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Internship

Internship with Us

The internship programme at the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations provides an excellent opportunity for young scholars to familiarize themselves with India’s approach to multilaterlalism and handling of global issues at the UN.

Nature of Engagement

Interns shall report to and work under close supervision of the Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative (DPR)/Expert. They may be required to conduct research, write reports, analyze evolving developments, or carry out any other task entrusted to them by the DPR/Expert.

Eligibility Criteria for Applying

Interested Indian citizens, OCI card holders and foreign nationals may apply for internship.

For internship, a candidate must be in the final year of an undergraduate course or possess a graduate degree before the commencement of internship. Preference may be given to applicants with excellent academic track record from institutions of repute and credible recommendations from faculty who have taught/guided them in the past, and also to research scholars. An intern must not have attained the age of 30 years on the date of application.

An intern will be required to work only on-site (I.e. within premises of Mission). Off-site internship is not available.

Duration of Internship

Interns can apply at any time of the year

The applicant will be informed about the start of their internship upon selection

Once selected, internship shall be for a period of one to six months

Internship Programme

An intern will be required to work from within the Mission’s premises.

No financial remuneration shall be paid to the interns

Internship programme shall neither be an offer of employment nor an assurance of employment with the Mission

The internship programme shall include attachment with one of the Wings of the Mission, and the intern shall have an orientation session on the organization and functioning of the Permanent Mission of India and working of the various Wings of the Mission

On successful completion of the internship, a certificate will be issued by the Mission

Mode of Application

For internship, applicants may send their applications to the Head of Chancery by post (Add: 235 East 43rd Street, New York, NY 10017).

Check List

The application for internship must include the following:

1. Duly filled in Application Form.
2. Copy of at least three documentary proofs of identity which may include copy of Passport/Aadhar Card/Voter ID/PAN Card, and proof of residence.
3. Curriculum Vitae.
4. Introduction letter from the Head of Institution on the official stationery where the applicant studied/studying.
5. No objection certificate from University/Institution in case the internship is to be pursued in parallel with an ongoing course.
6. Self-attested certificates and transcripts for all the accomplishments mentioned in Paras 8, 9 and 13 of Application Form (educational qualifications, current courses being pursued and projects undertaken).

Selection Procedure

All applications will be scrutinized by a Selection Committee appointed by the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi and intimation will be sent to selected candidates. The decision of the Selection Committee shall be final and binding and no queries shall be entertained after the completion of the selection process. The selection process may take up to 90 working days since the date of application for the internship.

Termination of internship

The Mission may terminate engagement of intern at any point without giving any reason. The decision shall be final in this regard. Intern can choose to leave the programme, if she/he so desires, giving prior notice of one week to the Mission.

Proforma for Application

Please click the link below to download the Proforma for Application

https://www.mea.gov.in/Images/attach/Int_new.docx