Internship Experience @ Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Delhi: Challenging and Great Learning Experience

Name, College, Year

Mannat Marwah, Symbiosis Law School, NOIDA, 5 years BBA LLB

Organisation and address

Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR), 5th Floor, ISBT Building, Kashmere Gate, Delhi – 06.

Duration of internship

6 weeks (November – December 2018).

How you applied?

I came across an internship opportunity on Lawctopus.

The application procedure involved filling out a form answering questions and stating preferences, uploading the CV and finally an interview.

First day formalities, infrastructure, first impression

My first impression of the Commission was extremely positive and homely as even before starting my first official day as an intern, I was greeted with a warm smile by Mr. Ramesh Negi, Hon’ble Chairperson, Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights.

The Reception and sitting area had informative posters pertaining to various relevant child issues.

The work ethic and culture that I observed on my first day completely shattered any pre-conceived notions that existed in my mind about government offices and other statutory bodies.

Interns get to work in the conference room which gives an extremely professional atmosphere. It is well furnished and comfortable.

Main Tasks

I was interning under Mr. Anurag Kundu, Member, Education, DCPCR and thus all my tasks revolved around Delhi’s Education System.

I worked in Grievance Redressal and drafted legal notices, advisories and reminders, researched on various relevant issues and cases, prepared reports and even attended summons.

Good Things
  • My overall internship experience was very positive and recommendable.
  • One of the biggest contributors to my good experience was the Commission’s young but highly skilled and experienced workforce.
  • There was space for new ideas and everybody, be it interns or employees got a seat at the table. All thoughts, ideas and efforts were appreciated and even incorporated if deemed fit.
  • No distinction was made based on the year of study. My regular diligence and keenness to perform ensured me plenty of opportunities even though I was just a first-year student.
  • The environment is such that one can be comfortable with peers and supervisors and learn new things effectively. It was a challenging and great learning experience.
  • I got to learn about the working of government offices and how they function like the making and maintenance of government files and records etc.
Accommodation and Commuting to office

Reaching the Commission’s office can be easily done via Delhi Metro as the office building is right next to Kashmere Gate Metro Station.

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