Young Professionals Programme for Legal Empowerment

The primary responsibilities of the selected candidates will be to:

Conduct research on law and policy issues for making interventions and creating policy documents
Coordinate training and capacity building programmes and develop training materials
Supervise data collection for research programs/projects
Collaborate/coordinate programmes with stakeholders including representations with various government authorities
Contribute to the advocacy work of the organisation
Organise events to initiate public debate on issues
Bring in creative approaches and perspectives to the existing work


The Programme is open to young law graduates/legal professionals who wishto pursue a career in the field of human rights as lawyers, practitioners, researchers or academics. A willingness to engage with field realities, to live in challenging conditions, and travel extensively are pre-requisites for every candidate. Candidates must above all display a strong drive, motivation and commitment towards working for social change.
A fellowship of Rs. 25,000 per month will be paid to the selected candidates. Please note that an engagement for a minimum period of one year is mandatory for all those selected to the Programme.

Candidates interested in applying to the Programme must send in the following in their application:
a)personal statement of purpose detailing the candidates motivations and reasons for applying to the Programme. Candidates must also be clear about their areas of interest and expectations from the Programme.
b)updated CV along with details of any similar prior work experience. Applications containing the above mentioned documents should be sent to not later than 25thMay 2014.

Candidates shortlisted for the second round will be contacted for an interview.The final selected candidates will be invited for a one month probation period. Based on an appraisal of their performance during this month, the organisation will confirm the selection of the candidates into the Programme.For any queries, please write to us at


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