Paid Legal Internship Opportunity at National Commission for Women [Stipend Rs 10,000]: Apply Now!

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About National Commission for Women

The National Commission for Women (NCW) is the statutory body of the Government of India, generally concerned with advising the government on all policy matters affecting women. It was established on January 31st, 1992, under the provisions of the Indian Constitution, as defined in the 1990 National Commission for Women Act.

The National Commission for Women (NCW) has been set up as a statutory body to further review the Constitutional and Legal safeguards available to women, recommend remedial measures to remove impediments in realizing such goals, facilitate redressal of grievances and advise the Government on all policy matters affecting women.

The Commission also organizes workshops/consultations, constitutes expert committees, undertakes studies/make recommendations for economic empowerment of women, conducts workshops/seminars for gender awareness and takes up publicity campaign awareness in the society against such social evils.

About the Opportunity

The NCW or the National Commission for Women invites applications for unpaid and paid internship opportunities to effectively disseminate knowledge/information on women-related issues.

NCW decided to engage interns in the National Commission for Women with immediate effect, to effectively disseminate knowledge/information on women related issues and build a pool of trained manpower.

Accordingly, it has been decided to offer the following categories of internship:

  • Scheme A: Unpaid Internship for a period not less than 30 days for 1st-year students of 3-year LLB Course or 3rd-year student of 5 years LLB Course/Post Graduate in Sociology/Social Work 1st year
  • Scheme B: Paid Internship for 60 days: Students of the second year of 3-year LLB Course/4th / 5th year BA LLB/BBA LLB/ B.Sc LLB Courses/2nd year Post Graduate Sociology/Social Work/ Gender Issue/ Women studies/Gender studies/Students of LLM/ M.Phil/Ph.D/Ph.D Scholars

Roles and Responsibilities

Each intern will need to maintain a diary of their work on each day of internship in the Commission. All interns will also be required to sign a declaration regarding the confidentiality of information/documents that will come to their knowledge.

Eligibility

  • For a period of a minimum of 30 days:
    • 1st-year students of 3-year LLB Course OR
    • 3rd-year student of 5 years LLB Course/Post Graduate in Sociology/Social Work 1st year
  • For a period of a minimum of 60 days:
    • Students of 2nd year of 3-year LLB Course OR
    • 4th/5th year BA LLB/BBA LLB/ B.Sc LLB Courses OR
    • 2nd year Post Graduate Sociology/Social Work/ Gender Issue/ Women studies/Gender studies OR
    • Students of LLM/ M.Phil/Ph.D/Ph.D Scholars.

Stipend

  • For less than 60 days Internship: No honorarium will be paid in cases where the interns work for less than 60 days.
  • For 60 days Internship: Rs. 10,000 per month

Selection Criteria

  • Scheme A: First come, first serve basis subject to fulfilling the eligibility requirements
  • Scheme B: 50% weightage for the percentage obtained during the last two years and 50% weightage for the quality of the ‘Statement of Purpose’ uploaded as part of the proforma.

Application procedure

  • Students desirous of interning with the NCW may upload their applications in the prescribed proforma indicating dates for the calendar year 2022 when they would like to intern with the Commission.
  • A letter of recommendation from the Head of the Institution/Authorised Signatory may also be uploaded.

To apply for the internship at National Commission for Women, Click Here.

Official Notification

For official information, Click here.

The post was first published on 20th September 2022.


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