The Legislative Assistants to Members of Parliament (LAMP) Fellowship 2011-12 comprises 46 young people from across 21 states in India. They come from diverse academic backgrounds including liberal arts, law, commerce, engineering and the sciences.
The LAMP Fellowship is a unique initiative for bright young people to have a high-impact engagement with the policy-making process at the national level. LAMP Fellows are selected to provide quality research support to Members of Parliament (MPs) to help them perform their legislative and oversight functions effectively.
The LAMP Fellowship places one legislative assistant to work with one MP for a period of 11 months. The year-long programme exposes Fellows to the working of Parliament and the legislative process. The Fellowship encourages the best and the brightest young individuals to get involved in public service.
Eligibility and Selection Process
PRS seeks to engage with highly-motivated, bright young people for the LAMP Fellowship.
- Candidate must be 25 years or under (i.e., born 1st January, 1987 or later).
- Candidates must have at least a Bachelor’s degree in any academic discipline.
- Only Indian citizens are eligible for the LAMP Fellowship.
Applications for the LAMP Fellowship 2012-13 are now open. Deadline for applications is February 26, 2012.
Only applications submitted via the online portal will be accepted. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. Telephonic interviews could be arranged for outstation candidates. Candidates selected for the Fellowship will be notified in March/April 2012.
PRS encourages candidates to submit their application as soon as possible, to schedule interviews at the earliest.