Oral Statement Delivered by Henri Tiphagne on behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) at the 36th Regular Session of the UNHRC Joint Press Release of FIDH – International Federation for Human Rights and its member organizations People’s Watch and Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) - "India: Government fails to address key human rights concerns during UN review" Statement delivered by the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), People's Watch, the Working Group on Human Rights in India and the UN, and Human Rights Defenders' Alert-India at the 36th Regular Session of the UNHRC Oral Statement Delivered by Lara Jesani on behalf of Minority Rights Group at the 36th Regular Session of the UNHRC People’s Watch appeals to the police and citizens not to disturb Irom Sharmila in Kodaikanal. Defending in Numbers – Silencing the Voices of Asia 2015-2016. The Commission has asked the Union Home Ministry to report on the alleged "attack on the rights of human rights defenders". Strict legal restrictions on foreign funding hit India’s NGOs Largest confederation of US labor unions awards Maina Kiai its 2016 award for human rights AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL INDIA & HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH JOINT STATEMENT: India: Foreign Funding Law Used to Harass 25 Groups PRESS RELEASE: People’s Watch condemns the Chennai city police for the death of Mukesh from Kannagi Nagar PRESS RELEASE: People’s Watch condemns unlawful arrests of peaceful protesters in Karur 13.10.16 PRESS RELEASE: People's Watch Condems Srikanth Balaji police and prison torture at Manali, Chennai Tamil Press Release-People's Watch Condems attack on Srikanth Balaji at Manali, Chennai People's Watch-Press release-People's Watch call for withdrawal of the recommendations of the Madras High Court to the Advocates Act Felicitation to Mr. Henri Tiphage at Madurai on 04.06.16 at Madurai organised by Citizens for Human Rights Movement (CHRM) and IPRO A felicitation to Mr. Henri Tiphagne on the receipt of Amnesty International Award 2016 organised by HRCPS at Pondicherry on 28.05.2016 A felicitation to Mr. Henri Tiphagne on the receipt of Amnesty International Award 2016 organised by Mr. Nizamuddin, Mr. Balki, Mr. R.Babu, Mr. Arulselvam and Activists from Cuddalore on 28.05.2016 A felicitation to Mr. Henri Tiphagne on the receipt of Amnesty International Award 2016 organised by Vaanmuhil, Citizens for Human Rights Movement Tirunelveli on 22.03.2016 AP-Encounter-Letter to AP Govt. officials with interim report seeking their response AP Encounter High Level Fact Finding - Interim Report 21.04.2015 Human Rights Defenders Alert India - NHRC - Tamilnadu - Gross Violation of 'Right to Association' of HR organizations/ HRDs in TN - Plea Requesting NHRC Intervention Resource Material - Training on Human Rights to Professional College Students NCPCR's Guidelines for Eliminating Corporal Punishment in schools


We accept full time interns. The interns can be researchers / scholars / students from diverse backgrounds but with mandatory skills in English language and computer skills to work on a range of projects of national and international importance.
Interns will be placed in different projects based on their interests and needs of the organization. As part of the internship, they may be asked to participate in a variety of activities; conducting / assisting in research projects; writing articles / reports / communications; and organizing meetings and events that support the goals of the program they are assigned to.

Objectives of the Internship Programme:

  • To provide opportunities to gain practical experience in different areas of human  rights work
  • To assist People’s Watch in various professional fields such as building database, creating websites and generating content for the website, and preparing special reports.
  • To expose the interns to the programs & activities of the organization.


Internships will be for varying duration. Ideally, People’s Watch look for a minimum of 3 months internship to one year. We also accept short term internships.

Handbook for Interns / Volunteers

A list of Interns at People's Watch

Parent Institutions / Organizations of Interns in PW so far


Please click here to download the application for internship.

Application Form

It can be submitted online or filled up applications can be sent to :
Internship Programme,
People’s Watch,
6, Vallabai Road, Chockikulam,
Madurai - 625 002,
Tamil Nadu, India.
or you can mail it to cynthia@pwtn.org, henri@pwtn.org.
Please write ’For Internship’ in the Subject column.


Registration fee for Foreign Interns: 25 USD
Registration fee for Indian Interns: 500 INR

 People’s Watch
Application for Internship

Registration Information:

Name ( as it appears in your passport):
Gender: Male Female
Date of Birth:
Phone/Mobile number:
E-mail :
Permanent Mailing Address:
Education (College/University, Degree, Period, Major, dates attended, class, etc.):
Employment details (Employer, dates of employment, designation & location):
Extra curricular and community activities:
Language skills (Oral, reading and writing):
Period you would like to intern with People’s Watch
Areas of Interest:
Verification Code:


Please answer the following questions in a new document and limit your response to 250 words and mail it to cynthia@pwtn.org, henri@pwtn.org.:

  • Tell us about a situation in which you had to adapt to a different living environment for an extended period of time. What were some of the challenges that you faced and how did you cope with them?
  • Describe a development issue in India in which you are particularly interested and why you are interested in it?
  • How do you feel your academic and / or professional background and experience will enable you to contribute as an intern in People’s Watch
  • How does an Internship in People’s Watch fit into your overall career plans?

Resume: Please attach your resume or CV at the end of your responses to the above questions.

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