Internship Experience at DLF Cyber City Developers Limited, Gurugram: Companies Act, Corporate, Real Estate & Land Laws Research Work

Full name of the Organisation

DLF Cyber City Developers Limited (Delhi Land & Finance), DLF Gateway Tower, Gurugram

About the Organisation

DLF is one of the largest real estate firms in the country, it is involved in numerous facets of the industry. It develops luxury and mid-income residential properties, offices, commercial complexes, retail properties, hotels, infrastructure, and leisure projects such as golf courses.

The office building was very vibrant and well organized. The legal team and HR team had their work stations on a different floor. The legal team consisted of a group of in-house counsels dealing with Corporate laws.

Student Name and College

Dalima Gupta, Jamnalal Bajaj School of Legal Studies, Banasthali Vidyapith, Banasthali

Duration

12th June 2019 to 12th July 2019

Application Process

E-mail an HR Executive or apply through the official website of DLF.

First Day Formalities Initial Impressions

On the first day, I was supposed to report to the assigned mentor as each intern was assigned a Senior Associate as a mentor. As soon as the basic formalities were done, interns were introduced to all the lawyers of the Legal team, all of whom were pretty friendly.

Interns had to do research/drafting work for their respective mentors. However, if they had finished the assigned tasks they were free to ask other advocates for more work.

Main Tasks

At the DLF Internship, most of the work was research-based and proof-reading. The research assignments covered a wide range of laws including Companies Act, 1956, Corporate Laws, Real Estate & Land Laws, Sate Rules related to tenancy.

Interns at DLF were assigned very limited drafting work. At most interns would get the chance to proof-read the lease deeds as well as the leave & license agreements and policies.

I was asked to report at around 10 a.m. and worked till 6 p.m. The good thing was that I was always busy with some work or the other, so, on the whole, I had a great experience. At the end of the internships, Certificates were given after the completion of internship.

Good Things

I learned the importance of working in such a pace & busy environment through my internship at DLF. The long intellectual conversations with the associates and free coffee/tea any time of the day were the best things. Also, Cyber Hub is right around the corner so it was very convenient for me to go for a break.

Bad Things

The only bad thing about it was that for lunch, there was no such facility available except for a pantry on the same floor.

Stipend

No stipend

Accommodation Commute

There are quite a few good PG’s available in DLF Phase 2 and it was really convenient to commute, the distance being just less than 2.5 kilometres.

Other Info

The ambience of the office was great. All the employees had access to a coffee/tea machine which was actually nice considering how cold it was in the office. Co-interns often chilled out during lunch.

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