Your Name, College, Year of Study, Email ID
Anahida Bhardwaj, Symbiosis Law School, Noida, 2016 – 2021
Name of Organisation, Location city, Team Strength
Wildlife Trust of India, Noida
Application Process with contact details
I got in touch with the legal department of the NGO as my aunt worked there. They asked me to send in my CV and after that, I was called for an interview.
My internship is under Mr. Abhimanyu Mann, who is an advocate working with the organisation. You can email him at [email protected]
Duration of Internship and timings
14th November, 2016 – 15th December, 2016
First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure
On my first day of work, most of the office people were not there as it was Gurupurab and they had gone for an office trip.
I was expected to fill out my formalities and then read the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 and post-lunch, resumed work on preparing case reports.
So far, I have been asked to prepare case reports from the various wildlife sanctuaries in North India.
This involves name of case, the region where it was committed, crime and the animal against which it happened, relevant sections of the act that apply, stage of criminal proceedings, date of hearing and next date of hearing.
I also develop teaching material for guards at wildlife sanctuaries and make graphs.
Work environment and people
The people working at the NGO are all hardworking and passionate people who care about wildlife a lot.
Though there are several departments such as communications, campaign management, law and enforcement etc., it is like a huge family.
All of us have lunch together and play table tennis in the afternoon
The fact that you get to learn so much about wildlife law, which also forms a very major part of the criminal law system but is often neglected, is a major plus.
Also, getting an opportunity to do so much just in your first year of legal education is a definite bonus.
The distance from home and the commute. Metro becomes very tiring and the rickshaw wala’s at times can be rude.
Animals are as important, if not more, as humans and that any knowledge of a law which protects voiceless lives is a great learning experience.
As I live in Delhi, I would commute to Noida everyday via Delhi Metro from Shadipur metro station to Noida Sector 15 Metro Station and the office is 10 minutes away from the station.
On my way back, I would change at Rajiv Chowk and then reach Hauz Khas Metro Station.
The official timings are from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
The office timings are really relaxed for interns. Though I prefer staying from 10:30 AM – 4:30 AM, we are allowed to leave earlier.