About Internship

To engage youth across the country and develop their skill and orientation for sanitation related work and village level development.

Following the Prime Minister's clarion call on 2nd October 2014 for each individual to devote at least 100 hours to Swachhata through the year, the Ministry of Human Resource Development in association with the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has launched the 'Swachh Bharat Summer Internship – 100 Hours of Swachhata'.

The program aims to:

  • Develop the skill and orientation of youth for sanitation related work
  • Bring youth across the country an opportunity to make a significant contribution to the swachhata revolution
  • Integrate youth in the community service in rural areas in the run up to the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

Key Activity of the Internship

At least 100 hour of Swachata related activities in rural areas


100 hours (between 1st May to 31st July 2018)


  • Students enrolled in Colleges/ Universities (referred to as "parent institution") may apply through the enrolment form.
  • Candidates are eligible to choose between the State of Residence and State of Parent Institution as the location of internship (village/district)
  • Candidates may participate individually or in teams.
  • The location and team size (maximum limit of 10 members) may be decided in consultation with Nodal Officers.


Rewards and Recognition:

  • All participants will be given a Swachh Bharat Internship Certificate on completion of their internship and its approval by the parent institution.
  • 2 curriculum credits will be given to interns whose internship reports are found eligible to get credits by parent institution.
  • The Best 3 interns/ teams will be recognized at college, university, state and national levels. Their awards are as follows:
    • College Level: Shields / cups and special certificates
    • Cash Awards
      • Cash Awards in addition to certificates
      • University Level: Rs 30,000, Rs 20,000, Rs 10,000 along with appropriate certificates
      • State Level: Rs 50,000, Rs 30,000, Rs 20,000 along with appropriate certificates
      • National Level: Rs 2 lakh, 1 lakh, Rs 50,000 along with appropriate certificates

Terms and Conditions:

  • Upon registering, candidates will be accepted for the internship programme only once approved by the Nodal Officer at the parent institution
  • Logistics for the internship would be facilitated between the interns and parent institutions
  • The team size (maximum limit of 10 members) and location of internship may be decided in consultation with Nodal Officers.
  • Responsibility for safety and security of the interns during village visits lies with the parent institution, hence the location should be chosen appropriately and liaison done with local administration wherever necessary.  
  • Online reports submitted within 15 days of completion of the internship may be considered.
  • The report submitted by the candidate shall be reviewed and approved by the Nodal Officer for the purpose of certification and rewards
  • The selection of awardees will be done by the competent authority appointed by the MHRD at each level. The decision of the competent authority will be final.