Internship Opportunity at Project 39-A, NLU Delhi! Apply Now!

About the Project

Project 39A draws inspiration from Article 39-A in the Indian Constitution on equal justice and signals the broadening of our work on the criminal justice system in India. We undertake litigation, research, and communications relating to forensics, torture, legal aid, mental health, and the death penalty.

About the Work

The capital defence team at Project 39A provides pro bono legal representation to prisoners on death row. Regular communication with our clients is key to effective legal representation. We believe in the importance of keeping prisoners updated about their case progress and in the value of involving family members during the preparation of the case. We engage with our clients in a manner that aims to help make their life in prison more productive and offer them the dignity they deserve. For these reasons, Project 39A regularly exchanges letters with its clients in a language that they understand, along with sharing reading materials of their interest.


  • Students of law, humanities, social sciences, social work, management, or media enrolled in bachelor’s or master’s programs.
  • Reading and writing proficiency in at least one of the following regional languages, along with English:
  • 1) Hindi
  • 2) Telugu
  • 3) Marathi
  • 4) Punjabi
  • 5) Kannada
  • 6) Gujarati.


Minimum 1 year



How to Apply?

Interested persons must fill out the online form available and upload three documents –

  • Resumé.
  • A statement of purpose of not more than 500 words explaining your interest in this internship. The statement should clearly state the candidate’s proficiency in at least one of the regional languages mentioned in the eligibility criteria.
  • Translation of the Annexure-I, an excerpt from the Deathworthy 2021 report in at least one of the regional languages listed in the eligibility criteria i.e. Hindi, Telugu, Marathi, Punjabi, Kannada, or Gujarati.


Application Deadline

20th May 2024.

*Shortlisted candidates will be intimated by 25th May 2024. Further rounds of assessment and interviews may take place in the last week of May 2024. Only applicants selected for interview rounds will be informed. Project 39A may conduct additional rounds of assessment if necessary.

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