• MEA has recently launched a three-month internship programme beginning from April till June 2022.
  • The Ministry will be hiring only 75 candidates under this programme in New Delhi.
  • The last date to apply for the internship programme is February 15.

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India’s Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) launched an internship programme as part of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations to commemorate 75 years of independence.

The duration of internship is 3 months starting from April till June 2022. The Ministry will be hiring only 75 candidates under this programme in New Delhi.

The last date to apply for the internship programme is February 15.

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The MEA Internship Policy 2022 wants and aims to take foreign policy closer to the people; bring in more focus on MEA; provide value to interns; ensure better gender inclusivity & increase diversity in terms of qualifications, domicile and socio-economic status amongst the cohort of interns engaged by the ministry,” said the ministry in its official advertisement.

Selected candidates will be given a monthly stipend of Rs 10,000 to defray basic costs. Air fare to and fro from the domicile state to Delhi will be provided by the ministry.

Eligibility criteria for the internship—

  1. Candidates should hold a graduation degree in any discipline from a recognised university/institution at time of applying. 
  2. The internship programme will also be open to students who are presently in the final year of their graduation, where an internship is a mandatory part of their final year curriculum. 
  3. Age of the candidates should not exceed 25 years as on 31 December of the year of internship. 

Selection procedure —

The selection process will consist of 2 stages — preliminary screening and personal interview. A minimum of 30% of the 75 internships may be filled by women candidates. Weightage will be based on academic performance assessed by percentage of marks obtained in +2 and graduation exams. 

Candidates will have to apply online only state-wise merit lists will be prepared – separately for male and female candidates – by elimination based on academic performance in +2 and graduation exams. 

Candidates selected in the merit lists, will be announced on February 18, and will be called for a personal interview between February 22-24, which will be conducted via video conferencing by the judge panel.

At the end of the internship, each intern shall submit a detailed report on the work carried out and, if required, make a presentation on it. 

Interested candidates can fill out the online application here and can seek more information here.

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