Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Government of India National AIDS Control Organisation NACO Internship Programme
Enrollment for internship shall be kept open throughout the year and offered based on the requirement of the different Programmes.
National AIDS Control Organisation under Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India is the nodal organization for HIV/AIDS Prevention & Control Programme in India.
To provide a legal and human framework to protect the rights and dignity of People Living with HIV, the Government has enacted the HIV/AIDS Act, 2017. The HIV/AIDS Act provides for the prevention and control of the spread of Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome and for the protection of human rights of persons affected by the said virus and syndrome and for matters connected with. HIV/AIDS Act has been notified on e-gazette on 21, April 2017.
NACO Internship Programme is open to students pursuing undergraduate, postgraduate, M.Phil and PhD courses in various disciplines e.g. Preventive & Social Medicine, Public Health, Health Management, Statistics, Social Sciences etc (the list is only illustrative and not exhaustive) pursuing graduation or post graduation courses from a recognized and reputed University, who may apply for the internship programme.
It may be noted that the internship programme is neither a job nor any such assurance for a job in National AIDS Control Organisation or any other Ministry/ Department in Government of India. The final decision to engage any candidate in the internship programme shall rest with NACO.
Programme courses applicable for Internship:
- Preventive & Social Medicine,
- Public Health
- Health Management
- Social Sciences.
- Social Work,
- Laboratory Technology
- Information Technology (e.g. B.Tech)/ Computer Science/ Electronics
- Project/Programme Management
- Mass Communication
- Procurement & Supply chain Logistics
- Any other areas as approved by the Competent Authority.
(This list is only illustrative and not exhaustive)
Process of Engagement:
Any prospective candidate can apply to NACO in the prescribed format duly recommended/ authenticated by the educational institution. The candidate can directly access the NACO website & download the form. The detailed process is available on the website and updated from time to time.
Prospective interns shall apply on a prescribed format online or through physical communication expressing their interest in the programme during the phase of opening of enrolment along with copies of necessary documents.
Shortlisting and approval of candidature based on eligibility criteria would be done within two (2) weeks of receipt of the application and successful candidates shall be intimated by email/ speed post. As the internship positions are limited in number, only the selected candidates would be allowed internship.
Interns shall be expected to report to NACO, submit their joining report and work under close supervision of the concerned Head of Division (HOD). The areas available for the internship at NACO are listed at Annexure III.
Interns would be required to observe the functioning of the divisions, participate in activities as well as conduct data analysis & research, write reports, undertake field visit, or carry out any other task entrusted to them by the HOD.
The internship would be for a minimum duration of 6 weeks and max. duration of 3 months, as per the prerequisites of the study programme. There shall be no bar for candidates to apply for a second internship with NACO. Candidates whose internship was terminated or those who discontinued before completing the set duration would not be considered for future batches.
Interns will be entitled to a stipend at the rate of Rs. 8,000 per month payable on successful completion of Internship and submission and acceptance of their Internship reports by the Reporting Officer in NACO. No other expenses like travel costs etc. will be admissible and no claims would be entertained.
Payment shall be made from domestic budget grants of NACO under appropriate Head. The stipend will be made at the completion of the internship upon satisfactory performance certified by the HoD. Students who discontinue the internship would not be paid any remuneration by NACO.
Interns coming from outside Delhi / New Delhi have to make their own arrangements for stay/ accommodation at their own expenses.
Certificate of internship:
Stipend and Certificates will be issued on satisfactory completion of their internships and on submission and acceptance of the Reports. Students who discontinue the internship would not be awarded any certificate by NACO.
Eligibility Criteria for Applying:
Criteria for candidates applying to internship programme is provided below:
1) Candidates enrolled for Graduate programme under a recognized university should have completed two years.
2) Candidates enrolled in regular Post Graduation course under a recognized university
3) M.Phil, Ph.D., others
Duration of Internship:
The internships would be for a minimum duration of 6 weeks and maximum duration of 3 months, as per pre-requisites of the study programme. However, at any of time, the number of interns shall not be more than 10.
There shall be no bar for candidates to apply for a second internship with NACO. However, a candidate can apply for the internship only once during a financial year.
Mode of Application:
At NACO Headquarters, the applications may be sent to the office of Joint Secretary by registered/speed post or email communication, at the following address: Deputy Secretary National AIDS Control Organisation 9th Floor, Chandralok Building, 36, Janpath, New Delhi – 110001.
An advance copy of the application along with Covering letter and attachments may be sent by e-mail to email@example.com. Query, if any, may be addressed to Under Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications duly filled in and complete in all respect with required documents should reach at least one month before the commencement of the internship.
Intern must clearly indicate the area of interest in the order of preference.
A candidate can apply for the internship only once during a financial year. Check List