Internship @ Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC), Chandigarh: Good Work, No Stipend

Name. College. Year of Study

Divas Jain. Jindal Global Law School. 2nd year

Name of the organisation. City

Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC), Chandigarh

How big was the office? Team strength?

The office was big enough to accommodate a group of 30-35 interns at a time.

Though we were only 15 interns at the time so we were being administered by a team of 3 people.

Application procedure. Internship contact details

Anyone can easily apply for internship by contacting them directly through e-mail or directly approaching them at their office. E-mail [email protected]

Duration in weeks. No. of days/week. Timings

It is a full 1 month internship and weekends are off. Normal timings from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm.

Accommodation: how, where, how was it?

They don’t provide any accommodations so you will have to arrange on your own. There are number of PG’s nearby and you can easily find a suitable one for yourself.

First impression. First day, formalities etc.

Well, when the introduction began it all seemed to be very serious kind of work going through the commission as the system manager there acquainted us with the various achievements of the commission.

But as we came to learn more about the work done there, we got to know the procedures and working of the commission and at the end the bitter truth was that commission cannot take any legal decisions on its own and cannot enforce them as its just a recommendatory body and not a judicial one.

Main tasks

The work given was pretty interesting as you will have to decide whether the case, which people appeal to commission, falls under the obligatory powers given to it or not and if yes, then under which codes.

This is the work which you will get in starting couple of weeks and then you will get to do the case studies on which the commission has acted successfully closed.

At the end of internship you will be required to submit a report and by then you will be fully acquainted on how the Human rights commission in India works.

Work environment, people

Work environment is awesome as everyone is eager to help you with your work. All the administrators are friendly and helpful

Best Things?

The best thing about the internship is that everyone is very relaxed about work pressure and you can leave anytime you want after you have finished your work (which is usually not much).

Bad Things?

Did not find anything bad about the internship.

What did you do to chill? Co-interns, colleagues

Well the whole internship is chilled out in itself as you don’t have workload and will enjoy the internship instead.

Stipend/ month

No stipend.

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