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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 a non-profit engaged in research and advocacy in the areas of Reproductive Rights, Child Rights, Gender & Sexuality, Public Health and Governance. We are looking for research associates (2 positions) to join the team that works on Reproductive Rights.

In the past 2 years CLPR has worked on proposals to improve implementation of the Karnataka Prevention of Child Marriage Act and represented the intervenor Child Rights Trust in the landmark Independent Thought v Union of India case. We are currently researching the impact of state health services on maternal health and strategies used by CSOs to promote reproductive rights in society.  A detailed job description is available here.


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.