Internship Experience at Amnesty International, Bangalore: Human Rights Research Work

Full name of the Organisation, City and State

Amnesty International, Bangalore, Karnataka

About the Organisation

Amnesty International is the world’s largest human rights organization. Amnesty has created a world wide movement with a mission to prevent and stop grave violations of human rights, like the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom on conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination. They also work to protect and promote all the human rights that are enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Student Name, College and Year of Study

Duration

01st October 2017 to 01st November 2017

Application Process

I sent an email seeking for an internship along of my CV to Human Rights Education Department of Amnesty International. After this, I was asked to give a telephonic interview followed by an interview (In-person) at the office.

First Day Formalities Initial Impressions

The first day, I was introduced to all the people working in the various departments of Amnesty International and was familiarized to the entire working environment.

I was given pre-requisite reading material for my internship which I was to go through. It is a mix of professional and friendly environment.

Main Tasks

In this internship, I primarily was involved in research with respect to Human Rights and its several aspects which were to be included in the modules created by Amnesty International to create awareness about the same among school and college-going students.

I was also in charge of establishing and collaborating with various Amnesty clubs, in various schools and colleges in Bangalore.

I was also the head of the student initiative in organizing The Human Rights Week – ‘Haq’ in December 2017, which witnessed huge participation from the student community and staged renowned speakers, aimed at creating the pivotal awareness about inalienable Human Rights.

Good Things

The people here are very approachable, encouraging and accepting of new and innovative ideas. To be honest this was an internship that motivated me towards the cause of Human Rights and Law.

Bad Things

None at all

Accommodation Commute

I am a resident of Bangalore, so used the Metro to commute (Indranagar Metro Station).

Other Info

I spent all my time including the breaks with the people in the office. There is so much to learn from conversations with the people here. Overall a very friendly environment.

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