LAMP Fellowship Applications: The Legislative Assistants to Members of Parliament (LAMP) Fellowship is an opportunity given to young Indians to learn about lawmaking as well as public policy.
PRS legislative research conceptualized the initiative. This fellowship provides great opportunity and exposure to the students and works as a launch pad for future careers in journalism, management, law, and public policy.
Lamp fellows work full-time for a year, beginning with the monsoon session of Parliament and ending with the budget session, under the supervision of a Member of Parliament (MP).
The role of the fellow in this fellowship includes providing extensive research support to his/her MP for their parliamentary work, which includes drafting parliamentary questions for the MP, preparing the MP speeches for Zero Hour debates, raising matters of public importance, and drafting private members' bills.Candidates should note that the last date to fill out the application form for LAMP 2023-24 is December 29, 2022.
When Parliament is not in session, LAMP Fellows engage with policy makers, experts from various think-tanks, academicians from several leading universities, and leaders from diverse public policy institutions through participation in workshops on important policy and development issues.
LAMP Fellows also participate in field visits during the inter-session period for a practical exposure to governance at the ground level.
LAMP Fellowship Eligibility Criteria
- Candidates who are under the age of 25
- Candidates must have completed their graduation in any academic discipline.
- Only Indian citizens are eligible for this fellowship
Know How to apply for LAMP Fellowship 2023-24
- First, go to this link - https://bit.ly/3Vwsl1x.
Candidates are required to have their documents ready before filling out the LAMP fellowship application form.
- Academic marksheet, UG and upwards
- Details of work experience, internship, or volunteer work
- An essay of 500 words describing your candidacy for the LAMP fellowship
- An essay of 500 words on policy or law.
Candidates should note that they have to write the essay in English and in their own words. Any material used in your sources can be easily cited. Candidates who have plagiarized their essays can be easily rejected.
The form will contain eight sections, including
Section 1: Personal information and contact details
Section 2: Academic Qualification: Bachelor's Degree
Section 3: Academic Qualification: Postgraduate Degree (if applicable)
Section 4: Academic Qualification: Other Degree / Course (if applicable)
Section 5: Work Experience (other than internships) (if applicable)
Section 6: Internship Experience (if applicable)
Section 7: Languages known
Section 8: Two essays (500 words each)