Internship Programme

CEAS Internship Programme is highly competitive, and it is particularly beneficial to students and younger researchers from diverse backgrounds. Interns will get an opportunity to develop various skill sets during the programme. They will be mentored by senior scholars and paired with other interns for collaborative research. A certificate will be provided on satisfactory completion of the internship.


Eligibility Criteria

Documents to be Submitted

  • Master's degree in any field. Those in their last year of a Master's degree programme are also eligible to apply.
  • Selection will be purely on merit, based on the documents submitted and an interview.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  • Two letters of recommendation from present or past institutions.
  • An original writing sample (published or unpublished work) of around 2,000 words.
  • Statement of Purpose.
Role and Responsibilities

Former Research Affiliates

Fedhuwa N P

Discipline: International Studies

Research Interest: Diaspora; West Asia;
International Terrorism; IOR;
and East Asia Cultural Hegemony.

Current Research: Indian Diaspora in East Asia

Rose Paul

Discipline: International Studies

Research Interest: India and the Indo-Pacific region.

Current Research: Regional Organisations in
East Asiaand Indo-Pacific.

Jefin Jerry

Discipline: Public Policy

Research Interest: Comparative public policy;
Environmental policies.

Current Research:
Public Policy making in India and China:


Femina Banu

Discipline: Political Science and English Literature

Research Interest: India and Japan's bilateral ties.


Vishesh Sharma

Discipline: Media
Research Interest:
Developments in military capabilities of countries


Niharika Jacob

Discipline: International Studies
Research Interests: Environment and Economic factors within Asia.
Current Research: Economic flows and Disruptions within South and South East Asia.

Maanav Kejriwal
Bachelor of Commerce
Research Interests: International Political Economy; Multiculturalism.
Current Research: A comparative analysis between remote learning and student performance rates in ASEAN.




The required documents along with a covering letter, can be sent by email to to apply for the internship programme



Jefin Jerry

July to August 2022

Center for East Asian Studies provided me with constant guidance and support throughout my internship, and the members of this Center are rooted in the vision of delivering impactful innovations and solutions to global challenges in East Asia. Proud to be a part of this team.

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Fedhuwa Nara Parambath

Research Affiliate, June to July 2022

My experience at the Centre for East Asian Studies has been quite positive. I am deeply grateful to my mentors, who made this internship a fruitful learning experience. The internship was enlightening, giving me a new perspective on East Asia and its vast and diverse cultures and communities.

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Rose Paul

Research Affiliate, June to July 2022

The internship with the centre was a great learning experience and a wonderful opportunity. The centre broadened my horizons and helped me identify my interests, strengths and weaknesses.

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Vishesh Sharma

Bachelor of Arts Journalism, Psychology, English, Christ University, Bengaluru

The time I spent at the centre was refreshing and I gained a deeper insight into the world of geopolitics by the seminars held by the Centre.

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Renee Vincent

Stella Maris College, Chennai

The internship met all my expectations. I learned a alot from it about how to systematically compile information and assimilate it into my research. I was thoroughly satisfied with how the Centre mentored me and I am grateful for the opportunity.

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Patricia Cherlyn

Stella Maris College, Chennai

The Centre has given me immense knowledge of how to research and, most importantly, to make the research relevant and functional. The mentors have guided me throughout the internship and were very accommodating and welcoming. The internship provided me with an opportunity to write and publish my first research paper, and I would use the methodologies and learnings throughout

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Josna Shibu Mathew

Stella Maris College, Chennai

My internship at CEAS has been a great learning experience, and I am grateful for the opportunity to have interned with such a prestigious institution. I consider the experience highly valuable as it gave me insights into conducting organized research and structuring my writing effectively.

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