Internship at The Ministry of External Affairs of India (MEA)
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Start Date
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1 Month
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Apply By
1 Jul' 19
About The Ministry Of External Affairs Of India (MEA)
The Ministry of External Affairs of India invites applications from budding scholars to familiarize themselves with the process of formulation of foreign policy and its implementation by the Government of India.
About the internship
Interns shall report to and work under close supervision of the concerned Head of Division (HOD) or Head of Mission (HOM)/Head of Post (HOP). They may be required to conduct research, write reports, analyze evolving developments, or carry out any other task entrusted to them by the HOD/HOM/HOP.

The internship programme includes attachment with one of the Divisions in the Ministry. In addition, the internship programme at MEA Headquarters shall include:

1. A briefing session with Administration Division on the structure and functioning of the Ministry
2. Visit to Foreign Service Institute
3. Session with External Publicity and Public Diplomacy Division
4. Session with Investment & Technology Promotion and Energy Security Division
5. Session with Consular, Visa and Passport Division
6. Session with Central Passport Organization
7. Session with Protocol Division
8. Visit to ICCR
9. Visit to MEA Library, etc.
Who can apply

Only those candidates can apply who:

1. are available for full time (in-office) internship

2. are available for duration of 1 month

3. have relevant skills and interests

Other requirements

1. The internship programme for MEA Headquarters is open to Indian citizens only. OCI card holders will also be considered

2. Interested Indian citizens, OCI card holders and foreign nationals may apply for the internship in Indian Missions and Posts abroad

3. Candidates for on-site internship should possess a graduate degree or equivalent before the commencement of the internship

4. Students who are enrolled in a five-year course and have completed three years of the course before commencement of internship may also apply

5. However, for off-site internships, those enrolled in an undergraduate course in any stream are also eligible to apply

6. Preference will be given to applicants having an excellent academic track record and to research scholars

Additional Information

1. Off-site internship is not available in Missions/Posts 2. An intern may be required to work onsite (within Ministry’s premises) or off-site 3. The interns may submit a report on completion of their internship to the Head of Division/Mission/Post 4. The intern may also submit his/her views and feedback on the internship programme to the concerned Head of Division/Mission/Post 5. All certificates will be issued by Administration Division based on the recommendation of the Head of Division. HOM/HOPs will issue the certificates in Missions/Posts 6. Internship can start at any time of the year and shall be for a period of one to six months 7. Not more than thirty on-site interns will be engaged by the Ministry at a given point in time. Up to two interns may be engaged by Missions/Posts abroad

Number of openings
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