Internships

ALF nurtures a strong and vibrant intern community, providing the space to question and rethink some of the basic norms of the legal practice. We take interns for regular on-site internships within the office space as well for remote research internships and volunteering for specific projects and campaigns.

Process of Application

 

1. On-Site Internships

Internships are for a duration of 4 to 6 weeks. As an intern, your work will be largely determined by contemporary engagements of the organization. We will factor in any areas of interest that you communicate to us beforehand. The work is expected to go beyond legal research and writing, and will likely include activism and aspects of legal education.

We do not accept applications from first year undergraduate students. An intern will have to apply at least 3 months in advance of the proposed date of work, providing the following information in the application. Mail to Deeptha Rao at internships@altlawforum.org with subject heading “Application for Internship”, providing the following information:

Name:
Address:
Email:
Phone:
University:
Current year of study:
Proposed date of starting work:
Duration of placement (in weeks):
Field of interest (litigation, research, conciliation, individual research project):
Statement of purpose(350 words):
Attach Resume.

2. Communications Internships

The Alternative Law Forum is looking for Communications Interns. Applications with a background either in graphic design, journalism, management or mass communications are welcome. The position will also be assisting in identification of potential partners for collaborative work and fund raising. Internships are for the duration of 4 to 6 weeks.

Primary Responsibilities (including, but not limited to):

  • Working on our periodic communication tools including monthly newsletters and social media posts
  • Assist with policy drafting
  • Assist with legal interventions
  • Follow up with donors and partners
  • Writing articles and documentation, including assisting in filming and photography
  • Designing posters and call outs

As an intern, your work will be largely determined by the immediate needs of organisation. The experience will factor in your areas of interest. We will not be accepting applications from first year undergraduate students. An intern will have to apply at least 3 months in advance of the proposed date of work, providing the following information in the application. Mail to Ramya Jawahar at ramya@altlawforum.org with subject heading ‘Application for Communications Internship’, providing the following information:

Name:
Address:
Email:
Phone:
University:
Current year of study:
Proposed date of starting work:
Duration of placement (in weeks):
Field of interest (graphics, web design, social media, fund raising, grant writing etc):
Statement of purpose(350 words):
Attach Resume.

 

Kindly Note:

–All internships are subject to availability in ALF. On-site internships may include travelling if needed.
–If you have a complaint about a problem faced during your work at ALF (including complaints concerning sexual harassment), please contact the ALF Internal Complaints Committee.