Internship experince @ Akosha: A Legal Start-up

(Published on 22 November 2010)

Name: Anup Kumar, Amity Law School, Delhi, 5th year

Duration/timings:

8 weeks, 6 days a week, 10 am- 7.30pm

Office Timings:

10 AM- 7:30 PM

Before joining Akosha, I had interned with National Commission for Women, a trial court lawyer, senior advocates, corporate law firms etc.

However, while doing these internships I could not make out how the petty work which I did was going to be a real learning experience. The realization dawned upon me only after doing three internships back to back during the fourth year of my B.A.,LL.B course.

Joining Akosha

I applied for internship at Akosha through e-mail. Initially, I was not very keen on joining Akosha as its practice area was very different from the work one would do as a corporate lawyer. But it was strongly recommended by one of my professors and hence I applied for the internship.

Before joining Akosha, I had a wrong conviction that this would be another place for time pass and there would be no learning here but this changed the moment I joined.

Work in Akosha

The work I did at Akosha was very different from the work you would get in a typical corporate law firm. However, my learning at Akosha helped me in practicing corporate law as well.

My work included writing articles on day to day consumer issues, preparing memos on various subjects like will, rent agreement etc; making marketing and sales strategy, interacting with customers etc.

In Akosha, I was made to work hard on simple things like attention to detail (why silly things like full stop, coma, punctuation etc. matter, why sloppy editing reflects poorly on the writer) etc. Further the quality expected out of the research work was exceptionally high.

The best thing about Akosha was the feedback which I used to get on the work I did. They used to show me the final edited version of the documents which I had made and those documents used to be edited by editors and lawyers who had previously worked at prestigious national and international law firms.

This gave me a good insight as to what are the things which one should be particular about while drafting documents, making a presentation etc. In nutshell, they strive to make you a perfectionist.

How did work experience at Akosha helped me in my corporate law career

As I mentioned that the work was no way related to corporate law, it still did help me immensely practicing corporate law. As a corporate lawyer one needs to know how to write a document which is unambiguous, concise and is presented in an intuitive manner. If one knows this, I guess most of the battle is won and Akosha is a place which will teach you all of these.

However, being a startup, Akosha is very open to you contributing to other aspects of their business as well like – strategy, sales, marketing and that is good fun as well. I would strongly recommend Akosha’s internships for those want to work hard and learn new things.


The bad work

Uploading contents on Akosha’s website which I did only once.

Rating: 10/10

 

Comments ( 17 )
  1. mohit
    March 17, 2016 at 12:53 pm
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    anyone can help with the mail ID, where CV can be sent.

  2. PRIYAA
    March 17, 2016 at 1:05 pm
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    Hi. I’m 1st year BLS student from GLC,Mumbai.I wish to intern in AZB.May i know the procedure to apply??

  3. poonam
    June 21, 2016 at 3:31 pm
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    Should the application for internship be followed by phone calls or on email is enough?

  4. jagriti
    June 21, 2016 at 3:44 pm
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    Can i have their mail id plz??

  5. jatin
    June 22, 2016 at 3:40 pm
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    How to apply individually??

  6. gunnu
    June 22, 2016 at 3:44 pm
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    Kindly tell us the procedure to apply for internship and from where to get the form ?

  7. Bharat
    June 24, 2016 at 3:32 pm
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    Can you please give me the contact information where i can apply?

  8. Ritu
    June 24, 2016 at 3:33 pm
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    Please give contact details

  9. Geeta
    August 3, 2016 at 1:39 pm
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    Anyone can help with the mail ID,where CV can be sent .

  10. Sangita
    August 3, 2016 at 1:52 pm
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    Hi ,,,i just want to know whether there is any scope for training for cs students

  11. Gaurav
    August 5, 2016 at 12:24 pm
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    Can u suggest me sum gud lawyers for internship….m in 2nd year n havnt done internship with anyone yet

  12. Pinku
    August 5, 2016 at 12:29 pm
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    Mail ID?????

  13. chack
    August 9, 2016 at 12:52 pm
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    Anyone can help with the mail ID,where CV can be sent .

  14. Tannu
    August 9, 2016 at 1:02 pm
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    How did you apply? How long was the internship period? Can a first year student apply too?

  15. Poonam
    August 12, 2016 at 12:03 pm
    Reply

    Please give contact details

  16. Poonam
    August 12, 2016 at 12:04 pm
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    Can i have id plzz??

  17. Garv
    August 24, 2016 at 12:41 pm
    Reply

    Anyone can help with the mail ID,where CV can be sent .

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