Government of Pakistan has relaunched National Internship Program for the students in which they will give Rs. 10000 /- per month to the students having 16 years masters or bachelors degree for a year.
Background and Rationale
Every year, over 50,000 youth complete sixteen years of education from recognized universities/degree awarding institutions in Pakistan in a whole range of academic disciplines. A considerable time gap between the completion of education and job availability in majority of cases results in a sense of frustration and waste of potential energy within educated youth. On the other hand, many public sector organizations also suffer from chronic shortage of officials in various cadres from time to time. In such circumstances, temporary placement of appropriate numbers of unemployed and educated youth in relevant and matching government outfits could be advantageous to the government as well as the unemployed youth.
The National Internship Program is designed for the benefit of young unemployed postgraduates and graduates all over the country, who have completed sixteen years of education from recognized universities or degree awarding institutions including external candidates. The scheme is intended to provide financial relief to fresh graduates and also to keep them engaged and interested in acquiring additional knowledge and real work life experiences, thereby facilitating their employability in the country. The programme will be also advantages to the government organizations having shortage of officials in various cadres.
Goals & Objectives
The goal of the program is to harness the energy and motivation of educated youth as paid interns in the public sector. Through this initiative, the following objectives are expected to be realized:
Main features of the programme are as follows: –
* The placement with various government organizations will be based upon the academic qualifications of the interns and matching the broader academic disciplines with broader functional categorization of jobs within the government.
* The interns will be required to join the programme on full time basis and follow prescribed rules and regulations of the concerned organizations including observance of office working time and confidentiality requirements etc.
The internship duration will be one year. The interns will however, be at liberty to leave the programme at any stage on 15 days advance notice. However, such interns will neither be entitled for internship completion certificate nor will they have any right to receive monthly stipend for the remaining period.
The interns will be entitled to a monthly stipend of Rupees ten thousand (all inclusive) during the course of internship. The internship is however, in no way an offer of employment on a formal job.
- Fresh Pakistani unemployed postgraduates and graduates in all fields of studies who have completed sixteen years of formal education from HEC recognized Universities & Degree Awarding Institutions including external candidates;
- The applicants must be 25 years or less of age by 30, October 2009.
- Must have not availed the internship under NIP before.
Application and selection/placement mechanism
Interested eligible candidates are invited to submit their applications “on-line” against the advertisement published in the newspapers. The application forms are available on website www.nip.gov.pk of NIP office of the Ministry of Youth Affairs.
Every effort will be made during the selection process to assign the interns the most convenient locations to minimize the likelihood of accommodation, relocation or logistics issues. However, Government will be fully competent to place any intern in any organization or geographical location as deemed appropriate in the best interests of the scheme and such decision could not be challenged in any forum whatsoever.
PROCEDURE OF SCRUTINIZATION
The procedure for scrutinization and selection is given below:-
All applications received either on-line or by post have been sent to HEC for verification of degree, Roll Number, Registration Number, Name of University and year of passing. HEC is carrying out the verification in close coordination with all recognized Universities and degree awarding institutions.
Once degree is verified by HEC, the applications for internship are forwarded to NADRA for verification of CNIC number, date of birth and names.
All those applications which have been verified by HEC and NADRA are sorted out on the basis of preference for placement. These applicants have been included in the first batch of successful applicants.
All those applicants whose names have not yet been included in the first batch of selected interns, are being examined by HEC in consultation with all relevant Universities and Institutions. Once the verification of degree is completed by HEC and CNIC by NADRA, the remaining eligible applicants will be called for registration for the next batch of internship.
- A monthly stipend of Rs. 10,000/- will be given during the internship.
- Candidates will be awarded experience certificates on the successful completion of internship.
- Greater chances of employment in big companies
How to Apply?
You can either apply online or by post. To apply online click here