Apply Now: Internship at Food Safety and Standards Authority of India

Internship starting in the month of April- 2023 under Internship Scheme 2021 at Food Safety and Standards Authority of India

Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is statutory body established under the Food Safety & Standards Act, 2006 under the aegis of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. 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

About the Internship

  • Rewards: A stipend of Rs. 10,000/ and Certificate
  • Last date for submitting online application 05 March 2023
  • Announcement of shortlisted candidates 20 March 2023
  • Date of Joining 3 April 2023

The Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) internship program will provide Interns with unique learning opportunities in various areas of food regulation of food safety administration.

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:

  • 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.
  • Business Administration & Management including policy regulation and related fields.- Only at FSSAI(HQ)
  • PG Diploma/Degree in, Journalism, Mass Communication and Public Relations.
  • B.E. / B. Tech (Only 3 rd and 4 th Year students not for 2 nd or 1 st Year) in Computer Science/Information Technology Software Engineering or related Stream.
  • Post Graduate Degree/Diploma in Public Policy Public Administration. – Only for FSSAI (HQ).
  • Bachelor/Master of Law.- Only for FSSAI(HQ


(i). All the students who have completed their abovementioned courses need not to 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 technical qualified candidates will be eligible.
(iv). For any query related to Internship Programme at FSSAI, students may contact through
email at only


Internship will be available throughout the year at different Points of time, Internship will be offered for duration of upto 03 months, which may be extended to a maximum period of 06 months. No internship of duration less than a month will be offered.

Place of Internship and area/domain available for internship

Region: FSSAI (HQRS.) New Delhi

Topics/Subjects for internship

  • Human Resource
  • KCRDC (Library)
  • Quality Assurance
  • Finance & Accounts
  • Regulation
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Social Behavioural Change
  • Science and Standards
  • Information Technology
  • Legal
  • Training

Regional Offices (Mumbai & Chennai )

  • Food Imports Clearance and Licensing

National Food Laboratory, Ghaziabad and Kolkata

  • Food sampling and testing

National Food Laboratory, Extension Centre, Raxaul

  • Food Sampling and testing

Working Space:

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.

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 .
  • The shortlisted candidates may be required to submit a short write up/presentation for final selection.
  • The final list of selected candidates along with their date of joining and Internship tenure would be declared online on FSSAI website by the respective office where they have opted for internship
  • 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.
  • Since, Internship scheme will be scheduled on quarterly basis throughout the year, hence any request for extension of joining time by the interns for more than a week will not be accepted.


Interns would be attached to one of the several Divisions at FSSAI (HQ)/ROs/Labs
depending on the academic and technical training 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, (b) assessment by their respective reporting officers; and (c) evaluation of the report by the Committee.


All the interns will be awarded a certificate by Human Resource Division, FSSAI (HQ) on successful completion of the internship i.e. on submission and review of final report/presentation

Instructions for Filling the Online Application Form for FSSAI Internship

Please go to and download the Guidelines regarding the Recruitment.
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