The National Human Rights Commission is organising its Short Term Online Internship Programme from April 19 to May 10.

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 as amended by the Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Act, 2006.

It is in conformity with the Paris Principles, adopted at the first international workshop on national institutions for the promotion and protection of human rights held in Paris in October 1991, and endorsed by the General Assembly of the United Nations by its Regulations 48/134 of 20 December 1993. The NHRC is an embodiment of India’s concern for the promotion and protection of human rights.

About the Opportunity

Besides the regular summer and winter internship programmes which are held in May-June and December-January every year, NHRC also offers opportunities throughout the year except during the months of May-June and December-January, to students from various streams especially from the law stream, to have attachment with the Commission in batches on a short-term basis for 15 days.

During the internship, the students are exposed to the functioning of various divisions of the Commission. They are also made aware of the process of complaints being attended to by the Commission as well as other issues being taken up. Allowing them to interaction with the complainants also is an important feature.



Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Group Projects
  • Book Reviews
  • Discussions
  • Virtual Field Visit


  • Students studying in 3rd year and onwards of any integrated 5-year course.
  • Students studying in 3rd/the final year of a graduate course.
  • Students of any semester/ year of any postgraduate degree/diploma course.
  • Students who are research scholars in any stream.
  • Students must have a minimum of 60% marks in class 12 and all subsequent courses including presently pursued courses.
  • A 250 words word write-up on the topic “Statement of Purpose for joining NHRC Online Short Term Internship”
  • Scanned copies of marks sheets from 12th standard onwards till the present pursuing semester of your course and letter of recommendation by HOD/Dean/Principal.
  • The maximum age limit for student to apply for an internship is 28 years
  • If earlier you have done any internship with NHRC, then you are not eligible for doing this internship.


All the students successfully completing the internship will get Rs. 2000/- and a Certificate of participation.

Application Deadline

April 18, 2024, 6 PM.

Contact Information

For any queries, please contact at 011-24663371.

How to Apply?