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Internship Experience @ Centre for Child and Law, NLSIU Bangalore: Visits to Juvenile Justice Board and Observation Homes

Your Name, College, Year of Study, Email ID

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Name of Organisation, Location city, Team Strength

The Centre for Child and Law), NLSIU Bangalore

Application Process with contact details

I learnt about CCL from various websites and then given my interest in the field of social work I was sure that it will be exciting to be a part of such a deemed organization.

I applied here in the 2 month early and my internship was confirmed after a short mail conversation.

The link for the application is being provided over HERE.

Duration of internship and timings

May 30, 2016 to June 28, 2016.

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

The Centre for Child and Law is situated in National Law School of India University, Bangalore.

CCL is an organization that works under three main programs Juvenile Justice, Right to Education and Right to Food/Child Marriage.

Main tasks

I have been allotted the major work of preparing an article on the topic “Should proceedings of the JJB and the Children’s Court dealing with a child in conflict with the law be held in camera”?

I worked under Swagata Mam so I was given research work regarding case reading, drafting, provisions involved, report making, going through various article and various other work related to the my area of study.

I along with my fellow interns visited to the JJB board, Observation homes, APSA and afterwards we were asked to submit our observations.

I had to do extensive reading about the laws and provision in U.S. states and also to draw comparison between the Indian laws and US provisions.

I gave a presentation on my whole internship at the last day and that turned out be a healthy one as the members brought my faults along with my plus points which helped me out in increasing my knowledge.

The internship has changed my perspective about children and really encouraged me to work with CCL and also for the upliftment of the children. It has helped me draw a new opinion about juveniles and thus turned out to be my most beneficial decision.

Work environment and people

The working environment over here is too good. It is a great place to work in and the CCL team is very cooperative and responds to each and every query very patiently and cordially.

A person who is genuinely interested to work in the area of child rights and law should intern with CCL-NLSIU. All the members of the team are really helpful and take due care of their interns.

The library is well equipped and up to date. You are given to work and use books inside NLSIU library which is very resourceful. I really feel privileged to be the part of CCL NLSIU.

Best things

It is in itself immense pleasure to be a part of such organization which works for the rights of the children.

The tasks assigned by the coordinators were perfect for me to learn about the juvenile justice programme.

It is a great place to work in. The work allotted is perfectly planned for a month internship.

I really liked the way my mentor guided me. She is really a true mentor in every aspect.

Frankly speaking I was not this much aware about how to do research on any particular topic. But her guidance helped me to make through this.

Bad things

What I want to comment on this is that everything was perfectly planned. Even the mentors were too good. One month is a short duration.

People take time to adjust to the working environment, but here in CCL I felt like another home. I don’t think any improvement is required by CCL side.

Stipend

No Stipend

Biggest Lessons

My Internship started with Arlene Madam who is the Programme Head, Juvenile Justice herself introducing me to Mrs. Swagata Raha as my coordinator for the program.

I have been firstly asked to go through the JJ Act, 2015 and the Draft Modern Rules, 2016 briefly. After then I was made to go through various articles and make a brief summary of those articles.

I was asked to strengthen the point that “the fairness of the trial/preliminary assessment by a Children’s Court will be undermined if it also hears an appeal against the order of a Juvenile Justice Board passed after a preliminary assessment.”

Next, I was asked to do intensive research on the topic that “whether the trial of a juvenile before a Children’s Court should be held in camera”.

Initially I thought that this is an easy task but when I research on it and when I went through various articles on it, I came to know about the real scenario. Children and in camera trials is something which is inseparable.

I along with my fellow interns also visited JJB proceedings, Observation Home and APSA. It was really a countable experience visiting over there. At the end of the internship we were asked to give presentation on our internship experience and our work during this period.

Any Other Thing

I was given research work regarding case reading, drafting, provisions involved, report making, going through various article and various other work related to the my area of study.

I along with my fellow interns visited to the JJB board, Observation homes, APSA and afterwards we were asked to submit our observations. I had to do extensive reading about the laws and provision in U.S. states and also to draw comparison between the Indian laws and US provisions.

I gave a presentation on my whole internship at the last day and that turned out be a healthy one as the members brought my faults along with my plus points which helped me out in increasing my knowledge.

Thee internship has change my perspective about children and really encouraged me to work with CCL and also for the upliftment of the children. It has helped me draw a new opinion about juveniles and thus turned out to be my most beneficial decision.

Overall Rating

9

Accommodation

I stayed there in a PG. Many PG’s are located in the nearby vicinity.

Office Timings

Full-time internship. I worked for a month with them from 30th of May to 28th of June.

Working hours is from morning 9:30 am to evening 5 pm with a break for lunch. Attendance is mandatory every day except on Sundays and holiday.

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