Internship Opportunity Under The NITI Aayog Internship Scheme, Government Of India: Apply By 10th September 2023

Internship Opportunity Under The NITI Aayog Internship Scheme, Government Of India: Apply By 10th September 2023

What Is The NITI Aayog & Their Internship Scheme?

The NITI Aayog serves as the apex public policy think tank of the Government of India, and the nodal agency tasked with catalyzing economic development, and fostering cooperative federalism and moving away from bargaining federalism through the involvement of State Governments of India in the economic policy-making process using a bottom-up approach. Its initiatives include “15-year road map”, “7-year vision, strategy, and action plan”, AMRUT, Digital India, Atal Innovation Mission, Medical Education Reform, agriculture reforms (Model Land Leasing Law, Reforms of the Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee Act, Agricultural Marketing and Farmer Friendly Reforms Index for ranking states), Indices Measuring States’ Performance in Health, Education and Water Management, Sub-Group of Chief Ministers on Rationalization of Centrally Sponsored Schemes, Sub-Group of Chief Ministers on Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Sub-Group of Chief Ministers on Skill Development, Task Forces on Agriculture and up of Poverty, and Transforming India Lecture Series.

It was established in 2015, by the NDA government, to replace the Planning Commission which followed a top-down model. The NITI Aayog council comprises all the state Chief Ministers, along with the Chief Ministers of Delhi and Puducherry, Lieutenant Governors of all UTs, and a vice-chairman nominated by the Prime Minister. In addition, temporary members are selected from leading universities and research institutions. These members include a chief executive officer, four ex-official members, and three part-time members.

In supersession of the previous guidelines dated 03-10-2017, NITI Aayog announces the revised NITI Internship Scheme. This Scheme seeks to engage students pursuing Under Graduate / Graduate / Post Graduate Degrees or are Research Scholars enrolled in recognized University/Institution within India or abroad, as “interns”. These ‘interns” shall be given exposure to various Verticals/ Divisions/Units within NITI Aayog and would be expected to supplement the process of analysis within NITI Aayog through empirical collection and collation of in-house and other information. For the ” Interns” the exposure to the functioning of the Indian Government may be an add-on in furthering their future interests.

What Are The Details Of The Opportunity?

  • Name of the Scheme: The NITI Internship Scheme.
  • Purpose: To allow short term exposure of “selected candidates “with the different Verticals/ Divisions/Units of NITI Aayog, Government of India as ‘Interns’. A list of domain areas for which the Internship is invited is enclosed as Annexure ‘A’ of Guidelines.
  • Objectives of the Scheme: The Scheme has the following stated objectives:
    • To allow young academic talent to be associated with the NITI Aayog’s work for mutual benefit
    • The ” lnterns” shall have an opportunity to know about the Government functioning and Developmental policy issues in the Government of India and contribute to the Policy formulation by generating policy inputs such as empirical analysis, briefing reports, policy papers, etc.
  • Eligibility: Bonafide students of any recognized University/ Institution within India or abroad, fulfilling the following conditions are eligible to apply for the internship:
    • Undergraduate students, having completed/appeared in the term-end exams of the second year, 4th, and fourth semester of the bachelor’s degree course and secured not less than 85% or equivalent marks in the 12th class.
    • Graduate students having completed/ appeared in the term-end exams of first-year/2nd semester of their post-graduate program or perusing research/Ph.D. and secured not less than 70% or equivalent marks in Graduation.
    • The students who have appeared in the final exam or just completed Graduation/PG and waiting for admission to higher studies may also be considered for internship provided that
  • Experience Certificate: A certificate regarding the successful completion of the internship shall be issued by the Adviser of the concerned Subject Division in the enclosed format at Annentre ‘B’ of the guidelines.
  • Duration of internship:
    • The Internship shall be available throughout the year based on the requirements of NITI Aayog.
    • The period of the Internship shall be at least six weeks but not exceeding six months. Interns not completing the requisite period will not be issued any certificate
  • Stipend: Unpaid
  • Last date to apply in September Month: 10th September 2023 (Note: The online application link is open from 1-10 of every month)
  • Application form: CLICK HERE to fill out the application form.
  • Instructions to fill the Online Application Form: CLICK HERE For The Details.
  • Procedure and Conditions for Applicants:
    • Interested applicants may apply online only in the address link to be indicated in the website of NITI Aayog during 1st to 1Oth of every month. Application can only be made six months in advance but not later than 2 months before the month in which the internship is desired. For example, if any applicants want to join the internship programme which is commencing in the month of Apr-19 then he/she can apply from the month of Oct- 18 to Feb- 18. The application will be valid for the desired month.
    • Applicants must also clearly indicate the area of interest.
    • A candidate can apply for internship only once during a financial year.
    • The applicants who do not fulfill the eligibility conditions, their applications shall be rejected by the system automatically.
    • The selected applicant has to produce original mark sheets and NOC from the college/institution at the time of joining, failing which his/her candidature shall be canceled.
  • Logistics & Support: Interns will be required to have their own laptops. NITI Aayog shall provide them with working space, internet facility, and other necessities as deemed fit by the concerned Heads.
  • For More Information:
  • CLICK HERE For The Notification
  • CLICK HERE To Visit NITI Aayog Website
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