Project 39A (formerly Centre on the Death Penalty) is keen to develop a robust and rewarding internship programme that will provide meaningful exposure to the complexities and nuances of the criminal justice system in India. Towards that aim, we are pleased to introduce our first comprehensive internship policy, under which we seek to accept interns on a rolling basis till December 2019.

The different kinds of work undertaken are:


Our research efforts involve work on various aspects of the following issues:
• forensic science with a particular focus on DNA forensics
• legal aid in the criminal justice system
• mental health and forensic psychiatry
• torture
• administration of the death penalty

Our research activities use various methodologies with a significant emphasis on fieldwork and empirical analysis;


To ensure competent pro bono legal representation for prisoners sentenced to death in various parts of India, irrespective of the crime;


The internship is open to students in India and other countries, enrolled in a recognized undergraduate or post-graduate programme in the law, humanities, social sciences, management or media and communications.

Those enrolled in other programmes may apply but preference will be given to those enrolled in programmes listed above.


Internships are full-time and for a period of a minimum 4 weeks to a maximum of 12 weeks. Candidates must indicate the exact dates in their application. Interns shall be based out of our offices on the NLU Delhi campus in Sector14, Dwarka, New Delhi 100078.


Interns will be paid a stipend of Rs 10,000 (Rupees Ten Thousand Only) for every four week period of internship undergone.

How to apply

Interested applicants must apply through the online application form by clicking here. Applications that do not follow this process will not be entertained.

Students based in Delhi interested in a part-time internship while pursuing their undergraduate or post-graduate courses may follow the procedure outlined above.

However, we cannot provide a stipend for such an internship. Even part-time internships will be based out of our offices on the NLU Delhi campus. For those interested in applying for such a position, please mention “Application for part-time Internship” in the relevant column in the application.



Phone: +91 11 2803 2533

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