Name of Organisation, City
I interned at Biocon Limited, Bangalore.
Duration of the internship, Timings
The term of the internship was of 5 weeks, from 30th June to 31st July 2014.
The working hours were from 8.30 am to 6 pm, interns could report till 9.30 am as the register was to be signed before 9.30. 🙂
Application procedure. Internship contact details
To apply for the Biocon internship one has to send an email with attached c.v to the H.R department of the organisation. I emailed Mr. Shikhar Kapoor who is the Deputy Manager-Legal at Biocon.
I shortly received an email from him.
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
H.R: Sarthak Pattanayak (Trainee Head) : email@example.com
Office Address: Biocon Limited | 20th KM, Hosur Road, Electronic City, Bangalore-560100, India
Phone No. +91 80 2808 2808
Accommodation: how, where, how was it?
As my sister lives in Bangalore I stayed with her. But there are many affordable P.G near the office. The organisation provides cab service which was free for the interns therefore commuting was free and easy.
How big was the office? Team strength?
Biocon had a entirely different legal department. Team strength was of 11 members in the Hosur Road Office excluding us 2 interns.
First impression. First day, formalities etc.
The first day was not easy for me as I got lost and went to their other office.
But Mr. Shikar was very helpful he talked to the transport head and provided me with a bus which left me at the right address.
Due to this I got a bit late and missed a bit of the induction session. In the session we were told what exactly the organisation works for, it became really interesting with the slides. 🙂
After that we were sent to our respective Departments. We were given our IDs and without them you could not move around the premises of the office.
As I entered into the department I was introduced to everyone and then taken to the Legal head. There we had a long discussion about my interest and what would I like to do there.
My job at Biocon was basically comprised research work. As I was put under the contract segment I worked on some interesting contract, even learnt how to make them. Since this is a Pharmaceutical company, I learnt quite a bit about medicines and drug laws.
I learnt how to frame Confidentiality agreements, Master Service Agreements, License, Sale-Purchase Agreements Etc.
Work environment, people
The environment at work was very conducive to learning. The people were extremely nice and helpful, and not once did I feel like an outsider. 🙂
Since I was the only intern left, I got a lot of attention from everyone, and was never left to feel alone or wanting. Any issue I had was addressed as soon as possible.
Everyone was very warm and welcoming, I always felt like a colleague and not an Intern. I even got to be a part of the office samosa and egg roll party!
Best Things at the Biocon internship
a. Free Food! 😀 Interns at Biocon were provided with free food, the food was healthy and tasty.
b. Free Cab Service!
c. Stipend of 10,000
d. Warm and Friendly environment.
e. So much to learn with helpful heads.
f. 2 days paid leaves every month.
g. Own Intern Room. 🙂
h. If you are a nature lover then you are going to love the premises, as I am, loved it there.
There was nothing bad in the legal department at Biocon, I enjoyed each and everyday there. But on the last day the H.R department delayed all the procedures to leave.
The certificate and the stipend both got delayed. I received them both a month late, even after emailing and calling them numerous times. But eventually I did got them so no issues.
What did you do to chill? Co-interns, colleagues
Since there was only one intern with me who left in 5 days, there was no one to hangout with. But the team always had lunch together. Other than that, it was office gossip and the seniors reminiscing their law school days.
Rs 10,000/ month 🙂
Any Other Thing
The Biocon internship taught me quite a lot. The mere reading of books can never tell you how the real world functions in life.
As much as I was praised for my work, I was also rebuked for my mistakes. I learned a lot and the total experience was quite extraordinary.
I would rate the internship 9.5/10! 😀