The Legislative Assistants for Members of Parliament (LAMP) Fellowship is an opportunity for exceptional young Indians who are seeking to widen their understanding of politics and policy-making in the country. The LAMP Fellowship is a unique initiative, designed to provide individualised research support to MPs, by training Fellows to assist them in their tasks as law-makers. The LAMP Fellowship was conceptualised by PRS Legislative Research in 2010, launched with a pilot initiative consisting of 12 LAMP Fellows. Currently, the LAMP Fellowship 2011-12 has 46 LAMP Fellows, who come from diverse academic backgrounds and are working with Members of Parliament from across political parties.
Role of a LAMP Fellow: Each Legislative Assistant is assigned to an MP, to provide quality research support for their legislative and oversight duties. The LAMP Fellow will help MPs frame Parliamentary questions, raise issues, participate in parliamentary debates and speeches and help prepare for committee meetings.
Essential Criteria: Under the LAMP Fellowship, we are seeking committed, highly-motivated individuals to assist MPs for their work in Parliament.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
–Applicants must be no more than 25 years of age (born on or after January 01,1987)
–Applicants must have at least a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline. –LAMP Fellows are required to be based in Delhi for the entire duration of the Fellowship
–Only Indian citizens can apply
Duration: June 2012 to May 2013
Applications for the LAMP Fellowship 2012-13 are now being invited at www.lamp.prsindia.org.
Last date for applications is February 26, 2012. To know more about the Fellowship, please read the Frequently Asked Questions at: www.lamp.prsindia.org/faqs Also, hear the experiences of LAMP Fellows and MP participating in the Fellowship at: http://lamp.prsindia.org/gallery