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Name of Law Student
Name of Law College
G.D Goenka University
Name of Organization and Address
National Human Rights Commission, Delhi
Duration of internship and timings
1st August – 15th August (2 weeks) and 10 a.m to 4 p.m
I applied through the advertisement on their website which is always available and one should follow the procedure as prescribed.
First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure
First day all the interns were made to sit in seminar room and our documents were verified and later we were given guest lectures about the functioning of the commission. We were asked to fill a registration form along with Letter of Recommendation from the College. We were treated very nicely and the conference room was a big one fully air conditioned Moreover we were introduced to the background, powers, duties and functions of the commission.
We were given research topics in groups and the reports were to be submitted followed by a viva. We prepared a project file comprising of 15 cases filed by NHRC in suo moto, 10 cases in which NH RC advised Supreme Court of India regarding a judgment and such advice was accepted and 5 cases in which advice by NHRC was disregarded.
Work environment and people
The Director sir Mr. Sudarshan is very strict about the timings and the work. Even though he was strict, he helped us out whenever we went to him to clarify anything and provided his kind direction in the completion of the given project. His assistant Raheja Sir is very humble and helped us in every possible way. Work environment was friendly and people around work not so interactive as most of them were assigned time bound tasks.
Delhi Haat. We were a group of 7-8 people who used to go to Delhi haat daily for lunch.
We were taken on a field trip to Bal Sahyog (an NGO for helping out poor children as well as orphans to complete their secondary education as well as provides them vocal training in different fields) and that was an amazing experience.
Strict timings. If the research report is not appropriate then one has to extend internship for one more week in order to submit the report and collect certificate which was the main issue faced by out stationed students who already got their tickets booked. Not much of real legal work. Good for initial years at law school, not so good for tail enders.