Internship Opportunity under a Member of Parliament: Apply by 10th Feb 2022


Hey Students! Are you looking for an Internship at Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha and Parliament? If yes then there is an opening for an Internship Opportunity under a Member of Parliament. Here you work with the top government executives and many people who pass the budget, take decisions, etc. You can earn a stipend of up to Rs. 5000/- month along with many other perks.

For more details read the post down below.


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About Internship Opportunity under a Member of Parliament

Internship Opportunity under a Member of Parliament - Course Joiner
Source: Opportunity Cell

Com. Binoy Viswam represents the state of Kerala in the Rajya Sabha and is the Secretary of the National Council, Communist Party of India. He is a member of the Standing Committees on Science and Technology, Environment, Forests, and Climate Change in Parliament. With over 40 years of political experience, Com. Binoy Viswam has previously served as the Minister for Forests and Housing in the Kerala Government (2006-2011) and was a 2 time MLA in the Kerala Legislative Assembly(2001-2011). He is actively engaged in issues relating to social justice, human rights, education, health, workers’ rights, environment, gender equality, science, and technology, amongst others.

The internship provides unique exposure to the contours of public policy and law-making through the lens of a parliamentarian. The primary role of the intern would be to provide extensive research support to the MP for his various works and would also include drafting parliamentary questions for the MP, preparing speeches for zero hour debates, raising matters of public importance, drafting private members’ bills, etc. In addition, the internship also provides the opportunity to engage with leading experts in various fields on important public policy and developmental issues.

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Roles and Responsibilities

  • Legislations- Drafting brief notes/amendments on legislation introduced, preparing private members bills
  • Questions- Preparing questions that can be asked of the various Ministries, and to ensure follow up on the questions
  • Calling Attention- Prepare notices on issues that the MP can raise
  • Letters/Call to Action- The MP receives many letters relating to various issues from citizens- a part of your role will be to prepare responses and document these letters
  • Research & advocacy around issues of public importance
  • Any other task that may be assigned to you

Eligibility Criteria

The work requires proactive individuals whose interest is in the field of law-making and public policy. Applicants must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Reading and writing proficiency in English. Candidates with expertise in Malayalam will be there in their first preference.
  • Candidate must have at least a Bachelor’s degree in any academic discipline.
  • Active interest in Parliament, Politics, and functioning of the Government.
  • Academic or policy research experience.

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Duration of Internship

The internship is for a minimum period of 2 Parliament sessions starting with the Budget Session of 2022.

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Application Process

Interested persons must email the following to [email protected] with the subject “Internship Opportunity under Binoy Viswam”.

  • Resumé
  • A statement of purpose of not more than 500 words explaining your interest in this position.
  • Writing/Research sample – any publications/newspaper opinion pieces/ blog posts/ research document/etc – If you do not have one, please do not write one afresh.
  • Anything else you wish to showcase that would highlight your engagement with political work or do you think it worthwhile sharing

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Application Timeline for Internship Opportunity under a Member of Parliament

The last date to apply is 10th February 2022. Here the candidates are will be called for further rounds of assessment and interview which will take place between 13th Feb -18th Feb, 2022. Only applicants who are in for interview rounds will only get information Note:

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted via email. If you do not hear from us within 3 weeks after the deadline, please assume that your application has not succeeded.
  • This internship offers a monetary compensation of Rs. 5000/- per month to each intern.
  • The office of MP Binoy Viswam is an equal opportunity employer and has a zero-tolerance policy towards any discriminatory behaviour.
  • The MP reserves the right to conduct further selection rounds along with the right to not fill the internship position.
  • The position is political, the selected interns are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not work against the interests of the Communist Party of India and the Member of Parliament, Comrade Binoy Viswam.
  • There is a strict confidentiality policy that applies to all work related to this internship

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