Internship @ Centre for Death Penalty (Project on mental health status of prisoners)


A. Conduct in-depth qualitative interviews with families of prisoners sentenced to death. B. Be a part of in-depth qualitative interviews with prisoners sentenced to death to assess their mental health status.

C. Engage with prison officials in various States.

D. Contribute to collating and analysing findings of the interviews and publish them.

E. Contribute to publishing a report with the findings and analysis of the interviews and recommendations with respect to the mental health of prisoners sentenced to death.

F. Any other work that may be necessary to further the aims of the Centre.



A. A postgraduate degree/ pursuing a postgraduate degree in mental health (Social Work in Mental Health,Clinical Psychology, Counseling, or related fields) from a recognized University.

B. Prior experience of conducting Mental Status Examination (MSE)/ Clinical Interviews/ Case Histories is essential.

C. Knowledge and experience of conducting qualitative research is essential.

D. Knowledge of data analysis softwares (Atlas-ti/ N-vivo/SPSS) would be desirable.

E. Knowledge of the prison system or work with prisoners/persons in conflict with law will be an advantage.

F. Ability to read/ write/ speak regional Indian languages will be an advantage.

Stipend: The stipend will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and will be in the range of Rs. 10,000-15,000 per month. The Centre will incur all travel related costs separately.

Duration of Internship: A minimum commitment of 3 months (12 weeks) is required.

Application Process and Deadline: Interested persons may send their resume and a Statement Of Purpose (SOP) to and latest by 31st December 2016.

The SOP should indicate the manner in which applicants would approach the interviews conducted with prisoners and their families, their interest in the Mental Health Research Project and the contribution that they see themselves making to the same. The SOP must not exceed 750 words. The subject of the e-mail should be “Mental Health Research Project – Application for Internship”. The cover letter must state (Attn: Director, Centre on the Death Penalty). The interview dates will be informed to the shortlisted candidates by email/phone.





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