Internship Experience @ Link Legal, Bangalore: Avoidable Experience, No Stipend

 

Where did you intern?

Link Legal. City: Bangalore Office.

Address: #10, First Floor, 12th Main, Palace Road, Vasanth Nagar, Bangalore – 52.

Duration of your internship

May 6 – 31

Application procedure? Internship Contact Details

I entered my information in the link legal website dedicated for internships and got an email from a associate in the Bangalore office.

Check out that page HERE.

The procedure was simple and my journey to Bangalore was confirmed in a matter of 5 days from the time they got in touch with me.

Duration in weeks. Days of work per week. Timings.

It was a 4 week internship. Interns only had 5 days of work in a week and the timings were from 9:30 to 6.

Timings was not really an issue because interns weren’t taken notice of.

First impression, first day, formalities

The locality of the firm was quite good actually, seconds away from the France embassy, minutes from the Bangalore gold course and among the few places in Bangalore that upholds its name ‘garden city’.

There were no formalities in particular. The associate was very young and was nice and helped us settle in told us about the work that they mostly do and what we would be researching on.

I was just getting used to Link Legal before the partner showed up and made me realise the next 4 weeks were going to be very tough. It was too late for me to change my internship, my PG and my tickets.

One intern even cried during the course of his internship. That was followed by the associate serving him tea and biscuits.

Main tasks

The task of an intern is limited to research. I researched plenty on company law, procedures for filing and compliance which was extremely boring for me.

A charger for my phone, the android apps and Facebook helped me cope with it.

Work environment, people

The associate was very warm and lovely but unfortunately did not get a chance to speak much to her because of her being busy.

The other intern was not a very social person but the company for a glass of juice or lunch was alright.

All the things I had heard about slaving the first half decade after law school was just the stuff of legends (due to my prior internships) until Link Legal happened to me. It is a tough-tough environment to be in where you feel like a slave.

There were days when the associate would carry bags and books that weighed more than half her body weight and leave in the morning.

The best things AND the bad things

The best thing of about the internship was that it was going to eventually end!

The bad things were in abundance.

My parents spent a lot of their hard earned money for me to travel thousands of kilometers for an internship where I was treated like dirt.

Stipend/month

No stipend.

Accommodation etc. What did you to do chill in and around the office and the place of stay?

PGs are is abundance in Bangalore which fit any budget and need. I stayed in a PG in an area called RT Nagar which was about 6 kilometers away.

Two buses were required for the whole journey but one bus could be skipped and 15 minutes saved by a 10 minute walk (the Bangalore
traffic is crazy!).

I paid Rs 1150 per week (not including food. I think it was 1750 with breakfast and 2500 for breakfast dinner and accommodation)

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