Careers

Centre for Budget and Policy Studies (CBPS), Bangalore (www.cbps.in), a non-profit, independent research organisation, is looking for candidates to fill multiple positions of research assistants:

Research Assistant (Public Finance): We are looking for candidates with Masters in Economics / Public Policy /Development Studies / Sociology / Related disciplines. Candidates who are in their final year and expected to complete by March / April, 2023 are also encouraged to apply. Candidates should ideally be interested in public finance and budgetary analysis. Knowledge of Excel is essential. Knowledge of econometrics with experience of working on Stata or similar packages such as R is preferable.

Research Assistant: We are also looking for candidates with Masters in Economics / Public Policy /Development Studies / Sociology / Related disciplines and with interest in working in social science and policy research. Candidates who are in their final year and expected to complete by March / April, 2023 are also encouraged to apply.  For one of these positions, knowledge of Gujarati is preferable.

Our remuneration packages are competitive with academic positions in various Indian institutions and universities. We provide Provident Fund, Gratuity, Medical cover and a few allowances in addition to salary. We encourage and cherish diversity.

Please share your resume (in MS Word format) with mrinalika@cbps.in with the following:

  • a cover letter identifying the position you are applying for and stating the reason for your interest in the vacancy,
  • two samples of research writing, and
  • two references including your current/most recent employer/superviser/teacher

People from related fields could apply if they think they have relevant experience and skills.

For any related queries, you can write to Mrinalika R Pandit.

The job description can be viewed here.

 

Internships

Students entering the final year of their Masters Degree programme in economics, policy studies, public health, development studies, sociology, finance, rural management, design and allied disciplines can apply for short-term internship positions when they are called for, usually for two months between May-July each year.

We accept interns for summer and winter breaks, usually for 8 – 12 weeks. Please send in your applications to mrinalika@cbps.in along with your resume (MS Word format), a brief statement of purpose and an academic writing sample in Microsoft Word format. We do not take undergraduate students at our Centre.

This year we are looking for interns in the broad areas of:

  1. Budget Work
  2. Grant Management (Looking for call for proposals, funding opportunities, etc…)
  3. Public and Private Governance
  4. Data Visualisation

Interns will receive a monthly stipend and a certificate of internship upon successful completion of the assignment. Candidates should possess good communication and interpersonal skills.