The federal government plans to hire 20,000 interns under the National Development Internship Program (NDIP) during the current fiscal year 2022-23 (FY23). The prime minister has approved the National Development Internship Programme (NDIP) prepared by the Ministry of Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives to engage young professionals in development projects.
The primary goal of the NDIP is to increase the capacity of young Pakistanis in areas related to their education. The programme will improve practical skills and provide opportunities to generate new ideas in Pakistan’s development sector.
According to the documents, approximately 20,000 interns will be hired under the programme in new/ongoing development projects during the current fiscal year. The internship stipend will be paid from funds set aside under the project contingency heading.
The program’s specific objectives and criteria are as follows:
Goals of the Program
- Increasing the capacity of young professional Pakistanis in areas related to their education.
- To give people the opportunity to earn money while learning technical skills and growing personally and professionally.
- To encourage innovation, collaboration, and adaptability.
- To train young professionals in essential problem-solving, research, communication, and management skills that will aid in the transformation of ideas into action.
Criteria for the Program
16 years HEC recognized degree or 3 years diploma of associate engineer, paramedic/technician courses, or any other recognized three-year diploma after intermediate in a technical field from a recognized body/institution in the project’s field.
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The age limit would be 30 years, with no age relaxation on any grounds.
Criteria for Project Selection
The following projects will be considered for internship awards:
- No interns for a project worth up to Rs. 50 million.
- 5 interns for a project worth Rs. 50-250 million (Financial impact on a project of Rs. 2.4 million)
- Project costing between Rs. 250 and Rs. 500 million: 10 interns (financial impact of Rs. 4.8 million), Project costing between Rs. 500 and Rs. 2,000 million: 15 Internships (Financial impact on a project of Rs. 7.2 million)
- Project costing between Rs. 2,000 and 5,000 million: 20 interns (Financial impact on a project of Rs. 9.6 million).
- The project will cost between Rs. 5,000 and 10,000 million. 25 Internships (Financial impact on a project of Rs. 12.0 million)
- Projects exceeding Rs. 10 billion: 50 interns (Financial impact on a project of Rs. 24.0 million).