Duration of the internship. No. of days/week. Timings
I interned for a month in June 2013. Working days were 6 in a week (Yes! Interns had to report even on Saturdays).
One has to be in office for at least 10 hours.
So, I used to reach office at 9AM and used to leave office at around 7PM.
How big was the office? Team strength?
The Titus and Co. Delhi office was big enough. Two storeys were dedicated to the office of Titus & Co.
And, about the team strength, I do not know exactly, but yes there were around 50 to 60 Associates excluding the office managers and clerks.
I applied through some personal contacts so I did not follow any formal application procedure but they did ask for my resume before confirming my internship.
Accommodation: how, where, how was it?
I resided at a relative’s place. So I didn’t had to look around!
First impression. First day, formalities etc.
On the first day, all the interns were briefed about the tasks they had to do during the course of their internship.
We were also asked to submit our passport sized photographs and we had to fill a form which basically contained questions about our personal information.
Major tasks in the firm involved research work. And when I say research, that means a lot of research. So, if you are planning to intern in the firm, pull up your socks, and make some habit of doing research work.
Apart from research, we had to visit courts and observe proceedings.
Sometimes, the associates also used to send us to various offices and organizations to collect various documents as required by the associates.
Work environment, people
Work environment was very strict. As in the interns were not allowed to take their cell phones inside the office during the work hours.
Also, we were not even allowed to go outside during the working hours.
One can leave the office premises during the working hours only if he/she is doing some official work. Moreover,
Exposure, I must say was one of the best things during the internship.
We were given research which was quite useful for us even in academics (I realized this, after resuming my law school) and then there were some high profile cases and matters, and trust me, the enthusiasm you have while researching for such matters cannot be defined in words.
Overall experience was really very, very good.
We were not supposed to take our mobile phones during the office hours and we had to get them submitted at the reception, so this made me feel a bit disconnected from the outside world.
Else, everything was smooth and fine.
What did you do to chill? Co-interns, colleagues
Lunch was the best time to interact with the associates and co-interns.
I really enjoyed the lunch hour in office.
I got 10,000 bucks. But, the stipend may differ from intern to intern depending upon the work you do.
Anything else you’d like to tell; Biggest lessons
Yes! If you are lucky enough you might get to see their so-called museum of cars.
That was one of the most brilliant thing, the love for cars, that I got to see during my internship.