The office of Rajya Sabha MP Binoy Viswam is offering two internship positions to work in the office of the MP for a minimum period of 2 Parliament sessions starting with the Monsoon Session of 2021.
About the MP Com. Binoy Viswam
Com. Binoy Viswam represents the state of Kerala in the Rajya Sabha and is the Secretary of the National Council, Communist Party of India. He is a member of the Standing Committees on Science and Technology, Environment, Forests and Climate
Change in the Parliament. With over 40 years of political experience, Com. Binoy Viswam has previously served as the Minister for Forests and Housing in the Kerala Government (2006-2011) and was a 2 time MLA 2001-2011 in the Kerala Legislative Assembly(2001- 2011). He is actively engaged in issues relating to social justice, human rights, education, health, workers’ rights, environment, gender equality, science and technology, amongst others.
About the internship
The internship provides a unique exposure to the contours of public policy and law making through the lens of a parliamentarian. The primary role of the intern would be to provide extensive research support to the MP for his various works and would also include drafting parliamentary questions for the MP, preparing speeches for zero hour debates, raising matters of public importance, drafting private members’ bills etc. In addition, the internship also provides the opportunity to engage with leading experts in various fields on important public policy and developmental issues.
A. Legislations- Drafting brief notes/amendments on legislation introduced, preparing private members bills.
B. Questions- Preparing questions that can be asked of the various Ministries, and to ensure follow up on the questions.
C. Calling Attention- Prepare notices on issues that the MP can raise.
D. Letters/Call to Action- The MP receives many letters relating to various issues from citizens- a part of your role will be to prepare responses and document these letters.
E. Research & advocacy around issues of public importance.
F. Any other task that may be assigned to you.
The work requires proactive individuals who are interested in the field of law-making and public policy. Applicants must fulfil the following criteria:
A. Reading and writing proficiency in English. Candidates with proficiency in Malayalam will be given preference.
B. Candidate must have at least a Bachelor’s degree in any academic discipline.
C. Active interest in Parliament, Politics and functioning of the Government.
D. Academic or policy research experience.
Rs. 5000/- per month
Interested persons must email the following to [email protected] with the subject ““Internship Opportunity under Binoy Viswam”.
Last date to submit the application is 22nd June 2021.