Applications invited for Internship in MOEF&CC with 10K stipend – Apply now

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change is inviting applications for internship in various disciplines as per the details below.

Government of India
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

Subject:- “Internship Scheme” of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has an Internship Scheme for students and the Scheme seeks to engage students with Graduation/Post Graduation Degrees as well as Research Scholars enrolled in recognized University/Institution within India or abroad, as “Interns”. These “Interns” shall be inducted all over the country in various Divisions/Units of the Ministry, its Integrated Regional Offices, Autonomous Organisations, Subordinate Offices, ENVIS (Resource Partners & Hubs).

These “Interns”, in turn, would be expected to supplement the process of analyzing within Ministry and its other formations through empirical collection and collation of in-house and other information. For the “Interns” the exposure to the functioning of the Ministry and its other formations may be an add-on in furthering their future interests.

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The Scheme

2.1Name of the Scheme: “Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Internship Scheme”
2.2Purpose :-To allow short-term exposure to “selected candidates” with different Divisions/Units of Ministry as ‘Interns’. A list of domains/areas for which Internship is available at Annexure-I.
2.3Objectives of the Scheme: The Scheme has the following objectives:
(a)To allow young academic talent to be associated with the Ministry’s work for mutual benefit;
(b)The “Interns” shall have an opportunity to know about the Government functioning and Regulatory and Developmental Policy issues and contribute in its amendment, if required, by generating inputs such as empirical analysis, briefing reports, policy papers, etc.
(c)A candidate can apply for internship only once during a financial year.
(i)Eligibility: The Applicant pursuing Graduation or Post-Graduation or Research Work from any recognized University/ Institution within India or abroad shall be eligible.
(ii)Period: The period of Internship shall not exceed 3 months.
(iii)Experience Certificate: A Certificate regarding successful completion of Internship shall be issued by the Division Head of the concerned Division in the format as available at ‘Annexure-II’. Interns not completing the requisite period will not be issued any Certificate.
2.5Logistics & Support:
Interns will be required to have their own laptops. Ministry shall provide them working space, Internet facility and other necessities as deemed fit by the concerned Head of Division.
2.6Procedure for Applicants:
(i)Interested Applicants may apply online only in the address link to be indicated in the website of Ministry for internship. Interns must also clearly indicate the area of interest.The interns shall have the option to apply in one Discipline only. In case, any application/applications is/are received for nomination in more than one Disciplines, then it will be the prerogative of the Ministry to nominate the Discipline from the Disciplines mentioned by the intern.
(ii)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” for allowing their student to undergo Internship programme for the period for which he or she is selected.
2.7Procedure for Selection and Other Modalities of the Scheme:
(i)All the applications received online will be forwarded to the concerned Heads of Verticals/ Units/Divisions in Ministry and its other formations for further scrutiny and selection. The Divisional Head will formulate an Internal Scrutiny Committee with the composition of other relevant subject expert in the Unit and any other officers and thereafter in consultation with the Internal Scrutiny Committee so constituted within his/her purview will select the Interns on merit basis;
(ii)The Heads of Divisions/Units can take a maximum of 02 (two) interns per discipline as per Annexure I for Internship at a time. Each Head of Division/Unit can avail a maximum of 02 Interns in the Unit in the specified 22 disciplines. After selection of the candidates, the concerned Division will send the name of selected candidate to the Administration through the portal itself. The decision of the Divisional Head on the proposed selection of a candidate as intern shall be final;
(iii)Depending upon the number of applications received against a particular domain/area, Ministry reserves the right to fix the eligibility criteria, limit the number of applicants to be called for a particular period and to decide about the mode of screening thereof;
(iv)The concerned Heads of Divisions/Units shall be personally responsible for ensuring that the work programme and output mutually agreed upon with the Intern is satisfactorily completed. Interns shall be required to submit a brief report/paper at the end of their assignment to the Heads of the concerned Divisions/Units about their learning experience;
(v)Seminars/presentation can be conducted by the concerned Heads of particular Divisions/Units for their interns;
(vi)The attendance record and the details of work supervision shall be maintained by the Heads of the Divisions/Units;
(vii)It may be strictly observed that the conduct of the interns and their access to data shall be the sole responsibility of the concerned Group Heads only;
(viii)The Applicant would be required to submit the following: – Copy of Mark-Sheet/Degree of Graduation/Post-Graduation.
(ix)Students who are pursuing MSc. Or PGDM from IIFM will be given preference;
(x)Students / trainees have to be made their own arrangements for boarding/lodging, transportation and stationery, etc.
(xi)The Students will not have any claim for job in Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change or any other organizations under its administrative control or its other formations;
(xii)The application must reach to the Under Secretary (P.I) Section within the stipulated period through online portal;
(xiii)The applications found incomplete or not fulfilling criteria laid down as above will be summarily rejected;
(xiv)Applications from the applicants who have already completed internship scheme, irrespective of the disciplines, in this Ministry shall not be entertained.

3 Stipend disbursement:

The quantum of stipend to be paid to the Interns shall be Rs. 10,000/- (Rupees ten thousand only) per month. No stipend shall be paid if the student leaves the internship before completion of one month. Subsequently, the amount of stipend shall be paid proportionately depending upon the period of internship for the subsequent period of internship. Absence of the Interns from attending the assigned task in the Ministry for more than 3 days in month shall cause deduction of stipend amount equivalent to the number of days in excess of 3 days.

4 Training Schedule:

Internship shall be conducted twice in a financial year

(i) Summer Internship; and

(ii) Winter Internship, the time schedule of which shall be made available on the website of this Ministry from time to time.

5 Selection Criteria:

(i)The Applicants shall be selected on “Merit” basis.
(ii)List of the selected candidates will be displayed on the website of Ministry.

6 Scheme Review:

Ministry reserves the right to review the scheme at any time. The Scheme so reviewed will be placed on the website of Ministry.

7 Power to Relax:

Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change shall have the power to relax any of the conditions mentioned above, in respect of any deserving candidate.

(S.P. Singh)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Telephone: 011-20819194

List of Disciplines

  1. Botany
  2. Marine Botany
  3. Zoology
  4. Chemistry/Chemical Engineering
  5. Environmental Sciences / Environmental Engineering
  6. Civil Engineering
  7. Geography/GIS
  8. Eco-system Sciences
  9. Physics
  10. Geology
  11. Bio-Chemistry
  12. Bio-technology
  13. Fisheries
  14. Mechanical Engineering
  15. Mining Engineering
  16. Wildlife
  17. Environmental Biology/ Bio Resource
  18. Biology Sciences
  19. Forestry/ Agro forestry/ Livelihood
  20. Climate Change
  21. Environmental Law
  22. Public Finance Management

Last Date to Apply : 11:59 PM on 13.05.2024

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