About

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.

Interns shall report to and work under close supervision of the concerned Head of Division (HOD). They may be required to conduct research, write reports, analyze evolving developments, or carry out any other task entrusted to them by the HOD.

An honorarium of INR 10,000 per month will be paid to each intern to defray basic costs. Cost of one-time to and fro air travel subject to a ceiling of the prevailing economy class air fare between the State capital and Delhi, from the domicile State or from the college / university of the selected candidates will be provided. The interns would be responsible for their board and lodging in Delhi during the period of their internship.

Eligibility Criteria

Internships at MEA headquarters shall be open to Indian citizens with a minimum educational qualification of a graduate degree from a recognized university and a maximum age of 25 years as on 31 December of the year of internship.

Internship Details

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Eligibility

Selection to the internship programme at the Ministry of External Affairs is strictly subject to necessary security clearances. The Ministry may terminate the engagement of an intern at any point in time as it deems fit,...

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Intake and duration

Every year, internships will be offered in two terms of six months each viz. January - June and July - December. A maximum of thirty interns will be engaged by the Ministry during each term. Each intern will be engaged f...

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Selection Procedure

The selection process will be fully online at (www.internship.mea.gov.in) with applications, scrutiny, selection, allocation of Division, notification, extension and certification to be managed on a dedicated ...

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Contact

email : internship[at]mea[dot]gov[dot]in
Address : Ministry of External Affairs
South Block New Delhi-110011

Obligations of the intern

The internship programme provides an introduction to the process of formulation of foreign policy and its implementation by the Government of India. Interns will be assigned specific topics of work ...

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Termination of internship

Selection to the internship programme at the Ministry of External Affairs is strictly subject to necessary security clearances. The Ministry may terminate the engagement of an intern at any point in time as...

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States/UTs covered in each term

Term States Union Territories
Term I (Jan-Jun) Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Delhi
Term II (Jul-Dec) Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Lakshadweep, Puducherry

Timeline

Application deadlines - 2021 Term I
10 March 2021 Call for applications for 2021 Term I
30 March 2021 Deadline for receiving applications
02 April 2021 Announcement of shortlisted candidates and calls for interview
5 April 2021– 9 April 2021 Interviews (Over virtual mode)
13 April 2021 Announcement of selected candidates
16 April 2021 Allocation of Divisions
30 April 2021 Start of internships 2021 Term I