Research Associates

Application For Research Associates

Notification for Recruitment

Applications are invited for two Research Associates for a period of six months, purely on temporary basis for a National Human Rights Commission sponsored project on Legal Rights and Challenges of Surrogates. One of the research associate will be based in Delhi and another one in Mumbai.

The applicants should have

  • two years of research experience in social sciences/ humanities;
  • language proficiency in Hindi (conversational ability) and English (Writing skills); and
  • experience in conducting field surveys, especially ethnographic.

Candidates with research experience in gender/ women studies, public health and language proficiency in conversational Marathi (for Mumbai) will be given preference.

Interested candidates should send a copy of CV to Dr. Arathi.P.M @ latest by 30th May, 2017


Internship Programme
CSD accepts qualified students, preferably from social science background, from colleges and universities all across the country to work in the Council. CSD does not announce any special internship programme, since they are need-based, time-based and duration-specific. Typically the duration is of 6-8 weeks after which a review of the intern shall be conducted by the project staff. On finding the intern suitable and depending on her/his availability, the term could be extended.

Prospective interns could choose to work under two types of assignments – office based and field based.  Office based research would include documentation, reviewing secondary literature; networking, etc and field based work would include collecting empirical data from the field.

The candidate would be working collectively with a team under the guidance of the project director/ supervisor. On successful completion of the internship tenure, s/he is awarded with a merit certificate. This is a useful platform for growth, learning and the opportunity to work in professional teams.

Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae along with an application, mentioning the expected start and end dates of internship, the area of concern (social issue) in which they wish to work and the reason for applying to CSD. Also a forwarding letter from one of your professors is needed to support your application. Past work experience would be added advantage. Applications could be sent by either e-mail or at CSD’s postal address.
Presently we are not taking any candidate for Internship.  Kindly look for forthcoming announcements.


If you share our vision and have the knowledge pertaining to a pressing social issue, join us as we raise our concerns and seek answers to push for development that is both equitable and sustainable. Your analytical, communication and advocacy skills could make a certain contribution towards the purpose. To be part of CSD, all you need is:

  • Commitment towards the cause
  • Willingness to examine issues objectively
  • Strong analytical (qualitative/ quantitative) skills
  • Readiness to work hard and openness to learning

In return, you are assured of a professional yet friendly work environment, and flexibility to reach the crux of issues without being pressurized by vested interest. You shall also earn a work certificate. Timings are flexible; we only wish to be assured of the quality of output. So team up with the unit members of CSD and learn while working. Applications could be sent by either e-mail or at CSD’s postal address.

(*One must not confuse volunteering as a training programme, since there is no designed curriculum)
Presently we are not taking any candidate for Internship. Kindly look for forthcoming announcements.