NAM Internship with the Permanent Mission of India

Internship with the Permanent Mission of India

The internship programme offered by the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations provides an excellent opportunity for budding scholars to familiarize themselves with India’s role at and engagements with the United Nations. 

Nature of Engagement

Interns shall report to and work under close supervision of the concerned Indian delegate/delegates. They may be required to conduct research, write reports, analyze evolving developments, or carry out any other task entrusted to them by the Mission.

Eligibility Criteria for Applying

Interested Indian citizens, OCI card holders and foreign nationals may apply for internship.  An intern is required to work on-site (at the Permanent Mission of India premises).  Candidates should possess a Graduate degree or equivalent before the commencement of internship. Students who are enrolled in a five-year course and have completed three years of the course before commencement of internship may also apply. Preference will be given to applicants having an excellent academic track record and to research scholars.

Duration of Internship

Internship can start at any time of the year and shall be for a period of three to six months

Support to be Provided

Necessary logistical support will be provided to interns taking into account the functional requirements. No financial remuneration shall be paid to the interns. Internship programme shall neither be an employment nor the assurance of any employment with the Mission or the Ministry of External Affairs.

Internship programme and feedback

The intern shall have orientation session on the organization and functioning of the Ministry of External Affairs and working of the various Wings of Mission.

The interns may submit a report on completion of their internship to the Head of Mission. The intern may also submit his/her views and feedback on the internship programme to the Mission. Head of Mission will issue the certificates to the Interns.

Mode of Application

Applications duly filled in and complete in all respect with required documents should reach at least one month before the commencement of the internship.
Applicants may send their applications to the Head of Chancery by post/email, at the Mission’s address.

Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations

235 East, 43rd Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenue

New York, NY 10017


Check List

  1. Duly filled in Application Form.
  2. Copy of at least three documentary proofs of identity which should include copy of passport and proof of residence.
  3. Curriculum Vitae.
  4. Introduction letter from the Head of Institution on the official stationery where the applicant studied/studying.
  5. No objection certificate from University/Institution in case the internship is to be pursued in parallel with an ongoing course.
  6. Self-attested certificates and transcripts for all the accomplishments mentioned in Paras 8, 9 and 13 of Application Form (educational qualifications, current courses being pursued and projects undertaken).

Selection Procedure

All applications will be scrutinized in the Mission by a Selection Committee and intimation will be sent to selected candidates. The Selection Committee may conduct a personal interaction with the applicant and also verify original documents. The decision of the Selection Committee shall be final and binding and no queries shall be entertained after the completion of the selection process. Applicants are advised to apply at least one month before the intended date of start of the internship.

Number of interns in the Mission

Up to two interns at a time will be engaged by the Mission.

Termination of internship

The Mission may terminate engagement of intern at any point without giving reason, as Mission deems fit. Mission's decision shall be final in this regard. Intern can choose to leave the programme, if she/he so desires, giving prior notice of one week to the Mission.

Proforma for Application

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