INTERNSHIP – National Centre For Good Governance (NCGG) – Apply by 25th May 2023


The National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG) was set up in 2014 by the Government of India as an apex–level autonomous institution under the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions. The Centre traces its origin to the National Institute of Administrative Research (NIAR), which was set up in 1995 by the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), the Government of India’s topmost training institute for civil services. NIAR was subsequently rechristened and subsumed into NCGG.

The NCGG Internship Programme is a short-term engagement (minimum 8 weeks to maximum 6 months) of ‘selected students’ with various verticals and units of the National Centre for Good Governance, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Government of India. The engagement is purely temporary to enable Indian youth by providing them exposure to a gamut of governance and public policy-related issues and involving them in possible ways ahead to overcome challenges in the way of citizen-centric governance. Admission to the internship programme does not give any right to interns to seek regular employment with the Centre. Interns may be assigned a specific domain/ area to work on..

The Details Of The Opportunity

  • Duration of the internship: Ordinarily the period of internship will not be less than 8 (eight) weeks or exceed 6 (six) months for successful completion of internship and to become eligible for experience certificate.
  • Eligibility for the applicants:
    1. Internship programme is open for all Indian students studying in India or abroad.
    2. Internship is open to students with graduation degree and/ or are pursuing their post-graduation/ PG Diploma and advance academic degrees and are interested to intern as part of their dissertation/ capstone project in their curriculum or awaiting their degree certificate after appearing in their final examination in the same academic year.
    3. Students enrolled in 4 or 5–year courses in law and engineering may also apply for the Internship during their final year of graduation.
    4. The age of the candidate shall not exceed 30 years at the time of application.
    5. Applicant has to upload a letter of recommendation from their university/ institution, where he/ she is enrolled.
  • Domains/ areas available for Internship:
    1. Public policy & governance
    2. Innovation & entrepreneurship
    3. Education
    4. Decentralized planning
    5. E-governance
    6. Public service delivery
    7. Laws & regulations
    8. Rural development & poverty elimination
    9. Water, sanitation, hygiene & public health
    10. Governance in healthcare
    11. Sustainability
    12. Disaster resilience infrastructure and disaster mitigation
    13. Sustainable urban management and urban governance
    14. Infrastructure Development
    15. Innovation & entrepreneurship
    16. Water resource management & river rejuvenation
    17. Climate change, environment & clean energy
    18. Tribal affairs
    19. Monitoring, data analytics & evaluation
    20. Project planning, designing, management & monitoring
    21. Natural resource, environment and Forests
    22. Mass communication and social media
    23. Any other subject relevant to public policy, good governance, public service delivery, etc.
  • Selection Process for Internship:
    • The application for internship will be invited by the Centre through on its website by CLICK HERE
    • An application can be made any time during the year preferably not later than 1 months before the intended start of the internship, clearly indicating the starting date;
    • Applicants must furnish all required information to enable the Centre to make a decision. The Centre will verify such information like original marksheets, letter of approval/ recommendation, personal ID at the time of joining, failing to which the applicant’s joining shall be cancelled. Submission of false information will be viewed very seriously;
    • The applications with incomplete information or not meeting eligibility conditions shall be disqualified by the system automatically;
    • The selection process shall consist of two stages; preliminary screening of applications for shortlisting of candidates and personal interview (online or offline) of shortlisted candidates. NCGG will constitute a committee for screening of applications and/ or holding personal interview;
    • Based on the number of applications, required intake of the Centre for the respective month and domains/areas selected by the candidates, the personal interview shall be conducted with prior information communicated to candidate via email;
    • After screening process and personal interview, a list of selected candidates shall be declared and successful candidates will be informed via email along with notification on joining date;
    • The total number of internships offered shall not exceed 20 (twenty) at any given point in time; and
    • The internship applications may be reviewed based on NCGG’s requirement periodically by a screening committee.
  • Consolidated stipend/honorarium: INR 10,000 per month on pro-rata basis will be paid to each intern during their approved period of internship based on progress in the assignment. No other expenses shall be payable.
  • Experience Certificate: A certificate regarding successful completion of internship shall be issued by the Centre on the recommendation of the evaluation committee and supervisor of the intern.
  • Application form:CLICK HERE to fill the application form submit your filled application form with a scanned copy of letter of approval/ recommendation from your respective institution at the official email ID: [email protected]
    • For the summer internship, please send you duly completed application form latest by 25th May, 2023.
    • Please clearly mention you intended date of joining as well as the duration of your availability for the internship in the form.
    • Please check your eligibility for the internship programme mentioned in the guidelines before applying.
  • For More Information:
  • CLICK HERE For The Notification
  • CLICK HERE To Visit The NCGG Website
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