Internship Experience at iPleaders, Delhi: Legal Article Writing, Making PPTs

Full name of the Organisation, City and State

iPleaders, Delhi

About the Organisation

It attracts a lot of readership for a legal blog in India and was started by NUJS graduates Ramanuj Mukherjee and Abhyuday Agarwal.

Student Name, College and Year of Study

Anonymous

Duration

01st June 2019 to 30th June 2019

Application Process

I already had Ramanuj Mukherjee on my LinkedIn connections list. I asked him about the internship process so he had asked me to submit a write up on one NGO internship that I had done. He liked that and gave me the internship.

First Day Formalities Initial Impressions

The office is at a walking distance from the Saket metro station but figuring out the office can be a hassle so you better call up someone in the office, preferably, Harsh Jain. On a side note, look for the lane adjacent to Lingaya’s.

We were asked to report to Ms. Monika Verma who isn’t working there currently so please don’t try to look her up on social media and pester her. I had 5 more interns with me and all of us were sent a PDF on the internship guidelines. We were also asked to watch 9 videos of one hour each on blog writing. Saturdays were also working.

Main Tasks

In order to be eligible for an internship certificate, each intern was expected to do 20 units of work within 4 week’s time. 1 unit consisted of a 2000 word article, a 3-4 minute long video explaining what your article was about, one PPT on your article and reviewing 2 articles by your co-interns.

People could also take up content writing for the LawSikho courses which would also be counted. This was less intensive since this did not require PPTs and the videos. Regular updation on the status of your articles was required and was done via Google Sheets.

Good Things

I had never worked on Google Docs and Google Slides for writing and making presentations so I did learn how to use those things. Also, when you’re just starting, writing a 2000 word article might sound like a mammoth task and might take you a lot of time but by the last week, I could see myself writing 3000 words in a day with ease.

Bad Things

The airconditioning could have been better. No snacks. The office does not use Manupatra so that was a disappointment since I wanted to learn more about how it was used.

Stipend

Rs. 5,000/- but only for interns who did 50 units in a month.

Accommodation Commute

I reside in Delhi only so I commuted by the metro.

Other Information

There is a multitude of places to eat near the office. You can walk out of the office pretty much whenever you like as long as you do your 20 units, so, very flexible in terms of the work culture.

Also, in case you’re not able to finish the work within your stipulated time period, you can work from home and they will courier you your certificate (This might tempt a lot of you, that’s why this goes right at the bottom)

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