Internship Experience @ CCL, NLSIU, Bangalore: Visits to Observation Homes, Draft RTI Applications

Your Name, College, Year of Study, Email ID

Anshritha Rai

Name of Organisation, Location city, Team Strength

CCL- Centre for Child and Law, NLSIU, Bangalore

Application Process with contact details

I looked up the contact details of CCL on Google. You can send the application letter to [email protected]

I received a prompt reply, acknowledging my email and containing the details of my internship.

Duration of Internship and timings

October 27 – November 26, 2016

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

When I walked into CCL, I expected the team to be wholly involved in their work. But I was in for a warm surprise.

They struck a perfect balance between being professional in their approach and amicable in their attitude.

Main tasks

My main tasks was research and writing. I was entrusted with the task of preparing sections for a toolkit and created short case commentaries.

I assisted one of the members in drafting RTI applications and captured the summaries of lengthy publications.

Since I worked in the capacity of an intern under the Juvenile Justice team, I had the opportunity of visiting the observatory home on one of the days.

Work environment and people

The team at CCL were friendly and very approachable. They helped all the interns to get acquainted with our work and created a warm and congenial environment through the course of my internship.

Best things

The quality of supervision was commendable. My supervisor saw to it that I had enough work to keep me occupied for the day.

Bad things

NLS is located in the outskirts of the city. The travel to and fro was the only unpleasant thing I faced during my internship.



Biggest Lessons

This internship helped me to skim through massive piles of data for snippets of valuable information.

The lively conversations that flowed during office hours offered an interesting insight into opinions held and the nature of the work undertaken.

The visit to the Observatory Home was particularly eye opening.


Since I live in Bangalore, accommodation for me was no problem. For those who require it however, there are PG’s available in the vicinity.

CCL doesn’t entertain their interns living in the hostel and are quite clear on their stance.

Office Timings

The timings laid down on paper are 9-5.

While they prefer that their interns abide by the office timings, they are exceptionally understanding and are willing to make exceptions in case the intern wishes for it.

What matters more to the team at CCL is that the work assigned gets done.

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