The Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MoSPI) shall be implementing the
scheme of Internship for Post-graduate/Research Students of Statistics/Mathematical Statistics/Operations Research/ Economics/ Demography or any of the applied field of Statistics of recognized Universities/Institutions during 2019-20.
The total available number of internships during 2019-20 would be 183 in two groups namely “Group A” and “Group B”. Under Group “A” applications are invited for internships in offices located in New Delhi, including FOD Regional Office, Delhi & DES, Delhi. Under Group “B” applications are invited for internships in offices located in the rest of the country.
Group-A Locations and Topics
- NAD, CSO, New Delhi: National Accounts
- ESD, CSO, New Delhi: Economic Statistics (including Index Numbers)
- SSD, CSO, New Delhi: Social Statistics
- FOD, Hqr. & RO, New Delhi: Field Operations
- Central Ministries: Official Statistics
- DES, Delhi: State Official Statistics
- Computer Center: Information Technology for Official Statistics
Group-B Locations and Topics
- Regional Offices(RO) (Excluding RO Delhi) Field Operations Schemes
- SDRD, Kolkata, DPD, Kolkata Survey Design, Data Processing, NSSO Field Subjects, Official Statistics etc.
- DES, States/UTs (Excluding Delhi DES) Official Statistical System in States
Note: The applicants are advised to choose either a Group “A” or Group “B” office, failing which or opting for both the groups, the application will summarily be rejected.
The applicant should be a citizen of India and pursuing his/her post-graduation/research from a recognized College/University/Research Institute in Statistics/ Mathematical Statistics/ Operations Research/ Economics/ Demography or any of the applied field of Statistics.
Duration and Expected output from intern
The internship will be for a period of 2 months from the date of joining. Each intern/student
shall be required to submit report/paper (along with soft copy) at the end of the assignment, including inter-alia, his/her observations and suggestions, if any, regarding any possible improvement in the system.
A token stipend of Rs. 10,000/-(consolidated) @Rs.5000/- per month would be paid to the
selected intern on successful completion of his /her internship, at the end of internship period by respective selection points only through electronic mode of funds transfer/ Aadhaar Payments Bridge (APB)/Aadhaar Enabled Payment System (AEPS).
If any intern leaves or discontinues the internship scheme in between, that is, before completion of two months, he/she will not be entitled for any stipend/Certificate. A certificate will be issued to the successful interns, on completion of the internship, by the respective offices where they are attached.
The students opting for NSSO (FOD) Regional offices will be paid an additional amount of Rs.250/-per day, so as to enable him/her to undertake field visits if required, which should not exceed a maximum of 10 days in the entire period of 2 months of internship. The decision on a field visit, if required, is to be taken by the respective Regional Head of Regional Offices and should preferably be in the nearby areas.
How to apply
The applicant would be required to submit one and only one neatly typed application form
clearly indicating, name, date of birth, address, qualification and the university/institute where at present pursuing his/her PG/Research work and the areas of interest for availing the internship as per the Application Form available in the notification below.
The applicant will also have to register on the National Career Service (NCS) Portal (www.ncs.gov.in) and mention the NCS ID on the application form.
The filled in application form should be submitted either by post/ e-mail or by hand, so as to reach the respective offices as per the address/ e-mail address given in Annex I for Group “A” and Annex-II for Group “B” latest by 25th April 2019.
For detailed notification, application format and Annexures, click here.