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The Centre for Law and Policy Research (CLPR) is a not-for-profit trust that was started in 2009. The Centre was established in recognition of the need to have a legal research organisation outside of university settings, that engages in law and policy research, supported by strategic impact litigation.


CLPR is looking for Research Associates. As a Research Associate you will be required to conduct primary and secondary research in our focus areas of Reproductive rights, Child rights, Gender & Sexuality, Public Health and Governance. Primary research could take the form interviews, surveys, consultations, conferences or seminars. We substantiate/ support/verify our findings from primary research with thorough and relevant secondary research.

Equally critical to this role is the ability to articulate the research clearly in written (concept note, reports, policy briefs, papers, articles, blog posts) and verbal (participating in podcasts, panel discussions, conferences) formats. CLPR undertakes advocacy to translate research into social change and initiates outreach efforts to disseminate relevant and crucial information to the communities with which it works. Associates lead and participate in these efforts.

In addition to legal research and policy development, CLPR engages in impact litigation. Research associates are expected to research and prepare legal briefs and submissions, interact with and advise clients, represent clients in court and in arbitration proceedings.


CLPR is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status.

How to apply

If interested please email your CV, cover letter, 2 relevant writing samples and a 300 word statement of purpose to Please put the role in the subject of the email.


CLPR offers internships to students who are within the advanced years of pursuing their Undergraduate courses, Post Graduate courses or Doctoral Programs. While we primarily take law students, we welcome students from other backgrounds, with an academic interest in law and policy research.

What we look for:

  • Students in the 4th and 5th years of their undergraduate course, graduate and post-graduate students.
  • Minimum commitment of 4 weeks
  • Ability to write well
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to complete administrative as well as substantive work
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines

How to Apply

E-mail your resume with a cover letter and a writing sample to Applications will be considered if received at least a month prior to the preferred period of internship. Only selected candidates will be contacted via email.

Collaborate with us

CLPR collaborates with institutions and organisations on research, policy work and litigation. We have partnered with organisations such as B.PAC in Bangalore on addressing the efficient working of victim compensation schemes and for improved working of the special POCSO courts, with Ondede on transgender law issues and in filing a petition challenging Section 377 in the Supreme Court and with the Centre for Internet and Society on compiling schemes and welfare measures for persons with disabilities.

Get in Touch

Contact us at if you would like to partner or collaborate with us in any way.