LAMP Fellowships 2019 (Legislative Assistants to Members of Parliament)

The Legislative Assistants to Members of Parliament (LAMP) Fellowship is a distinctive and exhilarating chance for young Indians to learn law-making and public policy. LAMP Fellows are guided by a Member of Parliament (MP) and work full-time with the assigned MP during a given year, starting from the Monsoon session of Parliament till the end of the Budget session.

The main role of a LAMP Fellow is to render sufficient research support to her/his MP for their parliamentary work. This includes drafting parliamentary questions for the MP, preparing the MP’s speeches for zero hour debates, raising matters of public importance, drafting private members’ bills etc.

When Parliament is not in session, LAMP Fellows indulge with policy makers, experts from different think-tanks, academicians from several leading universities, and leaders from diverse public policy institutions through involvement in workshops on important policy and development issues.  LAMP Fellows also participate in field visits during the inter-session period for practical exposure to governance at the ground level.

Eligibility

PRS seeks to engage with highly-motivated, bright young people for the LAMP Fellowship.

  • LAMP Fellowship is open to candidates who are 25 years of age or below (i.e., born on or after 1 June, 1993).
  • Candidate must have at least a Bachelor’s degree in any academic discipline.
  • Only Indian citizens are eligible for the LAMP Fellowship.

Duration 

The Fellowship starts from the middle of June with a rigorous 1-month long training. The Fellows will be assigned to their respective Member of Parliament during the Monsoon session of Parliament and will continue to work with the MP till the end of the Budget session the following year.

Stipend

LAMP Fellows receive a stipend of Rs. 20,000 per month during the course of the Fellowship.

How to apply

Apply online at this page.

The last date to apply is January 27, 2019.

Contact

Phone No:  +91 11 43434035 – 36, Email:  lampfellowship@prsindia.org

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