Unlocking Opportunities for Women in India’s Pursuit of Self-Reliance

In a groundbreaking initiative, the Government of India, through the Ministry of Women and Child Development, introduces the ‘Internship Programme’ tailored for Women Students, Scholars, Social Activists, and Teachers. This initiative is a strategic move towards translating the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision of “SABKA SATH, SABKA VIKAAS, SABKA VISHWAAS, SABKA PRAYAAS,” aiming to build a self-reliant India.

Nurturing Talent: A Platform for Women Students

Unleashing Potential Through Practical Experience

For Women Students, this Internship Program offers more than just a professional stint. It is a gateway to practical learning, allowing them to apply theoretical knowledge in real-world scenarios. The hands-on experience gained during the internship becomes a cornerstone for future success.

Mentorship That Matters

Participants can expect mentorship from seasoned professionals, ensuring a nurturing environment where skills are honed, questions are answered, and aspirations find guidance.

Scholars’ Haven: Research and Innovation

Fostering Intellectual Growth

Scholars are presented with a unique opportunity to delve into research and innovation. The Internship Program encourages them to explore uncharted territories, contributing to the growth of knowledge and fostering a culture of innovation.

A Collaborative Research Ecosystem

Engaging with like-minded individuals, scholars can be part of a collaborative research ecosystem, amplifying their impact on society and academia.

Catalysts of Change: Social Activists Take Center Stage

Amplifying Voices, Catalyzing Impact

For Social Activists, this program acts as a catalyst for societal change. By equipping them with additional skills and perspectives, the Internship empowers activists to amplify their voices and catalyze positive transformations.

Building Networks for Change

Networking opportunities within the program enable social activists to connect with fellow change-makers, forming a formidable network dedicated to addressing societal challenges.

Transformative Experience for Teachers

Shaping the Future, One Teacher at a Time

Teachers participating in the Internship Program undergo a transformative experience. It not only enhances their teaching methodologies but also provides insights into the ever-evolving landscape of education.

Empowering Educators for Tomorrow

By participating in the program, teachers become agents of change, imparting knowledge that goes beyond textbooks, nurturing young minds to become responsible citizens.


Women students, scholars, social activists and teachers from non-tier-I cities and rural parts of India will be eligible for the program. The women students, scholars, social activists, teachers (herein after referred to as interns) need to be enrolled in/associated with any university/academic/non-academic institution.

Age Limit

21 years to 40 years


The Internship Programme will be available for the duration of two months throughout the year. Interns can select any of the two month batches while submitting their applications.

Number Of Interns

Ministry would take up to 20 interns per batch.


a. Each intern would be provided a lump sum stipend of Rs. 20,000/- per month and reimbursement of travel cost (by Deluxe/AC Bus/3 Tier AC Train) for joining of the Programme in the Ministry and return back to home at the end of the Programme. Interns proceeding on tour as part of the Programme would be reimbursed travel cost (by Deluxe/AC Bus/3 Tier AC Train) and DA as per extant GOI rates. The interns would also be awarded a certificate on successful completion of the Programme on terms such as submission/ presentation of papers/ reports of the work done.

b. Interns would be provided hostel facility on 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 , bed (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 1st June, the hostel facility will be available from the forenoon of 30th May 2023 upto afternoon of 2nd August 2023 for a two- month Programme).

c. Interns would be provided necessary logistic support such as seating arrangement, internet facility and stationery items in the Ministry.

d. The interns would be provided an Internship Coordinator who would be responsible for coordinating entire internship exercise, including networking and communication with other stakeholders.

How to Apply

Prospective interns are required to submit their applications online on the Internship Programme portal www.wcd.intern.nic.in. The applications can be submitted between 1st and 10th of every month. Interns can choose the batch for which they wish to apply for the Programme. Applications will be accepted only upto 6 months in advance. Any candidate once selected for the internship shall not be eligible to apply for any subsequent Programme.


The selection of Interns would be done by a Selection Committee duly constituted for this purpose. Where necessary, Ministry may also invite certain faculty members/subject experts from Universities/reputed research institutes for the selection process.

Termination of Internship

Ministry would have the right to appraise/review performance of interns and enforce timely completion of various assignments. It would be desired from the Interns to complete their project activity in time and satisfactorily. In case of non- compliance and non-performance, the Ministry would have right to terminate the internship programme by issuing a notice to concerned intern to this effect.

Contact information

For any further details/queries, following officer may be contacted:
Assistant Director (Internship Programme)
Ministry of Women and Child Development
Ground Floor, Jeevan Tara
Building Ashok Road, New Delhi –110001
E-mail: mwcd-research@gov.in

Important links

Official Website: Click Here

Guidelines: Click Here

Official Notification for Internship Programme Feb-March 2024: Click Here