Internship Experience @ National Commission for Women, New Delhi: Work for the Rights of Women {S}

Your Name, College, Year of Study, Email ID

Prithvi Raaj Choudhary

Name of Organisation, Location city, Team Strength

National Commission for Women, New Delhi, 2 interns per counsellor, Total interns – 14

Application Process

You have to send an email to [email protected]

Confirmation will be sent to your email id.

Duration of internship and timings

9th December, 2014 to 31st December, 2014 (3 weeks )

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

On the first day, the intern is allotted to a counselor by the department/cell supervisor. The counselor were very friendly and they allot work to the interns from the first day itself.

Infrastructure is satisfactory, the building is very old and in some parts of the building proper ventilation.

Main tasks

Assisting the counselor to file brief transmission report which have to be forwarded to the member secretary of the commission and police or other authorities.

Work environment and people

The people were generally nice though the people are quite informal with the interns and are approachable. Sometimes, the intern is asked to handle calls under complainants.

Best things

Witness counseling victims of sexual harassment, dowry, domestic violence etc along with the counselor was a unique experience and which showed the discrimination and apathy faced by the women of India.

Bad things

Sometimes when the counselor is attending a meeting, the intern has to face helpless complainants and they expect the intern to take some action.

Stipend

None

Biggest Lessons

There is still a huge gender gap in the country owing to venomous number of cases reaching the commission everyday filed by the helpless victims.

Any Other Thing

This is a must internship for those who want to practice in the area of women’s rights and feminist activism.

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