Name of the intern
National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore
Master of Laws (LL.M.) Ist trimester
Name of the organisation. City. Office Address. How was the office? Team strength.
National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)
New Delhi, INDIA
Faridkot House, New Delhi, INDIA
National Human Rights Commission has been established under the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993. It is a premier institution dedicated to advancing the cause of human rights in India.
Duration of internship
December 31, 2012- January 29, 2013
Application procedure? Internship Contact Details
NHRC conducts 4 week long Internship programmes both in summer and winter known as Summer Internship Programme and Winter Internship Programme during the months of May- June and December- January every year.
In addition, it also conducts short term internship programmes of 15 days duration during the remaining months.
Contact Person :
Dr. Sudershan Kumar Jain
Senior Research Officer (Training)
National Human Rights Commission
Faridkot House, Copernicus Marg,
New Delhi PIN 110001
Notices are duly given on NHRC website as well. URL: nhrc.nic.in
Duration in weeks. Days of work per week. Timings.
5 days per week
9:30 A.M. till 5:30 P.M.
First impression, first day, formalities
The first impression is a lasting one and I was overawed by the sheer magnanimity of the Commission.
The first day was a memorable one as we were warmly welcomed by the Secretary General and the Joint Secretary (Training Division) alongwith the Senior Research Officer (Training) and several other distinguished people associated with the Commission.
The formalities were minimal and extended to filling out some forms and introducing oneself.
The internship at NHRC was a learning experience. Main tasks included the following:
1. Book Review
2. State presentation which includes giving a clear picture of the human rights in the State one is representing and highlighting the problems (in the form of a written project accompanied by oral presenation with the help of powerpoint).
3. Group project on a human rights issue (in the form of a written project accompanied by oral presenation with the help of powerpoint).
5. Visit to jail, NGO and police station followed by a written report.
6. Sessions where eminent people deliver lectures on various human rights issues.
Work environment, people
The environment was a warm one and the people were great. It was a wonderful opportunity of meeting people from different parts of the coontry pursuing different academic degrees. Relationships were built many of which are to stay for life.
The best things AND the bad things
The people were the best thing about the internship. Moreover, the sessions conducted by several eminent personalities on a plethors of human rights issues ranging from women to child, disabled to old age, leprosy to environment, health to manual scavenging, police reforms to prison reforms were enlightening and thought provoking.
The provisio for lunch and tea twice a day was nothing short of a boon for us especially for those coming from outside Delhi.
Although there was nothinh really bad about the internship, sometimes it just felt too hectic.
8000 for interns from outside Delhi and 4000 for those from Delhi
Accommodation etc. What did you to do chill in and around the office and the place of stay?
I stayed at a P.G. accomodation in Dayanand Colony, Lajpat Nagar which cost be Rs. 7000 for a double seater room. The aunty there and all other fellow residents were very warm as I was the only one studying there, the rest were all working.
The lunch hour was a time to chill in the Commission and goofing around with fellow interns, the proof of which has been captured in photos which have in turn been made into a video by one of our fellow interns.
A video filled with wonderful people and memories, one which I play almost every other night.