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Legal Intern

Land Conflict Watch has an opening for paid internships!


Land Conflict Watch is an online data research project that documents land conflicts across India. We analyse this data to tell stories of the land struggles going on in the country.

LCW won the World Summit Award 2018 in the 'Government and Citizen Engagement' category in Lisbon, Portugal, in March 2019.

Although our network is spread across India, the core team sits in New Delhi. However, due to the current COVID situation, this internship will be a work-from-home opportunity.

We are currently looking for one intern to assist the Legal Research team that is working on a comprehensive legislative policy analysis of our database. The duration of the internship will be 2-4 months.

This is what we are looking for: 

>  Proficiency in legal research and reading court orders and judgments.

>  Basic knowledge of judicial processes and various fora.

>  Knack for getting information and fact-checking (phone calls/emails to the government, NGOs, community leaders and activists) 

>  Interest in development issues and current affairs related to land

The intern will assist with the processes of updating the entire LCW database of 700+ land conflicts with legal data and perspective.


>  Freshers holding an LL.B. degree, or

>  Final year law students of the three-year LL.B. course or 4th or 5th year students of the five-year integrated law course.

Perks of this internship:

> The intern will be provided a monthly stipend, along with a certificate at the end of the internship period.

>  She/he will work with industry experts to learn about diverse social and development issues, including land rights, Forest Rights Act, Land Acquisition Act, tribal rights etc.

>  Will get the opportunity to connect with social activists, journalists, researchers, academicians, environmentalists and community leaders.


We are an equal-opportunity organisation. People with disabilities and those from the Dalit-Bahujan, Adivasi, LGBTQ and other communities that are not traditionally represented in media houses are encouraged to apply. 


Send us your resume and a cover letter briefly stating why you want to intern with us at with the subject line “Legal Intern” and we will get back to you at the earliest.

The last date for submission of application is July 19, 2020.