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Internship Experience @ Mazdur Kisan Shakti Sanghatan, Rajsamand, Rajasthan: Got to know the benefits of Gandhian way of living

By: Abhimanyu | May 8, 2017

Your Name, College, Year of Study, Email ID

Anand Shekhawat, University Five Year Law College, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, 2nd Year

Name of Organisation, Location city, Team Strength

Mazdur Kisan Shakti Sanghatan (MKSS), Rajsamand, Rajasthan.

I interned at Devdungri village which are the headquarters of MKSS.

The MKSS team had 7 members and around 20 interns.

Application Process with contact details

The application for the internship can be made by sending an email along with the CV to MKSS and writing a short passage about how and why want to intern.

The email handle can be found on official website of MKSS.

Duration of internship and timings

July – August, 2016

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

First day was good. Everyone at Devdungri were very helpful. There were no such formalities. Arriving at MKSS makes you feel the village life of India.

Main tasks

The main tasks included surveys in different villages of Rajasthan regarding various schemes of the government, state as well as union.

Also we did a Protest in Jaipur demanding the Right to accountability to the citizens. We also helped in daily chores like cooking and cleaning our houses.

Work environment and people

Work environment is awesome. We get to interact with Mrs. Aruna Roy, the living legend in the field of RTI, Nikhil Dey Sir and Mr. Shankar Mama on a daily basis. You get to learn a lot from these think tanks.

Also the co-interns were very friendly and I made some of my best friends there. In total, the work environment was good, everyone works as a team, a hard working team, and everyone is treated as equal.

Best things

Best things include interaction with Mrs. Aruna Roy and Nikhil Dey Sir as you get a lot of knowledge from them. Also the comic but informative stories of Mr. Shankar Mama.

After Interning at MKSS you get to know the ground level realities of government policies.

Bad things

Nothing bad thing such happened at MKSS.


No stipend, instead you have to pay Rs. 100/- per day to MKSS.

Biggest Lessons

Never back down as I get to know d struggle of MKSS team and their success.

I also got to know the profits of Gandhian way of living.

Any Other Thing

I think that every law student must intern at MKSS in order to understand the struggle and problems of real India.


For accommodation we had 2 buildings in the Devdungri village. Don’t expect a luxury living there.

Office Timings

As you stay at Devdungri only so there are no formal timings, but you have to wake up early in the morning to help in daily chores.

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