Internship Opportunity at Ministry of External Affairs [Stipend Worth Rs. 10k]: Apply by March 30: Expired

About the Opportunity

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 airfare 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.

States/UTs covered in each term
TermStatesUnion Territories
Term I (Jan-Jun)Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, MaharashtraAndaman & 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 BengalJammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Lakshadweep, Puducherry
Selection Process

The selection process will be fully online at ( with applications, scrutiny, selection, allocation of Division, notification, extension and certification to be managed on a dedicated internship portal of the Ministry.The selection process will consist of two stages viz. Preliminary Screening and Personal Interview.

The process will follow a `quota cum weightage` system wherein out of the 30 interns in each term, there may be 2 from each of the 14 States and 4 from all the Union Territories put together, with 30% – 50% being filled by women candidates. Weightage will be based on academic performance assessed by percentage of marks obtained in +2 and graduation exams.

How to Apply?

Interested applicants can apply for the internship through this link.

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

Address: Ministry of External Affairs
South Block New Delhi-110011

For more details, click the link below.

Internship Opportunity at Ministry of External Affairs


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