Internship Experience @ Odisha Human Rights Commission, Bhubaneswar: Work on Human Rights Issues, Interact with Judges

Your Name, College, Year of Study, Email ID

Subham Agrawal, Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, 2015-20

Name of Organisation, Location city, Team Strength

Odisha Human Rights Commission, Bhubaneswar

Application Process with contact details

Dropping of an email at along with your CV and a recommendation letter from the college followed by a telephonic conversation regarding the internship duration.

Duration of internship and timings

December, 2015 – January,  2016. 21 days. Timings: Usual reporting time 11 am – 3 pm, which often used to get extended till 4 or 4:30 pm.

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

The first day had nothing to do other then marking of the participation and an instructions session about the entry level position program.

A booklet comprising of OHRC method code, rules and controls and working of NHRC or the Human rights court was given to us on the principal day and we were requested that read the booklet furthermore to experience IPC, Crpc and report to them the following day.

The first day appeared to be dull and exhausting to me. Very few had turned up that day, nor there was anything to do that day.

Main tasks

The undertakings for a first temporary job experience were very straightforward and fascinating.

Every one of the assistants were to peruse the documents of the cases that were to show up in the day by day court sessions.

Because of the unmistakable fascination of the Acting Chairperson, we got the unique chance to brief and present the case for the benefit of the candidate and we helped the commission in the basic leadership process by advancing our perspectives with respect to what could be the likely end of a case.

We had a proactive part in the thoughts of the court.

Since the acting director was a resigned high court judge, he had inside and out lawful learning and relegated us work to peruse distinctive imperative judgments and arrangements of CrPC and the Human Rights Act, based whereupon we were made inquiries, however not frequently.

Work environment and people

People at the office were very friendly. It was a good experience with co-interns.

Best things

It was a good exposure as I was interning for the first time. My internship period witnessed Dr. RN Bohidhar retiring from the bench, which left Justice BK Mishra, Former Judge of Odisha High Court heading the bench as the Chairperson.

It was really great experience having such an eminent person sharing his personal insights with us. That was the best part of the whole training program.

Bad things

The irregularity of the interns despite the work being interesting.

Nevertheless, the few regular colleagues really made it memorable and worthy.


No stipend was provided.

Biggest Lessons

Vital judgments, the Human Rights Court procedures, the forces of the Human Rights Court and how it can make senior state authorities including police work force and IAS officers responsible for various human rights infringement cases, the suo motu force of the Commission to take up cases and different arrangements of the CrPC were couple of parts of my learning at the OHRC temporary position.


No, there was no accommodation provided. The students who interned at the commission usually were localities,who did not require accommodation facilities.

Office Timings

11 am – 3 pm

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.

Get Lawctopus in Your Email.

Join 58,000+ young lawyers!

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Hey, wait!

Get first mover advantage over opportunities, get them in your inbox!