First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure
To be honest, first impression of PUCL was not nice as the office was not upto the mark as one would expect it to be. It was just confined to a room.
On our first day we just got ourselves registered and were made aware of all the tasks that we were supposed to do. One also needs to pay a registration fee which is utilised for pro bono cases.
We attended various conferences, visited Jantar Mantar to write a report on the protests that were taking place, Family court, District Court and even Delhi High court and were supposed to submit reports on the same.
We also had to write a research paper on any topic of our choice.
Work environment and people
People, staff and the President of PUCL were really helpful, informative and supportive. The President of the delhi office Mr N.D. Pancholi is very helpful.
He even would offer to drop us to metro stations when returning from attending various conferences. The work environment is very laid back and work will not be forced upon you if you are unwilling.
The staff was always up to help interns, no matter what.
This isn’t an internship that neccesarily teaches a lot but its a great internship for a first year law school student as it is not very grilling.
I learnt that internships are about how much interest one shows in taking up work to understand or gain experience/knowledge.
Any Other Thing
I live in Delhi so accommodation wasn’t an issue.
Office timings were not an issue at all.
We usually got free by 5 pm. We could leave earlier if we’re done with our work.
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