Name. College. Year of Study.
Economic Laws Practice (ELP). New Delhi.
Duration of the internship.
1 month, December 2013.
Morning 9:30 am- 7:30 pm. However, when there is too much of work, you will be expected to stay there till late.
How big was the office? Team strength?
2 senior partners, 1 associate partner, and around 15 associates.
Application Procedure. Internship Contact Details.
I applied by filling their online form HERE.
They inbox(ed) and asked me to write an essay on a topic allotted by them within 4 days, and then a telephonic interview was taken, one day after which they confirmed my internship.
Accommodation: how, where, how was it?
The ELP office is at Barakhamba Lane, in World Trade Centre Building. Well- connected with metro. I lived with my relatives.
First impression. First day. Formalities etc.
I was asked to fill a form with my college details, etc.
The main tasks were to research for the associates, both senior and junior. The Delhi office is flooded with work, majorly related to Litigation.
ELP has separate teams for Litigation, Tax and Competition and all have piles of work. They even handle litigation at Supreme Court from their Mumbai Office, increasing the pile of work.
Thus, interns get ample amount of work in various fields and topics. I majorly worked with research in taxation. One of my co-interns got a chance to accompany the associates to court, once.
Work environment. People.
Work environment is very encouraging. People there are young minds with a lot of enthusiasm and energy. The associates will keep on coming in interns’ room and allot them work, and discuss the work with them. Deadlines are a usual thing.
People there are very qualified and its fun working with those workaholic, but at the same time, fun-loving people.
The work environment at ELP is very enthusiastic and motivating. People are very friendly and they will spend a moment or two of laughter with interns.
You get free CCD coffee, tea, milk, and biscuits every time, as and whenever you wish too, besides the evening snacks for once in 2-3 days, including KFC burgers.
Birthday parties, Christmas parties means a lot of food and some chill out time, plus a Christmas present!
There aren’t frequent informal interactions with the associates or partners at ELP.
What did you do to chill? Co-interns, colleagues?
I had 2-3 co-interns with me.
They do not take more than 4-5 interns at a time. Nathu’s and Bengali Market are the two major places to eat nearby, and we used to hang out there during the lunch hour. Also, WTC building is 15 minutes walking distance to CP.
Anything else you’d like to tell.
ELP is a nice place to work, they make you learn a lot.
One of the most important thing to keep in mind is that, apart from working with various people and on different subjects, you need to ensure that you have worked majorly with one associate (preferably senior associate), throughout the internship period.
This is because, at the end of internship that associate will fill your internship form and will give his views about you and your work. You might land up with a call back or an interview!
Don’t go to Delhi office if you are seeking a work at Corporate Department, because they don’t have one. It’s at the Mumbai office.