Internship Programme

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Internship Programme

  • Archana Bajpai

    Research Intern
  • Divya Tyagi

    Research Intern
  • Nashique Ahmed

    Research intern
  • Sukanya Bali

    Research Intern

Thank you for your interest in the Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi!

Why intern with ICS?

The Institute of Chinese Studies is a premier research institute in India pursuing high-quality scholarship on China and the East Asian region on the whole. Within the broad area studies framework, its faculty is engaged in diverse research areas including foreign policy, economy, labour, borderlands, public health, minorities, politics, history, society, leadership and so on.

The internship programme will not only help in gaining professional experience, but also equip one with research, data analysis, writing, editing, communication and organizational skills that are integral to the Institute’s work profile.

One of the objectives of the programme is to provide exposure and nurture interest in China and East Asia, which we hope can sustain a research intern’s interest enough to enable him/her to take up higher studies on East Asia.

Minimum Eligibility

- Preferably, applicants must have completed their Masters. However, we are open to accomodating students pursuing their Masters as well.
- Applicants must possess a keen interest in China and/or the East Asian region.
- Language proficiency in any of the related areas in the East Asian region would be an added advantage. Language students in their BA final year are       encouraged to apply.
- Applicants must  be interested in and demonstrate ability to take up research as well as organisational tasks.
- Social media and website management related skills would be of additional advantage.

Programme Duration and More Details

ICS accepts applications throughout the year. The internship duration ranges from 2 to 3 months.
Most research interns are paid a modest honorarium during the internship period.
ICS is committed to diversity and equal opportunities for all.

Application requirements

- Send in a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- A writing sample of not more than 2000 words if available
- A one page (500 words) research statement/proposal
- Two letters of recommendation (of which one must be from a faculty member)

How to Apply

Mail your application with a short cover letter with the above documents to Specify email subject as ‘Application for Internship’.

The cover letter (in the main text of the email) must provide a brief introduction to the applicant’s area(s) of interest, relevant experience and skills and also indicate the period of availability.

Before submitting your application, we would urge you to go through our website and browse through our various programmes and publications to not only familiarize yourselves with our mission and work but also to be sure that ICS is where you want to spend an important part of your academic and professional life.

Shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview (in person or telephonic).

Note: Following is a list of things ICS cannot provide:

- Support with travel or visa-related issues.
- Information on possible external sources of funding.


Archana Bajpai
Research Intern

Archana Bajpai is a Research Intern at the Institute of Chinese Studies, New Delhi. She is currently pursuing MA in International Studies from Christ University (deemed to be university), Bangalore. She has completed her Bachelors in Philosohpy from Janki Devi Memorial college, Delhi University. Her areas of interest are China's in policies in South Asia and Indian Ocean, China's Debt Policy and China's interest in USA.

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Divya Tyagi
Research Intern

Divya Tyagi is a Research Intern at Institute of Chinese Studies(ICS), Delhi. She is pursuing her M.A in International Studies from Christ University, Bengaluru. She has completed her Bachelors of Technology in Electronics and Communications from H.R Institute of Technology, UPTU. Her research interests are East Asia, Geostrategic relations between China and the Korean Peninsula and, Chinese Foreign Policy.

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Nashique Ahmed
Research intern

Nashique Ahmed is a Research Intern at Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi. He is pursuing his MA in International Studies from Christ University, Bangalore. He has completed his Bachelors in Political Science from B.Booroah College, Gauhati University. His areas of interest include Sino-Indian border areas; Chinese and Indian foreign policies, Sino-India contemporary conflict, Comparison of border area development programme between India and China.

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Sukanya Bali
Research Intern

Sukanya Bali is a Research Intern at Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi. She is pursuing her MA in International Studies from Christ University, Bangalore. She has completed her Bachelors in Education from Indraprastha University and her Bachelors in Arts from Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, Delhi University, New Delhi. Her areas of interest include Sino-Indian socio-economic relations, India’s foreign policy, India cultural diplomacy with neighboring countries.

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