INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY @ Economic Development Board, Finance Department, Government of AP: Apply by April 17; Stipend of Rs. 50,000-75,000

I. Background

The Government of Andhra Pradesh nment intends to hire highly competent candidates as Interns for the positions listed in the brochure, for a range of functions/projects to kick-start the work of EDB. This is a unique challenging opportunity to shape the developmental trajectory of a new State and to help lay a strong foundation for the establishment of a robust developmental institution and get excellent exposure to the workings of the Government.

This experience will definitely place you in good stead for a strong professional future whether you chose to work in public or private sectors. Further, outstanding performers will be considered for longer-term assignment with the Economic Development Board. However, successful completion of the internship per se does not confer any right on the candidate for employment with the EDB.

II. Job Descriptions

Building Systems and Processes

1. Legal Issues (1 Position)

a. Review and analyse the legislations and case laws related to similar organisations in India and across the globe

b. Prepare the draft AP EDB Act, duly incorporating the AP Infrastructure Development Enabling Act 2001, and draft corresponding rules in consultation with key stakeholders

c. Assist in setting up necessary systems to address legal issues that may arise up for the organization

Other positions in HR, IT, Project Completion can be accessed HERE.

III. Desired Qualifications

a. Ideally candidates would be enrolled in a programme in a premier institution in Law, HR, Technology, Economics, Public Policy, Management or related fields, based on the position applied to.

b. Students who are graduating and are looking for employment opportunity are also encouraged to apply. However, successful completion of internship does not confer any right on the candidate for employment with the Economic Development Board.

c. Working professionals, who wish to take a break or are interested in exploring related careers under the age 35 are also encouraged to apply. Working professionals with appreciable experience may be designated as Research Fellows.

d. For performing Cost-Benefit Analysis, an ideal candidate would be one with some prior related experience. However, all interested candidates can apply and necessary support will be provided in undertaking such analyses

IV. Working Conditions & Stipend

a. The internship is expected to last between 6-8 weeks between the months of May and July, starting from May 18th.

b. The intern would be paid a total stipend of Rs. 50,000 for performance rated “Satisfactory”, Rs. 60,000 for performance rated “Good” and Rs. 75,000 for performance rated “Outstanding” for the entire internship period, as determined by a committee constituted for performance evaluation.

The stipend would be paid only after the relevant report, presentation and supporting materials are handed over in duly stipulated format.

c. The internship is based out of Hyderabad; however, there could be substantial travel within the state, with logistical expenses reimbursed.

d. The Finance Department will assist the Interns find suitable accommodation at a reasonable cost in Hyderabad.

e. The candidates are strongly encouraged to bring along their own laptops.

V. Mode of Application

a. The candidates can apply for three positions, duly stating their preference in the Cover Letter

b. The candidates will have to send their application by email to [email protected], latest by April 17th 2015, in the following format:

i. A Cover Letter stating the three positions and their most preferred position they wish to apply to, not exceeding One page with filename Lastname_Firstname_CoverLetter.pdf

ii. Scanned copy of the Student/Employee Id Card in One page with filename Lastname_Firstname_Id.pdf

iii. Resume, not exceeding Two pages with filename Lastname_Firstname_Resume.pdf

iv. Statement of Purpose, addressing both the questions below but not exceeding One Page in total with filename Lastname_Firstname_SOP.pdf

Q. What are your prior academic and professional experiences that would equip you for undertaking your most desired position?

Q. How would this position help you in your career ahead?

v. In total each applicant can send a single application, not exceeding Five pages in total and preferably in a single PDF with filename Lastname_Firstname_Application.pdf.

c. Please feel free to send your queries, to [email protected]

VI. Selection Process

a. Applicants would be shortlisted for different positions based on their preferences and merit

b. The shortlisted applicants will be contacted for a short telephonic/video based interview •

c. The final list of applicants would be drawn based on the written application as well as the interview. Selected candidates who are already employed would be expected to provide an in-principle approval for their break during the internship period, before their names are finalized.

d. However, it needs to be noted that the Government of Andhra Pradesh reserves the right to not fill one or more of the above internship positions if it does not find suitable candidates during the selection process.

VII. Key Dates

a. Notification of Internship: 2nd April 2015

b. Deadline for Application: 17th April 2015

c. Interview Call for Shortlisted Candidates: 24th April 2015

d. Announcement of Selected Candidates: 1st May 2015

e. Confirmation from Candidates: 4th May 2015

f. Internship Begins: 18th May 2015

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