Here is a chance for an internship at the Parliament of India. Legislative Assistants for Members of Parliament (LAMP) Fellowship is an incredible opportunity for young aspirants to know and learn about the functioning of the Parliament. This gives you a unique chance to observe the proceedings of the Parliament at close quarters and be a part of them too.
Applications are now invited for the 12th batch of the LAMP fellowship that was started in 2010–11.
The last date for application is 9 January 2022.
For details visit: www.prsindia.org/lamp.
What is LAMP? What are the advantages?
Those who aim for a career in the civil service or in public policy-making often wait for the LAMP Fellowship as they get a chance to closely watch and be a part of the lawmaking and parliamentary processes at a young age itself. They would also get a chance to take part in seminars and accompany the Members of the Parliament (MPs) when they visit their constituencies.
MPs mentor LAMP Fellows.
The Fellows can expect significant work especially during the Monsoon, Winter and Budget Sessions of the Parliament. The LAMP Fellow is supposed to conduct research that helps the MPs in their parliamentary duties. Besides, they should help them prepare the questions and speech, assist them in preparing private bills and issue notices of motions to discuss a matter of public interest.
Former LAMP Fellows are currently working in strategic and diplomatic fields in and outside the country.
The 10-month long internship program that begins on the second week of June ends by mid-April. There would be basic training in the first month.
The candidates would then be deployed to the team of an MP.
Who are eligible?
Graduates who are below 25 years can apply.
Final-year students should submit their certificates before the fellowship commences. Candidates are often selected not only from the Humanities stream but also from a variety of fields including Law, Science and Management.
Every year, less than 50 seats are available.
A detailed biodata and two essays have to be submitted along with the application. There will be interviews for the short-listed candidates. Besides, the selected candidates would get a monthly stipend of Rs 20,000.
“I have applied for the LAMP Fellowship after completing BSc from St Stephen’s College, Delhi, and MA Development Studies from IIT, Hyderabad. My career goals of civil service and public policy-making too had inspired me to take it up. I am working with Rajya Sabha MP Mahesh Poddar,” stated Jinson George Chacko, a LAMP Fellow, who is a native of Pathanamthitta in Kerala.