Internship Experience at MPHRC, Bhopal: Human Rights Research Work, Attend Court Proceedings

Name, College and the Year of Study

Surbhi Wadhwa, 2 nd Year, Bharati Vidyapeeth’s New Law College, Pune

Organisation and Address

Madhya Pradesh Human Rights Commission (MPHRC), Bhopal (M.P.), Situated at Arera Hills, Bhopal.

Duration of Internship

The internship commenced on June 01, 2012 and continued till June 21, 2012.

Timings were from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm.

How you Applied?

I applied for internship by sending my CV along with an application stating the intended duration of the internship to the commission along with the recommendation letter issued by my college and xerox of college identity card.

First-day Formalities, Infrastructure, First Impression

The office is very posh and classy in its whole setting and outlook. There was an introductory session for us. We enrolled ourselves on the very first day and got access to the library.

Main Tasks

We attended Commission’s Court proceedings, studied complaints and orders, learnt its working procedure. We were asked to select any human rights-related topic of our choice and submit a report on it by the end of the internship. I prepared
a study report and research on “Domestic Violence and Violation of Human Rights”.

It was a great learning experience to understand various aspects of Human Rights and its violation. We were taken to educational visits to Bhopal Jail, Police Station and Police Headquarters for interaction with TI, Jail Superintendent, prisoners, arrested persons, etc. and understand their condition, analyze the violations of human rights and suggest measures to combat it.

Good Things

The whole experience was extremely enriching, the members of the Commission are quite friendly, yet professional in their attitude. The work culture is based on productive learning and gives a sense of immense satisfaction by helping society
at large.

The office is fully air-conditioned, making it smooth to survive in the month of June. There’s not much burden to complete the task. In the end, a certificate was awarded to me.

Bad Things

The time during the internship flew, that I regret leaving the place so soon.

Stipend

The experience itself is the stipend that I gained. No monetary relief otherwise.

Accommodation, commuting to the office

I stayed at relative’s house and commuted via cabs, buses, autos, etc., which are all easily available from the Commission.

Anything else, what you did to chill out, lessons learnt, etc

In just 21 days, my overall focus remained in understanding the working of the Commission.

If anyone is keenly interested to work in the field of human rights, then this opportunity should not be missed at any cost. It provides a wonderful experience overall to relate the laws from the bare acts to its real-life violations and understand the implications.

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