Internship Scheme


To Allow/engage ‘Students’ enrolled/pursuing Undergraduate/Graduate/Postgraduate degree programme and/or 'Young Research Scholars' enrolled/pursuing Doctoral (Ph.D.)/Post-Doctoral degree on given academic disciplines below from recognised/reputed University(s)/Institution(s) within India or Abroad for short-term (maximum of 3 months only) engagement of 'Selected Candidates' as 'Interns' in various Units/Cells/Programmes of different Divisions of MoPR under the Revamped RGSA Scheme for the period of F.Y. 2022-23 to 2025-26. The 'Internship Program' is specifically focussing on the 'Office set-up of MoPR'. A detail list of intended domains/subject areas of research for which the 'Interns' are invited in available at “Area of interest” in the form.

Objectives of the Program

The Internship Program has the following objectives:

  • To engage 'Students' and 'Research Scholars' for tapping academic talents, knowledge, skills, and techniques to be best utilised and associated with the MoPR's Policy and Action Research work for mutual benefits.
  • The 'Interns' shall have an opportunity to know and get in-hand experience on the Stier Local Self-governments and other Government functioning, policies, schemes, development initiatives, and interventions for rural development in context to the socio-economic, cultural, and political aspects.
  • The 'Interns' will have to provide relevant and logical inputs, suggestions, and recommendations through Data Analysis, Situational Analysis, Empirical and Evidence-Based Research through Quantitative & Qualitative Data Analysis, Desk Reviews and Policy Analysis at the 'Office setup of MoPR' for preparing Policy Briefs and Working Papers.

The applicants i.e., 'Students' are enrolled/pursuing Undergraduate / Graduate/ Postgraduate degree programme or 'Research Scholars' enrolled/pursuing Doctoral (Ph.D.)/Post-Doctoral degree in recognized/reputed University(s)/Institution(s) within India or Abroad are eligible to apply for the Internship Program. The preferred academic disciplines of Public Policy Studies, Social Policy Studies, Development Studies, Economics, Governance and Public Administration Studies, Rural Development Management, Business Administration, Environment and Energy Studies, Public Health Studies, Sociology, Political Science, Social Work, Statistics, Data Analysis, and other relevant Social Sciences, Management, and Engineering streams.

Period of Internship:

The Internship Program shall be available throughout the year, based on the requirements of MoPR. Preferable periods would be: (a) Mid-week of October to First-week of December; and (b) Mid-week of June to Third-week of August. .

How to Apply
  • Register yourself as an applicant (if not already registered).
  • Click on Apply for Service or Login
  • Enter User Name, Password and Captcha code given and click on Submit.
  • Once logged in, on the left menu click on Apply for services and then click on View services
  • Click on 'Apply'

Procedure for Applicants:
  • Interested applicants/candidates may apply online only in the address link to be indicated in the official website (URL: of MoPR under 'Home Page' tab 'RGSA' sub-tab `MoPR Internship' during 1st to 10th of every month for the Internship Program likely to commence from the following month.
  • Interns must also clearly indicate the area of interest in the form.
  • A candidate can apply for internship only once during a financial year. The application will be valid for consideration for the entirety of the financial year in which the application is made.
  • At the time of joining on selection, applicants shall be required to produce a letter from their 'Principal'/'Head of Department'/'Supervisor', indicating their status in the Institution/University and `No Objection Certificate' (NOC) for allowing their student to undergo Internship Program for the period for which s/he is selected.