Internship Experience @ People’s Union for Civil Liberties PUCL, Patna

Organization. City.

People’s Union for Civil Liberties PUCL, Patna. Read more about the organization here.

Application process with contact details.

Application for an internship here has to be via e-mail. Your mail should consist of your CV and recommendation letter from the University.

Contact Person: Praveen Kumar Madhu (General Secretary, PUCL, Bihar)

E-mail ID: [email protected]

Phone Number:+91-9835643464

Duration. Timings.

22nd June, 2015 – 13th July 2015. 10AM TO 6 PM.

First impression. First day formalities. Infrastructure.

First impression was good. I went to the office in formals. On the first day, I was given an introduction to PUCL and its history. After that I was given a copy of Olga Tellis & Ors v. Bombay Municipal Council [1985] case to study and do briefing.

Main Tasks.

a) As a facilitator in training on Constitutional Rights for a group of educators of children of subaltern groups in Bihar.

b) In an event to promote values of our Constitution among school students of class IX & X.

Took part in a survey of a slum in Patna to assess how far the rights guaranteed in our Constitution are available in the slum focusing on
Right to food
Right to health and sanitation
Right to shelter

Several rounds of discussions were held on the above.

The findings of the survey were used for advocacy with concerned District Officials.

Best Things.

An interactive session with Dr.Prabhakar Sinha, National President, PUCL; on the question of the dignity of the common man.

Bad Things.

The heavy rain during survey.

Stipend.

No stipend.

Biggest Lessons.

It doesn’t matter whether the work you did was correct or incorrect, what matters is that you never stop trying. 

Dignity of the individual is of paramount importance. PUCL, Patna offers you the best chance to understand constitutional democracy.

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