Internship Experience @ Sai Krishna Associates, IP Law Firm, Noida: Less But Interesting Work, No Stipend

Your name, college, year of study, email ID

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Name of organisation, location city, team strength

Sai Krishna Associates, Noida.

The office is spread across two floors with around 35-40 people. They have separate corporate and litigation teams situated in the same office.

They take quite a few interns and there were around 8-10 interns when I was interning.

Application process

I had got the internship through a contact. Getting an internship here is difficult because most interns come through a contact. Editor’s note: that’s how it works in most places!

However, you can send your CVs here: [email protected]

Duration of internship and timings

May 2017 for three weeks.

Monday to Friday, 10 am to 7 pm. There wasn’t so much work to stay later than this.

How to reach office?

The address of the office is A-2E, CMA Tower 2nd Floor, Sector 24 Noida.

The nearest metro station is the Noida City Centre metro station. You can take an auto or rickshaw from the metro station.

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

The office is spread across the second and third floors of the CMA Tower. The office is not very big and spacious but it is decent enough.

The upper floor is more spacious.

The pantry is well equipped and is situated on the upper floor.

The firm majorly deals with Intellectual Property matters and had quite a few big clients like Tommy Hilfiger, Javed Akhtar etc.

On the first day, I was asked to report at 10 am and bring a laptop with me. I was made to sit at the reception and was given several documents to sign. After the first day formalities were over, I was allotted a desk which was basically an unused associate desk.

Though I was told that an introductory mail has been sent to my mentor who shall introduce me to people and give me work, this never happened until a week.

In the second week also, my mentor who was all the intern’s mentor just briefly gave an introduction to the firm and listed out the dos and don’ts.

Main tasks

I was given very less work.

I was mainly given research work on various points of law.

I researched on copyrights and designs and some work was given from litigation team also pertaining to finding case laws, research on Stamp Duty Act etc.

I had the opportunity to assist on a due diligence report also which was being prepared in respect of a comedy show and game show to report possible copyright violations.

Work environment, people

The work environment was pretty chill and laid back. The associates were warm and cordial and most of them minded their own business.

The office wasn’t dull and gloomy and some chit chat often kept happening.

Best things

The large group of co-interns resulted in fun times interacting with them.

Though the work was very less, whatever work I got related to IP law was very interesting.

Also, the Saturdays were off which was a huge relief.

Bad things

There was very less work.  Even after repeatedly asking associates for work, very little work was assigned. There was no proper channel for getting work. We weren’t introduced to anybody and just had to either wait for someone to give us work or go around the office asking people for work. Because of this on some days, the internship felt like a waste of time.

Also, they had taken so many interns but did not have adequate seating space for all of them. I was made to change my desk thrice and at the end, three of us were sitting crammed at a tiny desk.

Stipend

No.

Accommodation

I stayed with relatives in Indirapuram, Ghaziabad which was pretty close to the office.

There are many PGs also nearby.

Editor’s note: Internship experiences shared on Lawctopus are written by individual students and are subjective in nature. 

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