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Internship Opportunity at National Institute of Social Defence (NISD): Apply by September 25, 2021

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About National Institute of Social Defence (NISD)

The National Institute of Social Defence was set up originally as the Central Bureau of Correctional Services in 1961, under the Ministry of Home Affairs, in pursuance of the recommendations emerging at various National Forums. In 1964, the Bureau was transferred to the then Department of Social Security.

Since 1975, the Institute was a subordinate office under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. The National Institute of Social Defence has become an Autonomous Body vide Government of India Notification No. 10-3/2000-SD. Vol. II, dated July 15, 2002, and is registered under the Societies Act XXI of 1860 with the Government of NCT, Delhi.

The National Institute of Social Defence is the nodal training and research institute in the field of social defence. Though social defence covers the entire gamut of activities and programmes for the protection of society, it is currently focusing on human resource development in the areas of drug abuse prevention, welfare of senior citizens and transgenders, beggary prevention, and other social defence issues.

What is the National Institute of Social Defence?
• NISD is a Central Advisory Body for the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India.
• It is a Centre of Excellence on research and training in the field of social defence.
• NISD coordinates and liaises between the government and the non-government organisations at state, national and international levels.
• The institute develops preventive, curative and rehabilitative tools, programmes and policies in the field of social defence, and also undertakes research, training, consultancy, documentation and publication in the field.

The mandate of the institute is to provide inputs for the social defence programmes of the Government of India through training, research and documentation.

About the Internship Oppurtunity

National Institute of Social Defence (NISD) invites online applications from students pursuing/passed out Graduate/Post Graduate Degree or Research Scholars enrolled in recognized universities/Institution within India as per the existing Internship guidelines of the Institute. These ‘interns” shall be given
exposure to the functioning of various Divisions within NISD.

The internship will be on an unpaid basis


Name of the Scheme: The NISD Internship Scheme

Purpose: To allow short term exposure of “selected candidates” with the different Divisions of NISD, Government of India as ‘Interns’.
Objectives of the Scheme: The Scheme has the following stated objectives:
a. To allow young academic talent to be associated with the NISD’s work for mutual benefit.
b. The “Interns” shall have an opportunity to know about the functions of the different Divisions of the NISD and their programmes and policies etc.
c. To provide an opportunity for the officers of the Authority to interact with young thinking minds from reputed Institutions, as ideas from budding scholars will prove to be important for policy and planning inputs.
d. To provide a framework to students by which their educational experience is enhanced and support the work of NISD through practical work assignments.
I. Internship shall be available throughout the year based on the requirements of NISD.
Interested applicants shall apply online for the Internship Programme.
II. Eligibility:

Bonafide students pursuing/passed out Graduate/Post Graduate Degree or Research Scholars enrolled in recognized University/Institution within India from any background but preferably Social Science background i.e. Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology, Law etc. of any recognized University/ Institution within India fulfilling the following conditions are eligible to apply for the internship:
a) Students pursuing/passed out Graduate/Post Graduate Degree or Research Scholars.
b) They have secured 50% or more cumulative marks in all the years/semesters of their graduation/ post-graduation till the date of application.
(iii) Period: The period of Internship shall be at least four weeks but not exceeding 3 months.
Interns not completing the requisite period will not be issued any certificate. The intern shall be present during office hours i.e. 9.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. on all working days. For experience, If the Director desires, the intern may travel for field experience.
(iv) Experience Certificate: A certificate regarding successful completion of the Internship shall be issued.
Logistics & Support: Interns will be required to have their own laptops. NISD shall provide them working space, internet facility and other necessities as deemed fit by the concerned Heads, as per the availability. However, it will not be the right of the intern to claim it.

Procedure and conditions for Applicants:
I. Interested applicants shall apply online for the Internship programme.
II. Applicants must clearly indicate the area of interest.
III. A candidate can apply for the internship only once during a financial year.
IV. The applicants who do not fulfil the eligibility conditions, their applications shall be rejected by the Competent Authority.
V. The selected applicant has to produce a letter of recommendation from the college/institution at the time of joining, failing which his/her candidature shall be cancelled. VI. Fluency in English or Hindi is desirable for internship.
VII. NISD holds the power to deny the internship without any explanation.
VIII. If NISD finds any misbehaviour/misconduct of the intern during the internship, his/her internship will be terminated without giving any prior notice.
Timeline of application: Applications received till the 25th of each month shall be allowed for subsequent month/s internship.

Procedure for Selection and Other Modalities of the Scheme:
I. A maximum of 5 interns are taken for Internship at a time for each Division. This number may be relaxed beyond 5 with the permission of Director, NISD. The decision of the Director regarding the suitability of a candidate as intern shall be final and binding.
II. The selected candidates may be asked by NISD to submit the hard copy of their Recommendation Letter (RL) from their Head of the Department/Principal by giving sufficient time before issuance of the offer letter by NISD. It also has to be indicated in the RL that the student would not be registered for any course requiring his/her attendance in the class during the period of internship. If any discrepancy is found, the candidature of the candidate will be cancelled by NISD.
III. Depending upon the number of applications received against a particular domain/area, NISD reserves the right to fix up the eligibility criteria, limit the number of applicants to be called for a particular period and to decide about the mode of screening thereof.
IV. The concerned heads of Divisions of NISD shall be personally responsible for ensuring that the work programme and output mutually agreed upon with the Intern is satisfactorily completed. Interns shall be required to submit a brief report / paper at the end of their assignment to the Heads of the concerned Divisions of NISD about their learning experience.
V. The intern shall not disclose any data of NISD and maintain confidentiality. Violation would be liable for legal action. Any publication would require prior permission from NISD.
Attendance – While doing internship in NISD, the candidate should have a minimum of 80% attendance and they have to mark In and Out time on daily basis. In case of less than 80% attendance, no extension of the internship period is allowed and no experience certificate will be issued. The attendance record and the details of work supervision shall be maintained by the Heads of the Divisions.
It may be strictly observed that the conduct of the interns and their access to data shall be the sole responsibility of the concerned Deputy Directors /Heads of Verticals only.
Relaxation: Director, NISD will have the power to relax any of the conditions mentioned above, in respect of any deserving candidate.

Domains/ Areas available for Internship

  1. Senior Citizens Care
  2. Drug Abuse Prevention
  3. Other Social Defence Issues

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