Job Opportunity: Public Interest Fellow, IDIA Charitable Trust [Bangalore/Delhi]: Applications Open

By | June 16, 2018

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Here’s the Job Opportunity for the post of Public Interest Fellow at IDIA Charitable Trust [Bangalore/Delhi]: Applications Open

Promoting Public Interest Lawyering is a core part of IDIA’s CHAMPS (Creative, Holistic, Altruistic Maverick and Problem Solvers) project. More details on P-PIL can be found on this website.

Since its inception, P-PIL has taken up a number of notable public interest causes, the latest being the filing of a public interest petition before the Delhi High Court taking the government to task for various data breaches related to the Aadhaar database and seeking compensation.

P-PIL hired its first public interest fellow earlier this year. And is now looking to hire the second fellow. The Fellow will be tasked with all of P-PIL’s major activities and will play a critical role in shaping its future.

An indicative list of responsibilities of the Fellow is as below:
  • Researching, drafting and supporting the filing of public interest petitions;
  • Liasing with lawyers who argue the cases we file and briefing them etc.;
  • Working on other advocacy initiatives from time to time;
  • Supervising IDIA’s student research and policy teams in the preparation of research reports, news and journal articles, consultation papers etc.


The applicant should be a law graduate and should be passionate about public interest litigation and advocacy. Prior experience in dispute resolution/litigation is desirable, but not mandatory. 2018 graduates are welcome to apply.


Will be commensurate with skills and experience, and on par with similar positions in the non-profit sector.



How to apply

Send an email to [email protected] with the following subject line: “Application for the position of P-PIL Fellow”. Along with your email, please attach your CV and the following documents:

1. short statement/cover letter of not more than 500 words on why you are a suitable candidate for the position; and

2. writing sample (published or unpublished) of not more than 2000 words on a legal topic.

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