Internship Opportunity At Dr Kalam Centre, IIM Shillong: Apply Now!

About Dr Kalam Centre

The Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Centre for Policy Research and Analysis is envisioned as a proactive embodiment of the philosophy of the late President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, of levering knowledge, technology and humanism to achieve Sustainable Development while also ensuring the goals of a just and equitable Social Order. The Centre was the outcome of a tripartite agreement between the Indian Institute of Management, Shillong and Ministry of Development of the North Eastern Region (DONER) and the North Eastern Council (NEC) signed on 15th October 2016.

The Centre aims to emerge as a state of the art resource centre to assist the states of North East India and the implementing agencies to plan and execute projects properly, promote innovations and functions as a repository of the best practices in the region, especially in the development planning of six critical sectors namely logistics, tourism, horticulture, handicraft, handloom and business process outsourcing. This would cover all the vital areas of development planning, strategising, analysis and policy formulation. The Centre aims to be the catalyst for development through action research and analysis. It would strive to emerge as an innovation and knowledge hub that will help achieve Sustainable Development through a blend of Science and Humanism through the cultivation of techno-economic excellence along with inculcation of universal human values, the awakening of indigenous sensitivity and celebration of natural as well as cultural diversity. Further, the Centre will also network with various institutes throughout North-East India and establish an institutional network to provide the knowledge breakup.

About the Internship Opportunity

The Dr Kalam Centre internship Programme offers students and recent graduates the opportunity to gain direct practical experience with Internship Opportunity at Dr Kalam Centre on research, consultancy, project development, knowledge dissemination exercises, policy analysis etc. The interns will be engaged for a short duration for 1 – 3 months on the ongoing projects of the centre. The interns are desired to work under the team and support in research activities and any other activities related to the centre’s execution plan. Interested candidates may apply throughout the year and the centre may consider the application on a need basis as and when arises.


The eligibility for Internship Opportunities at Dr Kalam Centre are :

  • A Graduate/Post Graduate or enrolled for Postgraduate course in any College/University of India.
  • Have an excellent academic record throughout his/her career.
  • Have attained 18 years of age.
  • Must be a citizen of India.
  • Language proficiency in English & Hindi. (Proficiency in the local vernacular of northeast will be an add on).
  • Willingness to travel and work beyond 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.


Interns will be paid a stipend of upto Rs. 25,000/- per month based on qualification, other accomplishments, volunteering etc.

Interns who wish to work online and without fixed working hours and targets may be considered without a stipend.


Interns shall be engaged for a short duration of 1 month to 3 months.


Candidates who have successfully exhibited their performance as interns will be awarded a certificate from the Dr Kalam Centre of IIM Shillong.

Interns are required to have their own Laptop. The Centre will provide working space, internet access and other necessities as deemed fit by the Centre. Interns will be provided with TA/DA facility during the official tour as per Level – 5.

Application Process

  • Interested candidates may send their CV and a covering letter expressing their interest to work as interns to with the subject “Internship at Dr Kalam Centre”.
  • Interested candidates may apply throughout the year. However, selection will be purely based on need-based as and when arises.
  • Applicants must specify their area of interest and willingness to take up any challenge during their intern period.
  • Internship opportunities shall be provided only once to a candidate.
  • Applicants who do not meet the eligibility requirements will have their applications rejected.
  • At the time of joining, the selected applicant must present original mark sheets and NOC from the college/institution, or his/her candidature will be cancelled.
  • A reference letter from the head of the institution of the present institutions will be considered as add on.
  • The Centre will have the authority to waive any of the above-mentioned conditions in the case of a highly deserving candidate.Note: The prescribed essential qualifications are the minimum and mere possession of the same does not entitle candidates for selection.

Selection Procedure

  • The Centre authorities will further scrutinize all online applications in order to select eligible candidates.
  • The maximum number of interns for an Internship at any given time will be (6). With the permission of the Centre Authorities, this number may be relaxed. The authorities’ decision on a candidate’s suitability as an intern shall be final and binding.
  • The selected candidates may be asked to submit a soft copy of their NOC from their Head of College/University/Department with sufficient time before the Centre issues the offer letter. It must also be stated in the NOC that the student will not be registered for any course that requires his/her attendance in class during the internship period. The original NOC issued by the college/institution should be submitted at the time of joining, and the original
    documents should be used to verify his/her eligibility. If a discrepancy is discovered, the Centre will cancel the candidate’s candidacy.
  • Depending on the number of applications received, the Centre reserves the right to set the eligibility criteria, limit the number of applicants who will be called for a specific period, and decide on the mode of screening.
  • At the end of each assignment, interns will be required to submit a brief report/paper to the Centre, and at the end of the internship, interns will be required to submit a brief note on their learning experiences.


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