Internship @ National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi: Get insights on human rights and their defence

Name. College. Year of Study

Gaurang Bhushan. Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, First year student.

Name of the organization. City

I interned at the National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi.

Duration of the internship. No. of days/week. Timings

It was just a 2 week internship. The timings were from 10 a. m.  to 4 p. m.

How big was the office? Team strength?

It was a medium sized office, clean and hygienic. The team strength was 11 people.

Application procedure. Internship contact details

Those who are interested can fill in an application through form online. For this, visit the website of NHRC, and go on accordingly.

The application procedure is easy and fair.  I interned under training officer SK Jain. One can contact him on 91-11-24663283

Accommodation: how, where, how was it?

I have a home in Delhi, but lot of accommodation facilities are available in Delhi, and with metro, the commute is very easy.

PGs are easily available.

First impression. First day, formalities etc.

On the very first day at the office, we had an orientation, which proved very useful after.

First impression indicated that the NHRC was competently fulfilling its duties.

Main tasks 

I was entrusted with the task of preparing Comparative analysis of Mental Health bill 2013 and Mental Health Act, 1987. The work was interesting.

I had to do a fair amount of research which will probably help me in law school life.

Work environment, people

The place had a good work environment. NHRC employees were generally helpful. They were professional but approachable. Any doubts I had were cleared by them.

Best things? 

It was a good work experience. I learnt a lot and met new people.

Bad things? 

There was lack of communication between various cells of NHRC, which often posed difficulties in getting work done.

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

Usually went the NHRC mess to rest and eat after end of work. Also, Delhi has a lot of places one can go to hang out.

Stipend/month

It was an unpaid internship

Anything else you’d like to tell; Biggest lessons

Internship as a whole was a very good experience, working in the NHRC gave valuable insights into the nature and scope of human rights and their defence.

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