Internship Experience @ Khaitan & Co., Mumbai: Banking and Finance Law Research and Drafting Work

Name, College and Year

Saundarya Sinha, Amity Law School, Delhi, Indraprastha University, Third year of Five-year law course.

Organization and Address

I had my first corporate internship at Khaitan & Co., Mumbai office.

Duration

I interned for a period of one month from 3rd June 2019 – 28th June 2019.

How you applied?

Any law student can apply for an internship here. CV’s along with a cover letter can be mailed to the HR of the firm. Or one can even check the official website for securing an internship.

First day formalities, infrastructure and task

For the first time in the history of Khaitan & Co, it saw the maximum number of interns. We were around 48 students. We were asked to sit in a conference room where the HR briefed us about the internship formalities and the rules and regulations to be strictly adhered to in the office premises.

We were made to sign the forms with all our details and a POSH (Prevention of Sexual Harassment) form. Later, we were each assigned a team. Despite having such a huge number of interns, none of the teams had more than 3 interns.

The office and its jurisdiction were that huge. Each intern was also given one buddy from their team who was their go-to person with any work of office related query.

Main tasks

Since I was in the Banking and Finance Team, the work that was assigned to me was mostly related to SEBI Regulation, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 and The Companies Act, 2013.

I learnt a lot through this internship of mine. Since I had just finished my second year, I was not aware of subjects like banking laws or the companies act.

So dealing with such research work came all new to me. I did face certain difficulties to do the work but the associates in my team were very helpful and never made any one of us feel inferior.

They were more of a friend than a senior. We never hesitated to ask them for any help at any hour of the day. The work was mostly related to research or drafting or mapping.

Good things

Since it was a little advance internship for me because I was totally unaware of the subjects dealing with, I was a little nervous for the internship. But the work environment and the kind of people around never let any of that nervousness take a toll.

Everyone was always ready to help. My co-interns were senior to me and yet they always helped and guided me with things confusing me. The associates were more friendly than someone you might feel afraid to go to. They will willingly help you and make your task even easier.

At the last day of the internship, each of us had to make a presentation related to the team that we were assigned. A little question answer round would follow. All in all, it was one of the best experience I ever had.

Bad things

Once you gel up with the work and the environment around, I don’t think there is any bad thing here. It is an experience everyone should rather have to learn a lot about law and how office actually works.

It made my mind pretty clear about what I want in the future and where I would rather want to be.

Stipend

We got a stipend of Rs. 6710/-

Accommodation and Office

Since I am from Mumbai only, I used to travel daily by bus. For people, outside Mumbai, there are a lot of pg’s and flat options nearby the office itself and pretty good prices.

The office is located at One Indiabulls Sky office, Lower Parel.

The nearest local train station is Prabhadevi and Parel station with a walking distance of 10-15 minutes each.

Anything else

We did get a chance to speak and interact with the partners directly. They would teach and guide us a lot about how to move forward in life with law.

The associates would share their personal experience and future plans which made us also clear some doubts in our head about how to move ahead.

The canteen at the office was pretty good. All of would spend quite some time chilling in between and taking breaks. The view from the office was very good with monsoon around the corner.

We used to get snacks every day at the desk. The staff was very friendly and good and never let us has any single problem. I really enjoyed this internship and wish everyone should try interning here at least once to broaden their scope and mindset about different aspects of the law.

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