What’s the most common monologue of all Indian parents other than ‘Fill the water bottles and keep them in the fridge‘? Yes, you guessed it right – ‘Do a government job‘! But we all know it’s not a cake walk to get into the government sector. How about you satisfy their obsession with ‘Sarkari Naukri‘ by doing a government internship! Indian government internships will not only prepare you for a full-time government job but also introduce you to what happens behind the scenes in government agencies. And the biggest perk of all – an internship in govt. sector is your only chance to surpass Sharma Ji ka ladka!
Sounds exciting? Let’s quickly take a look at some super cool governments internships.
1. Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) –
Types of internships at MEA and eligibility criteria
Ministry of External Affairs offers onsite and offsite internships to students wherein they are required to conduct research, write reports, and analyze evolving developments. Students who have completed their 3rd year in a 5-year integrated program or have finished their graduation can apply to onsite internships at MEA, while other undergraduate students can apply for offsite internships. Ministry of External Affairs internships typically range from 1-6 months and are unpaid.
How to apply for a Ministry of External Affairs internship?
The applications for an MEA internship are open throughout the year. Students are required to send a copy of the application form along with their resume, NOC, introduction letter from the head of the institution, self-attested mark sheets, and a copy each of 3 proofs of identity including passport and Aadhar Card to MEA headquarters, addressed to the joint secretary. You can also email these documents to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
For more details about Ministry of External Affairs internship, you can go through this comprehensive guide on internships at MEA.
2. Ministry of Finance –
Types of internships at the Ministry of Finance and eligibility criteria
Ministry of Finance offers internships in its Department of Expenditure and Department of Economic Affairs to research scholars, students who have completed their graduation in first class, or those who are pursuing a post graduation in economics, finance, or management. A Ministry of Finance internship typically lasts 6 months and interns are offered a stipend of 10K.
How to apply for a Ministry of Finance internship?
Students can apply to an internship at the Department of Expenditure in the Finance Ministry by filling in this application form and sending it to the concerned department. You can apply online for an internship at the Department of Economic Affairs.
For more details about a Ministry of Finance internship, you can go through the Finance Ministry’s official website.
3. Ministry of Corporate Affairs –
Types of Ministry of Corporate Affairs internships and eligibility criteria
The Ministry of Corporate Affairs offers 2-month internships to students pursuing post graduation in commerce, law, economics, finance, and management for Serious Fraud Investigation Office (various aspects of white collar crimes, research, laws, and technology to prevent fraud) and for the offices of LO (liquidation process). The selected interns will be provided with a monthly stipend of 10K.
How to apply for a Ministry of Corporate Affairs internship?
A notification calling is issued every year in January, and interested students can apply to internships at MCA by sending their applications in the proforma along with their resume by post to the concerned department at MCA, New Delhi, or via email before 15th of February.
For more details about Ministry of Corporate Affairs internship, please visit here.
4. State Bank of India –
Types of SBI internships and eligibility criteria
The State Bank of India offers internships to students pursuing a degree in law, management, engineering, commerce, and other related disciplines to work on different projects related to banking. The SBI internships last 10-12 weeks, and interns are offered a monthly stipend of 15-20K.
How to apply for an SBI internship?
Interested students can email their application to the Chief Manager, Learning & Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also drop your application at the nearest SBI branch for an internship.
5. Lok Sabha –
Types of Lok Sabha internships and eligibility criteria
Lok Sabha offers two types of internships that generally invite applications in the month of May.
a. 3-month internship – Students who have completed 2 years in their post graduation degree are eligible for these internships and are offered a monthly stipend of 20K.
b. 1-month internship – Students pursuing graduation or post graduation in science, social sciences, finance, management, law, language, etc. can apply to summer internships at Lok Sabha. Interns are provided with a monthly stipend of 25K.
How to apply for a Lok Sabha internship?
Students can apply to a Lok Sabha internship online. They’ll have to produce a recommendation letter from the principal or HOD of their institution, NOC, and a cover letter describing why they want to do this internship, their career goals, and how the internship would help them achieve these goals.
For further details about internships at Lok Sabha, please visit here.
6. Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) –
Types of MEITY internships and eligibility criteria
MEITY offers internships to students pursuing B.E/B.Tech or M.E./M.Tech across domains such as e-governance, IT/ITeS industry, cybersecurity, research, and hardware manufacturing. The internships are open twice a year between May – June and December – January. The internship typically lasts 2-3 months and selected interns are paid a monthly stipend of 10K.
How to apply for an internship at MEITY?
Under the Digital India Internship Scheme, students can apply to internships online by registering themselves on their web portal. The applications will need to be forwarded by the institution where a student is enrolled in.
7. Ministry of Commerce and Industry –
Types of internship at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and eligibility criteria
The Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) offers 6-week internships to students pursuing graduation, post-graduation, or research in engineering, management, economics, finance, law, computers, and library management and provides a monthly stipend of 5K. The interns work on drafting proposals, exploring policies, rules and regulations, and improving the investment climate.
How to apply for a DIPP internship?
Interested students can apply by writing to the joint secretary in the prescribed proforma. They can also send a scanned copy of their application to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
8. National Museum –
Types of internships at National Museum and eligibility criteria
Students pursuing graduation or post graduation in history, science, architecture, design, engineering, photography, linguistics, and library management can apply to 6 to 12-week-long unpaid internships at the National Museum. Students can apply to summer and winter internships in more than 10 departments such as anthropology, archaeology, antiquities, education, etc.
How to apply for a National Museum internship?
Students can apply by filling in this application form and emailing it to the national museum along with a cover letter, resume, SOP, reference from a professor, copy of college I-card, and a writing sample.
For more details about internships at the National Museum, please visit here.
9. NITI Aayog –
NITI Aayog offers 6 week to 3-month-long unpaid internships to students pursuing bachelors, masters, and Ph.D. Students can apply online to a NITI Aayog internship from 1st to 10th of every month
through their official careers page. For complete details about NITI Aayog internships, read this complete guide on how to get an internship at NITI Aayog.
10. Reserve Bank of India –
RBI offers 3-6 month internships to students pursuing a bachelors or masters degree in relevant discipline. Interns are offered a monthly stipend of 15K-35K. Students can apply to internships at RBI by sending in required details to the concerned department. For complete details about RBI internships, you can read the complete process of getting an internship at RBI.
Students can also look for government internships at the Ministry of Statistics & Program Implementation, Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises, Ministry of Law and Justice, Competition Commission of India, and Directorate General of Foreign Trade.
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