Paid Internship Opportunity at The National Centre for Good Governance [Stipend Rs 10k]: Apply by May 25

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About National Centre for Good Governance

The National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG) was set up in 2014 by the Government of India as an apex–level autonomous institution under the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions. The Centre traces its origin to the National Institute of Administrative Research (NIAR), which was set up in 1995 by the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), the Government of India’s topmost training institute for civil services. NIAR was subsequently rechristened and subsumed into NCGG.

NCGG deals with a gamut of governance issues from local, state to national levels, across all sectors. The Centre is mandated to work in the areas of governance, policy reforms, capacity building and training of civil servants and technocrats of India and other developing countries. It also works as a think tank.

About The Internship

The National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG) is offering a great internship programme for selected students to gain valuable exposure to the world of governance and public policy.

This is a temporary engagement (8 weeks to 6 months) that aims to provide Indian students with hands-on experience in tackling governance and public policy challenges. As an intern, you will have the opportunity to work with various verticals and units of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Government of India.


The internship is open to Indian students studying in India or abroad.

The prospective candidate for the internship shall have to meet the following eligibility criteria:

  1. The internship program is open to all Indian students studying in India or abroad.
  2. The internship is open to students with a graduation degree and/ or are pursuing their post-graduation/ PG Diploma and advanced academic degrees and are interested to intern as part of their dissertation/ capstone project in their curriculum or awaiting their degree certificate after appearing in their final examination in the same academic year.
  3. Students enrolled in 4 or 5–year courses in law and engineering may also apply for the Internship during their final year of graduation.
  4. The age of the candidate shall not exceed 30 years at the time of application.
  5. Applicant has to upload a letter of recommendation from the university/ institution, where he/ she is enrolled.


8 weeks to 6 months


You will be assigned a specific domain or area related to public policy and governance. This could include topics such as education, e-governance, sustainable urban management, climate change, and more. Your responsibilities may involve conducting research, analyzing data, writing reports, and assisting with project planning and management.

Selection process

  1. The application for the internship will be invited by the Centre through on its website
  2. An application can be made any time during the year preferably not later than 1 months before the intended start of the internship, clearly indicating the starting date;
  3. Applicants must furnish all required information to enable the Centre to make a decision. The Centre will verify such information like original marksheets, letter of approval/ recommendation, personal ID at the time of joining, failing to which the applicant’s joining shall be cancelled. Submission of false information will be viewed very seriously;
  4. The applications with incomplete information or not meeting eligibility conditions shall be disqualified by the system automatically;
  5. The selection process shall consist of two stages; preliminary screening of applications for shortlisting of candidates and personal interview (online or offline) of shortlisted candidates. NCGG will constitute a committee for screening of applications and/ or holding personal interview;
  6. Based on the number of applications, required intake of the Centre for the respective month and domains/areas selected by the candidates, the personal interview shall be conducted with prior information communicated to candidate via email;
  7. After screening process and personal interview, a list of selected candidates shall be declared and successful candidates will be informed via email along with notification on joining date;
  8. The total number of internships offered shall not exceed 20 (twenty) at any given point in time; and
  9. The internship applications may be reviewed based on NCGG’s requirement periodically by a screening committee.


A consolidated stipend/honorarium @ INR 10,000 per month on pro-rata basis will be paid to each intern during their approved period of internship based on progress in the assignment. No other expenses shall be payable.

Experience Certificate

A certificate regarding the successful completion of the internship shall be issued by the Centre on the recommendation of the evaluation committee and supervisor of the intern.

Termination of Internship

The selection to the internship programme at NCGG is strictly within the domain of the Centre and only upon meeting the necessary eligibility criteria mentioned in this document. The Centre may terminate the internship of any intern at any point as it deems fit, without assigning any reason and the decision of the Centre in this regard shall be final. Any intern may choose to terminate the internship by giving a prior notice of one week to the respective supervisor.

Last Date To Apply

May 25, 2023

Application Procedure

  1. Download the form given in the link below and submit your filled application form with a scanned copy of the letter of approval/ recommendation from your respective institution at the official email ID: [email protected]
  2. For the summer internship, please send your duly completed application form latest by 25th May, 2023.
  3. Please clearly mention your intended date of joining as well as the duration of your availability for the internship in the form.
  4. Please check your eligibility for the internship programme mentioned in the guidelines before applying.

Click Here To Apply.

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