NACO Internship Programme 2018-19
The National Aids Control Organisation (NACO) under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India is the nodal organisation for HIV/AIDS prevention and control in India.
The Internship Programme at NACO is being revamped and named the NACO Internship Programme. This internship is for young students pursuing UG, PG, M.Phil and Ph.D courses, who wish to engage with the Government.
This internship will provide an excellent opportunity for budding scholars to familiarise themselves with the process of formulation of health policy and its implementation by the Government of India, with specific reference to the National HIV/AIDS and STD Control Programme.
NACO proposes to offer short-term internships to students from various disciplines e.g Preventive & Social Medicine, Public Health, Health Management, Statistics, Social Sciences etc. pursuing Graduation or PG courses from recognised universities.
Criteria for candidates applying to internship programme is provided below
- Candidates enrolled for Graduate programme under a recognized university should
have completed two years.
- Candidates enrolled in regular Post Graduation course under a recognized university
- M.Phil, PhD, others
Programme courses applicable for Internship
- Preventive & Social Medicine
- Public Health
- Health Management
- Social Sciences
- Social Work
- Laboratory Technology
- Information Technology (e.g. B.Tech)/ Computer Science/ Electronics
- Project/Programme Management
- Mass Communication
- Procurement & Supply chain Logistics
- Any other areas as approved by the Competent Authority
How to apply
Prospective interns shall apply on a prescribed format online or through physical
communication expressing their interest in the programme during the phase of opening of
enrollment along with copies of necessary documents. The application form is given in the official notification.
The application for internship at Headquarters must include the following:
- Duly filled in Application Form.
- Write-up not exceeding 500 words on how the student’s academic pursuit as well as the
National AIDS Control Programme will benefit from this Internship. Applications that
do not have the said write-up will not be accepted.
- Copy of at least three documentary proofs of identity which should include copy of
passport and Aadhar card/Voter ID/PAN Card in case of Indian nationals and
passport, OCI card and National Identity Card in case of OCI card holders.
- Curriculum Vitae.
- Introduction letter from the Head of Institution on the official stationery where the
- No objection certificate from University/Institution in case the internship is to be
pursued in parallel with an ongoing course.
- Self-attested certificates and transcripts for all the accomplishments mentioned in the
Application Form (educational qualifications, current courses being pursued and
The applications may be sent to the office of Joint Secretary by registered/speed post or email communication, at the following address:
National AIDS Control Organisation
9th Floor, Chandralok Building,
New Delhi – 110001.
An advance copy of the application along with Covering letter and attachments may be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications duly filled in and complete in all respect with required documents should reach at least one month before the commencement of the internship.
Short listing and approval of candidature based on eligibility criteria would be done within two (2) weeks of receipt of application and successful candidates shall be intimated by email/ speedpost.
Enrollment for internship shall be kept open throughout the year and offered based on the requirement of the different Programmes.
The internship would be for a minimum duration of 6 weeks and max. duration of 3 months, as per the prerequisites of the study programme.
There shall be no bar for candidates to apply for a second internship with NACO.
Candidates whose internship was terminated or those who discontinued before completing
the set duration would not be considered for future batches.
Interns will be entitled to a stipend at the rate of Rs. 8,000 per month payable on successful completion of Internship and submission and acceptance of their Internship reports by the Reporting Officer in NACO. No other expenses like travel costs etc. will be admissible and no claims would be entertained.
Stipend will be made at the completion of the internship upon satisfactory performance certified by the HoD. Students who discontinue the internship would not be paid any
remuneration by NACO.
Interns will be provided with the necessary office logistics supports i.e. work space, stationery and facility for photocopying. They will need to have their own laptop computers and internet connectivity.
Certificate of Internship
Stipend and Certificates will be issued on satisfactory completion of their internships and on submission and acceptance of the Reports. Students who discontinue the internship would not be awarded any certificate by NACO.
Queries, if any, may be addressed to Under Secretary at email@example.com.
For full details and application form, view the official notification given here.