Mohd Rameez Raza, Faculty of Law – Integral University, Lucknow.
Name of Organisation, City
Yeh Ek Soch Foundation, Lucknow.
You will get a confirmation email. You have to call in the office and talk with them about your internship. There is no registration fee. You have to show recommendation letter or bonafide certificate from your college.
Duration of Internship and Timings
15th May – 14th June 2018, 30 Days.
On Sunday, the office remains closed. There is specific office timing 10:30 AM to 05:30 PM.
Infrastructure and First-day impression & formalities
Honestly speaking, the first-day impression was very good. Office address is available on google maps and easy to find. The office was located in a house it has 4 rooms, two rooms were for people who work there, one training hall for interns and a meeting room. There’s a kitchen attached to the hall where you can easily get water, tea, coffee etc.
On the first day, My first meeting was with Mr. Shariq Ahmad. He is the COO of the organization. He asked me basic questions and did the briefing of the projects and tasks to be performed.
Proper orientation is also conducted if the number of interns is more. There is no compulsion to wear college dress you can be casual or formal depending on you. People working there are very kind hearted and always ready to help you when you need to.
If you carry a laptop you will get to work from the office. You will get your own place, there’s is no big work, if you have basic knowledge of Microsoft office. The NGO deals in both legal and nonlegal work.
The institution works mainly on gender equality, youth empowerment, and sexual reproductive health issues. The other works include the research, drafting, conducting surveys, fundraising, event management, focusing towards youth empowerment.
Work environment and people
The environment was friendly. It was a very good experience to talk to them and work with them. If there’s any problem, our coordinator Swati Ma’am was always there to help.
I got the opportunity learned a lot and interact with different people from different walks of life. There was not even a single day when I got bored during the internship. There’s a variety of work, like drafting and research, doing promotion work, media meeting etc. The organization also conducted a two-day Advocacy Workshop which helped me in increasing my skills.
There is nothing bad about the organization.
Accommodation is not a problem in cities like Lucknow, Hostels and PGs are very easily available in Gomti Nagar and Hazratganj at reasonable prices. I lived in a hostel in Lalbagh, Hazratganj which was affordable and transportation to office was good from there.
You will get to know how NGOs work. Being a Law student, you will feel proud to work for society. In the first year working with an NGO is a good choice.