National Internship Program
is designed for the benefit of young unemployed postgraduates and graduates all over the country, who have completed sixteen years of education from recognized universities or degree awarding institutions including external candidates. The scheme is intended to provide financial relief to fresh graduates and also to keep them engaged and interested in acquiring additional knowledge and real work life experience, thereby facilitating their employability in the country. The programme will be also advantages to the government organizations having shortage of officials in various cadres.
Goals and Objectives
The goal of the programme is to harness the energy and motivation of educated youth as paid interns in the public sector. Through this initiative, the following objectives are expected to realize.Provision of financial relief to young degree holders;Improvement in the performance of public sector through internship of young, educated and motivated youth;Enhanced employability and capacity of fresh graduates for a better professional future.
Main features of the programme are as follow
The interns will be working on various assignments in the Ministries/Divisions/Attached Departments/Autonomous Bodies/Corporations of the Federal Government and Provincial/District Governments conveniently located near totheir hometown so far as practical;The placement with various government organizations will be based upon the academic qualifications of the internsand matching the broader academic disciplines with broader functional categorization of jobs within the government.The interns will be required to join the programme on full time basis and follow prescribed rules and regulations of the concerned organizations including observance of office working time and confidentiality requirements etc.
The internship duration will be one year. The interns will however, be a liberty to leave the programme at any stage on 15 days advance notice. However, such interns will neither be entitled for internship completion certificate nor will they have any right to receive monthly stipend for the remaining period.
The interns will be entitled to a monthly stipend of Rupees ten thousand (all inclusive) during the course of internship. The internship is however, in no way an offer of employment on a formal job.