Name of Organisation, City?
R.V. Jog Associates, Mumbai.
Duration of internship?
8 weeks, 7th May-7th July
How big was the office? Team Strength?
R.V. Jog’s office was amicably sized. There were 12, maybe 15 people in total. The office was comfortable, though despite it not being all that big, everyone had their workspace.
Application Procedure? Internship contact details?
I applied using a contact, however, you can call up the office and get details from the HR Department.
Timings? Number of working days per week?
The office worked 10 am to 6:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Saturdays were half days- only 10 am to 3:30 pm.
Accommodation: How? Where? Reviews?
Well, being from Mumbai, I stayed at home, but accommodation shouldn’t be that big an issue in this locality, just get your paws onto a realtor and cling on for dear life 😛
First Impression? First day? Formalities?
My first day was great, actually. I was introduced to every single person the office. But it took me a while to get into the groove, because well, social awkwardness.
Everybody had a huge smile on their face and helped me get acquainted with the ways of the office- they follow a very thorough system around here.
I got my workstation and I was once again given a brief of what kind of work I would deal with. I started almost immediately after I got to the office.
I had to get my basics in place first, before I took on any kind of complicated work. I was given very simple, almost clerical work, which only helped, really; because after about 4-5 days of that stuff, the difficulty level was upped.
This kept happening throughout the duration of my internship at R.V Jog Associates- the increment in the difficulty level.
R.V Jog Associates does conveyance and litigation, so my work was centered around these. I started with the former, reading all kinds of deeds and filling Transfer Forms. I learnt how to format documents.
I was constantly encouraged to read as many agreements and deeds as I could, so that I would get a hang of how these documents are supposed to be drafted and presented.
As I got better at the basics, I was allowed to draft a few things- I drafted powers of attorneys and a will.
My drafts used to get corrected, and I would to be told where I went wrong and how it was supposed to be rectified. When I started with the litigation bit of it, I had to draft notices and things like that.
Work Environment? People?
Everyone in the office was super nice and super helpful to the lost looking newbie. The office was also very lively with people constantly joking around.
It was refreshing to see just how approachable everyone was, no matter how insignificant and stupid your questions. They always did their best to help you. The environment around the office was very conducive to learning and initiative held a lot of value.
Good work, good people, good coffee.
Things that could’ve been better?
Nothing, really. Super happy with this internship.
What did you do to chill?
I had no co-interns, so I used to have lunch with the office staff in the conference room. But one of the juniors was maybe a few years older, so we got friendly.
I was constantly told that when I do something, the only way I’ll really retain it is if I question it. So, instead of just learning something or accepting it as a rule, I was encouraged to ask smart questions so that I really learn. Which taught me a lot.