Your Name, College, Year of Study, Email ID
Aruna Chawla, Christ University, 2nd Year, email@example.com
Name of Organisation, Location, Team Strength
Udayan Care, Delhi, About 20+ members
I applied via email. You can directly email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. I got a response the same day itself.You can also contact Ms. Indrani on 09871071904 or 011- 46548105/6.
You have to provide a letter from your institute/ college/ university, declaring your student status with them as well as your need for internship and their approval in your working with us. The letter must also state the internship period.
Duration of internship and timings
I worked for a period of 4 weeks with them. Internship period can be the discretion of the intern. They work six days a week, second and last Saturdays of the month are off.
Interns and permanent employees are expected to report by 10 A.M.. The working hours are till 5 P.M. However, you can leave early, with prior permission, in case of any need.
First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure
On the first day, I was introduced to the organisation. I was also shown around the office and made to personally meet everyone at the office. After an introduction round, we were to meet Dr. Modi, the Managing Trustee of the organisation. She asked me about my interests.
We discussed what tasks I could possibly do. The first day was only the beginning of a beautiful internship experience.
The office is situated in Lajpat Nagar in a residential colony. It was essentially a duplex revamped as an office with all the basic amenities present.
The main task I was given was to prepare a research report on the Juvenile Justice Act, 2000 and how Udayan Care was (or was not) adhering to it.
I studied the Juvenile Justice Act and its rules and then moved on to analyse annual reports of the organisation to come up with a report titled ‘An Analysis of Udayan Care’s Adherence to The Juvenile Justice Act, 2000 as amended by the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Acts, 2006 and 2011’.
Along with this, I was also working with Mr. Luis on his journal on the status of Child Rights in the SAARC countries. This journal was released in February 2014.
Post the completion of my internship, I presented on the tasks I did, specially the report I prepared. The presentation was followed by a question-answer round. The presentation was attended by all the senior members of the organisation. I also visited the foster care homes to meet the children.
Work environment and people
The work environment was very professional, however at the same time very homely. You are free to approach anyone at any point for what-so-ever help you require. Lunch is had together.
Everyone keeps checking up on you and the work that you are doing, even if they are not your supervisors. It is extremely encouraging that the seniors constantly review your work and give you suggestions and insights on how to make your work better.
The best things about this internship was the method of report writing I learnt. I was given a few reports to study by the organisation. These reports had been made by previous interns. One of these reports was by a Mexican lawyer.
Since, last year, I’ve been using the format (modified to suit my needs) for my papers and have been very happy with the result. Anyone who wants to know about this can e-mail me for the same. I also got to meet a lot of international interns.
Meeting the children in the foster homes was also a beautiful experience.
The worst thing was the travel time I had to spend going to and coming back from the office. I stayed at my home during the internship break. However, you can find a lot of PGs near the office itself.
No Stipend Provided
You don’t live unless you live for the future. These children are the future.
From the website: ‘Udayan’, in Sanskrit, means Eternal Sunrise. Registered in 1994 as a Public Charitable Trust, Udayan Care works to empower vulnerable children, women and youth, in 13 cities across 8 states of India.”