Name of Organisation
Child Rights and You, CRY – Child Rights and You,
189/A Anand Estate,
Sane Guruji Marg,
Mumbai – 400 011.
Tel – 91-22- 23063647/3651/1740
Period of Internship
1st-31st January 2014
10 AM- 5 PM, Weekdays. Some Weekends maybe working as well.
First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure
Every intern is introduced to the head of the Volunteer programme and the head of the Policy department. They are briefed about the current projects CRY is running and are allotted areas as per their choice.
Also, a research field/ topic is assigned after discussion with the head of the policy department. Every intern ideally is allotted a computer and an unique work ID, but sometimes due to space constrains, one might have to share the same.
Work on the CRY Election Advocacy Campaign to build and garner support for the Child Rights Manifesto presented by CRY by actively seeking pledges and association with bookstores, cafes, restaurants etc.
Researched on the Food Security Bill, 2011 and 2013, in a comparative manner and suggest changes as and where required.
There is tremendous scope for learning although sometimes you’ll have to ask for work. The deadlines are soft and flexible, but the work quality required is top-notch.
There is a lot of field work involved as the programmes always involve working directly with the people. However, a lot of research work is also a part of the internship.
Work and Environment
Everyone at the office is friendly and amazing to work with. There is a small canteen on the top floor from where you can buy cheap yet good food.
Also, there’s on-the-house coffee twice a day i.e. in the morning and in the evening. Overall, the office is a really comfortable place to work at.
The CRY Mumbai Internship gives no stipend, though interns shall be reimbursed for traveling for official purposes.