The IDIA (Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access to Legal Education) project is a pan India movement to train underprivileged students and help transform them to leading lawyers and community advocates. IDIA is premised on the notion that access to premier legal education empowers marginalized communities and helps them help themselves.
The project is run on the backbone of highly passionate student volunteers from various law schools, who travel across the length and breadth of India to identify marginalised students with aptitude for the study of law. It then trains these selected students through a rigorous program for the leading law entrance examination, CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) and AILET (All India Law Entrance Test).
Once selected to the top law schools, IDIA arranges for sponsorships/scholarships and mentorship schemes to help candidates blossom to their full potential and take their rightful places as leading lawyers and community advocates.
In the last three years, 42 students trained by IDIA procured admission to the leading National Law Universities (NLUs) in India. They reflect a truly diverse mix, comprising candidates from various backgrounds (children of farmers, stone quarry workers, shopkeepers and clerks) and hailing from various states such as Karnataka, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Bihar, Manipur and Mizoram.
The IDIA internship program offers current law students at the leading law schools a chance to engage with social engineering in a meaningful manner and expose them to a part of India that they might otherwise never have accessed. While interning with IDIA, a student will get the opportunity to be a part of wide vide range of activities including scouting candidates from marginalized sections, creating more awareness around law, fund raising, researching, writing, teaching, content creation, etc.. Depending on the nature of tasks, IDIA will also remunerate the selected students based on their performance during the internship period.
If you are interested in applying for the internship, please e-mail your Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter (not exceeding 300 words), with the exact duration and relevant dates for which you would like to apply, at [email protected] with a copy to [email protected]. We will conduct a telephonic interview of all shortlisted candidates prior to making an offer.
Please feel free to get in touch with IDIA if you have any queries about the internship program or IDIA at [email protected]