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Ministry Of Health & Family Welfare

National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) Internship Programme

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Frequently Asked Questions
NACO initiated the Internship Programme in 2018 for young students who wish to engage with the Government. The internship programme envisages an opportunity for young students to get familiar with and understand the various dimensions of policy-making & implementation of the National AIDS Control Programme. It will serve as an exposure for the interns regarding the functioning of the Government of India. It will be mutually beneficial for the organization as well as students to have a structured internship programme under the aegis of NACO, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The internship programme would provide an excellent opportunity for budding scholars to familiarise themselves with the process of formulation of health policy and its implementation by the Government of India, with specific reference to the National HIV/AIDS and STD Control Programme.

The internship is offered on varied priority areas such as secondary data analysis of ICTC and PPTCT programme, MSM interventions, EID programme, primary research and data analysis on community perceptions of the HIV/AIDS Act, 2017 and Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2018. The list of programmatic courses applicable for the internship at NACO is placed at Annexure II.

Number of Interns
The number of interns can vary depending on the applications and requirements of NACO. However, at any point in time, the number of interns shall not be more than 10.

Enrollment for internships shall be kept open throughout the year and offered based on the requirement of the different Programmes.

The internship would be for a minimum duration of 6 weeks and max. duration of 3 months, as per the prerequisites of the study programme.
There shall be no bar for candidates to apply for a second internship with NACO.

The Interns will be placed in selected programme divisions within NACO or rotated through different divisions based on the prerequisites of the study programme.
NOTE: The internship programme is neither a job nor any such assurance for a job in the National AIDS Control Organisation or any other Ministry/ Department in the Government of India.

Interns shall be expected to report to NACO, submit their joining report and work under close supervision of the concerned Head of Division (HOD). The areas available for internship at NACO are listed at Annexure III of the Scheme Guidelines.

Duties & Responsibilities
The interns are expected to follow the standard schedule of activities, observe the functioning of the divisions, participate in activities, conduct data analysis & research, write reports, undertake field visits, and any other task assigned/entrusted to them by the HOD / Reporting Officer.
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