Selected interns will assist ICL in developing summaries of cases and their analysis on key legal topics
of our working area. Interns will have an opportunity to learn how to make case summaries and make a
comparative study to analyze them. They will also be required to write complex legal concepts in a
simple and lucid manner without missing out the legal essence and assist in preparing background
research for the upcoming posts on the ICL blog.
Our mentors will guide them through emails and video conferencing throughout the internship period
as and when required. The internship program aims to improve legal writing and research skills of law
students and hone their skills to present complex legal issues in a simple and precise manner.
Who can apply: Undergraduate law students, postgraduate law students, and research scholars in
Period: 4 weeks (minimum) and 12 weeks (maximum)
Stipend: There will be no stipend. However, your research will be duly acknowledged and published
with your name. The copyright to any work done through the course of the internship shall be with ICL.
However, the author shall be free to republish her work. A certificate shall be awarded on the successful
completion of the internship.
When to apply: Positions are available throughout the year
How to apply:
Kindly send the following by e-mail explaining your interest in the ICL Legal Internship Programme to
1. Covering letter – This should set out the following:
– The dates you would be able to take up the position
– Highlight the areas of law you are interested in
– Specific research experience
2. Full Curriculum Vitae (CV/Resume)
3. Writing sample – The writing sample could be case comments, summary of a landmark case on any
topic of our working area or a legal course-work essay of general interest.
- Case Comments: This could be a comprehensive analysis of a recent judicial pronouncement and should critically analyze the law prior to the ruling as well as its subsequent implications.[Word Limit: 2000 – 2500 words]
- Case Summary: This could be a summary of a landmark case in not more than 1500 words.The summary should set out facts in brief, arguments from both the sides and contention wisedescription of the judgement. See sample case summary here
Internship Confirmation: Once your complete application (the three documents requested above)
has been received, we will take a minimum of 2 weeks from the date of your application to process your
application and accordingly you will be notified if you get selected. Please do not follow up through
emails or phone calls.
Acceptance: The internship offers will remain open for acceptance for 15 working days from the date
of the offer. If we do not hear from you within that period we will assume that the offer is rejected and it
will be withdrawn and offered to the next successful applicant.
Certificate: A Certificate of Internship will be provided (through email) at the end of successful
completion of the internship.