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As part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations to commemorate 75 years of independence, Ministry of External Affairs is launching the first edition of the MEA Internships Programme.

The MEA Internship Policy 2022 aims to take foreign policy closer to the people; bring in more focus on MEA; provide more value to the interns; ensure better gender inclusivity and increase diversity in terms of qualifications, domicile and socio-economic status amongst the cohort of interns engaged by the Ministry.

An honorarium of INR 10,000 per month will be paid to each intern to defray basic costs. Cost of one-time to and fro air travel subject to a ceiling of the prevailing economy class air fare between the State capital and Delhi, from the domicile State or from the college / university of the selected candidates will be provided. The interns would be responsible for their board and lodging in Delhi during the period of their internship.

Eligibility Criteria

Internships at MEA headquarters shall generally be open to Indian citizens with a minimum educational qualification of a graduate degree from a recognized university at the time of applying. Internships shall also be open to students who are presently in the final year of their graduation, where an internship is a mandatory part of their final year curriculum. Age of the candidates should not exceed 25 years as on 31 December of the year of internship.

Internship Details

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Eligibility

Internships at MEA headquarters shall generally be open to Indian citizens with a minimum educational qualification of a graduate degree from a recognized university at the time of applying Internships shall also be ope...

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Intake and duration

A total of 75 internships will be offered in the year 2022 in a single term of three months during April to June 2022. All selected interns will be required to join the Ministry on the same day in April 2022. Each intern...

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Selection Procedure

The selection process will be fully online at www.internship.mea.gov.in with applications, scrutiny, selection, allocation of Division, notification,extension and certification to be managed on a dedi...

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Contact

email : internship[at]mea[dot]gov[dot]in
Telephone Number. : 011-23013977
Telephone Number : 011-23088371 (Technical Support)
Address : Ministry of External Affairs
South Block New Delhi-110011

Obligations of the intern

The internship programme provides an introduction to the process of formulation of foreign policy and its implementation by the Government of India. Interns will be assigned specific topics of work by...

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Termination of internship

Selection to the internship programme at the Ministry of External Affairs is strictly subject to necessary security clearances. The Ministry may terminate the engagement of an intern at any point in time as it deems fit,...

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Timeline

MEA Internships 2022-23
Application deadlines
1 February 2022 Call for applications for 2022-23 (Term I & Term II combined)
15 February 2022 Deadline for receiving applications
18 February 2022 Announcement of shortlisted candidates and calls for interview
22 - 24 February 2022 Interviews (DVC)
28 February 2022 Announcement of selected candidates
Allocation of Divisions
01 April 2022 Start of internships 2022-23 (Term I & Term II combined)

State-wise details of applications received