How do government officials work? How do policies transform the on ground development? What are the model governance projects in India? What are the behind-the-scenes challenges in governance?

Governance Journalism is the opportunity to discover these answers.

This is a 2 month part-time field research opportunity to investigate and document hidden stories of good governance in your respective state/locality. It is an opportunity for promising young minds to engage with policies and their implementation at the ground level.

Applications for the same are made on a rolling basis. Feel free to shoot us an email incase you have some interesting governance stories that you’d want to research upon, or want to explore the space and work a a project that you haven’t thought of, as yet. We’ll help you there!

Highlights of the program:

  • Grassroots Experience: Opportunity to experience good governance models at the grassroots level.
  • Interaction: Interaction with leaders from different domains like parliamentarians, ministers, bureaucrats, sarpanches and other policy makers related to model governance projects.
  • Mentorship: Continuous mentorship and personal guidance from the VIF team.
  • Change Agents Network: Opportunity to be a part of the Change Agents Network (CAN) platform, and engage with change agents across the world. CAN is a private network of young leaders.
  • Publish your work: Best articles/case-studies will be published across multiple online/offline portals.

Key Deliverables

  • Time

    Around 12-16 hours per week of online/on-field work

  • Travel

    3-4 weekends of travel to the project location

  • Documentation

    • Report: Article/Case-study including photographs
    • Documentary: 4-8 mins video documentary

More Details

  • Selection Process

    See the selection process here. The 2016 batch of journalists can be seen here.

  • Model Governance Projects

    Governance projects that have been covered by the 2016 cohort can be seen here.

  • FAQs

    Have a look at the FAQs section.

Applications for the 2016 cohort is closed now. We would be accepting applications for the next cohort from May 2017.