Internship Experience @ State Legal Services Authority, Chandigarh

By | April 26, 2017

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Name of Student, College. Year of Study  

Vidhu, Punjabi University Patiala, 3rd year

Name of the organization and Address

State Legal Services Authority, Chandigarh, Additional Deluxe Building, Ground Flour, Sector 9D Chandigarh.

Duration of the internship

10th January 2017 to 25th January 2017.

How big was the office? Team strength?

The office was not that big it just has a common discussion room and 2-3 other rooms, but the team strength was good enough and all worked collectively and actively.

Application procedure

Internship contact details: I applied through sending my application to [email protected] and also talked to Mr. Rajeshwar Singh  who is the internship controller and head.

Accommodation: how, where, how was it?

I took a pg in sector 7c as it was near to the office and yes it was moderate.

First impression, First day, formalities etc.

First day we all had an introduction and had a healthy discussion on various legal issues with Mr. Mahavir Singh, Member Secretary, and Mr. V.K. Kapoor, further they also told us about the working of SLSA and the various schemes of NALSA.

Main tasks

Main tasks included certain visits to Snehalya, legal aid clinics, Nari Niketan, juvenile home, old age homes, visits to District Court for medications, Permanent Lok Adalats. Interns were assigned different schools and they had to deliver lectures in the school so allotted.

Work environment

Work environment was good and people were very helpful especially our internship in charge Mr. Rajeshwar.

Best things? (Nothing is all bad)

Best thing was the atmosphere and the work environment, moreover, there is no huge burden of work and interns are there welcomed with great enthusiasm.

Bad things? (Nothing is all good)

No bad things as such but the research work is less and field work is more.

What did you do to chill?

Co-interns, colleagues

Stipend/ month

No

Biggest lessons

Through this internship I saw the ground realities of our society and the problems which need to be cured, poverty, illiteracy, drugs, unemployment, and much more,  It is not as good as one see it from the cover, reality is something different.

 

Author: Mayank Shekhar

Mayank is a student at Faculty of Law, Delhi University. Under his leadership, Legal Bites has been researching and developing resources through blogging, educational resources, competitions, and seminars.