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Lok Sabha Internship Programme 2016-2017

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open31-Jul-2016
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AwardIn case of three-month Internship: Stipend: Rs 20,000 Rs 10000 given on the last month of the internship for stationery and typing expenses. In case of one-month internship: Stipend: Rs 20,000 Rs 5000 is given for the stationery and typing expenses. The Lok Sabha Secretariat shall award a Certificate to the Interns on the successful completion of the Internship Programme.
RegionAll India

What is Lok Sabha Internship Programme 2016-2017?

The Lok Sabha Internship Programme invites applications for:

  • 25 Internship Positions for a duration of three months  
  • 25 Internship Positions for a duration of one month in the Lok Sabha Secretariat.
  • It is aimed to provide an opportunity to young talent in the country with outstanding academic credentials for acquainting them with the working of parliamentary democracy through Parliamentary Internship and to train them to contribute towards generation of research inputs for members of Parliament. This Internship would expose the selected Interns to the constitutional and legal provisions with respect to working of Parliament and while contributing to the research inputs, they shall gain valuable experience of parliamentary democracy at work.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

Three-month Internship Duration: The Internship shall be open to Indian citizens between 21 and 30 years of age as on 31 July 2016, provided they have outstanding academic record in disciplines such as Social Sciences, environment, law, journalism, finance, management, languages, etc. In exceptional circumstances, the Internship Committee may also allow students who are pursuing doctoral study to undergo internship. The applicant should have completed a two year Post-Graduate Degree.

 One-month Student Internship: 

  1. Age: The applicant should not be less than 18 years of age and more than 30 years as on 31 July 2016.
  2. Qualification: The applicant should be a student pursuing graduation/post graduation.
  3. The applicant should submit a recommendation letter from the Principal of the College/Head of
  4. the Institution she/he last attended or is enrolled in to pursue higher studies along with the completed application form.
  5. The applicant must also submit a brief statement in 250 words which should inter alia state why she/he intends to join the Internship Programme; her/his career goals; and how the Internship will help her/him in achieving those goals. An application received without the statement will not be considered.

How can you apply ?

The completed application should reach on or before 31 July 2016 to

The Director,
Bureau of Parliamentary Studies and Training (BPST),
Lok Sabha Secretariat, Room No. F-076,
Parliament Library Building, New Delhi-110001,

Terms and Conditions

Reservation for Candidates belonging to SC, ST and OBC: Reservation of Internship positions belonging to the categories of SC, ST and OBC shall be made as per the extant policy. Candidates belonging to the above categories should attach requisite certificate issued by the Competent Authority in support of their claim. 

Duration for three months programme: 01 December 2016 to 28 February 2017.

Duration for one month programme: 14 December 2016 to 13 January 2017.  

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