The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is a public interest research and advocacy organisation based in New Delhi.

CSE researches into, lobbies for and communicates the urgency of development that is both sustainable and equitable.

Work Description

Assignments could be of two types: research based and non research based.

We do not do primary research at CSE. Our research is based on information available in the public domain. Our focus is primarily on policy advocacy on environmental issues.

We work on areas of urban planning and air pollution, industrial pollution, water pollution, climate change, environmental education for school children and environmental reportage through our magazine “Down to Earth”.

Candidates can choose to work in any of these areas, and we try to place as much as possible to the area of interest of the student, depending on available of assignment and suitability of the candidate.

We also take interns for our non-research areas, such as marketing, website, library and human resources.

Stipend: Unpaid

How to apply

Since internships are time bound, it is advised that the candidates also send in their resume and application to us through an email to, so that it can be addressed on an urgent basis.

The application must mention the start and end date of internship, the reason for applying to CSE and the area of work in which they wish to do their internship.

Dissertation and Certification

Interns are expected to submit a copy their dissertation report to the supervisor at the end and also make a presentation if possible. CSE awards a certificate at the end of the term. Supervisor fills up any evaluation form if provided by the institution.

For further queries, contact: Priyanka Dutta:

For more details about the internship, click here.


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