Internship @ PILSARC, New Delhi; Good Work, No Stipend, Rated 8/10

Internship at PILSARC (Public Interest Legal Support and Research Centre), New Delhi

Name of the intern: Nandini Pathak, Jindal Global Law School, 2nd year

How did you apply: I applied for the PILSARC internship though my University. They managed my application quite efficiently. It was a speedy process.

However, I believe my application was taken care of only because I had my University’s reference. Other interns at PILSARC told me that it was not a cake walk for them to get there. In fact, one of the interns had been applying to PILSARC since a year but could not get through until last summer.

Duration/timings: 6 weeks, 6 days a week, 10 am to 6 pm

First impression: It is a brilliant internship. The office is slow but highly resourceful. If you are interested in working then you will end up working a lot. But if you are there for the sake of doing an internship then you will end up doing nothing substantive at all.

The workplace is friendly. Dr. Rajeev Dhavan is a very jolly person and he appreciates hard-working interns a lot.

Main tasks: Case briefing, Note-making, drafting of legal opinions and attending conferences. I also had to do a lot of research work on refugee law.

Areas of law – Refugee law, Constitutional Law, Communal Violence Bill, Lokpal Bill, Parliamentary debates etc.

Best things: Working under Dr. Dhavan is a great experience. You get to learn a lot from him provided you live up to his expectations.

Stipend: No

Rating: 8/10

The PILSARC website is here.

Disclaimer: Internship experiences are opinions shared by individual law students and tend to be personal and subjective in nature. The internship experiences shared on Lawctopus are NOT Lawctopus official views on the internship.

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