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Online Internship Opportunity with National Human Rights Commission

About NHRC

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of India was established on 12 October 1993. The statute under which it is established is the Protection of Human Rights Act (PHRA), 1993. The primary purpose of this organization is to protect and promote human rights in the country. The Commission is responsible for spreading human rights awareness amongst the masses and encouraging the efforts of all stakeholders in the field of human rights literacy, not only at the national level but at the international level too. NHRC is a unique institution because it is one of the few National Human Rights Institutes (NHRIs) in the world whose Chairperson is the former Chief Justice of the country. The world looks at the NHRC of India as a role model in promoting and monitoring the effective implementation of promotion and protection of human rights.

About NHRC Internship

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has been mandated to promote Human Rights literacy and awareness vide Section 12 (h) of the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993.

With a view to spreading awareness amongst University students about the need for protection and promotion of Human Rights, the Commission has been regularly conducting Internship Programs since 1998. The current internship opportunity is in addition to a regular internship conducted by NHRC.

Duration of Internship

  • June 20, 2022, to July 4, 2022 (15 days)


According to the official notification of NHRC, students with the following qualifications are eligible for this internship

  • Students studying in the 3rd year and onwards of an integrated 5-year PG course
  • Students studying in the 3rd/final year of graduation course
  • Students of any semester/year of any post-graduate degree course
  • Students of any semester/year of any post-graduate diploma course
  • Students who are research scholars in any stream

Students who have research potential in the areas relating to human rights will be preferred (to be indicated in the write-up).

Note-Students are requested to read the official notification carefully regarding their eligibility before filling out the form

Stipend & Award

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

How to Apply?

The last date for submission of the application is June 5, 2022 (11:59 PM).

The ‘Application Form’ for NHRC Online Short Term Internship Program June 2022 is available at the link ‘Online Short Term Internship’. Application is to be submitted online using the link Online Short Term Internship available at NHRC’s website.

The final list of selected interns will be displayed on the NHRC website.

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