Your Name, College, Year of Study, Email ID
Name of Organisation, Location, Team Strength
Child Rights and You, Bangalore, Team strength – 25-35
I applied for the internship by dropping them a mail and there was a prompt response from their side.
In the first stage, I was asked by them, to send my CV and a few forms to be filled up. Once, done with the first stage, they fixed a telephonic interview after a week or so where I was asked a few questions regarding my interests and capabilities.
My internship, was then confirmed by Rajakumari M. after seven days
Contact details: Rajakumari Michael/ Navneet Prakash
CRY – Child Rights and You
12/3-1, Bachammal Road
Cox Town, Bangalore – 560 005.
Tel – 91-80-2548 4952/ 8574.
E-mail: [email protected]
Duration of internship and timings
My duration of internship was for 4 weeks, 5 days a week, with Saturday and Sunday always OFF. The interns were supposed to report by 10 AM and could leave by 5 PM.
First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure
My first impression of the office was pleasing, the moment I reported Mr. Navneet gave background information and my job during the entire internship period and I was not assigned any work on that day.
The CRY office is spacious and is located at Madhavi Mansion in Cox Town. Its’s a two store building with good infrastructure.
My main project was Enrollment Drive, where I had to follow up children who have been drop outs and enroll them back to school, I successfully enrolled 6 children from two PAG’s and I was involved in another project (Click Rights) wherein I had to conduct photo exhibition at various places in Bangalore.
Work environment and people
The work environment was real good due to a huge degree of flexibility in the working hours and the friendly nature of all the employees even though my interaction with them was a bit limited.
The experience gained while working with different PAG’s (Public Action Groups) to follow up dropout children and get them enrolled in schools and collect various information from Anganwadis as a part of my task, that delicious tea in the evening which could really raise your spirits and get rid of your headache.
The location as well was a huge plus with KFC and other restaurants (pretty good, I’d say) nearby. Also, I learned some really basic things such as punctuality which in the process made me more disciplined.
Though there is nothing in this world which is absolutely perfect, with the human nature of complaining getting to those bad things very easily, I, surprisingly, am at loss of words to tell about any bad thing in this internship.
I’d go on to say, that it is an ideal internship for a first year law student where you are neither overloaded with work from the first day itself nor you can afford to waste too much of your time. Just make use of the opportunities available, learning the most you can.
No stipend. Just those basic lessons of life.
The critical learning from this CRY nternship:
1) It’s an exposure to various social issues
2) Valuable training in child rights
3) Learning leaderships skills and time management
4) The functioning and working conditions of a non-governmental organization
5) Skills and knowledge that might be improved to work in a professional environment.