Name, College, Year of Study: Animesh Kumar, Amity Law School Lucknow, IV Year (Passed).
Duration of the internship: 4 week (May 2013)
How big was the office? Team strength?: Office was quite big with all necessary infrastructures including books, desktop, printers, photo copy machines etc. There were about 16 advocates and 5-6 non-advocates.
Application procedure. Internship contact details: Applied through mail on email@example.com.
Duration in weeks. No. of days/week. Timings: 6 working days (Monday to Saturday); 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Accommodation: how, where, how was it?: I had stayed with my cousin living at Noida. So, I didn’t face any problem. However, there were many interns who were staying in a PG near the office. One can get a PG at a reasonable price at Lajpat Nagar or Jagpura only.
First impression. First day, formalities etc.: I was so excited to work as an intern under the chamber of Tulsi Sir. As soon as I was introduced with the other interns and associates, I got to work on a task given to one of the intern. We jointly worked on it. He was from Amity Noida. There were no formalities.
Main tasks (in detail): Interns were required to assists associates in different cases. Sometime, Tulsi sir himself assigned task to the interns. Usually, we made case research from SCC Online, Manupatra etc. Interns are also required to report to the Supreme/High/District Court as per the cause list allotted. Interns attend the conferences with the client as well. We were engaged in drafting, preparing notes on cases, preparing briefs on various current issues of national importance.
Work environment, people: All the associates were good except few. Work environment was good. Interns were expected to work and not to sit idle. If there were no works, we were directed to do clerical work as well.
Best things? (Nothing is all bad): Best thing for me was sharing the table while lunch. Sir, used to have lunch together with all associates and interns. While on table, we used to have discussion on various issues related to law.
Bad things? (Nothing is all good): Some of the Associates were so rude. They sometimes use abusive words in presence of female associates and interns.
What did you do to chill? Co-interns, colleagues: When there were no specific works we used to go the conference hall and chat with other interns on different topics. Unlimited coffee & tea (Hot & Cold) enables us to chill out.
Stipend/month: Rs. 8000/- + T-Shirt +Tulsi Sir’s autographed wall photo.
Anything else you’d like to tell: There are hardly any internship out there like this one that go beyond mere head knowledge to the more crucial dimension of argument formation and transformation. I didn’t just learn, I grew more. The internship gave me a better insight of Indian Legal System. I enjoyed being treated as a colleague & not as summer intern.
Biggest lessons: Even sky is not the limit of litigation.