Internship Experience at Centre for Child Rights, NUSRL, Ranchi: POCSO Act, PCMA, Juvenile Justice Act and UNCRC Research Work

Name of the student, college and year of study

Ayush Kumar, Chanakya National Law University, Patna, BA LLB (Hons.), 1st Year

Name of the organisation where you interned and its full address

Centre for Child Rights, National University of Study & Research in Law, Ranchi, Jharkhand

Duration of the internship

11th November 2019 to 5th December 2019

How did you apply?

I applied through my own college via the Child Rights Centre, CNLU Patna. However, one can apply through sending mail on ccr[at]nusrlranchi.ac.in.

First day formalities, infrastructure and first impression

On the very first day, I and my co-interns were introduced to Mrs. Vijeta Singh, Technical Assistant at CCR, NUSRL. She
gave an orientation on child rights and through this orientation, I came to know about various child rights act and regulation in India and across the world- like POCSO Act, PCMA, Juvenile Justice Act 2015 and UNCRC.

The same day I was given the assignment to read and analyze the “POCSO ACT”, to give a group presentation on that and discuss with ma’am. Through this, I got to understand the overview of the POCSO Act in depth. Then I was asked to give comment on the Death Penalty in the POCSO Act: whether the inclusion of Capital Punishment has a deterrent effect or did it reduce the sexual offence against the child.

There was no specific intern room. We used to get tasks from ma’am and then moved towards the cafeteria and do assignments there.

Main tasks

We were given a new Act or conventions related to child rights to peruse and make a report as per our understanding and submit at the end of the day before we leave the campus.

Good things

There was flexibility of time and the place when & where, respectively, you wish to do your assignment & task.

Bad things

One bad thing that we as interns encountered was the distance of the University (NUSRL, Ranchi). It is situated very far (approximately 15 Kilometers) from the main town of Ranchi. Thereby you have to leave your stay place more than a half-hour early.

Stipend

No stipend

Accommodation, commuting to the office

No accommodation. Own arrangement to stay in Ranchi if you are an outsider.

Anything else, what you did to chill out and lessons learnt

Our internship was in the month of November & after 3 days it was Children’s Day, on that day we were given a nominal
amount by the technical assistant ma’am to do party. We were as students of her varsity.

Overall, that was a good blend.

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