Internship @ Punjab State Human Rights Commission, Chandigarh: Good Work, Good Work Environment, No Stipend

Name. College. Year of Study

Aarti Goyal

University Institute of Legal Studies (U.I.L.S) (I Year)

Name of the organisation. City

Punjab State Human Rights Commission, Chandigarh

Team strength?

I did the winter internship. There were about 10-12 fellow interns.

Application procedure. Internship contact details

Application over email. Send in your details at

Address :

SCO No. 20-21-22

Sector 34-A, Chandigarh, 160034

Ph. No. 91-172-3029610, 91-172-3029611

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

G Going for the first two weeks is compulsory and then a project is assigned which has to be completed and submitted to the commission by the end of the last week of the internship programme.

Accommodation ?

P.G’s are available in sector 34 and 35, near to the commission

First impression. First day, formalities etc.

My first impression of the commission was really good. We were introduced to Mr. Rohit Chatrath, the system manager of the PSHRC who guided us throughout the programme.

Main tasks

The entire internship programme at the human rights commission was divided into three stages that were spread over a span of four weeks.On the very first day we were handed over the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993. We were then tested on our knowledge of the act.

The First stage of our internship was to segregate the complaints received by the commission into cognizable and non-cognizable complaints and then fill relevant forms for them.

In the Second stage we did case reading on which the member judges of the commission had given their judgements  The cases included custodial death cases as well.

The Third and the last stage was to research and submit a project report on a topic related to violation of human rights.

Work environment, people

It was good. We were divided into groups of 3-4 people each and then we had to complete the tasks mentioned above.

Best things?

Very liberal in structure; since you can work and enjoy too. You will learn about the working of the commission.

Co-interns, colleagues

You get to interact with students from other law schools!

Stipend/ month


Anything else you’d like to tell

Interning at a human rights commission a probably the best thing you can do in your first year. Go for it!

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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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