The National Institution for Transforming India, also called NITI Aayog, was formed via a resolution of the Union Cabinet on January 1, 2015. NITI Aayog is the premier policy ‘Think Tank’ of the Government of India, providing both directional and policy inputs. While designing strategic and long term policies and programmes for the Government of India, NITI Aayog also provides relevant technical advice to the Centre and States.
The Governing Council of NITI, with The Prime Minister as its Chairman, comprises Chief Ministers of all States and Lt. Governors of Union Territories (UTs).
About the Internship
Nitiaayog invites the internship applications throughout the year based on the requirements of NITI Aayog. The interns under this internship scheme will have an opportunity to know about the Government functioning and Developmental Policy issues in 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 following conditions are eligible to apply for the internship:
a. Under-graduate students, having completed/appeared in the term end exams of second year I 4th, semester of the bachelor degree course and secured not less than 85% or equivalent marks in 12th class.
b. Graduate students having completed/ appeared in the term end exams of first year/2nd semester of their post graduate programme or persuing research/PhD and secured not less than 70% or equivalent marks in Graduation.
c. The students who have appeared in the final exam orjust completed Graduation/PG and waiting for admission for higher studies may also be considered for internship provided that they have secured 70% or more cumulative marks in all the years/ semesters of their graduation/ post-graduation till the date of application. The period between the month of declaration of result of final exam and the desired month of internship should not exceed six months e.g. if the result is declared in the month of June then he/she can apply for the internship beginning till the month of December.
Period of Internship : The period of Internship shall be at least six weeks but not exceeding six months. Interns not completing the requisite period will not be issued any certificate.
Application Procedure – lnterested 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 internship is desired.
(ii) Applicants must also clearly indicate the area of interest.
(iii) A candidate can apply for internship only once during a financial year.
(iii) The applicants who do not fulfil the eligibility conditions, their applications shall be rejected by the system automatically.
For official notification of Internship click- http://niti.gov.in/sites/default/files/2018-12/NITI_Internship_Guidelines.pdf
For official website – http://niti.gov.in/internship