Internship at SPSS BIHAR

Posted on June 11, 2014 by

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SPSS BIHAR

DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH WITH ONE-OF-IT’S KIND FIELD WORK

WHAT IS SPSS?

Samaj Parivartan Shakti Sangathan (SPSS) is a non-partisan people’s movement of over 10000 members working towards the development of Muzaffarpur district in Bihar. Initiated as a struggle against corruption in the NREGS in August 2011 in Ratnauli Panchayat, they work on spreading awareness among the poor regarding their rights and various government programs that have been initiated for their sake and thus attempt to bridge the gap between policy formation and its implementation. Their main areas of work are the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS), The Public Distribution System (PDS) and awareness campaigns to make those eligible for the pension schemes avail the benefits of the same.

(Visit: www.spssbihar.org

MEET THE MENTORS

 

Apurva Bamezai is an alumna of St. Stephens, Tata Institute of Social Sciences and the University of Cambridge. Her key areas of interest involve development and policy-oriented research. She is currently with the Oxford Policy Management and has previously worked as a Research Analyst for International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

 

Chinmaya Kumar is a Rhodes scholar, an avid reader and an extraordinary thinker. He has a Bachelors in Economics from Delhi University and an M.Phil from Oxford. He currently works at the International Growth Centre (Bihar). Keenly interested in politics and development issues, his first stint was as a Research Associate at the Centre for Development Finance. Chinamaya brings to the table a keen knowledge of the intricacies of India’s policy space and political conditions.

 

M R Sharan is a development analyst and policy researcher. A PhD student (starting Fall 2014) at the Harvard Kennedy School, he is an Econ undergraduate from Hansraj and a Merit Scholar at the Delhi School of Economics. He has previously worked at J-PAL, IGC and OPM. Sharan has done field-based research in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Bihar and has written a clutch of research papers. His novella, Blue (Harper Collins, India), releases in July 2014 and is based on the Ramayana.

 

 

WHAT WILL I DO?

The mentorship is about research on and implementation of key social sector schemes. Mentees will do field-work and facilitate implementation in rural Bihar on ​unemployment benefits for mazdoors under the MGNREGS as well as ration cards for BPL (Below Poverty Line) households.

​These are two of the most crucial problems pertaining to rural entitlements and offer a unique chance to work with the founder of SPSS, the remarkable Sanjay Sani.

 

HOW DO I APPLY?
Please fill in the application form.
​​Apply Now!

 

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