About PDAG

Launched in 2017, PDAG is a policy start-up, which aims to have meaningful engagement with elected representatives, policymakers, civil society organizations and educational institutions to drive people-centric public policy in India. DevChain Analytics, a sister concern of PDAG aims to foster a data-driven approach in policy decision-making and implementation of development programmes.

The Opportunity

Currently, PDAG/DevChain Analytics is seeking to hire Summer Associates for its Policy Research and Media Outreach operations, to work with the core team on a political consulting assignment for a key regional political party in Jharkhand.


The summer associates will work under the direct supervision of the core team of PDAG/DevChain Analytics. The persons will undertake the following activities:

  • Assist the core team in researching important policy issues required to be raised on at the political party’s official social media handle(s)
  • Coordinate with the social media team to curate and disseminate content on policy issues concerning Jharkhand on different platforms
  • Assist in creating policy dossiers and memos for the political party for policy dialogues and other media interactions
  • Monitor and summarize daily policy and media developments, archive press clippings and newspaper reports regarding important policy issues in Jharkhand

Essential Requirements

  • The candidate must have completed a Bachelor’s/ Master’s degree or currently enrolled in a Master’s degree programme in Development Studies, Social Work, Public Policy, Anthropology, Economics, Sociology, Political Science and/or related subjects.
  • Language skills: Written and spoken proficiency in Hindi and English. Knowledge of any local language would be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated research abilities. Knowledge of statistical software such as Stata, SPSS would be an added advantage.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is mandatory. Skills in using design softwares would be advantageous but is not mandatory.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Women, Dalit, Adivasi and ethnic/religious minority candidates are encouraged to apply.


8 weeks, starting anytime after April 5, 2018.


A stipend will be paid to the candidate and all work-related costs will be covered.

How to apply

Interested candidates may send a one page resume along with a 300 word statement of interest to careers.pdag@gmail.com in by March 20, 2018.

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