Carnegie India, New Delhi

FSI Faculty Mentor:

Saumitra Jha, Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB

About Carnegie Endowment for International Peace India, New Delhi
Carnegie India, the sixth international center of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, opened in April 2016 in New Delhi. As with Carnegie’s centers in Beijing, Beirut, Brussels, Moscow, and Washington, Carnegie India is staffed and led by local experts who collaborate extensively with colleagues around the world.
The center’s research and programmatic focus will include the political economy of reform in India, foreign and security policy, and the role of innovation and technology in India’s internal transformation and international relations. It will build on decades of scholarship on the region across Carnegie’s programs, in particular the work of Vice President of Studies George Perkovich, Senior Associate Ashley J. Tellis, and Senior Associate Milan Vaishnav, while placing special emphasis on developing a cadre of young, up-and-coming Indian scholars. Website:


The student will have the opportunity to work on Carnegie India’s ongoing projects on foreign policy and security, the impact of emerging technologies on society, and the political economy of reform in India.

Interns provide overall support to Carnegie India's scholars, program, and communications team. Responsibilities will include research assistance to support the center's scholars and projects; providing organizational and logistical support for public and private events; supporting media monitoring and outreach efforts; and helping maintain the center's contact database.

 The intern will work under the mentorship of Dr. Rudra Chaudhuri, Director, Carnegie India.

Eligibility and Skills Required:

The internship is open to continuing undergraduate and graduate students. Students from any department are welcome to apply. Applicants must be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.3 or higher.  Applicants should have a keen interest in research and analysis, writing, basic computer skills, teamwork, and multi-tasking.


The intern should have good research and analysis skills and an understanding of foreign policy and international security, and/or technology policy.. He/she must have an excellent verbal and written command of English.


Language Requirement:

Proficiency in Mandarin is preferable (at least 2 years college-level), but not required.


The internship is located in New Delhi, India.

Visa Requirements:

A visa will be required to travel and intern with Carnegie India. FSI and Carnegie India will work to assist placement in securing a visa.


FSI is committed to providing its opportunities to students regardless of financial constraints. FSI's Global Policy interns are provided with a stipend to cover travel and living expenses during the summer. These stipends do not exceed $6,400 per student. Students must submit a budget with their estimated costs along with their application. If you have additional financial constraints that you think may prevent you from participating in this program, please contact Academic Program Manager Patrick Laboon directly.


 Applicants will be asked to submit:
  • Application Form
  • Name of faculty reference (letter of recommendation not required)
  • CV/Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Budget

Frequently Asked Questions

Please note: You may only apply to one FSI Global Policy Internship.