Policy Internship is a 2 months opportunity floated for students all across India where they liaise with the local stakeholders and solve a pertinent road-safety issue under guidance of experts.
Doing so by collaborating with civic bodies, traffic police, public and other stakeholders to design a solution proposed by the people, getting it implemented by the people representative for the benefit of the people


To bring ground level changes in the field of road-safety by analysing real-life problems, surveying and designing feasible solutions and getting them implemented with the help of government authorities, thereby contributing towards IRSC’s vision of reducing road accidents by half by 2020.


Phases of Internship

1. Identification of a location which has problems related to road-safety (with many cases of accidents or an identified black-spot) or a major traffic related issue.

2. Use of diagrams and maps to properly depict the location and the problems.
3. Use of pictures to support the problem statements. Points will be provided for the quality of problem statements and the rationality behind them.(Points - 10).
4 Make a proper document supporting the need to study that locality. Use newspaper clippings, FIRs, news video clippings, etc. to formally support the “need for study”.
5. You will be awarded points on the strength of proofs/formal reports, which you will be providing for supporting your study. (Points weightage- FIRs >News>Images - Total -10) FIR’s would be more appreciated.
6. Depict the stakeholders who are affected from the problems and also the nature in which they are affected. (Points-5)
7. The deadline to submit report of phase 1 shall be 15 days after the start of internship. However, the documentation of proofs like FIR’s can be submitted anytime before the end of the internship.

1. Interview the stakeholders of the locality to further analyze the existing problems. Take possible suggestions of solutions from them. Please refer to the checklists while taking the surveys. (The questions of checklists should be kept in mind while conducting the surveys).
2. There should be interviewing of at least 5 categories of stakeholders (categories include - private vehicles, policemen, shopkeepers, auto drivers, e-rickshaw drivers, cab drivers, truck drivers, bus drivers etc.)
3. Record videos, audios etc of the surveys (minimum 8 audios/videos of at least 2 min each).
4. Briefly answer the questions in the checklists (concerning the identified problems) and further brief it out in phase 4.
5. The checklist questions are separated topic-wise. You have to prepare summarized answers for relevant topics from the checklist questions.
  • By relevant topics, we mean, topics which are related to the problem statements from phase 1.

6. It is not necessary to answer all the questions from a topic(sub-checklists), but only summarized answers in short points have to be given about the status of the relevant topics (sub-checklists) about the locality.
7. The answers should be supported by statistical data of the surveys taken. (Supported via figures and graphs)
8. Points would be awarded on the quality of questions asked in the survey and relevancy of the survey with respect to the statements. (Points - Answers of relevant checklist topics - 10, Videos- 10, Audios - 5).
9. The deadline for submitting this phase’s report would be 10 days after Phase 1.

1. You have to do proper case-study analysis in order to find out the most feasible solutions to the problem with the cost-benefit analysis of the solutions suggested. You have to conduct surveys in this phase for verification of the solutions that have been identified. The solution statements must be supported by statistical data from surveys and casestudy.
2. The solution should be described in detail with proper design and technicalities required for implementation. At this stage, our expert panel would be there to help you.
3. Points would be awarded on the clarity, feasibility and efficiency of the solution.
4. The deadline for submitting this phase’s report would be 15 days after Phase 2.

1. Get your solution implemented by visiting the relevant local authorities. Make a summarized final report of all the 3 phases for presenting to local authorities.
2. You can carry the hard-copy of the formal offer letter sent by IRSC to the authorities.
3. We would guide you for “which authority to be visited”.
4. Points would be awarded for the strength of proofs presented. (Points - Stamp and Sign on formal document for acceptance of solution - 15, Stamp and sign on report - 5, Any other relevant proof -5).
5. Deadline to get the solution implemented is December, 2017.

1. Make a report of the implementation of your solution in the location, i.e. survey the location for the impacts brought about by your solution suggestions.
2. Include the analysis of stakeholders who are benefited from your solution in your report. Include the pictures which show the changes proposed by you and also the improvements as a result of your efforts.
3. Bonus marks would be provided for this phase. Deadline would be first week February-2018.


1. The interns who get their final reports stamped by the relevant authority or present a relevant proof of their acceptance of solution from the authorities would get their internship certificates.
2.For each phase, you have to prepare and submit a soft report containing all the required content as mentioned above.
3. You will be provided points at the end of each phase of the internship. Each phase carries 25 points and there would be bonus points for responsiveness.
4. You must clear a minimum cut-off of points for being eligible for the certificates. The minimum cut-off would be 60 points.
5. We advise you to choose less number of Problem Statements (one or two would be enough) so as to work efficiently on them and create impact. The kind of impact created would be the major criteria for the evaluation.
6. Any work which would solve a major and pertinent road-safety issue of the locality which has been causing large number of deaths for the past years would be given bonus points.

What our Interns say

Previous Locations of Internship

Implementation near Udhna Darwaja, Surat

Problem : Traffic congestion due to unplanned and unsupervised pathways under the Ring road flyover bridge at “Udhna darwaja”, Mixed traffic flow causes mishaps and heavy traffic jam at “Udhna teen rasta” and Condemned roads and unmaintained gutter in cites the accidents and road safety issues near Khatodara flyover
Solution: View Detailed Solution.

Implementation at Azadpur Metro Station, Delhi

Problem : Merging of traffic for two directions. Because of the illegal auto stands, the high-speed traffic is brought to a sudden standstill causing traffic congestions and sometimes accidents (mainly at night).
Solution : View Detailed Solution .

Implementation at Kharwar nagar junction

Construction of traffic booth at the middle of the junction for efficient management of the flow of traffic