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Internship @ National Commission For Women : I Learnt Why NOT to Blame the Government; and to Expect a Cruel World


Name. College.

Nilesh Bijlani. RGNUL Patiala.

Name of the organization. City

National Commission For Women, New Delhi

How big was the office? Team strength?

It was a three storied old building. They had many specialised chambers. Mine was ‘Research and Analysis Chamber’ which consisted of 9 coordinators with atmost 2 internees each.

Their new office in under construction and will be shifted soon.

Application procedure. Internship contact details

I applied through the email address given on their website.

Also, you are supposed to send your CV as well as a recommendation letter from the university or any lawyer.

Duration in weeks. No. of days/week. Timings

The 5 days a week. Timings depend upon coordinator to coordinator; Mine was 10 am- 5 pm


Since the office is located in Pragati Maidan,which is adjacent to Supreme Court, one can easily find an accommodation in and around Bara Khamba road.

Main tasks (in detail)

We used to receive complaints everyday and then sort them out state wise.

We used to go through it and identify that the crime that has been committed and accordingly BTRs ( Brief Transmission Report ) have been filed.

Later, we used to generate letters which were supposed to be delivered to the SP/SSP/DM of the concerned city. At times, we were also given the task to attend the complainants.

national commission for women internship
“Expect the unexpected”, the intern learnt “It’s a cruel world outside”

Work environment, people

The working environment is pretty amazing. The coordinators are very friendly and cooperative.

They are ready to help you any and every time (I personally used to bug them and ask loads of doubts).

Good things

Along with the work and case load,us internees used to hangout together, check out the places near NCW.

The most favourite being Connaught Place and its market. AND Palika too,as you can always buy cheap and not-so reliable things from there.

Bad things? (Nothing is all good)

The office seemed a little gloomy and dull.

But the new office is going to be quite good.

What did you do to chill? Co-interns, colleagues

There is a market outside the office which was a cool place to chill with your co-internees who were also very friendly and shared more of a camaraderie than work relations.

There were some amazing places to visit, like Old Fort, Delhi Zoological Park, even India gate is not very far.

And as we used too say, “We could always catch the metro and see what Delhi has got.”

Stipend/ month

None. But, being there itself, counts more than stipends.

Anything else you’d like to tell

The office hours depends upon your coordinator and the state you handle.

Since I handled Uttar Pradesh, So I had to sit back till 5 or even till 6 pm to complete the target.

Biggest lessons

  • It is very easy to sit back at home and blame government institutions for their poor performances.
  • Expect the unexpected,there is a cruel world outside.


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