Internship @ ONGC, Delhi: A top notch internship experience

Name of Organisation, Location, Team Strength

ONGC, Scope Minar, New Delhi, Around 25 interns at a time.

Application Process for an ONGC internship

For applying for the ONGC internship , there are particularly 2 process.

Firstly, by the way of some personal contacts.

Secondly, by proper procedure of application in which one can download the application form from their respective website and filling it as per the requirement and attaching along with it the recommendation letter from your college authority. [by which I got into it]

Duration of internship and timings

ONGC is quite stern with regard to its duration and it does not provide for more than 4 weeks of internship.

Office timings were basically from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (subject to flexibility). With an hour break for lunch in between from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
I was there from 16th of June, 2014 – 11th of July, 2014.

First impression, first day formalities, infrastructure

Infrastructure wise ONGC Scope Minar is the best place to work in- so well furnished, clean, tidy and fully air-conditioned. Comfortable environment and co-opertive associates, interns as well as other staff members. Aura out there is so positive that you feel like staying there for more work.

First impression was fantabulous, I mean any one would feel the same seeing the infrastructure, people out there, friendly staff and healthy environment.

First day generally is not too hectic, what we were basically required to do was to get our provisional passes done by filling the form i.e. always available with HR Manager and submitting it in the Control room situated in 6th floor and thereafter obtaining our Identity card for hindrance free entry in the premises.

After that we interns were made to sit either in the Library or Conference room , no separate cubicles were provided for us.

Mentors would be alloted to the interns on the very first day, which means the work given to the interns would be from those alloted mentors but that’s not mandatory, work could be given by any mentor to any intern subject to the fact that “who is sitting care free with no work“.

And last but not the least we were asked to decide our project topic and after deciding the topic it was made to be jotted down in the register available with HR Manager and also it was to be conveyed to our respective mentors. I submitted “CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AS MY PROJECT TOPIC”. Anyhow topic should be more or less related to the Corporate Law only.

ongc internship, legal department, ongc delhi

Main tasks

The work during the ONGC internship somehow was more of legal research on any legal point and the summary of the same was to be submitted with our respective mentors within the time limit specified.

We were asked to prepare case notes for which one should have good hold of Arbitration and conciliation act, Contract Act, Companies Act, Petroleum laws etc

To scrutinize various drafts of ONGC contracts.

We also attended various OEC (outside expert committee) meetings & trust me hearing their arguments and their points was the best practical knowledge one can ever get.

Work environment and people

As described earlier work environment is very healthy and positive.

People were very friendly, co-operative, helping and knowledgeable.

Best things about the ONGC internship

Food served at subsidized rates in the cafetaria and it was not only healthy but finger licking as well.

Coffee and tea being served at your desks on your call.

Interesting assignments.

Good to work with interns and associates.

Flexible entry and exit timings.

Not grilled for work like in the legal firms they do.

V3S mall just a walking distance from ONGC and Metro station 8mins walking distance from the office.

Workplace was healthy.

Since there are many interns at a time , therefore work gets divided.

Bad things

No internet access (wifi/lan) which was probably the biggest hindrance in the research work.

Since the legal department of ONGC is situated in the 9th floor, hardly you catch up with your phone signal out there.


No stipend

Biggest Lessons

You get the tactics how to carry yourself in the corporate world and polish your knowledge of certain subjects.

Any Other Thing

Accomodation. Since the office is located in Laxmi Nagar which is basically the hub for all coaching centres you can easily get PG boys/girls on , or by the way of Nearest metro station is Nirman Vihar.

See the official internship page and know how to go about applying etc.


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