The NITI Aayog functions as the primary public policy think tank for the Government of India, playing a pivotal role in driving economic development and fostering cooperative federalism. Headed by the Prime Minister and led by Vice Chairperson Suman Bery, NITI Aayog includes ex-officio members like Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Nirmala Sitharaman, and Narendra Singh Tomar.
NITI Aayog offers an internship program aimed at undergraduate/postgraduate students and research scholars from recognized universities and institutions in India and abroad. The internship involves close collaboration with various verticals, divisions, and units within NITI Aayog. Interested candidates must apply online by completing the registration form.
The primary purpose of the NITI Aayog Internship is to provide short-term exposure to selected candidates within different verticals, divisions, and units of the Government of India. The internship aims to facilitate the engagement of young academic talent with NITI Aayog’s work for mutual benefit.
Objectives of the Internship:
- Provide young academic talent with insights into the functioning of the Government of India.
- Allow interns to contribute to policy formulation by generating inputs such as empirical analysis, briefing reports, and policy papers.
- Enhance mutual learning and collaboration between NITI Aayog and the interns.
Internships are conducted on-site in New Delhi. Eligible candidates include undergraduate students who have completed or appeared in the term-end exams of the second year or fourth semester, securing a minimum of 85% in their 12th class. Graduate students who have completed or appeared in the term-end exams of the first year or second semester, or those pursuing research/PhD with a minimum of 70% in their graduation, are also eligible.
Applicants in the final year of their graduation/post-graduation, awaiting admission to higher studies, may be considered for the internship if they have secured a cumulative score of 70% or more in all years/semesters. The internship duration is at least six weeks but not exceeding six months.
Interested candidates can apply through the provided link by the deadline of January 10, 2024. For technical support related to online submissions, individuals can contact NIC at [email protected].
This internship program serves as an excellent opportunity for students and research scholars to gain valuable experience, contribute to policy development, and understand the intricacies of governmental functioning under the guidance of NITI Aayog.