Internship Experience @ Khaitan & Co, New Delhi; Court Visits, Great Place to Learn

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Name of Organisation, Location (city)

Khaitan & Co, New Delhi.

Team Strength

Over 100 lawyers. I worked with the Litigation Team, which had close to 50 lawyers.

Application Process (with contact details)

Wrote to the HR Mr. Vivek Tripathi at [email protected] attaching my CV along with the Cover Letter, got interviewed by the supervising Partner over the phone and then got a call for the internship.

Duration of internship and timings

Duration of Internship was 5 weeks and timings were from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (officially), but I often used to stay in office till 10 or 11 p.m.

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

Khaitan’s first impression was that of a happy place, everyone smiling at everyone and getting on to their respective jobs.

I was inducted on the first day by the HR, asked my choice of team and assigned the same accordingly and then provided a Mentor who is usually a Senior Associate.

I was assigned to one of the Principle Associates instead.

Main tasks

Mainly good research work.

In addition, researched on specific issues and prepared notes and briefs for my Mentor and others on the team.

Also got to visit several Courts.

Khaitan is probably the only law firm which allows interns to visit Courts.

Drafting also came as an additional learning experience, which was rare though.

Work environment and people

Extremely nice and helpful people.

Best things

The kind of work, the people and the location of the law firm.

Bad things

Can’t really think of any.

Stipend

Rs. 4000/month

Biggest Lessons

Khaitan is one of those law firms that make you look at a brighter and happier life ahead.

But that is, if you’re working hard enough and being appreciated for the same.

If you worked very hard and left your mark, there are chances of getting placed too.

Any Other Thing

Took munching and drinking breaks with co-interns, who eventually became very good friends.

Though at times due to excessive work load, all the breaks had to be dispensed with.

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