Ministry of External Affairs is launching the second edition of the MEA Internships Programme for the year 2023-24. The second edition of the programme is aimed towards continuing the aim of the Ministry to bring in more focus on MEA; to provide value to the interns; to ensure better gender inclusivity and to 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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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...


Intake and duration

Every year, internships will be offered in two terms of six months each viz. April to September and October to March. A maximum of 30 interns will be engaged by the Ministry during each term. Each intern will be engaged ...


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...



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...


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,...


States/UTs covered in each term

Term States Union Territories
Term I (April–September) Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Delhi
Term II (October-March) Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Lakshadweep, Puducherry


MEA Internship Program – Term - I, 2023
Application deadlines
03 March 2023 Call for applications for Term – I, 2023
15 March 2023 Deadline for receiving applications
20 March 2023 Announcement of shortlisted candidates and calls for interview
27-28 March 2023 Interviews (DVC)
29 March 2023 Announcement of selected candidates
Allocation of Divisions
10 April 2023 Start of Internship Term – I, 2023