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Research Interns

  • Bihu Chamadia

    Research Intern
  • Mahesh Kumar Kamtam

    Research Intern
  • Mohd Adnan

    Research Intern

Thank you for your interest in the Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi!

Why intern with ICS?

The Institute of Chinese Studies is a premier research institute in India pursuing high-quality scholarship on China and the East Asian region on the whole. Within the broad area studies framework, its faculty is engaged in diverse research areas including foreign policy, economy, labour, borderlands, public health, minorities, politics, history, society, leadership and so on.

The internship programme will not only help in gaining professional experience, but also equip one with research, data analysis, writing, editing, communication and organizational skills that are integral to the Institute’s work profile.

One of the objectives of the programme is to provide exposure and nurture interest in China and East Asia, which we hope can sustain a research intern’s interest enough to enable him/her to take up higher studies on East Asia.

Minimum Eligibility

- Preferably, applicants must have completed their Masters. However, we are open to accomodating students pursuing their Masters as well.
- Applicants must possess a keen interest in China and/or the East Asian region.
- Language proficiency in any of the related areas in the East Asian region would be an added advantage. Language students in their BA final year are                encouraged to apply.
- Applicants must  be interested in and demonstrate ability to take up research as well as organisational tasks.
- Social media and website management related skills would be of additional advantage.

Programme Duration and More Details

ICS accepts applications throughout the year. The internship duration ranges from 2 to 3 months.
ICS is committed to diversity and equal opportunities for all.

Application requirements

- Send in a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- A writing sample of not more than 2000 words if available
- A one page (500 words) research statement/proposal
- Two letters of recommendation (of which one must be from a faculty member)

How to Apply

Mail your application with a short cover letter with the above documents to Specify email subject as ‘Application for Internship’.

The cover letter (in the main text of the email) must provide a brief introduction to the applicant’s area(s) of interest, relevant experience and skills and also indicate the period of availability.

Before submitting your application, we would urge you to go through our website and browse through our various programmes and publications to not only familiarize yourselves with our mission and work but also to be sure that ICS is where you want to spend an important part of your academic and professional life.

Shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview (in person or telephonic).

Note: Following is a list of things ICS cannot provide:

- Support with travel or visa-related issues.
- Information on possible external sources of funding.


Bihu Chamadia
Research Intern

Bihu is a Research Intern at the Institute of Chinese Studies. She has completed M.A. in ‘Chinese language and literature’ from School of language, literature and cultural studies, JNU, New Delhi. Prior to working at ICS, she has interned Indian Council of World Affairs, India where she authored a research paper titled, “Hong Kong Protest of 2019 and China’s one country, two systems”. Her research interests include International Relations as well as China Studies.

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Mahesh Kumar Kamtam
Research Intern

Mahesh Kumar Kamtam is a Research Intern at the Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS). He is currently enrolled as a PhD Scholar in the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi. His research interest broadly focuses on Chinese politics, Governance and nationalism in the age of Social media with a specific focus on using the computational methodology to understand Chinese politics in the contemporary era. 

Mahesh is currently, working on developing his hypothesis, he holds a Graduate degree in Political Science from Center for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Undergraduate degree in Statistics and computer science from Nizam College, Hyderabad. He holds UGC Junior Research Fellow-NET in Political science.

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Mohd Adnan
Research Intern

Mohd Adnan is a Research Intern at the Institute of Chinese Studies. He has completed M.A in International Relations and Area Studies from Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi. He is planning to pursue his further studies in the Academic field of East Asian Studies, specifically in China Studies.His area of interest is in Geopolitics, Geo-economics, Nationalism, Ethnicity, Minority Community, Foreign Policy.

He is currently working on China's Ethnic Minority Policy.

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