Online Short Term Internship Opportunity for law students at NHRC 2021 [Nov 1-15]: Last date to apply Oct 19

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of India is a statutory public agency established under the Protection of Human Rights Ordinance of September 28, 1993 on October 12, 1993. The Protection of Human Rights Act of 1993 gave it legal status (PHRA).

The National Human Rights Commission of India (NHRC) is in charge of protecting and promoting human rights, which are defined by the Act as “Rights Relating To Life, Liberty, Equality, and Dignity of the Individual Guaranteed by the Constitution or embodied in International Covenants and enforceable by Indian courts.”

About the Opportunity

Section 12 (h) of the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993, specifically mandates the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to promote Human Rights literacy and awareness.

Since 1998, the Commission has held regular Internship Programs to raise awareness among university students about the importance of human rights protection and promotion.

November 2021: Online Short-Term Internship Program (OSTI)
The project will run from November 1, 2021 until November 15, 2021 for a duration of 15 days.

Eligibility Criteria
Eligible students from across the country are encouraged to apply. The following are the eligibility and selection criteria:-

  • Students in the third and subsequent years of a five-year integrated PG programme.
  • Students in their third/final year of a bachelor’s degree programme
  • Students enrolled in any post-graduate degree programme in any semester or year
  • Students enrolled in any post-graduate diploma programme in any semester or year
  • Students who are research scholars in any field are eligible to apply.

Students must have continuously received a minimum of 60% in Class XII and all following courses, including the courses they are currently pursuing. The computed percentage, as well as the formula for the percentage attained, must be stated clearly from their CGPA/SGPA. Failure to accomplish one of these things will result in the application form being rejected.


  • All the student interns successfully completing the internship would receive a stipend of Rs. 2000/- (Rupees Two Thousand only).
  • Certificate of participation will be awarded to the candidates on the basis of the following parameters:
  • Attendance, Punctuality, Discipline, Participation in online sessions is mandatory; Project Presentation & Project Reports and Book Review have to be submitted timely.

Necessary Documentation

Applications that do not include the following information will be automatically rejected:

  • Statement of Purpose (SoP): Applicants will be asked to submit a 250-word write-up on the topic of “Statement of Purpose (SoP) for joining NHRC Online Short Term Internship” together with the online application form, which will also serve as a basis of selection.
  • Marksheets: Attach self-attested scanned copies of all mark sheets from 12th grade onwards, as well as mark sheets for each year/semester of the current course.
  • HOD/Dean/Principal Concerned Recommendation Letter: Scanned Recommendation letter/email in the enclosed Proforma.

Relevant Links and Contacts

Official Notification

Applying to the position

For further clarity one may reach out to on the following contact numbers:

  • 011–24663283
  • 011-24663371

Timings: Between 10 AM to 6 PM on working days, i.e. Monday to Friday

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