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ORF is an equal-opportunity employer, committed to ensuring a safe, equitable and inclusive work environment. As per the Vishaka Guidelines, we have instituted a committee against sexual harassment.

We encourage and accept applications around the year. However, due to the large volume of applications we regret that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


Junior Fellow – China Initiative

ORF is seeking a full-time Junior Fellow to be part of the ORF China Initiative under the Strategic Studies Programme.

Major responsibilities include conducting and producing research on Chinese domestic and foreign policy issues, event organisation and coordination, and outreach activities. Research responsibilities will include background research, fact-checking, reviewing and editing, data analysis, and writing shorter policy briefs and longer research papers.

The position will be based out of New Delhi. Last date to apply is 16th March 2018 


Junior Fellow – Africa Initiative

ORF is seeking a full-time Junior Fellow to be part of the ORF Africa Initiative under the Strategic Studies Programme.

Major responsibilities include conducting research on political, economic, and strategic issues with regard to Africa, event coordination, and outreach activities. Research responsibilities will include background research, fact-checking, reviewing and editing, data analysis, and writing shorter policy briefs and longer research papers.

Minimum qualifications

  • Master’s degree in humanities (political science, IR, history, economics, global politics), or Bachelor’s degree with some work experience in policy/research/academic environment
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Broad grasp of current events
  •        Keen interest in developing expertise in China/Africa studies
  • Organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to work individually and in teams
  • Some social media proficiency

Send in your CV, a one-page cover letter, and a writing sample (not more than 3000 words) to jobs@orfonline.org. Specify email subject as “Junior Fellow – China Initiative” or “Junior Fellow – Africa Initiative”.

The position will be based out of New Delhi. Last date to apply is 16th March 2018


Freelance copyeditors and proofreaders

ORF is looking for freelance copyeditors and proofreaders. The role requires strong copyediting and proofreading skills to clear varied-length ORF publications in a time-bound fashion. Copyediting will involve correcting spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax; fact checking and verifying information pertaining to data, charts, graphs; ensuring consistency in spelling, hyphenation, numerals, fonts, etc; flagging awkward / unclear / ambiguous phrasing; and ensuring internal consistency of content. Proofreading will involve going over formatted copy to detect errors in spelling, punctuation, grammar and format.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, or similar area
  • At least 2+ years of work experience as copyeditor; work experience in research / academic / publishing environments preferred
  • Excellent command over the English language (grammar / usage)
  • Eye for accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to deliver in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Excellent command over Microsoft Word
  • Ease with PDF readers required
  • Interest in current event and international affairs preferred

Send in your CV and a one-page cover letter to jobs@orfonline.org

Please do not send internship applications to this email address (fill out the form below). We also do not go through unsolicited job applications sent to this email ID. 


ORF Internship Programme

ORF offers internships for scholars and students from diverse backgrounds, proficient in English, to work under various ORF programmes and initiatives. Interns may be assigned administrative, editorial, research, writing or organisational tasks to support the programme or initiative to which they have been assigned.

Please fill in all required fields.

NOTE: 1) The cover letter should include what programme/initiative you would like to apply for. 2) Include names and contact details of 2 referees. Referees will only be contacted after informing candidates.

ORF-Internship Programme

  • (The cover letter should include what centre you would like to apply for.
    Names and contact details of 2 referees should be included. Referees will only be contacted after informing candidates)