Ministry of External Affairs invites applications for internship 2021



Ministry of External Affairs has released a notification regarding Internship. It has been undertaken with an aim to guide students in many ways. Like,

  • provide more value to the interns. 
  • Ensure better gender inclusivity and increase diversity in terms of qualifications.
  • No change in existing policy for internships at Missions / Posts abroad is proposed under this review.


1. Interns must be an Indian citizens. 

2. The minimum educational qualification of a graduate degree from a recognized university.

3. The maximum age of 25 years as on 31 December of the year of internship.

Note: If you are eligible, Apply Here

Intake and Duration

1. Internships will be offered in two terms of six months each namely January–June and July – December.

2. A maximum of thirty interns will be taken by the Ministry during each term.

3. Each intern is going to be engaged for a maximum period of three months.


The policy for taking interns is as follows

  • People from all parts of the country.
  • Increased diversity amongst the group of interns in each term with reference to gender, underprivileged sections, geographical domicile and representation from both urban and rural areas.
  • Youngsters from districts under the Transformation of Aspirational Districts Programme (TADP) shall tend priority within the selection process.


1. The selection process is fully online. Each candidate has to register on the internship portal and acquire access credentials to submit internship form. 

2. The selection process will contains two stages viz. Preliminary Screening and private Interview.

3. A ‘quota cum weightage’ system will be followed. In which applicants belonging to 14 States and 4 Union Territories are going to be considered. The details about the same is in below image. 


4. From each state or union territory, 2 interns will be taken. The percentage of women candidates is 30% - 50%.

5. State-wise merit lists are going to be prepared – separately for male and feminine candidates – by elimination supported academic performance in +2 and graduation exams. Priority are going to be given to applicants from TADP districts.

6. Candidates selected within the merit lists are going to be involved personal interview to be conducted by videoconferencing. If any selected candidates wants his/her name out, the next candidates within the merit list will be offered the chance .

Stipend and other expenses

1. The stipend of ₹10,000 per month will be paid to every intern. 

2. The air travel expenses from interns state to Delhi will be covered by MEA. Further, MEA will also cover air travel expenses after the internship is over. 

What is this internship about?

1. The goal of this internship programme is to  provide an introduction to the method of formulation of policy and its implementation by the govt of India.

2. Interns are going to be assigned specific topics of labor by the concerned Head of Division (HOD) and should be required to conduct research, analyze evolving developments or perform the other tasks given by the HOD.

3.  At the end of internship, interns will have to submit a report. Intern has to maintain full confidentiality and secrecy of any information concerning the Ministry of External Affairs.


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