Internship Experience @ PUCL, Jaipur: We Participated in the Jawabdehi Dharna

Your Name, College, Year of Study, Email ID

Divya Jakhar, Symbiosis Law School, Pune, 2015-2020

Name of Organisation, Location city, Team Strength

PUCL, Jaipur

Application Process with contact details

One should send a mail to Kavita Ma’am who is the General Secretary.

Duration of internship and timings

16th May, 2016 – 16th June, 2016

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

Everyone was supposed to write a application mentioning personal details and duration of the internship.

The office is a small one. On my first day as intern I was assisting ma’am in organizing a meeting.

Main tasks

The tasks ranged to organising meetings to conducting surveys. We got a chance to participate in the Jawabdehi Dharna and also various kinds of field work that were a real eye opener.

For eg: I was part of a survey team and we conducted a Survey in a village in Rajasthan about the PDS system and also another survey about the security in the kacchi bastis of Jaipur and how safe were they for women.

Work environment and people

Work environment was excellent. There were interns from all over the country.

We were required to to a lot of work as teams so this really helped me step out of my shell and I got to interact with other people be it interns or general public.

Best things

I felt that this was a great experience for me. I came out of my comfort zone. Also unlike most of the internship the work here was not mundane. Therefore I never got bored during the internship.

Yes, it was really tiring at times because we had to work for about 10 hours a day but in the end it was all worth it.

Also a lot of field visit to courts and other organizations were conducted and they were really interesting and informative.

Bad things

As I joined thus internship in the summer and summers in Rajasthan are quite harsh.

We were instructed to do a lot of field work and go the Dharnas which could really drain all the energy out of someone.


No stipend

Biggest Lessons

The internship was an eye opener. During this one month I got to learn a lot about team work and made a lot of new friends.

Also I learned about the day to day struggle poor families and families from backward areas have to face in order to survive and fighting for two meals a day.

It gave a chance to participate in this cause through the Jawabdehi Dharna.


I was a localite, but there are plenty of PGs in the area and are quite decent.

Office Timings

We were expected to report at the office at around 9:30 am and would work till about 8 pm- 9 pm. A break of around 30- 45 mins was given for lunch.

The timings were were very strict but we were allowed to leave early sometimes provided if ma’am was informed in advance and it was a legitimate reason.


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