Mokokchung, 16 June (MTNews): The Highland Institute, an independent research centre in Kohima, has announced its call for applications for the 2023 Internship Program. This annual opportunity allows a select number of postgraduates to work as interns at the institute, providing them with valuable experience and training.


During the Program, interns are trained in a variety of research and other professional skills. Specifically, they will receive training in communications, literature searches, writing for publication, and data handling, and will also have the chance to participate in practical fieldwork.


“Those wishing to pursue further studies (e.g., PhD programs) will be advised by The Highland Institute’s network of experienced national and international Fellows, drawn from various disciplines. Interns can also hone their organizational skills by participating in Highland Institute events such as school workshops and exhibitions,” an update received here said.


It also mentioned that at the end of the internship, every effort will be made to place the top performers in Highland Institute projects or those of its associates. Currently, six former interns are employed on such projects.


Catriona Child, Acting Director of The Highland Institute, said, “There is a huge pool of talent in Nagaland. We aim to nurture and train local postgraduates so that they can compete not only nationally but also internationally.”


The Highland Institute is an independent research centre focusing on socio-political, cultural, historical, environmental and developmental issues affecting communities in highland Asia. Founded in 2013, and registered as a trust, the institute collaborates with research centers in India and abroad in research, analysis, and disseminating findings.


The Highland Institute’s partners have included Oxford Policy Management, University of Leeds, University of Edinburgh, University of Cambridge, Centre for Karbi Studies, the International Development Research Centre of Canada, the Danish Institute for International Studies, and the Nagaland Government.


Applicants for the Internship Programme should mail The Highland Institute at with their CV and cover letter.
The deadline for applications is 25 June 2023.

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