Internship is a programme offered by an employer to potential employees. They are foundational in equiping students to become efficient workforce and to gain knowledge about the corporate world. Various Government Departments offers internship for students. Government internships are valuable as they give opportunity to look into the working of Government and learning the mechanics of the system and also carry slightly higher value in the CV.
Internship with NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India), Government of India
This Scheme seeks to engage students pursuing Under Graduate/Graduate/Post Graduate Degrees or are Research Scholars enrolled in recognized University/Institution within India or abroad, as "Interns". These "Interns" shall be given exposure to various Verticals/Divisions/Units within NITI Aayog and would be expected to supplement the process of analysis within NITI Aayog through empirical collection and collation of in-house and other information.
Online application link will be open from 1st to 10th of every month.
For more details: https://niti.gov.in/internship
Internship with Ministry of External Affairs
The internship programme provides an excellent opportunity for budding scholars to familiarize themselves with the process of formulation of foreign policy and its implementation by the Government of India. Internship can start at any time of the year and shall be for a period of one to six months.
For more details: https://www.mea.gov.in/internship-in-mea.htm
Research Internship with Reserve Bank of India
RBI often offers research internships for students mainly PhD students in Economics, Banking, Finance and related fields.
Duration of internship - It is for a minimum of 6 months and is conducted in two sessions starting January 1 and July 1 of every year.
Last Date of application - Applications are accepted for the five months preceding the next batch of internship.
For more details: https://opportunities.rbi.org.in/scripts/bs_viewcontent.aspx?Id=3496
Internship with Ministry of Finance
The Department of Expenditure under the Ministry of Finance has created this internship program to familiarize students with the economic and financial policies of the Government. Students pursuing PG courses as well as 4th & 5th year students of 5 year courses from Economics, Finance and management courses are eligible to apply for this internship.
Duration of internship - The internship is between two to six months anytime during the year.
Last Date of application - Students can apply by the 1st of the preceding month for which application is intended. For example, for an internship in April 2017, applications should reach by March 1, 2017.
For more details: https://opportunitycell.com/ministry-of-finance-internship/
The Woman Internship Programme of CARE India
The Woman Internship Programme of CARE India is a leadership development model for women, who have a keen interest in working in the development arena, and are dedicated to build a world in which women and girls from marginalized sections, especially Dalits and Adivasis, are able to live a life of dignity. These interns, through the Internship Programme, are able to develop their leadership ablities, professional skills and social conscientiousness.
CARE India provides internship opportunities to fresh graduates and post-graduates who wish to pursue a career in the field of development. The goal of the internship program is to groom the interns to take up leadership positions in the development space in future while improving the gender balance in CARE.
For more details: https://www.careindia.org/individual/internship/
Internships at PRS Legislative Research
PRS offers rolling internships throughout the year. The PRS staff consists of a team of dedicated professionals with different areas of expertise, and is broadly divided into the research and outreach departments. The duration of the internship is flexible, but is normally between four and eight weeks. The intern will be working out of the PRS office in New Delhi, assisting analysts in their research, as well as undertaking an internship project.
For more details: https://www.prsindia.org/aboutus/internships-at-prs
Internship with Ministry of Women and Child Development
The internship program is meant for students from UG, PG and Research from any discipline/subject to understand the formulation of policies and programs of the Ministry.
Duration of internship - It is offered based on the qualification of applicant
1 month - For students currently pursuing UG course in any subject/discipline
1 - 3 months - For students who have completed UG course in any subject/discipline
6 months - For students who have completed PG course in any subject/discipline
Last Date of Application - The internships are conducted in four batches every year - Mid-August to Mid-September, August to October, November to January and March to May. The notification will be available on the website one month prior to the internship; however, the schedule may change depending on the interns required.
For more details: https://wcd.nic.in/acts/internship-programme-young-students
National Productivity Council Internship
National Productivity Council (NPC) is an apex organization to generate productivity awareness and consciousness across the country. NPC provides internship training to students pursuing graduation and post-graduation studies twice every year depending upon suitability & availability of the slots. The students get hands on experience while working on ongoing projects and they are empanelled through a rigorous selection process. The regular internship training is provided as per the enrolled institutes guidelines in the domain of operations like: (i) Human Resource Management (ii) Energy Management (iii) Environment Management (iii) Economics Services (iv) Industrial Engineering (v) Agribusiness Division (vi) Information Technology (vii) Technology Management (viii) Productivity Awareness.
For more details: https://www.npcindia.gov.in/NPC/Uploads/pdf/notices/Notification%20for%20NPC%20Student%20Intership%20Form396831.pdf
Internship with Ministry of Law and Justice
Ministry of Law and Justice gives Legislative Department internships for legislation, legal process and learning about the workings of the ministry.
This internship program is with the Legislative Department and revolves around drafting the legislation for the government.
Duration of the internship - Variable - Between four to six weeks.
Last Date of application - Open throughout the year, candidates can apply for the internship at given point of time. However, only five candidates are selected at any given point of time to be a part of the internship program.
For more details: https://doj.gov.in/page/policy-internship-department-justice
Internship with Directorate General of Foreign Trade
DGFT is involved in implementation and formulation of the Foreign Trade Policy of India. It interacts withwith government departments, trade bodies, exporters and various experts who can gauge and understand the changing trade scenario.
Duration of internship - The internship is offered in two sessions:
- Summer Internship - June and July
- Winter Internship - December and January
- Final year law students and recent graduates from courses of economics, finance, management and law, can be a part of their internship program.
Last Date of application -
- For Summer Internship - 30 April of every year
- For Winter Internship - 31 October of every year
For more details: http://188.8.131.52/sites/default/files/internship.pdf
Internship with Competition Commission of India
The internships offered by the Commission invite students from economics, law, management and finance are recruited to understand and familiarise themselves with the workings of the law, specifically competition law and policy.
Duration of internship - One Month
Last Date of application - The application should reach the office by the 1st of the preceding month for which application is intended. For an internship in March 2018, applicants should send in their application by 1st Feb 2018.
For more details: https://www.cci.gov.in/internship-programme
Internship with National Museum, Ministry of Culture
Museum offers an internship program for students who are pursuing UG and PG courses in anthropology, history, art history, archaeology, sciences, languages, museology, library sciences, sculpture and fine arts and give them appropriate exposure to explore art and culture.
Duration of internship -The internship is offered in two sessions through the year.
- Summer Internship - Spreading over a period of 6, 9 and 12 months in the months of May, June and July.
- Winter Internship - Conducted over a period of , 9 and 12 months in the months December, January and February.
Last Date of Application -
- Summer internship - March 10 of every year
- Winter Internship - October 10 of every year
For more details: http://www.nationalmuseumindia.gov.in/en/national-museum-internship-programme
Internship with Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India is the regulatory body which governs, formulates rules and regulates all telecom companies. As an intern, you would be attached to an advisor level officer in a given division and assigned projects and work reports to accomplish. The internship application needs to be submitted at their office.
Where: Multiple locations
Duration: Generally 2 months, extendable to three
For more details: https://www.trai.gov.in/careers/trai-internships
Internship with Centre for Public Policy and Research
CPPR) is a think tank dedicated to extensive and in-depth research on current economic, social, and political issues. Internships here occur across the year, from one-month assignments to even year-long ones. You can opt for with any of centres - Centre for Comparative Studies, Centre for Urban Studies and Centre for Strategic Studies.
Where: Kochi, Kerala
Duration: Six weeks to 3 months
Who can apply:
- Graduates or students pursuing graduation
- Willing to work for 30 to 150 working hours
For more details: https://www.cppr.in/internships
Internship with Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC)
An autonomous body under the Department of Science and Technology, the TIFAC offers 5-6 government internship positions every year. It is called spring internship for 6 months to a year long.
For more details: https://www.tifac.org.in/index.php/about-us/genesis/10-jobs/261-internship-opportunity
Indian Academy of Sciences
The Indian Academy of Sciences (IAS), Bangalore invites the application for Summer Research Fellowship Programme (SRFP), offering two months of internship to students to enable them to work with the eminent scientists and professors associated with the academies. his prestigious internship under its umbrella provides opportunities to MSc and Integrated Ph.D in the field of Chemistry, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Engineering including Computer Sciences, Life Sciences, Mathematics, and Physics.
For more details: https://www.ias.ac.in/