About the Opportunity:

Ministry of External Affairs is launching the second edition of the MEA Internships Programme for the year 2023-24. The second edition of the programme is aimed towards continuing the aim of the Ministry to bring in more focus on MEA to provide value to the interns; to ensure better gender inclusivity and to increase diversity in terms of qualifications, domicile and socio-economic status amongst the cohort of interns engaged by the Ministry.

Eligibility Criteria:

Internships at MEA headquarters shall generally be open to Indian citizens with a

  • Minimum educational qualification of a graduate degree from a recognized university.
  • 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.


  • Every year, internships will be offered in two terms of six months each viz. April to September and October to March. 
  • A maximum of 30 interns will be engaged by the Ministry during each term.
  • Each intern will be engaged for a minimum period of one month and a maximum period of three months.

Important Dates:

  • 1 January 2024: Notification and Call for applications for Term – I, 2024
  • 14 January 2024: Deadline for receiving applications
  • 19 January 2024: Announcement of short-listed candidates, and; calls for interview
  • 3 February 2024: Interviews (DVC) 9 February 2024 Announcement of selected candidates
  • 1 April 2024: Start of Internship Term – I, 2024

Perks and Remunerations:

  • 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.

How to Apply:

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