Administration Division, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India has invited applications for the MEA Internships Programme which aims to take foreign policy closer to the people.
The Program has been launched as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations to commemorate 75 years of independence.
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 by the concerned Head of Division (HOD) and may be required to conduct research, write reports, analyze evolving developments or carry out any other task entrusted to them by the HOD.
During the course of the internship, the interns would be introduced to various aspects of the functioning of the Ministry, its attached offices, the public interface of the Ministry and its role in helping the Indian citizens, as well as a possible visit to one of the Missions abroad, subject to prevailing conditions.
An honorarium of Rs. 10,000/- per month will be paid to each intern.
Eligibility: Applicant should be Indian Citizens holding a graduate degree from a recognized university at the time of applying. Those who are in the final year of their graduation, where an internship is a mandatory part of their final year curriculum can also apply. Applicant should not exceed 25 years of age as on 31.12.2022.
Intake and duration: A total of 75 internships will be offered in the year 2022 in a single term of three months during April to June 2022. Each intern will be engaged for a minimum period of one month and a maximum period of three months. Applicants from districts under the Transformation of Aspirational Districts Programme (TADP) and those belonging to SC/ST/OBC/EWS categories shall be given priority at different stages in the selection process.
The selection process will consist of two stages - Preliminary Screening and Personal Interview. There may be 2 interns from each of the 28 States; 2 interns from each of the 8 Union Territories and 3 more interns with maximum marks from TADP districts / underprivileged sections of the society. A minimum of 30% of internships may be filled by women candidates.
The detailed guidelines are given at www.internship.mea.gov.in
Application: Application can be submitted online at www.internship.mea.gov.in latest by 15.2.2022.