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Applications are invited for Internship programme at Consulate General of India, Ho Chi Minh City

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Consulate General of India

Ho Chi Minh City


Guidelines for Internship at Consulate General of India,

Ho Chi Minh City

The internship programme provides an excellent opportunity for budding scholars to familiarize themselves with the process of formulation of foreign policy and its implementation by the Government of India.

Nature of Engagement

Interns shall report to and work under close supervision of the Consul General. They may be required to conduct research, write reports, analyze evolving developments, or carry out any other task entrusted to them by the Consul General.

Eligibility Criteria for Applying

Internship programme is open to interested Indian citizens, OCI card holders and foreign nationals. An intern may be required to work on-site. Candidates should possess a Graduate degree or equivalent before the commencement of internship. Students who are enrolled in a five-year course and have completed three years of the course before commencement of internship may also apply. Preference will be given to applicants having an excellent academic track record and to research scholars.

Duration of internship

Internship can start at any time of the year and shall be for a period of one to six months.

Support to be provided

The Consulate shall provide necessary logistical support to interns taking into account the functional requirements. No financial remuneration shall be paid to the interns. Internship programme shall neither be an employment nor the assurance of any employment with the Consulate.

Internship programme and feedback

The internship programme in the Consulate shall have orientation session on the organization and functioning of the Ministry of External Affairs and working of the various wings of the Consulate.

The intern may submit a report on completion of their internship to the Consul General who would issue a certificate to the intern. The intern may also submit his/her views and feedback on the internship programme to the Consul General.

Mode of Application

For internship in Consulate, applicants may send their applications to the Head of Chancery (HOC) by post, at the following address:

Consulate General of India,

Villa Orchid No. 14,

An Phu Superior Compound,

36 Thao Dien Street,

Thao Dien, District – 2,

Ho Chi Minh City

Check List

The application for internship must include the following:

i. Duly filled in Application Form.

ii. Copy of at least three documentary proofs of identity which should include copy of passport and proof of residence.

iii. Curriculum Vitae.

iv. Introduction letter from the Head of Institution on the official stationery where the applicant studied/studying.

v. No objection certificate from University/institution in case the internship is to be pursued in parallel with an ongoing course.

vi. Self attested certificates and transcripts for all the accomplishments mentioned in Paras 8, 9 and 13 of Application Form (educational qualifications, current courses being pursued and projects undertaken).

Selection Procedure

All applications received at the Consulate will be preliminary checked at the Consulate and if found suitable, shall be forwarded to Ministry of External Affairs in Delhi where the applications will be further scrutinized by a five-member Selection Committee. Applicants may also be called for a personal interaction/interview and for verification of original documents at the Consulates. The decision of the Selection Committee shall be final and binding and no queries shall be entertained after the completion of the selection process. Applicants are advised to apply at least one month before the intended date of start of the internship.

Termination of Internship

The Consulate may terminate engagement of intern at any point without giving any reason, as Consulate deems fit. Consulate’s decision shall be final in this regard. Intern can choose to leave the programme, if he/she so desired, giving prior notice of one week to the Consulate.

Application Form for Internship