About Foundation for Democratic Reforms (FDR)

FDR is one of India’s leading public policy and advocacy think tanks and research-resource centers for studying, formulating, and promoting fundamental reforms in political, electoral, and governance spheres as well as in critical areas of state policy. FDR was established in 1996 and is located in Hyderabad, Telangana. It is headed by Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan, a former civil servant and politician.

Name of the organizationFoundation for Democratic Reforms (FDR)
LocationHyderabad, Telangana, India

About the Internship

Responsibilities of a Research Intern:

Research and analysis in key sectors of policy and governance including education, healthcare, agriculture, service delivery, land and property rights, electoral reforms, rule of law – police, prosecution, procedural laws and judiciary, urban governance, economic liberalization, and energy transition.

  • Study historical evolutions, assess present conditions and future trends
  • Extract and analyze data
  • Undertake comparative studies of different countries

Skills required:

  1. Critical thinking and analytical skills
  2. Written and verbal communication
  3. Flexibility to work across teams and sectors
  4. Ability to multitask and complete projects in a given time frame


  • Hyderabad
  • Telangana

(Online internships may be offered based on circumstances.)


Minimum 5 weeks.

How to apply?

Recruitment Process:

Step 1- Fill the Application Form
Step 2- Telephonic conversation*
Step 3- Assessment round – Candidates shortlisted from the telephonic conversation will be required to research and analyze a policy issue. Candidates will be selected for the internship based on their performance in this round.
*Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Link to apply

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