Jinnah Institute invites young individuals interested in enhancing their professional experience to apply for the Institute’s rigorous internship program. The internships assist JI’s Open Democracy and Strategic Security initiatives.
Jinnah Institute’s Open Democracy Initiative focuses on democratic ideals such as the right to information, transparency in public contracts, the right to religious freedom, social entitlements and the provision of justice. This program also builds awareness and capacity for better governance in Pakistan's institutions, and advocates for expanding a diminished state writ in areas where parallel, colonial structures restrict access to fundamental entitlements, such as universal suffrage and equal citizenship rights.
The Strategic Security Initiative articulates independent national security strategies for Pakistan that incorporate the country's strategic imperatives, while providing room for the voices of important actors such as civil society, media and academics who have been marginalized from this discourse. The program also seeks to provide platforms to these groups for constructive engagement with the international community and policy and opinion makers on issues of national security.
The 3-month internship program is designed to give young professionals an opportunity to develop their research skills, have first hand exposure to policy formulation and debate in addition to working in a high-pressure environment.
For both the programs interns are tasked with the following responsibilities:
- Reviewing literature and legislation relevant to Strategic Security and Open Democracy Initiatives;
- Contributing substantial input to development of work plans, research questions and project concepts;
- Facilitating in coordination of multiple aspects of the program as well as the program team;
- Assisting in authoring research reports, briefing notes, policy papers, and other materials as required;
- Developing research outputs and dissemination and follow up of the research; and
- Helping in formulating future plans for the programs.