Internship Experience @ PUCL, New Delhi: Discuss Human Right Issues

Your Name, College, Year of Study, Email ID

Anonymous

Name of Organisation, Location city, Team Strength

People’s Union for Civil Liberties, Mayur Vihar, New Delhi, 3

Application Process with contact details

The application process is quiet simple as you have to just mail your updated resume and cover letter to Mr. N D Pancholi at [email protected]

Address: 270-A, Patparganj, Opposite Anandlok Apartments- Gate No. 2, Mayur Vihar- I, New Delhi

Duration of internship and timings

11th January, 2016-  11th February, 2016

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

The first day when I entered the office which was quiet small, I met the clerk who then asked me to fill up the particulars in the register and to pay Rs. 1000/- for Life Time Membership of the PUCL bulletin.

The office size was small and it was not possible to accommodate 20 interns easily in the room.

Infrastructure involved- 1 room , 2-3 PCs, 15-20 chairs

Main tasks

Quality work was not assigned to the interns.The clerk usually asked the interns to help him in clerical work such as proof reading, arranging the bulletins.

However, sometime meetings were held with Mr. Pancholi , who use to share his experience on various human rights issue and use to discuss the issue with the interns.

Also, we were invited in various conferences , protests, lectures of various notable human rights activist such as Justice Rajinder Sachar.

At the end of the internship Mr. Pancholi assigned us various topics and asked us to submit a write-up/article on the respective topics.

Work environment and people

The work environment was very casual , as I have already mentioned earlier that there was no attendance record so interns use to skip days.

You can come when you want and leave when you want to.

Generally, there was no work load as such.

Best things

The best thing of this internship was that in my first year I gained insight of various Human Rights issues .

Also, Mr. Pancholi who is a very humble and a soft-spoken gentleman gifted us with his book on Afzal Guru and his trial.

Under his guidance we went to the High Court of Delhi and observed the proceedings

Bad things

The working environment over there was not satisfactory. There was no work as such for the interns to do.

Stipend

None

Biggest Lessons

The biggest lesson that I have learned during the internship was that the things are not as easy as it seems. Moreover, there is a dire need to address the issue of Human Rights in this country i.e. India.

Any Other Thing

This internship is suitable for the first year students, but still they can find much better internships than choosing PUCL, Delhi.

Overall Rating

4

Accommodation

Being a Delhiite, accommodation was not a problem for me as I use to commute every day via Delhi Metro.

Office Timings

6 days a week includes Sunday, Monday closed.

The timings were very relaxed as they never maintained attendance record.

 

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