Internship Programme

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Internship Programme

  • Uday Khanapurkar

  • Fay Zhong

    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.


Uday Khanapurkar

Uday Khanapurkar is a Research Intern at the Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS). He has completed his B.Sc in Economics (Hons.) from the Symbiosis School of Economics situated in Pune. While his academic endeavor has been in the field of economics, he aims to segue into the fields of International Relations and establish a career in academia therein. His areas of interest are geoeconomics, the nexus between economic interdependence and conflict and great power competition in the maritime domain. He authored an undergraduate dissertation entitled Peace in a Globalised Asia: 'The Relation Between China’s Conflictual Behaviour and Levels of Intra-Industry Trade, 2002-2010'. He is also the author of a book entitled 'The Pursuit of Prosperity: Exploring China’s Economic Dependence on India as a Deterrent to Conflict', written for the Chennai Centre for China Studies (C3S) and published by KW Publishers, New Delhi. 

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Fay Zhong
Research Intern

Fay Zhong is a Research Intern at the Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS), Delhi. She is pursuing her M.A. in English Literature in Graduate School of Xi’an University of Technology - Xi’an, China. She has completed her Bachelor in English Literature in Datong University - Datong, China (2013-2017) She is interested in Chinese literature, especially literature works generated in modern and contemporary China. Her research in ICS focuses on the different female images in Thunder Storms by Cao Yu.


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