Internship @ Justice Gode, High Court, Hyderabad: ‘Changes impression about the system in a massive, massive way’

Name of the organization. City

Judge Gode (High Court), Hyderabad.

How big was the office? Team strength?

Not a very big office but that did not matter as one was required to run around the Court collecting files and meet with lawyers and converse with them in various courtrooms.

Application procedure. Internship contact details.

Put in an email directly. Can also approach the Judge’s secretary.

Duration in weeks. No. of days/week. Timings

4 weeks.5 days/week.Timings are 10.30 AM to 3 PM.

Accommodation: how, where, how was it?

My hometown,so no clue about accommodation but it must be a tad bit difficult to obtain accomodation around the High Court.

First impression. First day, formalities etc.

People are very kind and helpful, there were surprisingly no formalities.Nothing to fear or be apprehensive about.

Main tasks (in detail)

Main tasks involved researching, researching and more of it.

It was also necessary to socialize with the lawyers in the Court and report back to the Judge at the end of the day.

Work environment, people

Work environment was highly chilled. Judge is chilled, everyone is chilled. Got to met various awesome lawyers including Mr.Jethmalani. Awesome experience.

Best things? (Nothing is all bad)

The best thing are the flexible timings and the personal interest taken by the Judge.

Bad things? (Nothing is all good)

Sadly, no stipend at all. But this should not be a dissuading factor, as lots of knowledge can be obtained.

What did you do to chill? Co-interns, colleagues

There were only one other intern with me and not much chilling was done as work takes different interns to different parts of the Court.

So interns usually do not get beyond the cordial stage.

Stipend/ month

No stipend at all, even if you are the best researcher ever born.

Anything else you’d like to tell

Work hard, get an awesome letter and if an impression is formed, can also be helpful for future internships.

Biggest lessons

Changes impression about the system in a massive, massive way. Got to know the burdens on both sides: judge and lawyers. Wholesome experience.

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