Office of State Information Commissioner in Bhopal, MP, offers a 3-month offline internship from October to December. The deadline for applications is October 11.
About the Office of State Information Commissioner
Rahul Singh is currently serving as an Information Commissioner in the Madhya Pradesh State Information Commission.
The commission is a statutory body established under the Right to Information Act, 2005 (RTI Act, 2005) that is responsible for receiving and investigating appeals and complaints filed under the RTI Act.
The Office of Rahul Singh, State Information Commissioner, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Zenith Society for Socio-Legal Empowerment.
The goal is to develop strategies to improve transparency and accountability in the system under the guidance of Shri Rahul Singh.
He has issued many landmark orders to promote a transparent regime, established an RTI helpline number for citizens, and introduced online hearings of cases through WhatsApp and regular calls to make it accessible to citizens in remote areas.
About Zenith Society
Zenith is a non-profit organization that is run by young people. They work towards grassroots legal empowerment and provide affordable and quality legal services to individuals belonging to marginalized communities like Adivasi and Dalit.
Zenith believes in creating accessible legal resources for law students, attorneys, civil society organizations, and institutions. They strive to build spaces that ensure equal access to legal aid.
About the Internship Opportunity at the Office of State Information Commissioner
The Office of Rahul Singh, in collaboration with the Zenith Society for Socio-Legal Empowerment, is opening applications for physical internships at M.P.
The Internship is open to all students who have a keen interest in the Right to Information Act of 2005. This opportunity will provide a clinical experience to students on various aspects of the RTI regime, particularly the work of the Information Commission.
All internships are offered for at least 4 weeks and may be extended by the Office of the Information Commissioner. If you are applying for September, the internship shall begin in the second week of October, i.e. after 11th October.
Roles and Responsibilities
The interns shall be given exposure to various subjects dealing with RTI, the Indian Constitution, the Public Records Act, the Official Secrets Act, and related laws.
They would be expected to carry out research to support the adjudicatory process, communicate with Appellants and officers, prepare case briefs, and supplement the process of live and online hearings of his Court.
- Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree in law or humanities are encouraged to apply.
- Students are required to be well-versed in Hindi as well as English.
- Students should possess proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel) and Google (Docs, Sheets)
- Students should display resourcefulness, initiative, enthusiasm and be detail-oriented
All internships are voluntary and unpaid.
How to Apply?
Interested candidates can register through the link provided towards the end of this post.
Note: Applications submitted more than two months in advance shall not be considered.
October 11, 2023
The officer shall issue a certificate of successful completion to the concerned intern upon fulfilling all the tasks assigned to them.
Suchna Bhawan, 35-B Arera Hill, Bhopal-462011, Madhya Pradesh, India.
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