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Internship Experience at National Human Right Commission, Delhi: Human Rights Research Work, Make Short Films

By: abhinandan-91 | September 25, 2019

Full Name of The Organisation, City and State

National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi

About the Organisation

The National Human Rights Commission of India is a Statutory public body constituted on 12 October 1993 under the Protection of Human Rights Ordinance of 28 September 1993. It was given a statutory basis by the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993.

Student Name, College and Year of Study

Abhinandan Rai, Madhusudan Law College, LLM

Duration

28th May 2015 to 26th June 2015

Application Process

Every year NHRC sought for application for its summer and winter internship program.

Students of 3rd year or above from integrated Law course and students from 3rd year from 3 years LLB course also LLM students can apply. Apart from this students pursuing MA in other streams can also apply to have minimum 65% marks in class XII exam.

Students have to send one write up about Reason for joining as an intern at NHRC which carries 40 marks and class 12th marks and graduation marks contained 30 marks each for selection criteria.

First Day Formalities Initial Impressions

In the inaugural session held by S.K. Jain sir who is the trainer for our internship brief us about our work during the 1-month internship and give us a brief idea about National Human Rights Commission and its functioning, power, appointment, composition, strength, mechanism, accomplishments etc.

After our induction session, we were provided free meals at the NHRC canteen which I loved the most. Having people from different backgrounds and different parts of India make us feel that we are mini India and it shows the unity in diversity when we team up for doing various tasks.

Main Tasks

  1. We were provided certain tasks apart from attending lectures by some eminent personalities in Human Right field.
  2. We will have to make a short film on any human rights-related topic in a group.
  3. Another task was to review the books of our own choice.
  4. Also, we will have to give a presentation individually on any human rights topic.
  5. We have also made reports on the jail, childcare centres and police station visits.

Good Things

It was really a memorable experience. The staffs of NHRC are so cooperative. The enriching experience to interact with some famous personalities in the human rights field encourage us to work more towards human rights cause.

The tasks and visits helped us to understand the nuisances of human rights in India and made good Bonding among other students and work as a team. we have learnt a lot from jail visit and police station visit how the system really works.

Bad Things

There is no bad thing as such but sometimes some lectuers were monotonous and students feel sleepy so if they will provide more works and less lectuer classes that might be productive.

Stipend

Rs. 8,000/- plus a bonus for top performers and Travelling Allowances will be provided as well.

Accommodation Commute

I stay in a room near Lajpat Nagar III. From where the metro and bus facilities were convenient. So no issues in travelling as NHRC is just a few meters away from INA metro station.

Other Info

We have enjoyed a lot in making short films. we travelled across Delhi and worked on child labour issue took interviews of some to know the main cause of child labour and how to tackle it.

We have learnt how to make short films. We have interacted with SHO of Kotwali Police Station. We have learnt the working condition of police and their challenges. Also in Jail visit, we have learnt how they were living. Overall this was the best ever internship of my college days.

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