By Abhinav Kumar, 2nd Year, NUJS
Name of Organisation, City:
Chambers of Ankur Chhibber, Delhi High Court and Armed Forces Tribunal (Principal Bench), New Delhi.
Duration of the internship, Timings:
3 weeks (7th April-30th April) with timings from 10:30 AM to 7:00 PM or sometimes even later.
Application procedure. Internship contact details:
I got the internship through a contact of mine as I was looking at interning at the AFT. He can be otherwise be contacted through his email id which is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accommodation: how, where, how was it?
As I lived with my parents in Gurgaon, I didn’t have to arrange for accommodation.
How big was the office? Team strength?
The office was situated in the basement of his house in Safdarjung Enclave and he had 3 junior lawyers working under him.
First impression. First day, formalities etc.:
On the first day, I had to report to the Armed Forces Tribunal (Principal Bench) and observe the proceedings at the Tribunal with one of Sir’s juniors present there.
From there we went to Sir’s office, where I was asked to draft a synopsis on a case.
The main tasks allotted to me were to observe proceedings at the Armed Forces Tribunal and the High Court and also assist in drafting synopsis, writ petitions and written submissions.
Work environment, people:
The work environment at the office was extremely positive and work-oriented.
Sir’s juniors were extremely helpful and had a very good sense of humour which kept the environment light and made it easy for me to feel more comfortable.
Best Things at the internship:
The best thing about this internship was that as an intern, the work that I got was extremely good and made me broaden my horizons as a budding lawyer.
Also, another great thing about the internship was that I didn’t have to pay for any food that I ordered as Sir’s juniors would pay for it.
Nothing as such.
What did you do to chill? Co-interns, colleagues:
I would crack jokes and watch movies with my colleagues on the laptop to take a breather from work.
No stipend was given.