Internship 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 need for an Internship Programme for the DGFT has been felt for quite sometime. The Internship Programme will ensure interaction of the officers of the Directorate with the young scholars and Researchers with brilliant academic background 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 over all process of formulation of foreign trade policy of the Government at the macro level and its implementation by DGFT at the micro level.


DGFT would assign such 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, e-governance 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.

DURATION: The duration of the internship will be for maximum period of 2 months.


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.

REMUNERATION: Rs. 10,000/- per month.


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, R.No.103, Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi – 110 011. Email: [email protected] 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. 

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

[NOTE: Maximum number of slots to be offered to these interns will be 10 at any point of time.]

LOCATION: 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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