On 8th April 2021, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) issued a guideline for physical Internships, the Digital India Internship Scheme 2021, for the students of various courses. The internship would be based in New Delhi. It will help students gain first-hand experience under a qualified and experienced Supervisor/Mentor.
Eligibility of Students for Digital India Internship Scheme
Students applying for the internship needs to qualify below mentioned prerequisites.
- A student should be Indian.
- He/she should be pursuing – B.E./ B.Tech , M.E/ M. Tech/ M.Sc(Electronics)/MCA / DoEACC ‘B’ level/LL.B.
- He/she should have secured 60% marks in last held degree or certificate examination.
Only students of penultimate year or juniors can apply for this internship. This means in case of five-years law program, only the students of 4th year and their juniors are eligible for the internship. Fifth year students who are passing their courses in summer 2021 are not eligible for it. For LL.B. students, this internship is for you only if you want to do an internship in the domain of Cyber law/ IT Law. It is not for any other legal subject or domain.
Duration of Internship
The minimum duration of this internship is 2 months but depending on the student’s performance it can be extended up to 3 months. A student can apply only once in a year for this internship. If you find the internship interesting and wants to apply again, you can pursue it in every academic year of your college, except final year.
Areas of Internship
There are 50 slots for this internship in 36 domains including Cyber law (4), Digital forensics (1), Microelectronics (1), Nanotechnology (1), System Electronics and Applications (1), Medical Electronics (1), Quantum Computing and Cryptography (1), Blockchain Technology (1), AI and Machine Learning (1), Perceptive Engineering and Cognitive Science (1), national Knowledge Network (1), Next Generation Communication Technologies (1), Quantum Communications (1), Wi Fi (1), Malware Analysis (2), Cloud security (1), Multi-cloud/ Hybrid Cloud (1), GIS – Decision support system for various ministries (2), Social Media Analysis (2), Digilocker (2), Digital Payments (2), Digital Economy (2), Language Technologies (2), Digital Literacy (2), Skill Development (2), Mobile Governance (1), Enterprise Architecture (1), Impact studies of schemes in Electronics Manufacturing (2), Development of component manufacturing focusing on semiconductor FAB, Development and mapping of Geographical information system database (1), Software Product Promotion (1), Multilateral Forum Issues (1), Accelerator (1), Electronic Equipment function tesing (1) and Safety testing (1) and EMI/EMC Testing (1).
How to Apply
The mode of application for this internship will be different form your regular internships. For this internship, your education institute will apply on your behalf. The application needs to be made online online.
You can expect a personal or Skype Interview. Following the interview, the list of selected candidates will be displayed on the web portal.
Upon selection, the students will receive mentor/supervisor. Intern needs to submit a report upon completion of the internship. Moreover, the Guideline also mentions the Code of Conduct a student need to adhere while pursuing the internship.
Remuneration and Certificate
Upon completion of the internship, intern will receive 10,000 INR/month as a token remuneration. Certificate for the internship will be issued by the MeitY to the interns after the submission of the report.
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