ISLAMABAD (APP) - To create skilled youth pool of the country, Ministry of Youth Affairs (MoYA) would induct 30,000 fresh graduates under its National Internship Programme (NIP). The application for induction of new interns will be invited by the end of August. The unemployed graduates and postgraduates, below the age of 25 are eligible to apply for the internship. The candidates will be appointed after complete verification of the required documents by NADRA. Talking to this news agency , Minister for Youth Affairs, Shahid Hussain Bhutto said the ministry is working on comprehensive plan to train the skilled youth so that they can play their role in the development of the country. MoYA has already provided employment opportunities to around 22,000 young graduates through internship programme. The internship programme was formally launched in Larkana at the mausoleum of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed where the placement orders were given to around 500 selected candidates. However, the Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani has also distributed placement orders among 2300 candidates in a ceremony recently held in federal capital. The minister said that the unemployed post graduates and graduates who have completed 16 years of formal education in any discipline from HEC recognized universities and colleges including external candidates will be appointed for one year with stipend of 10,000 per month. He said that the plan of Economic Empowerment of Youth by the ministry would help harness potential of the young educated generation in the right direction by imparting training and offering internships. The scheme is aimed at providing financial relief to fresh graduates and keep them engaged in acquiring additional knowledge and real life work experience. The internees will be paid a monthly stipend of Rs. 10,000 (all inclusive) during the internship period. After successful completion of one years internship, interns will be awarded NIP certificate of experience. The ministry is also working to increase coordination among skill development institutes and run youth programmes effectively, he informed.