Paid Online Legal Internship Opportunity at Centre for Mental Health Law & Policy, ILS, Pune: Apply!


About Centre for Mental Health Law & Policy, ILS, Pune

Founded in 2007, the Centre for Mental Health Law & Policy (CMHLP) is based in Pune at the Indian Law Society (ILS). ILS, our parent body, is a not-for-profit that was established as a charitable society in 1923. We facilitate pathways that enable people to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. To apply a rights-based approach, we collaborate with stakeholders from multiple disciplines including policymakers, mental health professionals, researchers, civil society organisations, persons with lived experience and the media.

About the Legal Internship Opportunity

Mental Health Law & Policy, ILS, Pune is looking for a Technology Intern for Project SIREN and Public Archive, our initiatives at the Keshav Desiraju India Mental Health Observatory (IMHO).


Btech (completed/ last year of degree) or Master’s degree (ongoing) in Computer Science
– Must have demonstrable experience with using open-source tools/ bots for web scraping purposes
– Familiar with Natural Language Processing (NLP)
– Must be fluent in English
– Interest in public health/ mental health/ suicide prevention
– Ability to work independently

Roles and Responsibilities

The intern will be required to:

Source parliament questions from Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha websites, and adapt and use available open-source code to index the questions

Use web scraping tools/ bots to source news reports on suicide from English language e-papers and online publications, and extract data relevant to the SIREN scorecard

Extract data on article characteristics, socio-demographic and case-specific data

Commit approximately 15-20 hours per week




A monthly stipend will be provided as remuneration.

Duration of Internship

Minimum six months

Last Date to Apply

8 January 2023.

Application Procedure

Please send in your CV with references to previous web scraping projects to In the subject line of the email, please state the following: “Tech Intern Application – Automation”

Author: Madhvi Patidar

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