Due to the lockdown and travel restrictions in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic, I opted for the online mode of the internship.
17th May 2020 to 11th June 2020.
I applied directly via mail by sending my CV and SOP at siddharthacharya90[at]gmail.com with the subject: Internship Application.
First Day Formalities and Initial Impressions
It being an online internship, my first interaction was with Advocate Siddharth himself via telephone. I was asked about my course, my preferences and career goals. After that, I was briefed about the work culture and ongoing matters. I was added in the office whatsapp group where the junior advocates and other office staff welcomed me.
Work Culture of the Organisation
Advocate Siddharth and all the staff are very courteous and sociable yet professional. The interns are assigned work by Siddharth Sir directly or through the junior advocates. He and the junior advocates welcome any teaching opportunity to young students.
Junior Advocates especially Advocate Pranav Kashyap are very benevolent. I was assigned to Advocate Pranav, who at a lot of times gave me guidance and career advice. The staff is also very supportive, courteous and always ready to provide all the assistance required for tasks provided.
Drafting Petitions and Applications
Attending Online Client Sessions
There were a lot of good things. I am listing a few of them below:
Practical learning experience
Knowing about various sectors of law. Researching a diverse set of laws widened the scope of my legal knowledge.
More preference is given to the practical application of the law than theoretical knowledge.
Being a fourth-year student, I was assigned a lot of drafting work. The petitions, applications and contracts drafted by me were proofread by Siddharth Sir himself and all the suggestions and corrections were very politely dictated to me.
Due credit was given for every work.
Tons of encouragement.
The opportunity of direct communication and coordination with the clients is given to a few capable interns.
Students can perform their moral obligation of giving back to society by assisting Sir in his PIL and Writ petitions for social causes.
There were no bad things.
Internship at the Chambers of Advocate Siddharth Acharya is recommendable. My experience is very productive.
Number of Interns Required
Due to vast areas of practice and a lot of matters, many interns are allowed round the year.
Accomodation and Commute
Even though I did an online internship, being a Delhiite I can tell that the office is accessible by metro and other modes. Nearest Metro Station is South Extension. Student-friendly and affordable PGs are available in the nearby localities of Lajpat Nagar and Malviya Nagar.
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