Name, Year & College
Akshay Mankar, 5th year, Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur
I applied for the internship by sending a mail to [email protected]
First Impression, First Day formalities, Infrastructure.
During my internship, Initiatives for Inclusion Foundation, the non profit arm of the Ungender had undertaken a project with the government of Chhattisgarh. So the workplaces included government building and hotels. First day, I was introduced to both the partners and my co-intern, in an upscale hotel lobby where I was without delay assigned the work.
The environment throughout the internship was very informal and the partners themselves were always ready to solve the queries and help. The workload was sometimes a little depressing, but both the partners were always very encouraging, understanding and supportive.
Though any other internship with Ungender may include research work, advocacy campaigns etc, this particular project demanded something much different. The training project involved extensive training sessions with the members of the Local Complaints Committee created under the Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace Act, 2013 and the Sakhi One Stop Centers.
So the work was very wholesome which included assignments related to creation of literature for aid, research work, making notes, assisting the partners in training, article writing etc.
The best thing about the internship was the informal working environment and the fact that it was very easy to interact with the partners and they were available at every step to guide or point out the mistakes and correct. The project required a lot of travelling so I was able to interact with a lot of people who were working at the ground level to implement the laws and ensure the social justice. Travel and accommodation was both taken care of by the firm.
No bad points as such that I can think of.
I was paid Rupees Five Thousand after the completion of the internship.