Careers at Center for Criminology & Public Policy

If you see crime as a serious problem, and want to use your passion to make a positive difference in peoples' lives, then CCPP might just have the right role for you.

“Working with CCPP is more than a day job. Its’ a chance to challenge yourself, fuel a movement and reduce the impact of crime in our communities and society”.

Joining CCPP and you will have the opportunity to use your research skills to support the global movement of evidence-based policy in criminal justice.

“Outraged by worsening crime and justice situation but inspired by a hope for a better world, we seek to strengthen the prevention of and response to crime by providing strategic insights and policy solutions to decision makers. Work with us to be a part of this future”.

Policy Research Fellows

The Center for Criminology & Public Policy, Udaipur is inviting applications from talented young scholars for its second batch of Policy Research Fellows.

Role of Policy Research Fellow

Policy Research Fellows will work on a range of research and writing projects under the guidance of Centers’ Director and shall assist with other activities of the Center, as determined by the Director.


Applications are invited from suitable candidates holding a Masters degree, or an equivalent, in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Candidates must be highly motivated to work in a demanding think-tank environment that requires excellent research and analysis skills. Those with proficiency in writing and research methods have an added advantage.

Candidates who have studied Sociology, Psychology, Social Work, Political Science, Gender Studies, Public Policy, History and Law in the thematic fields of Criminology are also encouraged to apply. One position is reserved exclusively for candidates with a proficiency in conducting research in Hindi Language.

Note: Law graduates who had not taken Criminology as an elective course during their legal studies are not eligible to apply for this position.

Fellowship Stipends

CCPP Fellowship stipends are not considered salary or compensation, but are awarded to help support a fellows' research efforts during the tenure of their appointments. The stipend paid to fellows is a monthly allowance intended to cover the cost of transportation, accommodations, meals and incidentals.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should apply with a Cover Letter that highlights their motivation to apply and suitability for the position applied, Current CV., one Writing Sample on any contemporary issue related to crime and justice, and contact details of two References.


Based on these materials, the review committee will shortlist candidates for a verbal and written interview. Due to fears and concerns of leaving the house post-lockdown, the interviews will be held online. The last date for receiving applications is June 20, 2020.

Applications should be submitted by filling in the online form below.

The selected candidates will be expected to join immediately. They would work remotely on a temporary basis.

Note 1: CCPP associates values of 'hard work' and 'deferred gratification' with 'high rewards'. The principal aim of this fellowship is to identify and select high-performance employees for the post of Assistant Criminologist, after the completion of 12-months. The fellows must see this time as an opportunity to build their publication record, boost their visibility, and gain extensive skills in criminal justice public policy. Also, CCPP is an incredible place to get your first taste of policy research, and at the same time, develop practical intelligence in putting ideas to work. That way, it is expected that applicants embrace modesty and demonstrate willingness to learn (simply put, this fellowship is not meant for those people who dislike challenges and inconveniences, and simply want to dabble in criminology).One may learn the depth of our research and outreach activities (through visiting CCPP's website) before applying for the fellowship.

Note 2: Those holding UGC-NET Certificate may be given preference at the time of interview, but they will need to follow the same application procedures. At any rate, NET qualification is not a prerequisite.

Note 3: CCPP Fellowships run on a full time basis for a year and is more rigorous and in-depth than most research programs.

Criminal Justice Policy Research Internship Program

The Center for Criminology & Public Policy (CCPP) runs a small, highly selective internship program for students and recent graduates interested in gaining first-hand experience of public policy research in the areas of crime and justice.

The program aims to provide enriching career development and mentorship experiences through structured program content and real-world experiences, while introducing interns with CCPP’s valued work behavior, including adaptability, collaboration, interpersonal skills, and problem solving and decision-making.

Candidates must be highly motivated to work in a demanding think-tank environment that requires excellent research and analysis skills. Candidates with proficiency in writing and quantitative research methods have an added advantage.

Internships are paid and based in our Rajasthan office. Candidates may also pursue online internships, but this will come under conditional paid internship. The program is open for international students; they will be issued a visa support letter by CCPP after the confirmation of their acceptance of internship offer.

We do our best to match the qualification and interests of our interns with research and consulting projects to which they can contribute the most. This is an excellent opportunity for those students and graduates who are planning to work in government or in a think-tank related to public affairs.

This internship is a collaborative effort between the Center for Criminology & Public Policy, Udaipur and the Rajasthan Society of Criminology and Victimology. The duration of the internship is flexible, but is normally between 8 to 16 weeks. Those joining the internship for less than 8 weeks will not be eligible for compensation; though CCPP will grant them a certificate of completion of the internship. Short-term internships are available for candidates seeking to earn university/course credits.

Candidates opting for online internship will need to work at least 24 hours a week, while those working from CCPP's main office are expected to commit 42-48 hours a week (Please note that the above standards apply only for full-time interns; those enrolled in degree course may have a flexible timing). Long-term internships are also available for those who want to position themselves for full-time paid employment and for those who are looking to gain work experience before entering graduate school.

Candidates opting for online internships are highly recommended to apply for our long term program.

Duties & Responsibilities

Interns play a lead role in developing the CCPP’s research and policy programme. Key responsibilities will be to:

  • support on-going policy research projects;
  • develop knowledge products on current affairs relevant to India’s crime and criminal justice policy;
  • support ongoing-educational activities;
  • collect data, conduct literature reviews, and work with qualitative and quantitative data;
  • write policy briefs, research reports and executive summaries for internal and external audiences;
  • engage with key stakeholders in government and other research establishments;
  • present papers to large and smaller audiences;
  • monitor external research and policy developments;
  • review manuscripts submitted for publication;
  • assist with social media (Facebook and Twitter);
  • update contact databases;
  • other related duties as assigned.
  • Bachelors’ or Masters’ (or degree in progress) in Criminology, Criminal Justice, Public Policy, International Studies, Police Administration, Criminal Law, Political Science, Journalism, Economics, Psychology, Geography, Statistics, and History.
  • Excellent internet research and documentation skills
  • Excellent writing, proof-reading and editing skills in English
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite, particularly Word and Excel
  • Demonstrated knowledge and interest in Crime & Criminal Justice/or Public Policy
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work
  • Eagerness to be creative and to take initiative on new ideas and projects
  • Ability to work in a small team or independently as needed

For 8 week internships, the total stipend will vary from Rs.5000 to 10,000 based on performance (Early Career Research Interns will not be eligible for stipend)*. Exceptional candidates will also receive a citation of excellence. Performance of interns will be reviewed on a weekly basis. Only those interns who perform satisfactorily will qualify for a certificate and the stipend.

This program allows the interns to build their skills, networks, and a professional portfolio, besides involving in the publication of the Center’s scholarship.

Application Instructions:

Interested persons can fill in the application form. The form has to be filled out in one session, and there is no option of saving responses.

For information about housing accommodations in Udaipur, please contact the Internship Coordinator at

All the applicants are advised to visit CCPP’s website to understand the nature of our work before applying.

Cover Letter

Curriculum Vitae


Writing Sample