Internship Experience @ Legal Cell For Human Rights, Guwahati: Learned a Lot About Human Rights Condition in Assam

Your Name, College, Year of Study, Email ID

Rubel Nath, NEF Law College, 3rd Year

Name of Organisation, Location city, Team Strength

Legal Cell For Human Rights, Guwahati

Application Process with contact details

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I had to submit an application to the office of the legal cell human rights with the signature of the principal of our college.

The application was then forwarded to the concerning officer of the office.

They called me up for an interview and few days later I was called by an official who told me that I was selected for the internship.

I then went to the office and sorted the rest of the procedures out.

Duration of Internship and timings

The internship was a month long ( 4 weeks) . 6 days a week, from 9 am – 2 pm.

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

My first impression was neutral. I had already been in government offices earlier, so I didn’t expect anything extravagant. Surprisingly the office was well furnished.

The officials were very cooperative. They helped me out whenever I needed any help.

They helped me clear any confusion about the works that I was alloted.

Main tasks

I was allotted the work to analyse the cases of the past 5 years and make a report on it.

The files that were given to me me were quite voluminous.

I had to classify cases in accordance with the Assam Human Rights provisions.

Also I had to prepare statistics with parameters of case admission and disposal and parameters of disposal.

Work environment and people

The office environment was very “government office” type. The people were very cooperative yet work-minded.

They came and worked quietly. I interned there with 2 of my friends, so the work load got much lighter through interaction.

Best things

The work atmosphere. The atmosphere was very clear.

The officials were very work-minded, although they made out time for fun and frolic.

Occasionally I had to sit down for client counseling sessions also.

Bad things

Floods and boredom. It was monsoon when I was interning, so I had to face some problems because of the floods.

Also the office environment sometimes got very boring and tedious.


No stipend.

Biggest Lessons

During my work there, I learned a lot about the human rights condition of Assam that I was earlier unaware of.

I got a better understanding of the commission’s functions and way of working.

Any Other Thing

Definitely one of the best places to intern in Assam. Im very satisfied during my internship there.


Im a localite. My house is roughly 2 km away from the office. So it was fairly easy for me to go to the office. But there are plenty of paying guests nearby the office. So an outsider will have to difficulty in finding one.

Office Timings

The office timing was 9 am – 2 pm, 6 days a week.

The timings were quite relaxed. I could leave the office when I had no work.

But sometimes, I also had to do overtime in case there was more work to do.

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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