Applications open for Govt. of Rajasthan Young Interns Program 2022 with high stipend

Looking for a government internship program for engineering students in Rajasthan? There are opportunities for postgraduates, as well as graduates in engineering, medical, and law to apply for the Young Interns Program (YIP)-2022 offered by the Department of Planning, Government of Rajasthan. This article provides complete information on the eligibility criteria, stipend given, the application procedure, and selection process.

The Department of Planning, Directorate of Economics and Statistics, Government of Rajasthan invites applications from postgraduates for the Young Interns Program (YIP)-2022. Graduates in specific fields fulfilling the required eligibility criteria can also apply.

At the outset, it should be noted that since it is a full-time program, applicants should be prepared to focus only on the work assigned to them for the entire duration of the internship program, as they will not be allowed to take up any other work or be employed in a job that provides a regular remuneration. Nor does the internship provide any employment or guarantee that those who complete the internship will get a job. Applicants are required to have their own laptops and make provision for their own data card/internet facility.

About the Young Interns Program

The YIP will be primarily under the management of the Dept. of Planning, while the aspects of executing it and managing the finances for it will be handled by the Directorate of Economics and Statistics (DES). The goal of the program is to give youth an opportunity to be involved with the State Govt.'s projects and schemes and, on the other hand, make the public aware of these to ensure it reaches the maximum number of people.

There are multiple benefits to enrolling in this internship program. Other than getting a direct insight into how the State Govt. plans and implements various regulatory policies and programs, you will acquire valuable skills in the assessment and critical perspective of administrative work. You will receive an excellent stipend of Rs.30,000/-, and Rs.2,500/- each month will be given to you for use of your own laptop and connectivity. However, no travel allowance or other allowances will be paid for field visits and the like, and no medical insurance will be provided.

You are permitted to select the Department of your choice for the internship, during the application process. The Departments include a diverse range of fields, such as the Department of Science and Technology, where you can work, for example, on Geospatial technologies; the Police Department, where you can work on remedies for cybercrimes; the Tourism Department, where you can work on the development of augmented and virtual reality features at tourist destinations in the State, and so on. The full list of departments and sectors is available in the Guidelines pdf doc. at the official website.

The internship will be split across two phases, the first in the first year, and the second in the second year of the two-year program. Once you have succeeded in doing well in the first phase, you will be eligible for the second phase. On successfully completing the internship program, you are required to submit a report to the Department's Nodal Officer or Supervisor, as applicable, and it will be assessed for quality and utility. The Officer/Supervisor will then submit it to the Head of the Department with a recommendation of approval or disapproval, as the case may be. The Head of the Department will, in turn, forward it to DES with his/her own recommendations. Once the reports are duly approved by the Administrative Secretary, you will be awarded the internship completion certificate by DES.

Note that it is possible that the State Govt. may end the internship at any point of time for whatever reasons, in which case the internship will be terminated. Also, as an intern, you will not be considered as a regular employee of the Department or of DES.

Young Interns Program 2022 Eligibility requirements

Age criteria: You must be between 21 to 30 years of age.

Work experience: Those having work experience in the field of their choice of Department will be given higher preference than those without work experience.

Academic Qualifications: You must be a Postgraduate in any stream from a recognized university with at least 60% marks in the qualifying exam or with a CGPA score of 6 out of 10. While preference will be given to postgraduates, even graduates in the streams of engineering or medical or law or CA/CS from a recognized university with at least 60% marks in the qualifying exam, or with a CGPA score of 6 out of 10 can apply as well.

Language skills: You must have good language skills in both, English and Hindi. That is, you should be able to not only understand these two languages generally, but also be able to read, write, and speak in them.

Computer skills: You must be proficient in Information and Communication Technology (ICT), with expertise in using MS Office and other relevant programs. You may also be required to have additional specific technical qualifications and experience as required by the Department to which you are applying.

Application procedure for YIP-2022

You have to submit your application online at -

As stated in the next section of this article, you are also required to submit an "intent write-up" that should not exceed 400 words.

At the same portal, you can see various pdf documents available, including the format for the intent write-up and a sample of it.

How the interns will be selected

When you apply, you will be required to submit a write-up called "intent write-up" that will convey the reasons for selecting the particular field of internship and why should be selected by a particular Department. A Nodal Officer of the Department will scrutinize your application and if shortlisted, you will be called for a group discussion and/or a personal interview. All the Nodal Officers will then upload a finalized merit list of selected candidates on the official website, and these candidates will receive a communication on the grant of the internship. If you receive an internship letter, you must report for joining during the stipulated period, otherwise, you will not be accepted for the YIP, and the next candidate on the waiting list will receive the communication for the grant of the internship.

Important dates: Applications can be submitted from 28th February 2022 up to 15th March 2022, 11.59p.m.

Contact information

The Helpline number for the Young Interns Program-2022 is 0141-2850229 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Address for correspondence-
Department of Planning, Government of Rajasthan
Directorate of Economics and Statistics
Yojna Bhawan,Tilak Marg, C-Scheme,
Website: DES

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