Abhishek Singh Bhadouriya, Hidayatullah National Law University, 1st Year.
Name of the Organization, Location
National Legal Services Authority, New Delhi.
Application Process with contact details
The application process is quite simple and in order to apply for an internship with NALSA, The applicant just has to send a mail including a cover letter and updated CV to [email protected]
And, it is a myth that only those applicants are selected who has a very good CV but it is not so at all and they generally select students on the basis of first come first preference. So applicants are directed to apply a bit earlier.
The concerned authority, who is the under-secretary, G.B Ravichandran as of now will then contact you via e-mail. They reply in less than a month. One can also contact them at 011-23386176.
Duration of the Internship
7th May to 30th May.
About the Internship Programme
NALSA offers a unique internship programme where the interns are given a choice with regard to the district they want to intern in during the first 16 days of their internship.
After a 2 day break, they require you to report at the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) Office in New Delhi where you complete the rest of the internship.
First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure
On the very first day we were briefed about the working of NALSA and all its organs and schemes and after lunch break we were given our topics on which we have to prepare a report and they were generally various NALSA schemes.
First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure Try to be in formals the first day, don’t forget to give your attendance. You will be given NALSA bare act to read and do the work assigned to you.
This internship is great for 1st and 2nd-year students as it does not demand knowledge of procedural laws and is more of field work and visits full of new experiences.
While interning at your respective districts you will be required to study the working of the district legal service authority you are working in and interact with panel advocates.
The first three days the interns were asked to make a project report on various schemes and present it before Member Secretary related to various schemes of NALSA after that we were assigned to Delhi Legal State Authority.
There on very first day we were given the schedule for the coming days which included Juvenile Justice Board, Child Welfare Committee, Rehabilitation Centre, Tihar Jail, Mandoli Jail, Indian Law Institute, Parliament etc.
Work Environment and People
The work environment was very much relaxed and quite amicable as we generally did not had any time limit we could leave as soon as the interns were done with visit as assigned to us and we were able to hang out with co-interns to nearby places.
The staff at my district was very cooperating and the internship was a combination of both learning and fun.
Since the DLSA i.e. district legal services authority’s office is situated in the district court complex, there were visits to courts of JMIC, ADJ’S etc which gave us an insight into the working of the other side of the bar.
The staff members at NALSA were very efficient in updating us about the visits and schedule, they were very accommodating, lenient and attendance was not an issue both at DLSA and NALSA.
The best thing about the internship was that every day we were given different places to visit that was best thing about internship.
You get exposure to all those things which a law student dreams of before becoming a lawyer, like visit to Tihar Jail, Supreme Court, Juvenile Justice Board, Mediation Center, Parliament. You will get a chance to meet some great dignitaries.
We were offered refreshments and even lunch on a few days. They had also arranged for a visit to the Parliament of India.
There was nothing bad with this internship. However, it’s only good for 1st and 2nd years.
I was very much motivated by this internship. Coming and going you can easily see some cabinet ministers which motivated me a lot.
Discipline is something which I learnt from there. Also learning about the various organs of judiciary.
I stayed at PG at Laxmi Nagar because my brother is also lived there otherwise you can live to any other places also which is quite suitable for you.
The office timings were generally from 10 am to 4 pm but it differed every day as we generally had visits all through the internship.
Any Other Thing
If you have any problem regarding applying for the internship or their response or anything, you can always ask me about your query and mail me at [email protected]