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Internship Experience @ PUCL, Patna: Interactive Session, Fieldwork, Human Rights Research Work

By: saksheesahay | August 6, 2019

Name of the Organisation, City and State

PUCL, Patna, Bihar

Student Name, College and Year of Study

Sakshee Sahay, Central University of South Bihar, 2nd Year

Duration

08th June 2019 to  30th June 2019

Application Process

I had submitted my CV through mail to Praveen Sir through one of my Senior.

First Day Formalities Initial Impressions

I was a bit late on the first day. When I entered into the room, I saw around 20 candidates were sitting and interacting with Dr. Prabhakar Sinha Sir, former President of PUCL. The first day was the day of orientation. We were introduced to our mentors and our tasks.

Main Tasks

The whole 21-day internship could be divided into two- the interactive session and the fieldwork session. In the interactive session, we were taught about the need and importance of human rights, the development of human rights, Articles and Development of UDHR, Socialism, Racism, Gender Discrimination, Our fundamental rights and duties, RTI online application, Child Rights, Women Rights and many more.

We were also given some books and pamphlets of Human Rights and PUCL. Further, we were asked to make the group of six and tasks were allotted to us and here the fieldwork starts!

In the Fieldwork session, we were allotted some government organisations to visits and check whether the law is properly enacted or not. These organisations included Police Stations, Hospitals, Railway Stations, Adoption Agency, Gender Resource Centre, Women Development Corporation, Slum and many more. We had to make a report on this. We were also asked to file at least one RTI on one’s choice.

Good Things

The mentors were quite cooperating and supporting. They were very enthusiastic and eager to make us understand more and more about human rights.

Bad Things

There were no such bad things. I learnt a lot of things there.

Stipend

No stipend

Accommodation Commute

I stayed with my brothers but one can easily accommodate in PGs and hostels at an effective price.

Other Info

I came to know about the ground realities of society and life. What we study and think is quite different from what is there. Meeting the children in the slum area, I realised how immature I am!

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