Your Name, College, Year of Study, Email ID

Sami Khan, Jagran Lakecity University Bhopal, 4th year.

Name of Organisation, Location city, Team Strength

Chambers of Mr. Salman Khurshid, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court.

Application Process with contact details

You have to send your internship application, along with your CV at silverarchchambers@gmail.com. In my case, I got a confirmation e-mail within a week, from the associate in-charge of the interns, Ms. Sakshi Kotiyal.

Duration of internship and timings

December 22, 2016 – January 11, 2017.

Timings: 10:00 AM to 6:00 AM.

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

I was introduced to the associate in-charge of the interns, Ms. Sakshi Kotiyal, who welcomed me. I was then made to fill a form and submit it, along with a couple of passport-size photos of mine.

Thereafter, I was made to sit with other interns, with whom I spent most of the time during the course of my internship. I then went and introduced myself to the other associates as well, who gave me my first research work then and there itself.

The infrastructure includes a huge separate room for interns, where around 10-15 interns sit and work together on a massive table; a rich library, where one can get a wide range of books. Also there is a permanently installed coffee/tea machine, providing as much coffee/tea as you want, to help you keep relaxed during work.

Main tasks

Main tasks included mostly the research work pertaining to Competition Law, Company Law, Intellectual Property Rights, Constitutional Law, etc. One has to approach the associates to get work. Although, each intern works for just one associate at a time, on few occasions he/she might also be asked to help/assist several associates at a time.

Every intern is supposed to submit their research work through electronic means, i.e., via e-mail.

Apart from the research work, interns also attended the hearings in High Court as well as in the Supreme Court, where we got the opportunity to see Salman Sir argue.

Work environment and people

The work environment is really positive and makes the interns feel good about coming to work. The staff is nice and kind and the associates are very humble and friendly.

The associates are always ready and willing to help interns in their work. They also sometimes have fun with interns and tend to make the atmosphere light, yet healthy.

Best things

Apart from the positives that have been discussed so far, interns get to have lunch with the associates and Salman sir, on the same table everyday, during which sir tends to discuss politics and current affairs.

Salman sir sometimes calls interns on his table after the lunch as well, where the interns get the chance to interact with him and share their views.

Bad things

There are no bad things as such. I just felt the major part of the duration in which I interned, observed Court vacations, which meant many of the associates were on leave. Thus, I feel I didn’t get enough work to research upon.

Stipend

Rs.10,000/- (duration is immaterial)

Biggest Lessons

Showing that you are passionate about the work, will make a lasting impression that could benefit you in the future, when it comes to asking for a reference.

Internships can be a lot of fun, so relax, get to know the new people around you and enjoy yourself!

Overall Rating

7.5 out of 10.

Accommodation

I stayed in my flat in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, which is not far away from the office.

The office is at walking distance from Mandi House Metro Station.

This post was first published on: November 22, 2017

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