Paid Internship by NCGG Internship Programme 2023

About the NCGG Internship Programme

The NCGG Internship Programme is a short-term engagement (minimum 8 weeks to maximum 6 months) of ‘selected students’ with various verticals and units of the National Centre for Good Governance, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Government of India. The engagement is purely temporary to enable Indian youth by providing them exposure to a gamut of
governance and public policy-related issues and involving them in possible ways ahead to overcome challenges in the way of citizen-centric governance. Admission to the internship programme does not give any right to interns to seek regular employment with the Centre. Interns may be assigned a specific domain/ area to work on.
To advance academic research and functioning of NCGG by engaging with young talents of the country and honing their knowledge, skills and theoretical education with practical approaches. This program intends to provide exposure to public policy and governance-related issues to students for mutual benefit.

Who can apply?

A prospective candidate for the internship shall have to meet the following eligibility criteria:

  1. The internship programme is open to all Indian students studying in India or abroad.
  2. Internship is open to students with graduation degree and/ or are pursuing their post-graduation/ PG Diploma and advanced academic degrees and are interested in interning as part of their dissertation/ capstone project in their curriculum or awaiting their degree certificate after appearing in their final examination in the same academic year.
  3. Students enrolled in 4 5–or 5-year courses in law and engineering may also apply for the Internship during their final year of graduation.
  4. The age of the candidate shall not exceed 30 years at the time of application.
  5. Applicant has to upload a letter of recommendation from the university/ institution, where he/ she is enrolled.


Ordinarily, the period of
internship will not be less than 8 (eight) weeks or exceed 6 (six) months for
successful completion of the internship and to become eligible for an experience

Domains/ areas are available for Internship.

Public policy & governance



Decentralized planning


Public service delivery

Laws & regulations

Rural development & poverty elimination

Water, sanitation, hygiene & public health

Governance in healthcare


Disaster resilience infrastructure and disaster

Sustainable urban management and urban governance

Infrastructure Development

Innovation & entrepreneurship

Water resource management & river rejuvenation

Climate change, environment & clean energy

Tribal affairs

Monitoring, data analytics & evaluation

Project planning, designing, management &

Natural resource, environment and Forests

Mass communication and social media

xxii.      Any other subject relevant to public policy, good
governance, public service delivery, etc.


Selection process

  1. The internship application will be invited by the Centre through its website
  2. An application can be made any time during the year preferably not later than 1 month before the intended start of the internship, clearly indicating the starting date.
  3. Applicants must furnish all required information to enable the Centre to make a decision. The Centre will verify such information as original marksheets, letters of approval/ recommendation, and personal ID at the time of joining, failing to which the applicant’s joining shall be cancelled. Submission of false information will be viewed very seriously.
  4. The applications with incomplete information or not meeting eligibility conditions shall be disqualified by the system automatically.
  5. The selection process shall consist of two stages: preliminary screening of applications for shortlisting of candidates and personal interview (online or offline) of shortlisted candidates. NCGG will constitute a committee for screening applications and/ or holding personal interviews.
  6. Based on the number of applications, required intake of the Centre for the respective month and domains/areas selected by the candidates, the personal interview shall be conducted with prior information communicated to the candidate via email.
  7. After the screening process and personal interview, a list of selected candidates shall be declared, and successful candidates will be informed via email along with the notification on the joining date.
  8. The total number of internships offered shall not exceed 20 (twenty) at any given point in time; and
  9. The internship applications may be reviewed based on NCGG’s requirement periodically by a screening committee.

Logistics and Support

Interns will be
required to make their own arrangements for their travel, boarding, lodging, etc. and
should have their own laptops. NCGG will provide working space, an internet
facility and other necessities as deemed fit by the concerned supervisor.


A consolidated
stipend/honorarium @ INR 10,000 per month on a pro-rata basis will be paid to
each intern during their approved period of internship based on progress in the
assignment. No other expenses shall be payable.

Experience Certificate

A certificate
regarding the successful completion of the internship shall be issued by the Centre on
the recommendation of the evaluation committee and supervisor of the intern.

Obligations and attendance

The interns
shall be integrated with the daily workings of the Centre with an induction
programme. Every intern shall be assigned a supervisor from their vertical for
assignments, monitoring and evaluation of work. The work may include conducting
secondary research, writing reports, analysing evolving developments, data
analytics, communication and event management or carrying out any other task
entrusted to interns by their supervisors. Each intern should have a minimum of
80% attendance for the entire duration of the internship, failing which
experience certificate will not be issued. The attendance record and the
details of work supervision shall be maintained regularly and their approval is
pertinent for eligibility to receive honorarium. Only in exceptional cases and
on cogent grounds, an extension in internship duration be considered by the
Centre. Each intern shall maintain good conduct at all times during the internship
period and shall not disclose any confidential information of the Centre in
his/her possession to an outsider.

At the end of
the internship, each intern has to submit a report and also make a presentation
to the evaluation committee to certify that the candidate has completed the
internship and based on the recommendations of the committee, the
‘certification of successful completion of internship’ will be issued. NCGG
will have the right to utilize the report and it will also be shared with the
sponsoring institution.

Termination of Internship

The selection to
the internship programme at NCGG is strictly within the domain of the Centre
and only upon meeting the necessary eligibility criteria mentioned in this
document. The Centre may terminate the internship of any intern at any point as
it deems fit, without assigning any reason and the decision of the Centre in
this regard shall be final. Any intern may choose to terminate the internship
by giving a prior notice of one week to the respective supervisor.

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