Internship Experience @ Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited, Shimla [SJVN]: Read Case Files

Your Name, College, Year of Study, Email ID

Nikita Sharma, UILS Shimla, 5th year

Name of Organisation, Location city, Team Strength

Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited, Shimla [SJVN]

Application Process

I applied personally by visiting their office and they asked me to send authority letter from college along with CV and withing couple of weeks I got their call confirming internship.

Duration of internship and timings

3 weeks. They have two programs of 3 weeks and 6 weeks.

As its a governmental organization, hence we had to be there by 10 AM and interns were given liberty to leave only after 3 PM (not before that).

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

On the very first day we were given orientation about the organization and its working. We were made to meet District Attorneys and one corporate legal adviser. We were given freedom to either work under DA or corporate legal adviser, I chose CLA hence work started from very first day. The legal cell department was fairly enough spacious, but interns were asked to work in one of the conference hall.

Main tasks

Main task was to review their case files and come up with any error and give suggestion, which was ironically funny as some files already contained legal advise and to come up with something new on CLA could agree was next to impossible.

Work environment and people

Everyone there meant business and time is money, so they give us files and were given just half day to study hundreds sometimes thousands of pages which extracted our blood. Frequent career related advise by CLA helped us sometimes but he was too serious for his work and took no excuse for late submissions.

Best things

Best thing, was an “eye-opener”. We at law-schools tend to have a fairy tale imagination regarding corporate world which gets straight right when entered into main field.

Second best thing was that as it is a joint venture of Government of India and Government of Himachal Pradesh hence sometimes we got chance to work on bigger cases also.

Bad things

The only bad thing was hectic schedule as I had to travel for 3 hours.

Stipend

None

Biggest Lessons

Classroom teaching and filed work are two different aspects which can only be understood by entering into the field.

 

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