Tuesday, August 26, 2014

MHRD Internship Scheme-2014

Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD)
Room No.235, C-Wing, Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi-110115

MHRD Internship Scheme-2014

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has invited applications under the MHRD Internship Scheme-2014 for Indian Nationals.

The Scheme aims at allowing young students to be associated with the Ministry of Human Resources, in formulation of policies, implementation of projects and various initiatives in Higher Education sector for mutual benefit.

The selected intern(s) would be expected to supplement the process of policy analysis within the Ministry through desirable empirical collection and collation of in-house and other information.

Applicant should be a citizen of India who is pursuing graduation/post-graduation/research in Engineering, Education, Social Sciences, Sciences, Humanities, Management, ICT, Law from any recognized university/institution within India or abroad. Those in three/four year program should have complete at least 2 years (four semesters) of course and those pursuing five year integrated programmes should have completed three years (six semesters).

The Domain/Areas available for internship include the following. In respect of Higher Education (i) Technical Education, including IITs, IIMs, Apex Bodies, Research and Development, Skill Development/Vocational Education (ii) Central Universities, Language Universities and Institutions (iii) Deemed Universities, Other Higher Education Institutions, Apex Bodies, Rashtriya Ucchatar Siksha  Abhyan (RUSA)  (iv) National Mission on Education through ICT, Distance Learning, Apprentice Scheme (v) Copyrights, Book Promotion, Minority Education (vi) Education Policy; Internationalization of Education, Teacher Education, Design Innovation (vii) Scholarships. Those related to School Education &Literacy include Elementary Education, Secondary Education and Adult Education & Literacy.

There will be six batches of 2 months each as follows. October-November (Batch I- Starting on 1.10.2014), December-January (II-1.12.2014), February-March (III-1.2.2015), April-May (IV- 1.4.2015), June-July (V- 1.6.2015) and August-September (VI-1.8.2015).

Internship shall be initially for two months only which can be extended up to 6 months, if required in individual cases.  A maximum of 6 slots shall be available for offer to internship. A token stipend @ Rs.10000/- per month will be paid to an intern after successful completion of the internship. No stipend will be paid for the extended period. A certificate shall be issued to an intern on successful completion of internship by Administrative Division on the recommendations of the concerned Bureau Head. Intern shall be provided with a minimum logistic support – office space with intercom telephone, internet and stationery items. Interns will have to bring their own laptops.  Interns shall be attached in different Bureaux of the Ministry, taking into account, as far as possible, the domain/area of interest expressed by them. Bureau Head concerned will allocate the exact topic for study in the domain rea of interest.

Intern shall be required to submit a brief paper/report at the end of the assignment to the concerned Bureaux Head about their learning experience. Interns shall be required to furnish to the Ministry, a declaration of secrecy before the commencement of the Internship. Ministry may instruct an Intern to terminate the Programme at any time, as Ministry deems fit, without assigning nay reason.

An Intern may leave the Programme giving prior notice of 7 working days, to the concerned Bureaux Head No Certificate will be issued nor any Stipend shall be paid to such an intern.

Interested Applicants may send their Applications in the prescribed Annexure I that can be downloaded from the MHRD website along with their CV. Applicant should specifically state the specific batch for which he/she wished to undertake the fellowship. Applications may be send by Post to reach ‘Section Officer (Establish met IV), Room No.235, C-Wing, Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi-110115 by 5.30 pm on 30th August, 2014 for those intending to take up the Internships in Batches I to III and by 5.30 pm on 28th February, 2015 for those desirous of taking the internship in Batches IV to VI.

Applicants are required to produce a letter from their Supervisor/Head of the Department/Principal indicating their status in the Institution and also conveying ‘No Objection’ for allowing their student to undergo their internship Programme for the period for which he/she is selected. In case the ensure is extended beyond 2 months, a new ‘No Objection’ certificate  will have to be submitted by the Intern.

Applicants will have to submit a Character Certificate from the Head of their Institution/Department/Guide before taking up the internship.

Applications complete in all respects will be examined by a Standing selection Committee constituted by the Ministry and the selected students will be given the offer of internship.

For more details, including Proforma of Application for Internship, visit

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