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About the organization:

Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) formulates and implements Foreign Trade Policy (FTP). These functions entail close interaction with the related arms of the Government, economists, trade bodies, exporters as well as keep track of the changing scenario in International Trade.

About the internship/ Job:

DGFT would assign interns for specific areas of work. The particular fields could be analysis of international trade and market conditions across major markets, simplification of rules & procedures of DGFT, redrafting or paraphrasing the existing Policy. Policy Reforms at macro level, review of various schemes of DGFT, review of existing notifications, egovernance within DGFT, reduction of transaction costs, formulation of new schemes etc


Students in the final year of their graduation ( 4th & 5th years, in the case of Law graduates of Five year stream) with consistent excellent academic records/ fresh graduates with excellent academic records and possessing first class degree/students possessing first class graduation degree pursuing Post Graduation / high second class post-graduation degree (with at least 55% marks) pursuing Research courses in Economics / Finance / Management / Law at National Schools of Economics / Law / Central Universities / AICTE recognized Financial / Economic Institutions / Recognized National Management Institutes / Foreign Universities and Institutions of excellence can apply for internship.

The Scheme is open to only Indian Nationals residing in India or pursuing their studies abroad.

Time period:

The duration of the internship will be for maximum period of 2 months for Summer Internship Program (June-July).

Internship profile:

1.Interns are required to furnish to this Directorate a declaration of Secrecy before the commencement of the internship.

2.Necessary logistics support will be provided to the intern taking into account the functional requirements.

3.The interns will be required to present a report / paper at the end of their internship to the Head of Division.


Interns will be paid a consolidated token remuneration of Rs.10, 000 per month. Apart from this, there will be no other remuneration or payment. It is clarified that this is not salary. The interns are not employees of DGFT and there will be no assurance of any future employment with DGFT.

How to Apply:

Interested students can send their applications, along with their CVs, in the enclosed format to the Joint DGFT (O&M) at Directorate General of Foreign Trade, Room No. 103, Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi – 110 011 (Email: The candidate will be required to produce a permission letter from their Supervisor / Head of Department, in case he/she is interested to join internship during his/her course-work.

Fill the Application form here

DGFT Internship application form
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Additional Details:

All the applications will be scrutinized by a Selection Committee and the actual offer will be sent to the selected candidates subject to the availability of slot, consent of the concerned Division and approval of the competent Authority. The decision of the Selection Committee shall be final and binding and no queries shall be entertained after the completion of the selection process.

The DGFT can instruct the intern to terminate the programme at any time, as DGFT deems fit, and without showing any reason. DGFT’s decision shall be final in this regard. Intern can choose to leave the programme, if she / he so desires, giving prior notice of one month to DGFT.

For more details:

Location of Internship- DGFT headquarters at New Delhi. The interns will be attached to the heads of each Division and will be reporting to them directly.

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