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Wednesday, March 25, 2009



The Culture: Industries and Diversity in Asia (CIDASIA) Programme, Centre for the Study of Culture and Society (CSCS), Bangalore announces posts for interns and research assistants for Masters degree holders and students of humanities, social sciences and new media technologies.

CSCS is an institution for higher education in the humanities and social sciences, engaged in developing innovative and inter-disciplinary approaches to researching culture in Asia. The CIDASIA Programme at CSCS is involved in the study of the restaging of Culture as linked to Rights, the Economy and Governance, and its consequences for the present. The programme collaborates with the industry and donors to extend the relevance of cultural theory into the working of both business and philanthropy.

Some of the research initiatives at CIDASIA include: Culture Industries, Cultural Diversity and Cultural Policy in the Time of Globalisation; The Cultural Last Mile and Cultural Production and Livelihoods in the age of the Entertainment & Media Industry. For more information about CIDASIA visit the link at the CSCS website:

For the Internship graduate and post graduate candidates who are interested in the programme and want to work with any of the initiatives can apply. Interns are expected to work for a minimum of six weeks and a maximum of eight weeks. All interns are eligible for a stipend which will vary in accordance with the work undertaken during the period. Suitable interns can be absorbed into the programme after the course of internship.

For the post of Research Assistant post graduate students/degree holders preferably but not necessarily from the Communications department and who want to work on the Cultural Last Mile: Internet & Mobile Phones in Undergraduate Spaces project can apply. The project will research and devise an implementation strategy for the use of internet and mobile phones for educational purposes. All research assistantships are for a minimum period of six months that can be extended further. A salary of Rs.12,000-Rs.15,000, depending on the candidates eligibility will be offered.

Interested candidates are requested to write in to or with ‘Application for Intern/Research Assistant Post’ in subject line. Please send in your curriculum vitae with a short note (less than a page) on your interest in the initiative.

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