NEW DELHI || The National Human Rights Commission’s much sought after one month long ‘Summer Internship Programme’ on human rights issues for university and college students begins in New Delhi on 23rd May, 2016.
Out of a large number of applications received for the internship, fifty post-graduate level students from different parts of the country have been shortlisted to attend this programme so as to give representation to all States. The aim of the internship is to raise awareness among the students about human rights and sensitise them on various related issues.
During the internship programme, the students are addressed by experts in the field through lectures and discussions. They are also given an opportunity to interact with the NHRC Chairperson, Members and senior officers.
Apart from this, the interns are also taken for visits to police stations, prisons, NGOs working in the field of human rights, so that they are exposed to various practical aspects relating to human rights in the working of police, prisons etc. They also work on research projects on different human rights subjects and submit a report on this basis.
The outstation students are provided to and fro railway fare for attending the internship programme. Further, they are also provided a stipend of Rs. 8,000/- for the programme. Students from Delhi and NCR region are provided a stipend of Rs. 4,000/- each. At the end of the programme, the best interns are awarded a total cash prize of Rs. 15,000/-.
The Commission also organizes a month-long winter internship programme every year and hundreds of students have benefitted from these internship programmes over the years.