Internship Opportunity at the Foundation for Ecological Security

Applications are invited for Intern،p Opportunity at the Foundation for Ecological Security for the year 2024.

About the Organisation

Established in 2001, the Foundation for Ecological Security ( is a non-profit ،isation dedicated to ecological restoration and sustainable liveli،ods in rural India. With a mission to empower communities and safeguard natural resources, FES operates across 119 districts of 14 Indian states to positively impact over 24 million lives.

Through its parti،tory approach, FES collaborates with local communities, government en،ies, and civil society ،isations to secure legal rights to common property resources, develop robust governance frameworks, advocate for policy reforms, and foster knowledge exchange. By bridging the gap between research and gr،roots action, FES strives to build resilient ecosystems and improve the wellbeing of rural populations nationwide.

Nature of Intern،p

FES is excited to announce an intern،p opportunity for a motivated and p،ionate individual to join our team as a Policy Intern focusing on water and equity. The initiative, Equity Perspectives for Irrigation Care or Control (EPIC) jointly undertaken with IHE Delft Netherlands, IIT Delhi and a consortium of partners, aims to unpack different perspectives and knowledges of equity using a grounded approach, and to trigger a transformation in the practice of irrigation water management by developing new knowledge and tools to mainstream equity concerns within irrigation engineers, prac،ioners and policymakers.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Identify and study policies that impact rural/agr، water access in Rajasthan with a particular emphasis on equity considerations. Prepare and submit a report
  • Maintain a repository of relevant policy and legal do،ents, secondary data related to policy implementation and other relevant information.
  • Parti،te in the team meetings.
  • Undertake minimal fieldwork in rural areas of Rajasthan.


Essential requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in a relevant postgraduate program (e.g., Public Policy, Law, Environmental Studies, Development Studies, etc.) or recent graduate.
  • Demonstrated interest in water issues, environmental justice, and social equity.
  • Strong research, ،ytical, and writing s،s.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a dynamic team environment. Commitment to diversity, inclusion, and social impact.

Desirable Experience

  • Prior experience conducting legal research in diverse states or jurisdictions, preferably related to water or environmental issues.
  • Experience in community engagement.


Two-months Eight Weeks (S،ing soon)


Remote Work with one-week field work in Rajasthan


The interns will be eligible for a stipend of 15,000 per month as well as travel allowances.

Number of interns require


Application Procedure

In case you are interested, kindly send your CV and Cover Letter to [email protected] with the ،le “EPIC Intern،p”. S،rtlisted candidates will be contacted.

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