Online Internship @ COMMON CAUSE


Common Cause has been taking up the cudgels on behalf of common citizens for over 35 years. The organisation is   known for aggressive policy initiatives, advocacy and litigation in matters of governance, public policy and rule of law. Their recent PILs which have resulted in landmark interventions include the auction of spectrum (2G), cancellation of coal block allocations, constitutional validity of Section 66A of the Information Technology Act and misuse of govt. advertising to name just a few. Many of its initiatives are about enhancing transparency and accountability in governance and about deepening democracy.

Call for Internship

Common Cause invites applications for an online internship commencing from June 8, 2015 for a minimum duration of one month.

Key Responsibilities

The intern will be expected to assist the team in compiling and summarizing Common Cause cases and work on legal queries, as per requirement.


PG/ UG students and young research scholars from law schools/ colleges/ universities willing to work in an online environment. Interns will be expected to report bi-weekly on the work progress.


The intern shall be compensated with a consolidated amount of Rs. 6,000.


The intern shall be provided with an Internship Certificate on successful completion of the online internship.

Common Cause encourages students who have a keen interest in legal research and citizen activism to apply. This internship will facilitate an understanding of how to read judgments, identify the crux and summarize arguments, besides exposure to a rich database of case law on issues of civil and human rights.

Application Procedure

Interested applicants should summarize in 500-800 words the judgment passed by Hon’ble Supreme Court in WP 13 of 2003 on May 13, 2015 on the issue of large scale advertisements. The summary should include the title of the case, citation, relevant laws involved, brief facts, issues of law, arguments of both sides and court’s judgment on the issues with reasoning.

Please email your cv and the case summary to by June 5, 2015 with ‘Online Internship’ as the subject of the email.


In case of any clarification, please feel free to drop an email to

Author: Vivek Kumar Verma

Investment Banking Lawyer | Photographer & Blogger | Connoisseur of Food | Poet

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