How to apply for the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau Internship Programme

Are you searching for internship opportunities on Wildlife conservation in India? Do you wish to apply for the internships offered by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change? Wildlife Crime Control Bureau(WCCB) is conducting internship for the UG, PG and Diploma Students covering the issues related to wildlife. Read this article and get details like eligibility criteria, selection process and application procedure of the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau Internship Programme.

About the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau(WCCB)

Wildlife Crime Control Bureau was established by the Government of India under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change(MoEF&CC). The Bureau was formed to fight against the wildlife crimes in India. It has its headquarters in New Delhi and has many regional offices, sub-regional offices and border units in the country. Under the Section 38(Z) of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, the Bureau collects and collates the intelligence regarding the organized wildlife crime activities and disseminate that information to the concerned authorities of the state or any enforcement agencies for immediate action. It works mainly for the wildlife crime control and also assists the customs authorities in inspection of the consignment of flora & fauna.

About the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau Internship Programme

Every year, the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau provides internship opportunities for the students to sensitize the various issues in wildlife. The internships will be conducted twice a year, during the summer and winter vacations. Those who attend this internship programme will get an opportunity to work with the wildlife department for a shorter duration and learn the functioning of the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau. The internship programme will be highly beneficial for the UG, PG and Diploma students who are pursuing their degree in Law, Botany, Zoology, Wildlife conservation, etc. The wildlife enthusiasts who desire to conserve wildlife can attend this internship program and update their knowledge on environmental science, learn the importance of wildlife and get to know about the organized wildlife crime activities that are being conducted in the country.

Duration of the internship

The duration of the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau Internship Programme is one month. The Summer Internship will be conducted in the month of May-June and the Winter Internship will be conducted in the month of December – January every year.

Location of the internship

The Wildlife Crime Control Bureau conducts the internship programme at its office located at New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Cochin, Jabalpur and Guwahati. Candidates can select any one of their preferred locations while filling the internship application form.

Who can apply

Students who satisfy the following eligibility requirements can apply for the Internship programme at the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau.
  1. Candidates should be a citizen of India.
  2. Candidates should not be more than 30 years of age
  3. Candidates who are working in a Private or Public sector are not eligible to apply.
  4. Only candidates who are pursuing their UG, PG and Diploma degree in Zoology, Botany, Law, Wildlife Biology and any other subjects related to Wildlife Management, Conservation and Protection can apply

How to apply

Interested and eligible candidates can download the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau internship application at the official website of WCCB. Candidates can also receive the application forms at the Headquarters of WCCB. Applications for the summer internship can be received between 15th March – 1st April. For winter internship programme, candidates can obtain the applications between 15th October – 1st November.

The applications forms should be filled and submitted in the prescribed format of the bureau. While filling the form, all the fields should be filled with correct information and a recent passport size photo should be fixed at the appropriate place in the form.

The filled-in application form along with the below-mentioned documents should be sent via a post to "The Additional Director, Wildlife Crime Control Bureau, 2nd floor, Trikoot-I, Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi-110066." While sending the application, the envelope containing the duly filled forms and other necessary documents should be super scribed as "Application for Internship for Month/Year". The submitted applications should reach the office 5 weeks before the proposed date of commencement of the internship.

Documents to be submitted along with the application form
  1. Self-attested copies of two proof of identity one being Aadhar Card.
  2. Self-attested copies of educational certificate or mark sheets of the courses mentioned in the application form
  3. Curriculum vitae
  4. A recommendation letter from the Head of the Institute where the candidate is currently studying. The recommendation letter should be in the official letterhead.
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Selection process

The selection committee for the internship programme will scrutinize the application forms submitted and will select the candidates for the internship. The selection will be based on the academic performance of the applicant. The decision of the selection committee will be final and no queries in this regard will be entertained. The applicants who are selected for the internship programme will be intimated directly by the WCCB. The interns may be attached to any of the offices located in India. The selected interns will have to report to the office allotted to them on the specified date of joining.

Role of Interns

At the date of joining, the interns will have to attend an orientation session on the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau. Each intern will be assigned to specific areas of work. During the internship period, the interns will be instructed to collect & consolidate data on wildlife crimes or will be expected to perform any other task related to wildlife crime control. The interns will have to report daily and work under the supervision of the Head of Department. It is the responsibility of the interns to perform the work/activity as directed by the concerned Regional Deputy Director in the respective Regional Offices they are working. At the end of the internship programme, all the interns must prepare and submit a report on the work they have done during their internship period of one month.

Note: The interns should strictly follow the terms and conditions of the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau during the internship programme. If the interns violate any rules, the WCCB has all rights to terminate the interns at any point without giving any reasons. Also, remember that the selection or completion of the internship programme from the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau is not an assurance for a job in the organization.

Remuneration and Certificate

Wildlife Crime Control Bureau will not pay any remuneration for the interns but on successful completion of the internship programme, all the interns will be given an internship completion certificate. The WCCB will issue the certificate to the interns only on submission of a report and the satisfactory completion of the internship.

Contact details of WCCB

Address: Wildlife Crime Control Bureau
IInd Floor, Trikoot-I
Bhikajicama Place, New Delhi - 110066
E-Mail: addldir-wccb[at]gov[dot]in

Other internships offered by the MoEFCC

The WCCB which is operating under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change(MoEF&CC) conducts the WCCB Summer/Winter Internship programme on Wildlife crime control for UG, PG and Diploma students of limited disciplines without a stipend. Those who wish to gather details about wildlife crimes can attend this internship. WCCB internship programme will be highly useful for the students who are pursuing degree courses related to Wildlife, Environmental Law, Forestry and Environmental Biology.

There are a lot of other internship opportunities available for environmental science students and engineering students in India with a stipend. The MoEF&CC is also conducting a Summer/Winter Internship programme for students of various disciplines under the MoEF&CC Internship Scheme.

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Internship Scheme: It is an internship programme conducted for a maximum period of 3 months for the students who are pursuing Graduation or Post-Graduation or Research Work from any recognized Universities/ Institutions within India or abroad. For MoEF&CC internship scheme, high preference will be given to MSc. or PGDM from Indian Institute of Forest Management(IIFM).

Every year, the Ministry offers the internship programmes in 2 phases-Summer and Winter Internship. Under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Internship Scheme, the interns can gain good experience because it offers the internships on various science and engineering disciplines such as Botany, Zoology, Chemistry/ Chemical Engineering, Environmental Sciences/ Environmental Engineering, Eco-system Sciences, Fisheries, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mining Engineering, Environmental Biology/ BioResource, Wildlife, etc.

On completion of the MoEF&CC internship programme, the interns will be given a stipend of Rs.10,000/- per month to all categories along with an internship completion certificate. Interested candidates can learn how to apply for the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Internship Scheme.


Author: Umesh21 Sep 2020 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 2

This is some unique type of internship program and it would be very informative and knowledge enhancing for the students who have a desire to make a career later in forest conservation and forest services. In our country, there are a large number of forests and some poachers and other bad elements take advantage of these places for making their evil plans for killing the animals and selling them in the domestic market or smuggling out their valuable parts. Some unguarded thick jungles are their favourite places to do these sort of illegal activities. Indian forest service personnel generally visit and carry out surprise checks to nab these culprits red-handed.

Students who have an interest in joining Indian Forest Services through the usual competitive entrance exam can very well look up to this internship program being organised by the Govt of India.

Guest Author: Praveena p02 Jan 2021

I am a zoology graduate. I completed my BSc Zoology in 2019. After this, I went for UPSC coaching and now l am preparing for the Indian Forest Service exam. May l know if l am eligible for the internship program and which are the internships that would suit me?

Author: Soundharya05 Jan 2021 Member Level: Gold   Points : 3

Hi Praveena,
Only students who are pursuing their degree can apply for WCCB Internship. If you are a graduate who is searching for any government internships, then you can apply for NITI Aayog Internship. For B.Sc Zoology graduates, NITI offer internships under various domain such as Natural Resources, Environment & Forests, Energy Sector, Water Resources etc.

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