The Foundation for Non-violent Alternatives (FNVA) is hiring young budding scholars pursuing post graduate, M.Phil and Ph.D studies.

FNVA’s areas of Focus:

  • Bhutan
  • China
  • The Himalaya (Environment, Trans-boundary projects, Frontier Identities)
  • Mongolia
  • Nepal
  • Tibet


Applicants should have completed their under graduate degree and doing their MA or PhD. Selection of Interns will depend on their areas of research interest and positions available. Preference will be given to candidates interested in working on research topics in the areas of focus indicated above.

FNVA’s research topics are:

International relations, security studies, diplomacy, environmental sciences, international law, language, history, politics and other social sciences pertaining to the areas listed above.


The internship with FNVA provides scholars with exposure to a wide range of opportunities: writing experience, field visits, attending conference/roundtable events and discussions with dignitaries and experts. As a part of the internship researchers will be expected to produce one 800 word article per month on suggested topics as well as an Issue Brief or analysis per quarter. Interns will also be expected to help coordinate FNVA events, as well as contribute to FNVA’s initiatives such as the outreach program and website developments.


Interns will be selected by a subject wise committee set up by FNVA.

Interested applicants may fill the application form below and attach their curriculum vitae along with it. Those applying are requested in addition to submit a short proposal of their intended research project. The applicant is requested to send two letters of reference.

The complete signed application can be emailed to

The applicant may post the application to the address of FNVA:

143, 4th Floor, Uday Park, New Delhi 110049, India. FNVA shall  take maximum one month to revert with a final response during which additional information may be requested for.

FNVA can offer:

Field visits:
FNVA encourages researchers to undertake field trips that will assist them in their research. Field trips may be within India or abroad. FNVA can offer support where ever possible.

FNVA will help Interns meet policy makers, members of the strategic community, members of the press, academia, in India and where ever possible in the region.

FNVA will offer a token honorarium to meet part of their expenses, especially those from outstation.

Research Interns may apply for research for the duration of 6 months to a year. Extension if required will be reviewed.

Although the FNVA does not provide accommodation, it can help find suitable accommodation.



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