All about the Digital India Internship Scheme

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12 May 2018

Government announces Digital India Internship Scheme: Details here

The government has announced yet another exciting opportunity for students, especially for those in engineering.

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has launched the Digital India Internship Scheme, a two-month internship for undergraduates.

Selected candidates can get up to Rs. 10,000 a month.

Here's all you need to know about the program.

Details

All about the two-month internship

All about the two-month internship

This internship will give students a chance to put their knowledge acquired in classrooms to practical use and gain first-hand experience in matters related to e-governance, the IT-ITeS industry, innovation infrastructure in technology, development of e-skills, and cyber space.

They will have qualified mentors supervising them.

The two-month program can be extended up to three depending upon the intern's capabilities and the MeitY's requirement.

Interns can earn Rs. 10,000 per month

Chosen interns will get a remuneration of Rs. 10,000 a month, subject to satisfactory performance, as well as certificates. The remuneration will be paid after completion of internship and submission of report. The program will be offered twice a year - summer (May-June) and winter (December-January).

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Eligibility

Who can apply?

Only those in the 2nd/3rd year of a four-year B.Tech/BE program, and those in the 4th/5th year of a five-year integrated degree/dual degree B.E./B.Tech/M.E./M.Tech course, are eligible for this internship.

They must have secured at least 60% marks in the last held degree or certificate examination.

Fulfilling these minimum requirements doesn't guarantee selection.

Candidates with experience in related fields will be given preference.

Application

How can you apply?

How can you apply?

Application can only be made online. Visit www.meity.gov.in and click on Digital India Internship Scheme.

Click on 'Apply for Internship.' On the top left, there's an option to 'Register yourself.'

After successful registration, login and click on 'Apply for Service' in the same menu. The form will need to be sponsored/forwarded by the applicant's institution.

Chosen candidates will be declared on June 1.

There's also the Swachh Bharat summer internship for college students

If you are looking for internships in other departments, there's the Swachh Bharat summer internship for college students of all streams. The internship requires participating students to dedicate at least 100 hours to rural sanitation during May-July. There are three days left to apply.

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I filled my form and got acknowledgment slip and email about the successful submission of the form. So, I'm done or I need to do anything else?

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I filled my form and got acknowledgment slip and email about the successful submission of the form. So, I'm done or I need to do anything else?

Asked 2018-05-19 15:31:42 by gurpal singh

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If you have duly filled all the columns and submitted the registration fees then you are done. If your result is still 'Awaited', then you need to fill your result as soon as it is declared. The applicants may send general and technical queries related to online registration and admission process (if any) at du.ug.help2018@gmail.com and can call DU on the helpline number 27006900.

Is it necessary for the applicant's institute to sponsor his/her application?

Asked 2018-05-16 17:20:48 by Moumita Basu

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Yes, as mentioned by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, the applications need to be sponsored/forwarded by the Institution where the applicant is currently enrolled in. For more information regarding the internship, please check this link.

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Asked 2018-05-13 22:32:56 by Poojitha Yaragani

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I checked the website and it is working. It might have been down due to some reasons when you were trying. Please try again. You can also use this link, to go to the internship page.

What are the services in Digital India internship scheme?

Asked 2018-05-12 23:37:03 by gurpal singh

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The internship has openings in various fields divided into broad areas/sub areas like R&D, Cyber Laws & Cyber Security, eGovernance, etc. You check the list on this link (Page 2).

Where will this internship be held?

Asked 2018-05-12 23:22:03 by Tanmay Lokhande

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As the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and its attached offices viz. National Informatics Centre (NIC) and Standardisation Testing and Quality Certification (STQC) Directorate are in New Delhi, so most probably the internship would be here only.

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