National Human Rights Commission is established to protect Human Rights of people againest public officials. It’s chairman is former Chief Justice of India H.L. Datthu.

The objectives of NHRC includes training on human rights. As a part of it NHRC conducts summer and winter one month long internship programmes.

How to apply

During the month of November and April they will give internship Notification on the official website. All M.A. social science Students, 3rd year completed 5 years LL.B Students, 3 years LL.B Students and LL.M Students can apply for this internship through offline/post.

Main Tasks

The first day of internship started with a formal Registration and inauguration which was attended by NHRC Members, General secretary and other officials.

This was followed by sessions on PHR Act, Functions of NHRC, child rights, women rights, prison rights, jail reforms, police reforms, abolition of manual scavenging, old citizens rights, trafficking, bonded labour, Environment protection, disaster management, human rights defenders and many other issues which are related to human rights.

In each and every session they gave special importance to interact with interns and clarify their doubts.

We visited Mandoli Central jail, Dasna district jail and Delhi police station. There is a schedule for NGO visit, but because of some reasons it was removed from schedule.

We have to prepare various reports which includes book review, report on violation of Human Rights in our state, report on jail visit, police station and a essay on a given topic.

During internship we are allowed to visit all branches of NHRC like scrutiny branch, law division, investigation division, central registry and madad counter. We have to take case files from these divisions and have to prepare reports on those cases and mention our opinions on NHRC decisions on that case.

They will provide one internship kit bag, identity card, lunch and travel for visits during internship.

On final day we had interaction with former supreme court judge P.C. Ghosh. There is interaction with Chairman Justice H.L. Dattu also but because of his unavailability it’s not arranged.

The internship program ended with valedictory session with distribution of first, second and third best interns awards and participation certificates.

Overall Experience

The internship program was excellent. It’s a rare opportunity to work with the students from all corners of the country and to interact with I.A.S officers, I.P.S officers, Supreme Court former Judge (NHRC Members) and Social activities.

Stipend

8000 stipend for each intern with second class train fare amount.

Accommodation

They don’t provide any accommodation but there are several PG’s available near NHRC.

 

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