About FSSAI and FSSAI internship Scheme
Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is a statutory body established under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 which consolidates various acts & orders that have hitherto handled food related issues in various Ministries and Departments.
It is the apex body responsible for ensuring food safety and compliance to food standards across the country. FSSAI internship program will provide Interns with unique learning opportunities in various areas of food regulation of food safety administration.
FSSAI Internship Scheme is being offered to provide learning opportunities to young talent in the field of Foods and Nutrition, through a mutually beneficial Inter Industry-Academia association.
If you think you have ideas to value add in this arena, we will present you the opportunity to explore them through live projects of 1 to 6 months. For more information visit official website https://fssai.gov.in/[email protected]
FSSAI internship eligibility Criteria:
|Students only pursuing a full time Graduate/Post Graduate Degree/higher degree from a Recognized Institute within India/ abroad, in any of the following:|
|(a) Pursuing Post Graduate Degree/B.Tech/BE from a recognized University or Institution in Chemistry or Biochemistry or Food Technology or Food Science & Technology or Food & Nutrition or Edible Oil Technology or Microbiology or Dairy Technology or Agricultural or horticultural Sciences or Industrial Microbiology or Toxicology or Public Health or Life Science or Biotechnology or Fruit & Vegetable Technology or Food Safety & Quality Assurance.|
(b) Business Administration & Management including policy regulation and related fields.- Only at FSSAI(HQ)
(c) PG Diploma/Degree in, Journalism, Mass Communication and Public Relations.
(d) B.E. / B. Tech (Only 3rd and 4th Year students not for 1st or 2nd Year) in Computer Science/Information Technology Software Engineering or related Stream.
(e) Post Graduate Degree/Diploma in Public Policy Public Administration. – Only for FSSAI (HQ).
(f) Bachelor/Master of Law.- Only for FSSAI(HQ
(i). All the students who have completed their above mentioned courses are not eligible and therefore need not apply.
(ii). Multiple Applications will not be entertained.
(iii). All candidates to ensure that the place for internship that they are opting has the subject/topic available with that place i.e. in case of FSSAI lab only technically qualified candidates will be eligible.
(iv). For any query related to Internship Programme at FSSAI, students may contact through email at [email protected] only
FSSAI Internship Tenure:
Internship will be available on quarterly basis throughout the year, Internship will be offered for duration of minimum 02 months, which may be extended to a maximum period of 06 months. No internship of duration less than two months will be offered. No any query/application related to internship duration for one month will be entertained
Place of Internship and area/domain available for FSSAI internship:
|Region||Topics/Subjects for internship|
|Science & Standards Regulation/Codex Regulatory Compliance|
Food Safety Management System
Finance & Accounts
Imports/Trade and IC
Social & Behavioural Change Training
(NR Delhi, Mumbai,
Chennai & Kolkata)
|Food Imports Clearance and|
|National Food Laboratory, Ghaziabad and Kolkata||Food sampling and testing.|
|NFL Extension Raxaul and FSSAI (NER),|
|Food Sampling and testing|
Interns would be required to have their own laptops. FSSAI shall provide working space, internet facility and other necessities but shall not cover local lodging and travel
facilities. FSSAI will not bear the expenses of any Boarding.
FSSAI Internship Assignments/Project work:
Interns would be attached to one of the several Divisions at FSSAI (HQ)/ROs/Labs depending on the choice they have filled in online application & subject to their eligibility for the same and assigned project(s) related to different aspects of Food and Nutrition Management Processes
A stipend of Rs. 10,000/- (Rupees ten thousand only) for the internship period will be given to the deserving Interns on the recommendation of the Office/Division that they are attached with, by the FSSAI (HQ). The criteria for deserving interns will be decided based on their (a) attendance and (b) assessment by their respective reporting/reviewing officers followed by evaluation of the report by the Project evaluation committee.
All the interns will be awarded a certificate by the FSSAI (HQ), on successful completion of the internship i.e. on submission and review of final report/presentation
FSSAI Internship Application Process:
- Interested and eligible students can apply online in the specified format as per the timelines provided by FSSAI. Applicants, who have applied for internship for previous months, need to apply afresh. Apply link: FSSAI – Internship Portal
- The final list of selected candidates along with their date of joining and Internship tenure would be declared online on FSSAI website at https://fssai.gov.in/[email protected]
- At the time of joining, Intern would be required to carry a letter from their Institute indicating his/her status in the Institution as a student and “No Objection Certificate” for allowing him/her to undergo Internship Program for the period for which he/she is selected, if applicable. A character certificate from the authority of the Institute, along with proof of educational qualifications as mentioned in the application form would also need to be submitted at the time of joining for internship, failing which, candidates will not be allowed to join for internship.
- Since, Internship scheme will be scheduled throughout the year at different points of time, hence any request for extension of joining time by the interns for more than a week will not be accepted.
|Starting date of receiving application||05 December 2022 (Already Started)|
|Last date for submitting online application||12 December 2022|
|Announcement of shortlisted candidates||23 December 2022|
|Date of Joining||02 January 2023|