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Internship Experience @ Bihar Human Rights Commission BHRC: Great Work Environment


Name. College.

Aparajita. Amity Law School.

Organisation. Office Address.

Bihar Human Rights Commission. Patna. You can learn more about BHRC, click HERE.

Address: 9, Bailey Road, Patna, Bihar.

How was the office? Team strength.

The office was big.

The Human Rights Commission is an autonomous high power human rights watch body, that is supposed to look after all the work procedure of the state within the BHRC office.

Team strength – 3o members (approximately).

Duration of internship.

14 May to 14 June. 1 month.

Application procedure.

The application procedure was very simple.

The documents required- CV, ID card and a letter from the Head Of the Department of College.

Duration in weeks. Days of work per week. Timings.

We had to go to office regularly for two weeks. Five days in a week.

The timings were 10:00 A.M to around 2:00 P.M. However, the timings were flexible and subject to change according to  the work given. We had 50 minutes break time.

First impression, first day, formalities

The first impression of BHRC was quite good.

The training room was large with effective AC’s.

The co-interns were very interactive and the staff was very polite and cooperative.

The first day was in all fun and they provided us information about the commission to give  the basic concept behind the establishment of state human rights commission in the the pre-lunch session and introduced us  to the  members of the commission.

The only formality which I did was to submit the original copy of the recommendation letter and to write an application saying I am interested in interning at BHRC.

Main tasks

Our tasks varies on everyday basis.

In the initial days we were only given sample papers to work on.

We were divided into small groups and we had to go through around 20-50 cases  and give cognizance to the ones which could be accepted by the commission.

Working  in groups  was really a nice experience.

One difficulty was that there was frequent use of Urdu words in the Cases and that was very hard to understand ! But the staff did help us with the cases and we also learnt how the commission gives suo moto cognizance to some cases.

After we learnt how the commission takes cognizance of the cases, we were given the fully redressed cases to study.

In the second week, we had many group discussions. Every team was required to prepare a topic which they presented before everyone and then the teams were questioned. The topic could be anything of our choice.

In the third week we were given projects. We could do it individually or in a team. The topic of the project was given by BHRC.

The project had to be submitted on 14th June. After submitting the project we got our internship certificates.

Best Thing AND Bad Things.

Best things: The best thing about BHRC was that whenever you find yourself stuck in some confusion, You will certainly find some people who were always their to help you.

Be him the law officer or the invert desk member, everyone is ready to help you apart from their busy schedule.

And the another best part was you will be served tea if you need it, to make you feel relaxed and stress free. This was like a bonus for me at my workplace.

Bad things: The only bad thing was the timing of the internship, even I was given a option to change timing from 2 pm – 5 pm, but to cover such a long distance of 40 kms after 5 pm would have been a bit risky. So I somehow managed with the old timing.

Stipend/ Month.

No Stipend.

Money really doesn’t matter, the real treasure is the experience you get from here.

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