Internship Opportunity at Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT)


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.


The internship programme will ensure your interaction with the officers of the Directorate and several other young scholars and researchers with brilliant academic background from reputed academic institutions pursuing studies/research in economics/law/ finance/ management.


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 and procedures of DGFT, redrafting or paraphrasing the existing policy, policy reforms at macro level, review of various schemes of DGFT, review of existing notifications, e-governance within DGFT, reduction of transaction costs, formulation of new schemes etc.


  • 4th and 5th year law students with consistent excellent academic records
  • Fresh graduates with excellent academic records and possessing first class degree
  • Students 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.

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

WHEN TO APPLY: The applications can be made at any point of time, there is no deadline.

PERIOD: 4 weeks (minimum) and 2 months (maximum)

LOCATION: New Delhi and heads of each Division of DGFT


STIPEND: Interns are generally paid a consolidated token amount of Rs.10, 000 per month.


Certificates will be issued to the interns on satisfactory completion of their internships and on submission of their Report/Paper and its evaluation by the Head of the concerned Division.


Interested students can send their applications, along with their CVs, in the enclosed format (available here) by post to –

Joint DGFT (O&M) at Directorate General of Foreign
Trade, R.No.103, Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi – 110 011


NOTE: 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.

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  1. I am pursuing B.A. Economics hons at Delhi University (2nd year ). I wanted to apply for the internship at Directorate General of Foreign Trade in 2013 during my summer break (mid may 2013 to july 2013) or this year-2012 winter break (december 2012). I will be really grateful if you could please let me know how to apply and which is the best time to apply for the same.
    Since I am an Economics student I am really interested and keen on doing this internship.

    1. Dear Shashwati

      Thanks for your query. Considering the fact that they only have 10 slots at a time, I suggest you to apply for the winter break as there is a possibility that the slot might not be available in summer as everyone flocks for internship in summer vacations. It might be difficult securing an internship that time.


  2. Dear Knowledge Steez Team,

    I have pursued my Btech in Mechanical Engineering got placed in campus interview & did a 3.5 years stint as a Design Engineer in a reputed MNC.

    I left my job in February 2012, came to Delhi, qualified Civil Services Prelims (CSAT-2012) & have just written my Mains examination & am expecting a “positive result”.

    I am highly interested in pursuing an internship at a Ministry of India office as it will help me build my profile for a probable Civil Services Interview.

    The problem is, currently I am not enrolled in any of the post-graduation programs, so I cannot fetch a recommendation letter from HOD/institution.

    Can I still apply for this DGFT internship as in the proforma they have asked for the recommendation??

    Also, can you advice/guide me “any” ministry/govt. office for any such short term internship

    Wishing your team all the best.

  3. I am pursuing MBA in International business from IIFT Kolkata (Indian institute of foreign trade). i want to undergo a 4 weeks summer internship at DGFT, may i apply?? and please kindly tell what are the modes of joining at DGFT as a permanent employee apart from Indian Trade Services.
    Thanks in Advance………….!!!!!!!1

  4. Dear Sirs,
    I’ve sent my form with all the required documents that are needed for the internship, to be started in winter break i.e,December,2012.I am to enquire when & how do we are expected to know about the acceptance of the application.
    Sakshi Bathla.

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