Internship Experience @ People’s Union for Civil Liberties, New Delhi [PUCL]: Interact with Judges

Your Name, College, Year of Study, Email ID

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Name of Organisation, Location city, Team Strength

People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), National Office, New Delhi

Application Process

In order to get internship at People’s Union for Civil Liberties, one need to send a cover letter and an updated CV stating his interest to be an intern at the National Office. The mail can be send at [email protected]

Duration of internship and timings

June 2015

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

The office location of PUCL, Delhi is quite a disappointment. Being a National Office the infrastructure was chaotic.

Also for those dressed up in formals to make a great first day impression or expecting too much work, well none of the above is required or is going to happen.

The interns were called only for twice or thrice a week. Monday was weekly off.

Then later the interns were assigned a report submission on any topic by Mr. N.D. Pancholi.

Main tasks

There were no specified tasks allotted to us. All we need to do to complete our internship was to submit the report. Some conferences were also organised by Mr. N.D. Pancholi at Gandhi Peace Foundation related to settlement policies, right to information and civil liberties.

Work environment and people

The working environment was good. Interns were from various law schools, national law universities and traditional universities. It was a good experience to interact with them and feel the sense of oneness, although we did not knew each other prior to this.

Best things

The best thing about this internship was to work independently and develop a sense of responsibility towards the matters such as civil liberties, RTI, peaceful agitations.

Bad things

The infrastructure of the office was satisfactory. It was not even possible to accommodate a handful number of people.

Stipend

No stipend.

Biggest Lessons

Interning at PUCL helped me to work independently. It was a very energetic month for me. Although we were to do almost all the tasks from home but sometimes when we were called for meeting or conferences it fills me with immense pleasure.

Moreover I interacted with Justice Rajinder Sachar at the conferences at Gandhi Peace Foundation. Overall, I worked from home and worked to my convenience. And made a lot new friends. Interning at PUCL is a good experience for law student’s interning for the first time.

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