Name of Organization, City?
Human Rights Law Network (HRLN), Kochi
Duration of internship?
3 weeks, Oct – Nov 2013
How big was the office? Team Strength?
HRLN’s office is located in an apartment not very far from the Kerala High Court. The Branch is headed by a Senior Advocate and had about 4-5 Associates at the time with a large number of interns.
Application Procedure? Internship contact details?
I applied using a contact, however, you can call up the office and get details from the HR Department.
Timings? Number of working days per week?
HRLN’s timings were 9 am to 6 pm with variations depending on the kind of work on a daily basis. Working days: Mon-Fri
Accommodation: how? where? reviews?
Since I lived in Kochi at the time, I did not encounter any accommodation issues.
Places to live will have to be searched out by the Interns. However, a word with Ma’am might aid the living situation.
First Impression? First day? Formalities?
The first day was very exciting, given that it was my very first internship; I couldn’t have asked for a better work environment. The office is extremely homely and everyone was keen to help out the newbie.
No pressure on the first day, however I was given work to start off. There were no formalities as such, and everyone was interacting with everybody else! There wasn’t any dress code prescribed either.
My main tasks as a student right out of the first semester of law school; included a lot of documentation, transcription, and reading, attending seminars with Ma’am etc. Discussions were held from time to time.
Work Environment? People?
HRLN’s work environment was extremely homely and comfortable. I enjoyed myself a lot. People in the office, whether co-interns or staff including Ma’am were extremely sweet and continue to remain in touch even today.
It was very friendly and I recommend such internships to first timers.
The location of the office, in all its greenery and close to good restaurants. Also, at the time I interned there, kittens were seen prancing around; animal lovers will settle there. Wonderful people and a great work environment!
Things that could’ve been better?
A little more work, and a little more strain on the brain 🙂
What did you do to chill? Co-interns?
We didn’t get much time together, but there was a lot of talking and hanging out in the office. We would sit together and talk.
Also, interns did lunch together outside if they wished – more interactions!
Enjoy the work ethic and absorb AS MUCH AS YOU CAN; because there is a lot to learn out there.