Name of Student
Name of Organisation, Location, Team Strength
Punjab State Human Rights Commission, Chandigarh.
There were about 15-20 fellow interns.
Application over email. Send in your details at [email protected]
They are prompt in replying to e-mails.
Also, before joining for the internship they may also ask for a scanned copy of your college’s ID card and letter of recommendation that gets issued from your college.
Duration of internship and timings
Office timings were quite strict and all the interns had to report in office at sharp 10:00 AM.
Though, we all had to work for a maximum of six to seven hours and we could leave office after 4:00 PM or so.
Duration of internship was for a maximum of one month.
First impression, First day formalities, Infrastructure
When I reached at the reception counter, they asked me to go to conference room.
My first impression of the commission was good.
Our batch was administered by Mr. Rohit Chatrath, the system manager of the PSHRC and he was always easily approachable.
The PSHRC building is big enough. Interns were not given any work in particular.
The very idea of this internship is to make the interns aware of Human Rights and issues connected therewith.
We were given petitions to read and report them.
It is compulsory to go to the PSHRC office for the first two weeks.
The other two weeks are left for a research project on topics related to human rights in the state of Punjab.
We were made to review the complaints/petitions which came into the commission and we had to decide whether the cases fit into a certain criteria so as to be taken up by the commission.
We were made to read some of the past cases which were decided by the commission.
The cases were huge and we read and studied them in groups.
After we finished reading the cases, we were thoroughly quizzed on them.
We were also shown every floor in the building and were walked through the process of registering a complaint to taking action on it.
Work Environment, People
The work environment was quite relaxed and open.
There were interns from various law schools, mostly from the first and second year.
Co-interns were fun to work with and interaction was free flowing.
Very liberal in structure; since you can work and enjoy too.
You will learn about the working of the commission.
There was nothing which I disliked about the internship.
You get to interact with students from other law schools!
Most co-interns apply for this internship in their first year only.
Since they’re also new and still adapting, such basic and smooth internship gives you opportunity to open up.
You can learn, you can have fun!