Thursday, June 30, 2011

CfAs: Lok Sabha Internship Programme 2011

(Bureau of Parliamentary Studies and Training)


Applications are invited in the prescribed format for five Internship Positions for a one-year Internship Programme in the Lok Sabha. The Internship Programme is aimed to provide an opportunity to young men and women with outstanding academic and extracurricular achievements to acquaint themselves with the working of parliamentary democracy and democratic institutions in general and specifically about the Indian parliamentary system. The Programme also aims at imparting requisite skills and knowledge to enable the Interns to develop a proper perspective about the role of Legislature in the parliamentary system which, in turn, would help them while working in their own chosen fields in future.

Duration: The duration of the Internship Programme will be one year.

The Internship shall be open to Indian citizens between 21 and 28 years of age as on 31st December 2011.
Qualifications: The applicant should have completed a two-year Post-Graduate Degree from a recognised Indian or Foreign University with 55% marks in any of the areas/disciplines such as Social Sciences, Law, Journalism, Finance, Management, etc.
The applicant should submit a recommendation letter from the Principal of College/Head of the Institution he/she last attended or is enrolled in to pursue higher studies along with the completed application form. The applicant must also submit a brief statement in 250 words which should inter alia state why he/she intends to join the Internship Programme; his/her career goals; and how the Internship will help him/her in achieving those goals. The short listed applicants will be called to appear for an Interview.

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

Stipend and Other Facilities: The Interns will be paid a consolidated stipend of Rs. 20,000/- per month during the Internship period. In addition, a sum of Rs. 10,000/- shall be given as a one-time expenditure towards stationery and typing expenses. Expenses on accommodation, travelling, etc. shall be borne by the Interns themselves.

The selected Interns will have to sign a Memorandum of Undertaking and conditions attached thereto separately. The Lok Sabha Secretariat shall have all right to cancel the Internship awarded to any Intern, without stating any reason, during the course of the Programme at any point of time. The Lok Sabha Secretariat shall issue a Certificate to the Interns on the successful completion of the Internship Programme.

The completed application in the enclosed format should reach the Additional Director, Bureau of Parliamentary Studies and Training (BPST), Lok Sabha Secretariat, Room No. F-077, 'J' Block, Parliament Library Building, New Delhi-110001, latest by 15 July 2011.

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