National Commission for Women, Delhi: Remarkable Work Ethics, Rated 7.5/10, No Stipend

Name. College. Year of Study.

Samarth Trigunayat, Chanakya National Law University, Patna, III Semester

Place of Internship

National Commission for Women

Duration
29th May to 19th June, 3 weeks

Details

National Commission for women is a government organization constituted by the National Commission for Women Act, 1990. It deals with the problems faced by the women in our country and provides all forms of aid to them.

The present office of National Commission for Women is on rental basis and is situated at Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg, New Delhi. However the new building is being constructed where the office will be shifted soon. The office is decent with a good ambiance. The office is fully air conditioned and pleasant, which makes it quite suitable for working.

On the first floor there is a small conference hall, where all the meetings, conferences, etc. of NCW takes place. The conference hall is well equipped with all the latest technologies. There is a library which is well equipped with good books, journals, magazines, etc. based basically on women.

There is an IT department, which is basically there to look after all the online databases of the Commission. There are separate rooms for all the members of the NCW. The rooms of members are well equipped with latest security technology. Only the authorized persons through their finger prints can enter the rooms of the members. On the second floor the various cells are situated which work in their respective areas.

As such there are no formalities on the first day. The interns are only required to submit their recommendation letters from the college and then, they can straightaway start working in their respective cells. However, they may ask the interns to visit the library and read the National Commission for Women Act, 1990, in order to know about NCW and the way it functions.

NCW is basically divided into 4 Cells:
1. Non Residential Indian Cell (NRI Cell)
2. Complaint & Investigation Cell (C&I Cell)
3. Legal Cell
4. Research & Study Cell

Depending upon the CV, we are allotted cells. It is completely their discretionary power to allot us Cell. I was allotted C&I Cell.

The basic work of the C&I Cell is to directly interact with the aggrieved parties, listen to their complaints and then register them. Interns are also allowed to directly converse with the complainants. By this the interns come to know about their problems and it is very much practical.

This in turn helps a lot in gaining experience. After registration of the complaints, the C&I cell is supposed to file a BTR, i.e., Brief Transmission Report, which includes the summary of the case and is directed to the authorities concerned in the case.

For example, it can be sent to the local inspector of the police of the area of the complainant, or to the District Magistrate of that area, or to the Superintendent of Police, etc. Then ATR, i.e. Action Taken Report is filed by this Cell, which seeks for a report on actions taken by the respective authorities in the concerned case.

From the C&I Cell, few complaints are also passed on to the Legal Cell, where all the legal aspects of the case are taken into consideration. The legal cell also prepares articles, commentaries etc.

Research & Study Cell basically deals with research work. This cell analyses all the aspects of the case and then submits its report stating remedies and suggestions. The work of NRI Cell is same as that of C&I cell, but it works for NRI women only.

During my internship, field work was also a part of the schedule. But, due to the high temperature and excessive heat in Delhi, it was suspended. So, there’s work for everyone, whether you’re good at dealing with people or good at analyzing the legal aspects of any issue or you are a good researcher.

Lunch hour is also provided. It is between 1:30 and 2:30. It is basically the time to socialize, though the friendly banter continues throughout the day. The environment is very healthy, because most of the counselors and interns are very young, upbeat and spirited. The counselors are very helpful and if you are willing to learn, you should have no problem.

The best thing about this place is, there is variety of work to do. I not only learnt but also enjoyed my internship. The working hours are perfect even for the outsiders and after working whole day they can go and chill out at nearby places in the evening. As NCW is located at the center of the Capital, conveyance facility is also available even for the nearly for the far off. Moreover Saturdays and Sundays off gave me enough time to rest and celebrate weekends.

As such there was nothing bad about the internship. Yet sometimes the temperature of Delhi made it hard for me to work. So it is advised to opt for winter internships at NCW rather than in summer.

The impressive location of the office made it feasible for me to visit most of the tourist spots of Delhi. From delicious paranthas of Paratha wali Gali, to the pleasant ambiance of Hauz Khas Village, in my free time, I enjoyed everything in Delhi with my colleagues.

Most of the interns were from law schools sharing a lot in common, so we all had great fun together by organizing various trips on weekends and pizza parties at nearby outlets. NCW does not have a policy of paying their interns. As far as I know, all the internships are unpaid.

This place may not provide us with stipends but the experience which it gives is literally awesome. Apply only if you have interest in learning new things and you want to work for the welfare of women. Hard work is acknowledged and you can really learn a lot.

By the end of the month, you would learn to file BTRs, ATRs, arrangement of complaints, categorization of the cases, etc. I think 3-4 weeks is not much to pay for this experience.

NCW is a government organization but the way it resolves the problems through mediation, negotiation etc is remarkable, and its efficiency is far better than most other Government organizations.

I would rate the experience 7.5/10.

The application procedure is very simple. A mail containing your CV and a cover letter can be sent to ncw@nic.in. The interested students can apply for minimum 3 weeks internship. The working days are generally from Monday to Friday and the working hours are different for different cells, generally being 10:00 am to 4:30 pm.

NCW provided no accommodation. It was all arranged by all the interns themselves. I stayed at a PG in Preet Vihar, which was at a distance of 15 minutes from the office. As the office is situated near Pragati Maidan Metro Station (Blue Line), hence any place within the radius of 7 km would be good, the best alternatives being Laxminagar and Preet Vihar.

Judicial Training & Research Institute (JTRI), Lucknow

SUBMISSION BY:

Suchita Mishra, Amity Law School, Lucknow

NAME OF THE ORGANISATION:

Judicial Training & Research Institute, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

APPLICATION PROCESS:

The institute provides internship to only PG students (as we were told initially) but if you try your luck as if a source you can get in easily.

DURATION:

The JTRI provides internship for only 15 days (Saturdays and Sundays are off)

FIRST IMPRESSION, FIRST DAY FORMALITIES, INFRASTRUCTURE

It’s  a renowned institute in the city of Lucknow owing to the dignity it holds i.e. providing judicial training to the newly appointed judges !

On our first day, we were truly fascinated with the infrastructure, the big gate, the ambassadors( with the blue and red beacons), this place was perfect for motivating a person into judicial services, the charismatic position it holds!

The institute has a huge library containing all the law books, journals, AIRs etc and even the fictions as well. For a nerd, it was just the perfect place.

One would hardly find people there because everyone is busy doing there part of the judicial work, be it a clerk or the director himself . It’s a three storied building and has a beautiful garden.

On the first day we met our guide, Mr. Rajiv Bharti who is the Additional Director (Training) at JTRI and the introduction was formal.

MAIN TASKS

We were allotted our topics on the first day on which we had to make research paper.

Sir gave us choices as an on which field we would like to make the research paper i.e. criminal, constitutional, civil etc.

It was on our discretion and if worthy enough one could make the paper on one’s own choice and for those skeptical heads, sir did his part of the job.

My topic was: PROTECTION OF CHILDREN FROM SEXUAL OFFENCES ACT,2013.

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PEOPLE

All I had at JTRI to be called as “people” was my guide, my 2 other friends, some clerks which told us only about the whereabouts of our guide besides the librarian. We spent our time in the library searching for all the necessary stuff.

We had to give work progress report on a regular basis, our guide was kind enough to tell the flaws in our paper and enlighten us with the  recent case laws.

BEST THINGS

I got to know so much about the POCSO Act, the protection it provides to the child who suffers the sexual assaults in silence, the importance it holds in wiping out all those monsters out there.

Besides my project, the best things were the blue and red beacons, the library and the infrastructure. They were just awesome and inspiring ! And not to forget the “JTRI certificate” we got, it was just the right thing to show off

BAD THINGS

Despite the internship being research based, we had to report on a daily basis and waste our time in the library after having find out the relevant matter till 2:00 PM.

We had to wait for hours for our guide to turn up in his cabin and look into our work. We really had to struggle to get people to answer our queries.

STIPEND

No stipend

Office of Official Liquidator, New Delhi: When a Company is Wound-up

Application Procedure and Location

The Office of the Official Liquidator (Under the ministry of corporate affairs)attached to the High court of Delhi is located at the heart of Khan Market, New Delhi on the 8th floor of the multi-storeyed building called Lok Nayak Bhavan.

Getting there was easy, thanks to wonderful connectivity through metros and buses but getting the chance to go there required series of rituals that usually all desperate interns had to go through. E-mails, reminders, calls and then some more calls.

I mailed my updated CV along with a cover letter in the month of April atofficialliquidatordelhi@yahoo.com

Usually you will not receive any acknowledgement of the same so feel free to make a call (011)24693394 or 24693393. Don’t worry, HR will not start a telephonic interview with you.

The irony is, no matter which college you are from, you need to have a good CV to get good internship and you won’t have a good CV unless you do good internship so it’s the vicious circle where your first good internship based on a good CV is an oxymoron. Sounds confusing Eh ? Thus in order to get good internship , as they say, not only you need to have good work but a better (Net)work.

Role of The Official Liquidator

Well, As you might be aware that the role of official liquidator comes into playwhen a company is ordered to be wound up by the High Court.

The Official Liquidator attached to the said High Court takes possession of the company’s assets, books of accounts, etc. and liquidates the company as per the orders.

And they are paid handsomely for this job. Thus, in short, When .

Timings and work atmosphere

After all the corporate culture law firm internships, which make sure to extract the last drop of sweat from  your body, working under the protection of the government of India was a sweet realization and an eye opener. Expected time to report at the office is 9:30 but varies depending on your relations with the Deputy OL.

You are supposed to work ( read stay in office) till 6:00 but  are allowed to leave early depending on your bus schedule or distance from the office. So Although I stayed in a PG near Khan Market, I convinced them that I come from the other pole near Rithala.

It was a 5 day’s week and the only time I saw the employees actively running around here and there was to confirm the rumour whether the  new government was really planning to make all government offices 6 day’s week.

We had one hour lunch break where you can always take a stroll in the streets of Khan Market and Savour Khan Chacha’s Rolls. The building has its own canteen on 9th floor, where the rates are very “Parliamentarian” but the variety of food disappoints.

Work description

The hall of employees was divided into several Chambers and I was the only law person in my cell called Technical cell-IV. Others were mostly Chartered accountants.

Interns are usually allotted work under a Joint Technical Assistant (JTA) and the kind of work includes drafting of petition for voluntary winding up of the companies, recording of statement of the director of the companies who always blamed other directors or refused to give any substantial information at all, estimation of employee’s genuine claims and Research & miscellaneous drafting under the relevant provisions for the winding up of a company under the Companies Act 1956.

Sometimes you might also be asked to just download the judgements of last month and prepare a list of cases due next month.

I joined the office in the month of June, so I could not get the opportunity to go to the courts which remained closed at that time. If you get the chance to go to the courts, that will be a bonus point.

Stipend

Although there was no stipend but the experience and the atmosphere was totally worth it. Random treats from someone or the other is a common thing at the office. You will not regret spending a month there.

The Most Challenging Task

The most difficult task was to make your worksheet on day to day basis of the work you have done each day from the date of joining till the date of receiving the certificate.

They will not tell you this in the beginning of your internship but only when you will go to ask for the certificate on the last day. So keep a tab of all your work from the Day One of your internship.

I had to find and turn the heaps of files to see the name of companies that I worked on and got my worksheet Signed by JTA, who was very sweet and helpful and The Official Liquidator, who was very generous and accessible person.

It was a pleasant experience overall and the amount of exposure and learning was very helpful in understanding the practical aspects of dealing with clients and experience of working in a body under the ministry of corporate affairs was priceless.

 

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited BHEL, Tiruchirapalli

Name of Organisation, Location, Team Strength

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited BHEL, Tiruchirapalli

Application Process

While applying for an internship in BHEL, you first need to get a bonafide certificate from your institute.

A letter of approval should be addressed to The General Manager, Human Resource Development Centre, BHEL ,trichy-620014

Duration of internship and timings

Duration: 2 weeks

Working hours: 8:00 AM-4:30 PM

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

BHEL seemed to be amazing at first sight itself. But the first day formalities were little big.

You should get a pass from the security department after getting the approval from HR manager.

Infrastructure was just amazing, even though the outer look was not great. the interior is just beyond awesome, fully centralized AC with a separate cabin for each and everyone..

Main tasks

The main tasks during the BHEL internship include :

1) to find out errors and mistakes in the petitions and deeds made

2) to find out loop holes in the respondent side

3) to update about the case to higher officials

Work environment and people

Work environment was really so pleasant, lovely and created a mood to work more all the time.

People there are so friendly and helped in all ways and taught so many things. They were so helpful.

Best things

Best things include the work environment, knowledge gain, officers there share their work experience , canteen (lunch for 40 paise), tea in morning break and eve break.

Bad things

Only bad thing is the location.

But if you have a bicycle our scooty or bike with u then its no more a issue !

Stipend

Nil

Biggest Lessons

the whole lot about writ petition …daily the legal dpt head used to spend half an hour teaching me completely about writs and contract deeds

Any Other Thing

Even though its very difficult to get an internship approval in legal department of BHEL its worth the effort.

You can learn a lots from the internship, I can assure you that you can learn at least 4-5 issues daily which will be very helpful.

FICCI, IPR Division, New Delhi

Name of Organisation, Location, Team Strength

FICCI, IPR Division, New Delhi, 3 associates

Application Process

I had mailed my application to the HR department of FICCI atficcihrd@ficci.com

There was a prompt reply confirming the internship.

Duration of internship and timings

One month, June 2014

9: 45 am to 5 :30 pm. They are very particular about the timings, so arrival on time is most important. One can leave early however, subject to the availability of the associates.

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

I reached sharp at 9:45 am. Thereafter, we interns met Ms Kartika Suhag who is the Research Associate there. She gave us the very first task relating to the NCERT and IPR incorporation.

The building is huge, but the department has only two rooms. There were many interns luckily, so we got a place in a big room. Else, there is a small room just for the interns.

Main Tasks

Research, Preparing minutes of the board meetings, Research paper submission and Presentation.

Work environment and people

Great associates but hardly any work.

Best things

Nice co interns and the meetings we got to attend.

Bad things

Not much work was given.

Stipend

None

Biggest Lessons

Just don’t go by how big the organization is, do the background research as well.

Andhra Pradesh State Human Rights Commission {s}

Name of Organisation, Location, Team Strength

Andhra Pradesh State Human Rights Commission.

Application Process

First we need to take permission from our college principal with his signature on it then submit the same to SHRC .

Address:

Andhra Pradesh State Human Rights Commission.
Gruhakalpa building
M.J.Road, Nampally
Hyderabad

Duration of internship and timings

Duration: for two weeks

Timing: 10:30 AM to 2 PM

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

First Impression: the building looks old.

First day formalities: the secretary of the commission gives a brief explanation about human rights, rights and duties of the commission, powers of the commission etc. and gives the schedule to be followed for the next few days.

Main tasks

The commission mainly deals with the cases relating to:

1. Torture by police

2. Violation of freedom of expression

3. Human trafficking

4. Religious violence

5. Caste related issues

6. Violation of basic fundamental rights.

Work environment and people

The people of the commission are very helpful and friendly.

Best things

Attending commission proceedings. Registering the details and hearing the common people problems and how their rights are violated.

Bad things

The building is too old.

Stipend

No Stipend

Biggest Lessons

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.

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Bihar Human Rights Commission, Patna

Name of Organisation, Location, Team Strength

Bihar Human Right Commission, Patna, 20

Application Process

One can apply by sending an application letter along with the recommendation letter issued by the college to the office of the BHRC.

Duration of internship and timings

21 days (Month of January)

We were asked to report at sharp 10 am and we were allowed to leave at 2 pm.

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

First day we were asked to do formalities related to the attendance, further we were taught what to do and how to do work over there.

First day only we were assigned our work. Office was not very big but the room (conference room) assigned to us was comfortable where a group of 20 people worked together.

Main tasks

Main task which were assigned to us was to read various complaints filed by peoples from all over the Bihar and then to make a report of each and every case every day. We had to choose closed files, whose judgment had been given.

Those files were written in Hindi and we had to translate it into English and make the project which we had to submit at the end of the internship. As a final task we were asked to submit a report consisting of details of all the work done by us.

Work environment and people

Environment of the office was good as in our batch only girls were there and they were very good. We had good time together.

Not to forget, the only person who helped us and guided us throughout our internship period was Neeraj Kumar. He is a great person and the only person whom we saw working all the time.

Best things

There were not much work to do so we enjoyed with others. Best part of the internship was that we were addressed twice by different professors of different university and those lectures were quite beneficial for us. We also got the opportunity to attend the function where CM of Bihar was the chief guest.

Bad things

As we were not having much work so we got very few learning experience.

Stipend

No

Biggest Lessons

Biggest lesson learned over there is that if you wanna do your internship seriously you should get to know about that place early before you are going to do your internship.

Any Other Thing

Working over there was fun as it was my first internship and since there was not much work to do I got much time to enjoy with my friends.

Lokayukta Office, Lucknow: Know the Ins and Outs of Lokayukta

Your Name, College, Year of Study, Email ID

c, nirajsingh484@gmail.com

Name of Organisation, Location, Team Strength

Lokayukta Office, Gomati Nagar, Lucknow (U.P.)I worked under the guidance of secretary of Lokayukta Mr. Shinha sir.

Application Process

I got intern at Lokayukta ,office through college Placement Cell. A person can apply on his own. The contact detail is available on the official site of Lokayukta (U.P.).

Duration of internship and timings

15 days, 11:00 A.M TO 4:00 P.M.

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

On the first Day of internship I submit my recommendation letter of college and it is day of general introduction. The secretary of Lokayukta introduce me with the other staff of the office.

The infrastructure of the office is new and very good.

Main tasks

The main task I got their was to learn about the Institution of Ombudsman and its origin in the Scandinavian countries and the various Lokayukta Acts of others state like Karnatka, Maharastra, Uttrakhand etc.

Later I learned about the working of Lokayukta, power and investigation procedure of the Lokayukta, and on last day I submit a model Lokayukta Act with the report.

Work environment and people

The work environment was very good and the secretary Mr.Sinha was also a good person with supportive nature.

Best things

The best thing about the Lokayukta office is working environment and working of government office.

Bad things

The bad thing I found their was that Mr. Lokayukta was least available for internee due to their busy schedule.

I was given very less time for interaction with him.

Stipend

No

Biggest Lessons

Work hard with honesty never goes in vain. It is always fruitful and we got at least appreciation for that which gives us satisfaction.

State Bank of India, Ahmedabad

Name of Organisation, Location, Team Strength

State Bank of India, Ahmedabad, 4

Application Process

The application process was a pretty sorted one but equally tough and rigorous. The Summer Internship Program form was to be filled with attached C.V.

These forms went through a rigorous process of scrutiny and what followed was the interview sessions. The shortlisted candidates were to sit for an interview on the date mentioned by the organisation and thus the final list was prepared.

Duration of internship and timings

In the confirmation letter by the organisation it was mentioned that minimum of 8-10 weeks of internship was mandatory and a confirmation letter from the college was also a need.

The timings mostly are from 10-5 but as mine was a research project the head of the branch allowed me lesser hours in the office and carry the files home for better research.

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

For India’s biggest banking corporation the first day gave me chills but unlike my apprehensions the officials were amicable and helpful.

I was told to report to the Law Manager who gave me a brief introduction of my internship process and gave me my research topic.

The infrastructure was not so lavishly built but pretty decent and good working environment.

Main tasks

I was given a research project to study a few cases for the bank and submit a report for the same.

Work environment and people

The working environment is fair enough with amicable people much elder in age though.

Best things

The best part about SBI was that I stepped into the real world dealing with cases and for a student who just stepped into law it was the first outer world experience.

Stipend

Negotiable

Biggest Lessons

A research project can be undertaken at any year of law school because at the end of the day what is required are the skills and ability to research and comprehend.

Justice Rajiv Sharma, Himachal Pradesh High Court

Your Name, College, Year of Study, Email ID

Pranav Sood, Jindal Global Law School, 4th year, 11jgls-psood@jgu.edu.in

Name of Organisation, Location, Team Strength

Hon. Mr. Justice Rajiv Sharma of the Hon. High Court of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla

Application Process

Application process will require you to send him a cover letter specifying why do you want to intern under him and the period of internship.

Contact Details
Hon. Mr. Justice Rajiv Sharma,
Hon. High Court of H.P.
Shimla
H.P
Ph: office : 0177 – 2813000 Duration of internship and timings January , 2013

Timings were according to me as I was on field work for the court. :D

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

An amazing personality to meet and work under. The office is large and spacious (it is a High Court).

Main tasks

I was given a task to work in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, survey the area, talk to people and make a report on what kind of problems the locals are facing and what are they expecting from the Judiciary.

Along with that, I was tagged with the Legal Service Authority to kick start the ‘para legal volunteer program’.

I and my co-interns helped in training the para legal volunteer’s and thus started off the program.

Work environment and people

People in the office are super friendly, in the field too we were greeted by many officers of the Judiciary and they all were very co – operative and helpful.

Best things

The field work wore a color of a vacation and Kangra being such a beautiful place made it look like a planned vacation tour of rural hilly area.

Bad things

Nothing !

Stipend

None.

Biggest Lessons

Judiciary is trying its best to put in place effective services for the people but people themselves do not want to get involved in ‘court-kachehri’.