INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE @ THE CENTRE FOR CHILD AND LAW, NATIONAL LAW SCHOOL OF INDIA UNIVERSITY, BENGA
· Name of institution
The Centre for Child and Law, National Law School of India University, Gnana Bharathi Main Road, Chandra Layout, Nagarbhavi, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560242.
· Name of intern, college & year
Shivamirthika, Alliance University, 3rd year 6th Semester
· Application process with contact detail
One has to send their application with CV and an original Statement of Purpose within 500 words on any of the areas they wish to work, there are three areas under which a person might work: -
1. Right to Education
2. Right to food
3. Juvenile Justice
The SOP should be forwarded on the email id: email@example.com under the heading of “Application for internship” at least 2-3 months prior to the specified date of the internship. On the basis of the written SOP selection of intern is done and then the information will be sent via mail. For further details of the format refer to NLS website.
· First day formality
On the first day you have to meet the Programme Head and the introduction about the work is given, they also assign the work or topic on which you have to perform in the upcoming one month.
The office is located on the 1st floor of Academic block in National Law school campus. The office has a conference area where all the meetings and presentation takes place. The interns are made to work in National law School library which is a very neat-clean and silent place and is considered Asia’s largest law library and has a documentation centre.
· Main task
Since I was working under Right to Education head under CCL, on the very first day I was asked to read various articles on Education and select a topic, which I might find interesting and would be willing to work upon. I selected a topic and started working on it.
I had to give my work progress report daily to the Programme Head, he used to give me further guidance on the topic and provide me with relevant reading materials. At the end of the internship, I was supposed to give a presentation on my Project topic and hand over the report to sir.
· Work environment and Peers
The work environment was good. The people are warm and welcoming, and approachable. There were many co-interns who were very friendly as well.
· Best thing
The library is well equipped and up to date. You are given to work and use books inside the NLSIU library which is very resourceful. After the internship, your writing, reading, researching skills will improve a lot.
· Worst thing
No worst things.
· Office timing
The office timings are 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
We used to stay in a PG nearby NLSIU, which was a minute walk away. Interns can also get the accommodation inside the Hostel of NLSIU itself. Condition being, apply as early as possible.
· Other info
The food inside the College is very cheap and good. There are a lot of food joints nearby as well. My chill-out sessions used to be, exploring nearby places. I also loved the time which I spent discovering various food places. After the internship, they will invite interns for any upcoming seminar or job posts.
P. I. Shivamirthika