[PAID] Internship Opportunity with Ministry of External Affairs [MEA]

About the MEA Internship Programme:

As part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations to commemorate 75 years of independence, Ministry of External Affairs is launching the first edition of the MEA Internships Programme.

The MEA Internship Policy 2022 aims to take foreign policy closer to the people; bring in more focus on MEA; provide more value to the interns; ensure better gender inclusivity and increase diversity in terms of qualifications, domicile and socio-economic status amongst the cohort of interns engaged by the Ministry.

An honorarium of INR 10,000 per month will be paid to each intern to defray basic costs. Cost of one-time to and fro air travel subject to a ceiling of the prevailing economy class air fare between the State capital and Delhi, from the domicile State or from the college / university of the selected candidates will be provided. The interns would be responsible for their board and lodging in Delhi during the period of their internship.


Internships at MEA headquarters shall generally be open to Indian citizens with a minimum educational qualification of a graduate degree from a recognized university at the time of applying. Internships shall also be open to students who are presently in the final year of their graduation, where an internship is a mandatory part of their final year curriculum. Age of the candidates should not exceed 25 years as on 31 December of the year of internship.


Minimum one month and maximum three months.

Obligations of the Intern:

The internship programme provides an introduction to the process of formulation of foreign policy and its implementation by the Government of India. Interns will be assigned specific topics of work by the concerned Head of Division (HOD) and may be required to conduct research, write reports, analyze evolving developments or carry out any other task entrusted to them by the HOD.
At the end of the internship, each intern shall submit a detailed report on the work carried out and, if required, make a presentation on it. The outcome of study during the internship will remain as intellectual property of the Ministry of External Affairs and interns shall not use it without prior approval of the Ministry. The intern shall maintain full confidentiality of any information relating to the Ministry of External Affairs.


1 February 2022Call for applications for 2022-23 (Term I & Term II combined)
15 February 2022Deadline for receiving applications
18 February 2022Announcement of shortlisted candidates and calls for interview
22 – 24 February 2022Interviews (DVC)
28 February 2022Announcement of selected candidates
Allocation of Divisions
01 April 2022Start of internships 2022-23 (Term I & Term II combined)

How to Apply?

Interested Candidates may reach out to

email : internship@mea.gov.in
Telephone Number. : 011-23013977

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