Internship at Bihar Human Rights Commission BHRC : Files were left unattended on the ground, laid in the dust

“WHERE AM I?” these words haunted me the moment I entered the place. It does not have a proper office, not a proper building, not even racks to keep files.

Files were left unattended on the ground, laid in the dust and dirt and were the only witness if at all any actual work was done there. I was asked to tell my name, pick up 2-3 closed files and read them. That’s all how it started and ended.

Name of the organization. City.

Bihar Human Rights Commission, BIHAR

Duration of the internship. No. of days/week. Timings

From 18th of December, 2013 to 8th of January, 2014. We were to go to the commission for 5 days of the week for 4 hours from 10a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

How big was the office? Team strength?

There was no proper room for internship but in the last two days we were sent to a conference room to do our works. The room in which we had to be for those four hours had only few plastic chairs and no tables or any other furniture.

It had no doors yes on three of the walls we had a large open space which was enough to provide air.

Application procedure. Internship contact details-

I had called up there and sent my recommendation letter only. No CV was required.  Later, during the internship we even found interns who just came in randomly asking for an internship and they were provided with it.

So basically, if you wish to do an internship there, you need not worry much.

Accommodation: how, where, how was it?

I had my home in the city so I was lucky enough to stay at my home.

First impression. First day, formalities etc.

“WHERE AM I?” these words haunted me the moment I entered the place. It does not have a proper office, not a proper building, not even racks to keep files.

Files were left unattended on the ground, laid in the dust and dirt and were the only witness if at all any actual work was done there. I was asked to tell my name, pick up 2-3 closed files and read them .That’s all how it started and ended.

Main tasks (in detail)

The main work we had to do there was to submit a project on as many as twenty files which we would read there. Every day we had to go to the commission and read those dusty files lying on the floor.

We had to choose closed files, whose judgment had been given. Those files were written in Hindi and we had to translate it into English and make the project which we had to submit at the end of the internship.

Work environment, people

One will not even feel that place to be a work  place. The room we were asked to sit had labourers working in there and made it very uncomfortable to stay.

The other interns there were fun as they were the only hope that we clinged on to help each other to complete our internships.

Not to forget, the only person who helped us and guided us throughout our internship period was Neeraj Kumar. He is a great person and the only person whom we saw working all the time.

Best things? (Nothing is all bad)

As the first time, it was not too serious, had fun with other interns and understood why people call government offices as “GOVERNMENT OFFICES”.

Bad things? (Nothing is all good)

Nothing to learn, waste of time and gives a complete wrong impression of how an internship is.

What did you do to chill? Co-interns, colleagues.

We went to the commission to chill. We played charades for two-three hours every day at the commission. No one pays a heed if you are even awake or not.

Stipend/month

No stipend

Anything else you’d like to tell; Biggest lessons.

Though we did not have much to learn from that place but it would always remain an experience of lifetime for the games we played were fun.

If you want to intern seriously make sure you don’t land at this place but if at all you want to start up lightly, you may choose it for your first internship.

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  1. ved prakash says:

    i want to do internship in bihar human right commison

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