Government Summer Internship 2024: NSDC Sahakar MITRA Internships: Stipend ₹45k


The NSDC Sahakar MITRA Internships Programme (SIP)” initiated by the National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) in 2012-13 has become a vital platform for providing work-related learning experiences to students of professional courses. Initially focusing on the core and special fields of NCDC’s functioning, the scheme has evolved to cover various states and engage students from State Agricultural Universities. This article delves into the details of the program, outlining its objectives, benefits, eligibility criteria, application process, and key contact details of Sahakar MITRA Internships.

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Government Summer Internship 2024: NSDC Sahakar MITRA Internships: Stipend ₹45k

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About the Sahakar MITRA Internships Details

The “SAHAKAR MITRA Scheme on Internship Programme (SIP)” was introduced by the National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) in the year 2012-13 with an objective to provide work-related learning experience in the core and special fields of functioning of NCDC to students of professional courses and to project contribution and achievements of NCDC in the development of cooperatives. Subsequently, the scheme was expanded to cover different states by offering SIP to students (in 2nd year of MBA Agri-Business) from State Agricultural Universities in the states where NCDC’s Regional Offices are located.

Interns have gained valuable knowledge and experience in the cooperative sector over the years. Under the programme, NCDC will provide short-term (not exceeding four months) opportunities to young professionals to acquire learning experience by applying skills and knowledge in an organizational context to facilitate professional development. The programme aims at providing an opportunity for professional graduates to get experience in areas of functioning of Sahakar MITRA Internships and related aspects of cooperatives.

Objectives of the Sahakar MITRA Internships

To provide a deep immersion opportunity to professional graduates on the role, contribution and impact of NCDC and also cooperatives.
To enable the professional graduates, to learn the context and practical working of NCDC and cooperatives.
To orient professional graduates to the cooperative business model and engage themselves in start-up cooperatives.
To enable professional graduates to take up leadership and /or entrepreneur roles in FPO organized under Cooperative Acts.
To assist needy cooperatives in the preparation of business plans and projects.


Financial Support from NCDC: The intern will be offered the following financial benefits during the course of SIP (4 months):-

Sl. No.DetailsAmount1Consolidated monthly amount of ₹10,000/- for 4 months towards partly meeting his/her out-of-pocket expenses₹40,000/-2Expenses related to report preparation (lumpsum amount towards data collection, analysis, and preparation of a report)₹5,000/-3Total₹45,000/-

Note: The last month’s consolidated amount of ₹10,000/- shall be paid upon successful completion of the internship which includes submission of reports, etc.

Eligibility Criteria

Professional graduates in various fields including agriculture, dairy, animal husbandry, veterinary sciences, fisheries, horticulture, textiles, handloom, IT, etc.
Professionals pursuing or completed MBA Agri Business, MBA Coop, M.Com, MCA, MBA Finance, MBA International Trade, MBA Forestry, MBA Rural Development, MBA Project Management, Inter ICAI, or Inter ICWA are eligible.

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Selection Process:

Shortlisting of Prospective Interns
Placement at Different Locations
Designated Mentors
Focus on Cooperative and Business Expansion
Committee-Based Selection

Documents Required

1. Passport-size photograph

2. Recommendation letter

3. Identity proof

4. All relevant educational documents

5. An e-mail id

6. A mobile number

Note: A recommendation letter can be done by the Head of the Department of the UGC/AICTE/ICAR recognized Universities/Institutions as applicable, to the Regional Director NCDC or Chief Director LINAC or Head of HR Division in HO of NCDC.

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How to Apply?

Step 01: Visit the official Portal NCDC: Sahakar Mitra

Step 02: First click on ‘New Registration’ and fill in the relevant details like Name, e-mail ID, Date of birth, Mobile number, etc., and generate the password.

Step 03: After submitting the registration form, a verification link will be sent on the email ID. After clicking on the verification link, the registration process will be completed.

Step 04: After successful registration, the candidate can login by entering the user name (Email ID) and password.

Step 05: After login, the ‘Sahakar Mitra Internship Application Form’ is open and the applicant can fill all the relevant details and upload the documents as per the guidelines.

Step 06: Click the ‘save’ button as well as ‘Agree with the above declaration’ and submit the form.

Step 07: Candidate registration is complete and gets the registration number.

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What is the maximum duration of the internship period at NCDC?

The internship period at NCDC shall not exceed four months for a person.

What is the ‘SAHAKAR MITRA Scheme on Internship Programme (SIP)’?

Under the scheme, NCDC will provide short-term (not exceeding four months) opportunities to young professionals to acquire learning experience by applying skills and knowledge in an organizational context to facilitate professional development.

Where will the interns be placed?

Interns will be placed at the Head Office (HO), LINAC, or Regional Offices (ROs) based on their preferences and the requirements of NCDC.


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