In pic: Mr. Sidharth Luthra
Name of the organization. City
Sidhartha Luthra, Senior Advocate(Supreme Court), Additional Solicitor General of India; City- New Delhi
Duration of the internship
21 days or 3weeks.
9:30 am – 7:30 pm for girls and boys were required to stay till 9:30 pm or 10:00 pm. Usually Friday was half day and interns are free by 4:00 pm. Interns were supposed to attend office on Sunday also.
How big was the office? Team strength?
Mr. Sidharth Luthra was assisted by 12 associates (juniors) and the number of interns under him was 13. Apart from interns and associates there was the regular office staff.
Application procedure. Internship contact details.
The application procedure for this internship comprised of mailing your CV or you could go to his office and submit you CV. If your CV was selected, you would get a call.
Accommodation: how, where, how was it?
The office is at AB 80, Shahjahan Road, Near UPSC, New Delhi. The office was pretty big with a decent library and a lot of space for interns to sit and work. There was also a kitchen and a small dining area where everybody could sit and have their lunch.
First impression. First day, formalities etc.
First day there was nothing to do as such. When Mr. Sidharth Luthra is free, his PA informs him of the new interns and he assigns each intern a mentor.
Your mentor (associate) is supposed to give you work, however you can work for other associates as well.
The main work for interns is research work. During daytime you are supposed to accompany your mentor to the Supreme Court or the High Court.
In the courts you are supposed to listen to the hearings and do all sorts of menial jobs like getting photocopies done, taking out books from the library etc but mostly the interns are just wasting their time in the courts.
Once you are back in office, around 5:00 pm the real work starts. Sometimes your mentor gives you some work but mostly you have to go ask the associates for work. Other small odd jobs like putting flags etc are also done by interns.
Work environment, people
Work environment is very professional. Some associates are very friendly and some are rude. Mr. Luthra interacts with his interns everyday for 5-10 minutes.
Best things about the Sidharth Luthra internship?
The best thing about Mr. Luthra’s office is Mr. Sidharth Luthra himself. He is a very sober and down to earth person.
He is very polite while interacting with his interns. Also the cases he deals with are mostly hyped criminal cases so the research work becomes all the more interesting.
It’ some times difficult to ask associates questions for they start mocking you. Only some of them are polite enough to answer in a direct manner.
What did you do to chill? Co-interns, colleagues
To chill, the interns used to go together and hangout as there are several places in Khan Market which is very near to Mr. Luthra’s office.
Usually the interns have to go and ask for work, so if don’t want to work then you can simply sit and talk or move out. There is no one to keep a check as such. Its on you to work or to laze around.
Anything else you’d like to tell; Biggest Lessons
In the end when you want to get your certificate, a certain procedure is followed. You would print your own certificate. First it had to be approved by your mentor then Mr. Sidharth Luthra.
Mr. Luthra usually doesn’t make any objections, however the associates might create a problem before signing. For instance, there was this student interning with me, her associate refused to sign her certificate as she had not done any work. But some other associate later on signed her certificate.