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Internship Experience at Child Rights & You, NGO, Kochi: Great Learning at Child Rights


Name of the intern

Akhila D V

Name of your college

National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi, Kerala

Name of the course and year of study

5-Year Integrated B.A LL.B (Hons.) | First Year

Name and address of the organisation

Child Rights and You, Bangalore, Address – Madhavi Mansion, 12/3-1, Bachammal Road, Cox Town, Gover Rd, Bengaluru, Karnataka – 560005. 

Duration of internship

From: 01/12/2019 Till: 28/12/2019

How did you apply for the internship?

I applied for an internship from their official website www.cry.org.

One has to fill an internship application form with personal details.

In addition to that, CRY requires interns to have knowledge about the social and legal issues concerning child rights.

Therefore one has to write 2-3 short essays with 200 to 500 words about child rights issues as asked in the application form.

Then I sent the form at [email protected]

Once you submit your form, Ms. Monisha Murali (Associate) will make a call for a telephonic interview mainly asking questions about one’s viewpoint and ideas about child rights issues.

Then if you are selected, they will send you an offer letter.

First day formalities, infrastructure, first impression

The first day was quite formal. I reached the office by 10.00 am. Then I was introduced to the volunteers and associates of CRY.

Further, I was given a presentation on child rights and the approach of CRY.

Main Tasks

The main task included researching on various issues of legal relevance to child rights and fieldwork.

Firstly as a part of fieldwork, I was asked to visit a primary school in Koramangala, to teach students in which CRY has volunteered to help academically.

It was a 5-day work. Since the school was far away from CRY, they reimbursed the travel cost.

Secondly, the task also included co-ordination and conduct of CSR programs in association with a software company.

So I was asked to prepare various creative events to create awareness about child rights.

Apart from these tasks, I was asked to write a few reports, articles, and short essays concerning various socio-legal problems focusing on child rights and protection by referring to various UN documents and Indian statutes.

Work Environment

1. The work environment was good and fun. Everyone, both the volunteers and interns were friendly;

2. The focus is always on “we” and not “I”. So teamwork was ensured in each work; and

3. If one is expecting a hectic work environment with heavy work, where one wants to do everything assigned individually, then CRY is not a choice.

Good Things

1. Most of the activities are focused on the creative side of the interns and their social perspective;

So activities like hosting events, teaching the students in various schools, etc., undertaken by CRY promoted this object;

2. The work was never static and included too many diverse activities like creating game plans for the CSR, researching on topics, etc;

3. I was able to network with people from various parts of the country and from different academic streams;

4. I was able to interact with children amid language barriers and was also able to understand their real problems; and

5. For a first-year law student, who wants to know more about the social issues faced by children, it is a good opportunity.

Bad Things

Nothing in particular. But you can’t have too many hectic days.

Somedays you have to sit without any new task and have to focus on the work that you have already done, which can be a little boring at times.

But these can be compensated by exploring the city.


None, but all the reasonable expenses incurred in the fieldwork will be reimbursed.

Details about accommodation and commute

Nirmala House (Hostel), 17 – Davis Road, Balaji Layout, Cooke Town, Bengaluru, Karnataka – 560084.

Ph : 8142298435 (Sister Floraine), CRY is a 15-minute walk away from the hostel.

Anything else?

The biggest lesson I learnt is the importance of social work. In carrying out various social changes apart from the government schemes.

CRY was quite a strong presence in social work. It gave me an opportunity to understand various child right issues, how various government works, and how NGOs can really bring out a change.

Fun : I often used to chill out when the work get over early.

Ulsoor lake is a 10 min. drive away from CRY.

So those who want to enjoy the town can go to this tourist destination and have fun.

As a part of our CSR, we played many games with the senior software engineers in the office for the whole evening, returning to the hostel at 10.00 pm, eventually.

Those days were really fun and helped me to explore Bangalore nights.

One will get off on Saturdays and Sundays.

Therefore, those who are new to the city like me, will get a good opportunity to explore.

Don’t forget to try the hot bun shop near CRY.

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