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The Lawctopus’ Summer Internship Experience Writing Competition 2013 [HAS YOUR INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE BEEN PUBLISHED?]


Many of you have asked “When do results come”?

Well, we’ve received lots of entries. Thank you for that!

Now, some are at [email protected] and some at [email protected] Some are in a word document, some are in a form, some as email responses. Some of you have sent 4 internship experiences. So, organisation has been a problem.

15th September: We’ll publish all the internship experiences.

By 20th September October 5: You can inform us if we’ve missed publishing your internship experience.

October 1st October 7: RESULTS.

By October 10th- All of you should receive the prize money.

The Lawctopus’ Summer Internship Experience Writing Competition 2013

Share your summer internship experience and get paid for doing that!



1. NGOs/Research Organisations (an internship experience at an NGO or a research organisation)

2. Law Firms

3. Lawyers

4. Others (Companies, PSUs LPOs, etc.)



1st prize: Rs. 5000

2nd prize: Rs. 4000

3rd prize: Rs. 3000

The prizes are applicable for EACH category. So in all we are giving out 4 X 12=48,000 rupees!


Criteria for adjudication:

1. Well-written: Also, don’t be boring. You can write more than what the form provides for and put in some personal experiences

2. Detailed, complete and helpful: We love details; details help us all make informed choices about our internships. Though there is no word limit, we expect a minimum of 700 words.

Including helpful details (like the internship contact email ID) and being complete (including the good and the bad) make good earnings.

Our editors (Tanuj, Neeati and Shreya) will adjudicate on the above 2 points

3. Social media rating: The 3rd prize of Rs. 3000 in each category will be awarded to the post with the most number of social media points

NOTE: The internship experience shared MUST be for an internship completed this summer (April 1-July 30).


The last date for submitting entries is August 10.

Submit your entries here (using a a form) or here (using MS word+email)


Other things:

1. Copyrights over the write-ups will vest with us

2. We can update/change/cancel this competition in case sufficient entries are not received

3. We might publish the best write-ups in a book; time and resources permitting

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  1. I did a longish internship, a part of which was Apr-July. I submitted the write-up last night, Does it count as an entry?

    1. Kudos Lawctopus, for disregarding all deadlines yet again! You should make it a drinking game.

    1. Hi Samarth, we’ve just installed that feature on the website (of posting).

      So, your internship experience probably was not for the internship writing competition.

  2. Its funny how you ask for comments, put up tentative dates and then ignore them all. Have you guys even put up the entries?
    Must say, bunch of lazy guys! You make so much money, hire people to run the show dude!

  3. I have sent my entry in an email to Tanuj Kalia. Are we to expect some sort of confirmation?
    Also, please tell us the timeline as to when we could expect the results.

  4. i think its problematic that you are restricting this to a time period of april-july this year. for eg, National Law School, Bangalore has only a 3 week vacation in this time period, and most people do not intern then. Our main vacation period is around 7 weeks from Jan end to March beginning, and your time limit does not allow us to submit our entries for this competition.
    I understand that most colleges do have a long summer break, but if you actually want to make this inclusive for everyone, I think you should change the time period (maybe something like the last 1 year?).

  5. should i eligible for this without any intern , on next month i will start my intern ….it is possible i will share my experience of one month

  6. Kindly elaborate the social media rating point. Will the report be put on facebook and judged on the basis of likes?

  7. Can i write about the internship which i am currently doing ?? as in started from 1st august..???

  8. Can I write about two internships I have done back to back this summer? And can I write about international internships?

  9. Can we write regarding an internship with a newspaper? Would that be eligible for the contest?

  10. If you have money why don’t you first reward the Lawctopus essay writing contest 2011 winners? We still have not received the certificates and the prize money as promised.

    1. The certificates and prize money were a responsibility of the LYF (Liberal Youth Forum). As you know we’ve contacted them on your behalf repeatedly. Please contact them on this.

  11. my intern will b under lawer , its starting on july 15 ,so plz tell me the last date of entry

  12. What if our boss gets hold of our write up if you publish our names on social networking sites? Dear God, that’ll be disastrous! :O

  13. Can an internship in Karvy Stock Broking Pvt Ltd be considered for eligibility?
    Kindly elaborate the social media rating point. Will the report be put on facebook and judged on the basis of likes?

  14. Oh I’m so disappointed, I’ll start my internship end of July. 🙁

  15. Can we write about our experience, summer human right lawyering program, organised at nujs 1O th May to 1O th June.



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