Internship opportunity for Law Students at Institute of Legislative Drafting and Research- Applications Open

The Ministry of Law and Justice’s Legislative Department is primarily responsible for the drafting of all major legislation for the Central Government, including bills to be introduced in Parliament, presidential ordinances, measures to be enacted as President’s Acts for States under the President’s rule, and regulations to be made by the President for Union territories.

It also has to do with the Representation of the People Act 1950 and the Representation of the People Act 1951, which are both election laws. It is also tasked with dealing with certain concerns relating to List III of the Constitution’s Seventh Schedule.

The internship is a Voluntary Internship for law students from nationally recognised law schools.

The internship program’s goal is to pique students’ interest in the field of legislative drafting as a career. This internship programme would improve students’ drafting skills and provide insight into how the Legislative Department operates.

Eligibility Criteria

Students in their fourth and fifth years of a five-year integrated law programme are eligible.
Students in their final year of a three-year law programme at a nationally recognised law school.
Students who have chosen Legislative Drafting as a subject in their course of study will be given priority.

Internship will last 4-6 weeks.

5 interns at a time is the maximum number of selected interns.

Responsibilities and Role

  • Any responsibility relating to study, research, or other activities connected to the Department’s operations.
  • They can work under the supervision of whichever officer the department chooses.
  • The internships’ work will be reviewed by the Department.
  • At the conclusion of their internship, interns may be asked to deliver a report.
  • The intern’s work will become the Department’s property.
  • The intern will only be permitted to access the Ministry of Law and Justice’s library for reference reasons.


  • The internship is not remunerated.
  • Under the arrangement, ILDR will not pay any compensation, allowances, or expenses, and it will not take on any employment obligations.

How to Make an Application

  • Students who are interested should complete out the application form that is attached to the official notification. [See the application link at the bottom of this post for more information.]
  • Every application must be submitted on the attached form and must be suggested by the Dean or Head of Department (HOD) of the institution where the student is enrolled.
  • A brief application of no more than 250 words describing the applicant’s interest in legislative writing must be attached to the application form.

Relevant Link

Application Form