Summer Internship Opportunity with Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) 2022-23 [1-Month; Stipend Rs 10K]: Apply by June 6

The DGFT (Directorate General of Foreign Trade) requires submissions of applications for its summer internship for the period of June-July 2022, by June 6th.

About DGFT

The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) is the agency of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of the Government of India responsible for administering laws regarding foreign trade and foreign investment in India.

While the Regional Offices at Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai, and Mumbai are Zonal Offices which are headed by the Additional Director General of Foreign Trade, the remaining Regional Offices are headed by Joint Director-General, Deputy Director-General, and Assistant Director-General. Some of the RAs are also headed by Additional Director General. Office of the Director-General is located at Gate No 2 of Udyog Bhavan, New Delhi.

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 Scheme

The internship program aims to ensure the interaction of the officers of the Directorate with the young scholars and Researchers with brilliant academic backgrounds from reputed academic institutions pursuing Studies/Research in Economics/Law /Finance/Management.

While refreshing ideas from the field of academics will enable the Directorate to critically analyze its activity and take corrective steps in an objective impartial manner, it will also simultaneously provide an excellent opportunity to the brilliant interns to familiarize themselves with the overall process of formulation of foreign trade policy of the Government at the macro level and its implementation by DGFT at the micro-level.

Eligibility for Internship 2022-23

  • Essential:
    • Only Indian nationals residing in India or pursuing their studies abroad
    • Students with excellent academic records
    • Must possess graduation degree in Public Policy/Economics/Finance/Management/Law (with at least 60% marks) from National Schools of Law/Central Universities/AICTE recognized Financial/Economics Institutions/Recognized National Management Institutes/Foreign Universities or other Institutions of excellence
  • Desirable: Candidates either pursuing or having Post Graduation in Economics/Finance/Management/Law will be preferred.


The duration of the internship will be for a maximum period of 1 months for Summer Internship Programme (June 20 – July 20).

Submission of Report

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

Certificate of Internship

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.

How to Apply?

  • Interested students can email their scanned application along with their CV to
  • 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 coursework.
  • Interested students can send their application from May 30, 2022 to June 6, 2022. Applications received before & after the specified timeline will not be entertained.

Selection Procedure

All the applications will be scrutinized by a Selection Committee and the actual offer will be sent to the selected candidates through email only, subject to the availability of slots, 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.

Important Dates

  • Last Date of Application: June 6, 2022
  • Date of shortlisting of Candidates: June 9, 2022
  • Date of Interview: June 10-12, 2022
  • Final List of Selected Candidates: June 13, 2022
  • Period of Internship: June 20 to July 20, 2022


Consolidated token remuneration of Rs.10, 000 per month.


DGFT headquarters in New Delhi.

Click here for the official notification & application form.