About The Commission
Competition Commission of India (CCI) was established by the Central Government with effect from 14th October 2003 in order to achieve the objectives laid down in the Competition Act, 2002.
The Act is based on the philosophy of modern competition laws. The Act prohibits anti-competitive agreements, abuse of dominant position by enterprises and regulates combinations (acquisition, acquiring of control and M&A), which causes or is likely to cause an appreciable adverse effect on competition within India.
To promote and sustain an enabling competition culture through engagement and enforcement that would inspire businesses to be fair, competitive and innovative; enhance consumer welfare; and support economic growth.
What do they Do
The Commission works towards eliminating practices having adverse effect on competition, promotes and sustains competition, protect the interests of consumers and ensure freedom of trade in the markets of India.
The Commission is also required to give opinion on competition issues on a reference received from a statutory authority established under any law and to undertake competition advocacy, create public awareness and impart training on competition issues.
About the Internship
Internship is open to students of Economics, Law, Management and Finance from recognized Institutions and Universities with exposure to Competition Law. It is applicable for Indian Nationals only. Further, students with a placement in hand are not eligible.
Number of slots available in a month are 10.
Internship is full-time and is normally for a period of 1 month, commencing on the 1st working day of the month. However If the applicant is desirous of pursuing internship for 2-3 calendar months He/she can apply with due recommendation of respective University/ College/ Institution.
Incentives of Internship
Certificate and a stipend of Rs. 10,000/-
How to Apply
(i) Interested students may apply in the prescribed format available on this link. Application in any other format will not be entertained.
(ii) Application must contain recommendation of competent authority from the academic institution, where the candidate is pursuing her / his studies. Applications received without recommendations will not be entertained.
(iii) Applicants are required to submit a synopsis on the topic (must relate to Competition Law) she / he intends to work upon during the internship in 1000 words along with their applications. Synopsis should broadly cover a brief introduction of the topic, objectives of the study, methodology to be employed and bibliography.
(iv) Applications are received throughout the year. However, application should reach by 1st of preceding month to the month for which application is intended to be made e.g. for June, 2017 application should reach by 1st May, 2017.
(v) Applications in the prescribed format complete in all respects may be sent by post to reach – The Secretary, Competition Commission of India, Hindustan Times House, 18-20 Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi – 110001”. Applications can also be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(vi) Envelope carrying applications should be superscribed “Application for Internship for Month/Year”.
For further detailed information on the procedure, go through the guidelines available on this link.