Internship @ Cobalt Business Counsel, Canada: A Stint in Canadian Laws

Name of Organisation, Location, Team Strength

Cobalt Business Counsel, Canada

Application Process

Through College Recruitment and Placement Committee.

Duration of internship and timings

The internship is more of a contract signed for 6 months.

2 days a week. 4 hours each day.

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

You get inducted by the Head of HR prior to the commencement of the internship, with all the formalities undertaken and the contract duly signed.

Work starts from the first day itself, supervised by your team mentor.

Main tasks

The entire sprint could be said to be equally divided into case law research, cleansing of documents, parsing and documenting, proof reading, and drafting.

Initially, there were lots of documents to be proof read. As the stint proceeded, basing upon your performance, you were delegated further research.

Each document submitted by the end of the day, was duly checked by the mentor assigned to the respective teams.

Work environment and people

This is where the major flaw lay. You get to attend to a variety of supervisors, not many of whom would be nice to work for.

You may encounter extremists at work and that is where your professional ethics might push you forward to sustain yourself, even if the circumstance gets too pressing!

However, not every one is the same and also, not everyone is subjected to such averse situations, given a point of time!

Best things

After a point of time, the work load reduces and even then, you get paid for the amount signed for in the contract! In other words, work less, get paid almost the same.

Bad things

No choice to select your team. You could only wish to be under the guidance of some mentor who’d be as comfortable with you as you’d be with them!

Stipend

About 4-5 K for 4 weeks.

Biggest Lessons

One can learn to adapt oneself with multitasking, adhering to strict deadlines, having a knack on Canadian Laws, and also, you suit yourself better at dealing with people who could get on your nerves just as easily as your A, B and C!

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