Name, College, Year of Study
Sandeep Bhalothia, Jindal Global Law School, 2nd year
Name of Organisation, Location, Team Strength
FICCI, Near Mandi House metro station, Delhi; The team had 5-6 people in it.
There are two ways through which you can get internship at IPR division of FICCI.
First by sending your CV to Human Resource Department of FICCI at firstname.lastname@example.org
The second way of getting internship is by doing “Online Certificate Course on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)” provided by FICCI itself.
The application process is quite simple, all you have to do is to send your CV along with a cover letter specifying your period of internship and a recommendation letter from the university/college.
Duration and Timing
They usually offer Internship for a month but it could be extended further if you request them.
Timing: Office hours for internship were 9:45 AM to 5:45 PM. They have lunch brake of 1 hour from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. You can also move out of office to have coffee of cold drinks after informing you Internship Head.
First impression, First day formalities, Infrastructure
On the first day of our internship we were asked to fill a form so that they can provide us with an internet connection for the duration of internship.
As far as IPR Division of FICCI is concerned, it is a small office on ground floor with a capacity to accommodate 5 to 6 people.
First day formalities are none but one i.e. to get your ID card made for rest of the month.
The building of FICCI is quite big, clean and sophisticated and fully air-conditioned. On the first day of our internship we were asked to fill a form so that they can provide us with an internet connection for the duration of internship.
As far as IPR Division of FICCI is concerned, it is a small office on ground floor with a capacity to accommodate 5 to 6 people. Half of the interns used to sit in Media House office of FICCI which is adjacent to IPR Division. They also provide you with your personal desk for the duration of internship.
Tasks given to interns depend upon the kind of work IPR division is involved at that time. I was give several tasks like:
1. Proof reading of FICCI’s report on “”IPR environment in India (Sector-wise study), which they were planning to publish in few months. I was also asked to do my independent research so that I can contribute something new in their report.
2. Second task given to me was related to Section 63 of Copyright Act. I was asked to research on Software Piracy and how Courts dealt with such crimes in the light of Section 63 of Copyright Act and whether criminal remedies are awarded or not.
3. My third task was related to Signal Piracy in India. I was asked to prepare a report on Signal Piracy and was told to concentrate on kinds of evidences collected to prove such crimes in court, how TRAI Act deals with these crimes, the role of TDSAT etc.
In the last week of Internship, they will ask you to make a research paper on any contemporary issue related to Intellectual Property Rights and present it in front of IPR Division’s Head and all other interns.
The best part of interning at FICCI is its work environment. Although everyone is busy with their files but if you want any guidance they are always ready to help you. People are very helpful and friendly.
1. Good infrastructure plus availability of Coffee shop inside office.
2. It is situated near Bengali Market, so you would never starve. Its quite good market to hang around when you are free.
3. Very close to Metro Station.
4. FICCI also have a “”FICCI Environment Museum”” which is adjacent to FICCI’s main building. This museum is good for a one time visit.
There is no bad thing as such but one thing that every intern should keep in mind is that, they should stick to deadlines.
Also, IPR division’s office is quite small to accommodate even 4 – 5 interns so, it is also a drawback.
In big institutes like FICCI the deadlines of your task is everything. If you miss it because of whatever reason, they will not care about it and you have to face their red faces.