Internship @ Delhi State Legal Services Authority DLSA: Get Practical Legal Aid Knowledge, No Stipend

Name. College. Year of Study

Aarti Goyal, UILS, P.U, Chandigarh, 2nd Year

Name of the organization. City

Delhi State Legal Services Authority, New Delhi, Phone no. 011-23384781, Email id –

Duration of the internship

Three weeks

How big was the office? Team strength?

The office comprises of a whole floor at Patiala House Court Complex.

It is fully air-conditioned and the atmosphere is very pleasant.

There are around 20-25 people.

Application procedure. Internship contact details.

DLSA offers internship twice a year.

For the summer internship they release the form in the month of March.

Further details can be found from the website (

Duration in weeks. No. of days/week. Timings.

Three weeks. Monday-Saturday. 10 a.m to 4 p.m but the timings were flexible in the sense that if the work gets done before time then interns are allowed to leave early.

First impression. First day, formalities etc.

My first impression was pretty good. There was an orientation session on the first day at Tis Hazari Court.

We were informed about the working of the organisation. Executive members of DLSA were also present.

Main tasks

The main idea behind this internship is to make the students gain practical knowledge about legal aid. We had field visits daily. We visited the following places:

1. Tihar Jail

2. Institute of Human Behavior and Allied Sciences(IHBAS)

3. Observation Homes

4. Child Welfare Committee (CWC)

5. Police Station

6. Gender Resource Centres (GRC)

7. Patiala House Court

8. NGO

Our main task was to see the working of the place and interact with people there.

Work environment, people

There were around 60-70 interns.

We were divided into groups of 5-7 people.

All of us coordinated well.

Best things?

1. A proper schedule was given to us which included the each and every detail of the place to visit and the person whom to contact.

2. My personal favourite was the visit to Tihar Jail!

3. Good exposure

4. Timings were flexible

Bad things?

1. Though travelling was a problem sometimes but it was all worth it!

2. No stipend

What did you do to chill?

There were 7 people in my group. All of them were from different Universities.

We coordinated really well. Since we had a new venue everyday we used to go out and explore the place after work!



Anything else you’d like to tell

It gives you complete practical knowledge about the legal aid system.

It was a great learning experience.


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