DU Internship Programme: Delhi University will begin a paid internship scheme from this academic year onwards for UG and PG courses. The internship scheme is being introduced with an aim to impart holistic education keeping the NEP in mind.
The Delhi University will start a paid internship scheme from this academic year for students of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a bid to impart holistic education in line with the National Education Policy (NEP), according to officials. The objective of Vice-Chancellor Internship Scheme (VCIS) is to impart training on soft and hard skills by integrating cognitive knowledge with experiential learning, Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Singh said.
Selection of students for Internship
Students will be selected for internships through interviews. A total of 200 interns in both categories will be eligible for the internship. The number of interns may periodically change after review and recommendation by the Dean of Students Welfare following approval from the VC.
Objectives such a holistic education enlisted in NEP 2020 will be achieved through the internship programme allowing young students to be associated with the university work for mutual benefit. Students will also be exposed to several departments, centres and institutions existing within the university.
The Vice Chancellor Internship Scheme will include two kinds of internships – Regular and a Summer Internship. A summer internship will be offered during the summer vacations for eight weeks containing 15 to 20 hours per week. A regular internship on the other hand will be during the academic session containing a flexible 8 to 10 hours per week. Students can avail the internship scheme by a student only once during a course and the maximum period of an internship will not exceed beyond six months.
For Regular internship, the stipend offered will be Rs. 5000 per month while the payment for Summer Internships will be Rs. 10,000 per month. The stipend offered will also be enhanced by 5% each financial year.
Students interested in the internship programme need to register online and submit the applications. Students need to specify and indicate the specific domains and areas of interest. Students can mention three preferences of specific domain/ areas of interest when applying.
Students are also required to upload a letter of recommendation and a No Objection Certificate from the head of the department of the college when applying for the internship.