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Internship Experience @ Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies, Delhi: Variety of Projects, Legal Research Work, Making Presentations

Student Name, College and Year of Study

Rahul Ranjan, Lloyd Law College, BA LLB 1st Year

Name of the Organisation, City and State

Rajiv Gandhi Institute For contemporary studies (RGICS), Delhi

Duration

23rd May to 23rd August

Application Process

An internship application form has to be filled which is given on the website along with cover letter, CV, Recommendation letter with their completely filled application form which they asked you to write 500 words. The mail should be sent at least 3 months before the commencement of the internship.

First Day Formalities Initial Impressions

Everybody in the office is incredibly welcoming and warm. A house’s all rooms filled with files, records and documents. It’s the common feature of every room there. On the first day of the internship, I was asked to report to the office at 9 am. After waiting for about one hour,

Associate briefed me about the ‘dos’ and ‘don’t s’ of the internship. However, Yuvraj sir gave me all assignment and he explained to me everything. During my internship time, I had worked on governance and development (G&D).In my internship period time, I got my personal chamber. The first work I got was to do research on the right based legislation for which I had to assist sir with the relevant status of legislation.

Main Tasks

Once the mentor is allotted to you, now it’s upon your calibre that how much you can learn from them. I was very lucky throughout my internship as 99% of my work was legal. My work includes supporting the project by conducting secondary and primary research.

  • Developing reports and presentations that summarise the findings.
  • The work culture at the organisation
  • This platform is very helpful to learn something new every day.

Even one project, I learn and participate in as the fundamentals of law from beginning to end. On special occasions, everyone in the office would be given a delicious treat straight from the office’s pantry.

Good things about the internship

The overall internship experience was good, positive and recommendable. The organisation is well-known in the field of rights-based legislation in India and is proactive to participate in many awareness programmes along with the Government bodies to educate the public at large the benefits and current issues of the subject.

Everyone is cooperative there. There are many associates but I was closed with two associates Piyush and Subhrali both are very helpful they helped me a lot. In short, I would like to thank you both of them.RGICS introducing me to this great opportunity in which I have developed myself both academically, professionally and socially.

In my internship time, I met many prominent ministers like former president Pranab Mukherjee, former vice president Mohammad Hamid Ansari, Kapil Sibal, Ms Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Manmohan Singh, Kts tulsi.

Bad things about the internship

I have nothing to label as bad things or bad experience

Stipend

10K per month so I have earned 30K in my 3 months.

Lessons learnt

Law is a jealous mistress!!! My three-month internship is over, I feel I have really learned a lot. I travel 4 hours a day to reach the office and then home. Earlier I used to believe that I am wasting my time.

I was looking for a better option. I was thinking to find a PG near the office or planning to drop the internship ASAP. But Rgics is hard to leave. I love my work and office both. So dropping was not an option. Then I started finding an idea to make the best use of travelling hours.

Earlier, my travelling hours were stressful, during the whole journey I used to think about my useless hours. Then I started watching videos on the phone motivational videos on the phone. Yes, we can think like Einstein only if we have nothing to think upon. What do you think like Einstein? Ask yourself.

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Aprajita Karki

I am an army girl! In a barbie world! Keeper of 5 dogs. On a diet for now. Sometimes I might make punctuation mistakes, but I make up for it by bringing in a crore or two extra. What's more important, a misplaced comma, or a well-placed crore?

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