The Ministry of Women and Child Development has invited applications from women students/ scholars/ social activists/ teachers from Non-Tier I cities and rural parts of India for an Internship Programme of two months’ duration [03.07.2023 -31.08.2023]. 

The aspiring candidates for the Internship Programme need to be enrolled in/associated with any university/academic/non- academic institution.

The programme is meant to help in orientating the women students/scholars/social activists/teachers (hereinafter termed as 'interns') with the policies and programmes of the Ministry by offering short-term association. The interns may be required to undertake pilot projects/micro-studies focusing on the ongoing activities of the Ministry. The Ministry endeavors from this activity, a qualitative exposure of the interns to its mandate, specific programmes and policy analysis so as to make them proactive to raise the issues of women and children on various platforms in future.


Candidates from the age group 21-40 years may send their application through Google forms.


The form has started accepting responses from 20.05.2023, 00:00 HRS and the last date of receiving applications is 29.05.2023, 23:59 HRS. Selection of the interns would be made on the basis of recommendations of the Selection Committee duly constituted for this purpose. The list of recommended candidates shall be available on the Ministry’s website under ‘What’s New’. A candidate once selected for the Internship Programme, shall not be eligible for applying again.

Selected interns would be granted a lump sum stipend of Rs. 20,000/- per month and reimbursement of travel cost (by deluxe / AC bus / 3 Tier AC train) of the journey for joining the programme in the Ministry and return at the end of the programme. Willing interns would be provided hostel facilities on a sharing basis for the duration of their Programme in Delhi. The hostel facility will only include basic amenities like triple sharing accommodation in each room with attached bathroom (mattress is not included), table, chair and cupboard. Mess charges are not included as part of the accommodation and are to be borne by the intern availing the hostel facility.

The hostel facility would be available from 2 days prior to the start of Programme upto 2 days after the end of the Programme (e.g., for an internship batch starting 3rd July, the hostel facility will be available from the forenoon of 1st July 2023 upto afternoon of 2nd September 2023). Interns would be awarded with certificate on successful completion of the Internship Programme.

Detailed guidelines of the Internship Programme may be seen at the Ministry’s website

For any further details/queries, candidates may contact the Statistics Bureau through email at the ID <mwcd-research[at]gov[dot]in>on all working days between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

The detailed notification along with the form may be seen at the website of the Ministry of Women and Child Development.


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