Carnegie India’s flagship annual events.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant should be a recent graduate in any discipline with an interest in the field of technology policy, public policy, law, management etc.
  • Applicant is expected to commit full-time to the program in New Delhi.

Note: Preference will be given to applicants from beyond metropolitan cities. Carnegie India wishes to open the public policy domain beyond major metropolitan cities in India. The selected applicant will be paid a fixed monthly stipend, along with a one-time relocation amount. The most deserving applicants will be chosen, without regard to caste, race, color, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected group.

To apply, please submit:

  • An updated CV
  • An academic writing sample of up to 800 words
  • A statement of purpose

About Carnegie India

Founded in 2016, Carnegie India, based in New Delhi, is part of a robust global network that includes over 150 scholars in Asia, Beirut, Brussels, and Washington. Led by Indian experts with decades of international and domestic policy experience, Carnegie India engages with governments, policymakers, academics, students, industries, practitioners, and civil society to provide insightful and fresh analysis on India’s pressing challenges and the rising role of India in the world. Carnegie India has three interrelated programs:

  • Security Studies: This program tracks India’s proposed strategic transformation, specifically the balancing of continental and maritime commitments; its military modernization under fiscal constraints; its technological innovations; and its efforts to enhance the capacity of the national security.
  • Political Economy: This program examines issues around land markets, agricultural markets, public finance policies and systems, and state institutional capacity, with an emphasis on enforcement functions.
  • Technology and Society: This program seeks to understand the reciprocal effects of technology and society have on each other. It focuses on the future of data, encryption, digital currencies and payments; and norms and rules that may shape global technology governance.

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