Legislative Assistants to Members of Parliament (LAMP) Fellowship; Apply by Jan 17
Applications have been invited by PRS (Policy Research Studies) Legislative Research, for the Legislative Assistants to Members of Parliament (LAMP) Fellowship, a unique and an exciting opportunity for young Indians to learn law-making and public policy.
LAMP Fellows are mentored by a Member of Parliament (MP) for a period of 10-11 months, subject to the Parliamentary calendar and work full-time with the assigned MP during a given year, starting from the Monsoon session of Parliament till the end of the Budget session.
The primary role of a LAMP Fellow is to provide extensive research support to her/his MP for their parliamentary work. This includes inputs for bills, drafting parliamentary questions for the MP, preparing the MP's speeches for zero hour debates, raising matters of public importance, policy discussions and standing committee meetings, drafting private members' bills etc.
When Parliament is not in session, LAMP Fellows engage with policy makers, experts from various think-tanks, academicians from several leading universities, and leaders from diverse public policy institutions through participation in workshops on important policy and development issues. LAMP Fellows also participate in field visits during the inter-session period for a practical exposure to governance at the ground level.
LAMP Fellows research topics as diverse as defence, food security, environment, economics and foreign affairs. Research tasks may include Legislative research; Data Analysis; Framing parliamentary questions; Background research for parliamentary debates; Research for Standing Committee meetings; Drafting Private Member Bills; Media-related work including drafting press releases, preparing interventions for TV appearances; Research for constituency-related issues; Interacting with stakeholders etc.
Eligibility: Applicant should be an Indian Citizen who is not over 25 years of age. Applicant must have at least a Bachelor's degree in any academic discipline.
Applications can be submitted at https://www.prsindia.org/lamp latest by 11.45 pm on 17th January 2021.
Details of the scheme are available at this link.