Research internships, The Hoot
The Hoot is offering ten short term research internships for students, to be completed between October and December 2011. The last date for applying is September 30. Proposals should be related to monitoring or studying Indian media, in English or a regional language, print, television or online. Regional media proposals, relating to media catering to regional (state) or language audiences, are especially welcome. For example, any media local to Andhra Pradesh or Gujarat or West Bengal, be it in Telugu or Gujarati or Bengali or English.
Student applicants are advised to pick a narrow, manageable subject of enquiry based on a trend or topic of media coverage they wish to explore. The proposal will have to explain the scope of the study, and the methodology. They can choose any topic related to TV news or entertainment, or any aspect of newspaper or magazine coverage, in a regional language, or in English. They are also encouraged to come up with research topics related to online media. They can explore a specific query related to social media, or blogs or websites.
Student applicants should be from a recognized media department and will have to have an academic supervisor who will guide them both in shaping the proposal and then executing it, if it is selected for the research internship.
For each selected project there will be a first draft deadline, and a final deadline.
There is no specified word length, but the final findings have to be written up in a maximum draft of 2500 words.
These internships are open to graduate , post graduate or PhD students from any part of the country. Completed projects will be published on the Hoot, and we will pay Rs 10,000 (ten thousand) for them.
Each application must be accompanied with the name and contacts of the academic supervisor, who will be expected to confirm that they will be supervising execution of the project..
The last round of research internships was conducted in the first quarter of 2011, and links are given below to these projects to give some idea of the subjects selected, and the manner of execution. Students are advised to pick manageable topics.
Send your proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for proposals: September 30, 2011.
Links to 2011 student research projects on the Hoot: