Internship Scheme


The Internship Scheme of Ministry of Panchayati Raj seeks to engage students pursuing Under Graduate/Graduate/Post Graduate Degrees or Research Scholars enrolled in recognized University/Institution within India or abroad, as “Interns”. They will form a part of the NPMU approved as part of RGSA, as a part of the provision for hiring of consultants. These Interns will work in different program Divisions of MoPR under RGSA and are expected to conduct the work relating to different thematic interventions under the RGSA scheme through evidence based approach and filter the information. This will offer an opportunity to the “Interns” to get the exposure of the functioning of the Indian Government and would be a value addition in their professional profiles. On the other hand, the Ministry will have the benefit of young enthusiastic professionals with new ideas, through whom works such as desk based research and compilation of information etc can be carried out.

Objectives of the Program

The Internship Program has the following objectives:

  • To allow young academic talent to be associated with the MoPR’s work for mutual benefit.
  • The “Interns” shall have an opportunity to know about the Government functioning and the policies relating to the governance at the local level particularly in the rural social and economic sectors in Government of India. They will have to provide the inputs for preparing the briefs and analysis, based on the empirical evidence.

The applicants pursuing Graduation/Post Graduation/Research courses from any recognized University/Institution within India or abroad are eligible to apply for the internship.

Period of Internship:

The period of Internship shall be at least four (4) weeks but not exceeding three (3) months. Interns not completing the requisite period will not be issued any certificate. .

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 may apply online only in the address link to be indicated in the website of MoPR during 1st to 10th of every month for internship likely to commence from the following month.
  • Interns must also clearly indicate the area of interest.
  • 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 Supervisor/ Head of Department/ Principal, indicating their status in the Institution and “No Objection” certificate for allowing their student to undergo Internship programme for the period for which he or she is selected.