Name, College, Year of study
I am Shubham Shukla, pursing my eighth semester at Christ (Deemed to Be) University.
Name of the Organization
Work from home internship.
1st October, 2020 – 31st October, 2020 (1 month).
Source of Application
The organization was open for applications on Internshala. I updated my Internshala resume and applied through it. Once I was shortlisted, I was asked to send them a writing sample and my CV to their e-mail. You will also have to provide them with a copy of your Aadhaar card and college ID for authorization. I received a confirmation thereafter, and began my internship.
The interns are presented with an option of writing case briefs, legislative comments, book reviews, essays or research papers. I chose to work on research papers. I was asked to write articles on any topic of my interest, with the only prerequisite that it must be directly related to the legal field. The topic was approved by them within two days after which I could begin working on my paper. However, we could ask for suggestions regarding the areas we could work on if we had no topic in mind.
What I learnt
Through this internship I learnt about several controversial and interesting laws including, legislations governing police officers, media law, Contempt of Courts Act, 1971, constitutional law, and the Indian Penal Code, 1860. Moreover, I even studied and critically analyses the Ayodhya judgment passed in 2020. I had to submit four articles, one each week, throughout my time in this internship.
The work environment was extremely supportive and conducive towards promoting better research and analytical skills. Valuable feedback was provided by the team after every submission. I could approach the team through e-mail for any queries at any time. Sometimes they would not respond to queries through mail but we could contact them on WhatsApp and all questions would be clarified. The team was friendly, supportive and encouraging which aided in doing quality research.
Certificate of Internship and Letter of Recommendation.
Since it was a virtual internship, I could not avail practical experience of visiting courts, drafting and clerical work. Further, there weren’t any team meetings which made it a less personal experience.
The support received by the team helped me in doing extensive research. Since I was free to choose the topics, I was genuinely interested and passionate about every paper I wrote. This internship helped me learning the format of a legal paper, citation methods and in getting a better grasp on subjects of my interest.