I came across the opportunity on Lawctopus.com, and applied by submitting my CV with a cover letter to the contact person mentioned. I received the confirmation mail within two days.
Duration of internship:
8 weeks as content writer.
Since the internship was a virtual internship there were no working hours; every intern had to submit 3 articles before the end of each day.
First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure:
My Supervisor for the internship introduced me to the new venture of the firm, named 5th Voice News, that i worked for, its website, assigned me my areas of writing, and acquainted me with the procedure of uploading the articles on their website, over a phone call.
The only task was to upload at-least three articles per day. Initially, the topics were non legal in nature, and did not provide legal learning.
However, you can volunteer and take up legal topics as well, if considered fit to be entrusted upon you. The articles were supposed to be authentic and non plagiarised.
Work environment and people:
Work environment constituted solely of my Supervisor, who was informative, but not very supportive. I was not shown any flexibility even when I was participating in a moot.
The opportunity was full of growth, dependent on your own dedication. After the internship I was entrusted with the job of hiring and supervising interns myself and editing the articles they uploaded.
Did not enhance my legal skills in any way.
You’re basically working as a freelance writer, so no stipends.
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