Internship @ Link Legal Advocates, Bangalore: Link Legal is an amazing place to intern as you aren’t just one among the crowd

Name of the organization. City

Link Legal Advocates, Bangalore

Duration of the internship. No. of days/week. Timings

October 2013 – November 2013

How big was the office? Team strength?

The office was relatively small. It occupied one floor of a residential building but was done up very well. Fully equipped with a whole section for office stationery and relevant books.

Application procedure. Internship contact details

The Link Legal website has an option to apply for an internship, just follow the procedures listed on the site, www.linklegal.in

Accommodation: how, where, how was it?

The office is near Mount Carmel College so there are a lot of PGs available for lease.

First impression. First day, formalities etc.

The office is situated in a very quiet neighbourhood, so working there is very nice, especially in the evenings.

The partner, Mr. Venkat, gave us a briefing on how the organization works and what sort of work they do, and also gave us a lot of advice relating to further studies, etc.

Main tasks 

I was allowed to sit in on some client teleconferences, where I was made to take note of all the queries that the client had so I could research and find the answers to them later.

I was also asked to look into industrial laws, provisions of the companies act and went into a lot of detail with regard to the FDI policy in India.

Work environment, people

Since a lot of staff were being reassigned and it was a transition period for the organization, there weren’t a lot of people in the office, so the interns each had their own desk to work from.

There was individual access to Manupatra, all relevant books were available and if it wasn’t, it would be ordered immediately.

The workers at the Link Legal office are also very friendly and courteous, bringing refreshments every few hours throughout the day.

Best things?

The best thing about the Link Legal internship was the relation we had with the partner. There are some firms that don’t really bother too much with the interns and they are left to do their own work, but it wasn’t like this at all at Link Legal.

The partner Mr. Venkat, was really helpful and made sure every intern was involved in the work happening in the office.

Not only did he make sure that we had work, but he would constantly follow up, discuss and advise us on how and what to do further.

He has a white board in his office dedicated to teaching and noting down the work of the interns, which really makes us feel like part of the organization.

Bad things? 

At the time, there wasn’t a lot of new work that was coming up in the Bangalore office, and a lot of the staff had been reassigned to different offices, so things were a little slow.

But then again this worked to our advantage as we had a lot of one-on-one time with the partner and he had the time to guide us properly.

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

There aren’t a lot of places to go to around the office, but if you go a little further to Cunningham road, there are quite a lot of options.

Stipend/month

The Link Legal internship was an unpaid one.

Anything else you’d like to tell; Biggest lessons

With each work that was assigned to me, I was able to refine my method of research since the partner was always there to guide me to the right place.

I was also able to learn in significant detail all the topics that I had covered while working on some or the other aspect relating to it as part of my work there.

Overall, the Link Legal internship was amazing as you aren’t just one among the crowd, you are given individual attention and actually taught as to how to go about doing the work assigned to you.

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