Research Fellow Position


RESEARCH INTERN POSITION
Centre for Health law, Ethics and Technology, Jindal Global Law School is looking for a well-organized Research Intern that will work closely with the Executive Director on research projects on cross cutting issues within health and sexuality form a multi-disciplinary perspective. Immediate availability preferred. Applications will be accepted on rolling basis.

To apply, send a C.V. and cover letter to chlet@jgu.edu.in and Cc Prof. Dipika Jain (djain@jgu.edu.in).

JOB DESCRIPTION:


Research and writing assistance on ongoing projects. Make recommendations and collaborate on team projects. Coordinate conference calls, meetings, day(s) of action. Participate in conferences, meetings. Manage project timelines. Post information on the website Support the Program Director as needed. This position is unpaid.

EXPERIENCE
Kara, 2nd year J.D. student at Chicago Law School.
"As an intern at The Center for Health Law Ethics and Technology at Jindal Global Law School, I had the opportunity prepare, execute, and report on field interviews. Professors Dipika Jain and Kimberly Rhoten spearheaded a cooperative effort with the international human rights clinic at Fordham Law School in the US. Together we interviewed Nepali activists in Kathmandu. The purpose of the preliminary investigation was to gather information about sexual assault against and within the Nepali LGBTQ community. Current Nepali law is lagging behind the jurisprudence at the Supreme Court, which recognizes the right to protection and nondiscriminatory treatment for LGBTQ people. As the law currently stands, only women can be victims of sexual assaults and only men perpetrators. Thus, only women can file claims or expect a police report to lead to a criminal investigation against a man. The system is further burdensome to the victim because of the stigma associated with sexual violence in that region of the world. Society discourages disclosure and the statute mandates at thirty-five day statute of limitations. The criminal and civil system is heteronormative and difficult to navigate. It is not necessarily clear what impetus will shift towards protecting LGBTQ victims as well. It is clear that there are instances of domestic violence within LGBTQ homes, but that violence is typically mediated outside of any legal arbitration, thus leaving victims in the home with their abusers. My brief time at CHLET was transformative. I felt inspired and motivated by the passion of the faculty. I am so grateful for my fortune and experience with the clinical work. I am working diligently to complete my J.D. in the United States, and plan to pursue a career in international human rights after graduation in 2015."

Deepanshi Sharma (Summer 2018)
Working with CHLET has provided me with diverse experiences ranging from field trips and conferences, to learning the essentials of research work. In addition, and perhaps the most fascinating, is the opportunity to work under the guidance of Professor Jain. The Centre engages in micro-level research projects to understand the efficiency and efficacy of various laws and policies related to gender and health. During the internship, I worked on a couple of projects at different stages of maturity. Consequently, it has made me more confident to delve in research work on my own. Personally, thus has been one of my most engaging internships.

Pankhuri Malhotra (Summer 2018)
I thoroughly enjoyed my research internship at CHLET. I was able to learn about different topics like women's rights, abortion, privacy, etc., as well as different methodologies of research. The reading groups and sessions with other academic researchers were also a very interesting and informative part of the internship. It was an enriching experience overall that helped me navigate through my interests as a law student more effectively.

Tanisha Kohli (Summer 2018)
The CHLET internship was an extremely enriching and valuable experience. The weekly reading group was particularly insightful and deeply impacted the manner in which I now read texts, as well as how I interpret and engage with it. It was also inspiring to listen to the research journeys of various scholars and their methodologies of research. What makes this internship unforgettable for me is the fact that what I learned here continues to profoundly impact the research projects that I have taken up henceforth. I am grateful to Professor Jain for making this experience possible and allowing me to explore and research into the evolution of feminism while simultaneously providing me with an insight into the field of legal academia.