Internship Experience @ Sakhi Kendra, Kanpur, UP: Work on Women and Child Rights

Name, College, Year of study, email address:

Shubhangi Tripathi, KLE Society’s Law College, Bengaluru, [email protected]

Name of the organisation:

Sakhi Kendra, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh

Contact information: [email protected]

Ph. +91 7704072368
Ph. +91 9336115763

Application process:

Applications through a phone call and email are accepted since it is a relatively small organisation.

Duration of internship and office timings:

I interned at the organisation for 4 weeks.

Reporting time for interns was 10 am and the leaving time varied with the tasks at hand.

First impression, First day formalities, Infrastructure:

Sakhi Kendra, although a relatively small organisation works effectively in its domain, that is, redressing issues involving infringement of rights of women and children.

On the first day, the interns report to the internship officer, fill out internship forms and register their names in the attendance register.

Further, they are introduced to the staff, that operates in the office, on field and courts and are acquainted with the working procedure.

Infrastructure includes a house dedicated solely to the purpose of the organisation. (They have two adopted dogs.)

Main tasks:

Day to Day, the interns are given the freedom to make the choice between office work and field work.

Office work involves listening to the complaints of the afflicted women and children and provide possible solutions.

For the same purpose, the organisation provides legal aid to the people free of cost, two days a week, and the interns are allowed to be a part of the same. The staff makes sure that the interns feel included and are able to associate with the cases.

Fieldwork involves strikes, dharnas, protests, marches, etc.

The interns are also required to segregate the cases according to their nature and keep them updated.

Work environment and people:

Work environment is extremely inclusive where an intern gets to learn about the society, gender-related crimes, procedures of law, and the various legal remedies available with respect to each case.

The staff is supportive and friendly to the interns, and dedicated to cause of the organisation. It’s inspirational to be a part of the organisation as the motivational force driving the staff is the vision of a better society.

sakhi kendra internship

Best things:

The nature and cause of the organisation is the best thing about it. It’s working the second; it encompasses social, legal and political aspects.

It exposes you to the grass root level problems that the society in India faces and how all of them together hinder her growth.

Bad things:

People who are looking for grandeur may be disappointed.


No stipend is provided by the organisation.


Disclaimer: Internship experiences are opinions shared by individual law students and tend to be personal and subjective in nature. The internship experiences shared on Lawctopus are NOT Lawctopus official views on the internship.

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