About National Commission for Women
The National Commission for Women has been set up as a statutory body in terms of the National Commission for Women Act, 1990 (Act No. 20 of 1990) 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/makes 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 National Commission for Women has, with a view to effectively disseminate knowledge/information on women-related issues and build a pool of trained manpower, decided to engage interns in the National Commission for Women with immediate effect. 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 year LLB Course/Post Graduate in Sociology/Social Work 1st year
Scheme B: Paid Internship for a period of 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
Stipend: Rs 10,000 per month
With a view to enabling students to apply for internships, an online application proforma has been made available on the portal of the National Commission for Women viz. To apply, click here.
Students desirous of interning with the NCW may upload their applications in the prescribed proforma indicating dates for the calendar year 2021 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. Efforts will be made to accommodate students closer to the dates indicated by them and, in case, it is not possible to do so, alternative dates will be offered. Each intern will need to maintain a diary of the work done by them 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.
The interns will be selected on the following basis:
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.
The maximum number of interns to be engaged at any point in time, under both schemes will be decided by the Competent Authority, National Commission for Women. It is clarified that no honorarium will be paid in cases where the interns work for less than 60 days.
Internship Duration 06/04/2021 to 31/12/2021
Start Date for Apply – 06/04/2021
Last Date for Apply – 30/11/2021