What are the different kinds of internships available in LawSikho?

First, here are some general things about interning at LawSikho:

1. Always paid, but of course proportionate to what kind of work you do.

2. Its real work. Clear objectives have to be met or you will be asked to leave. You will be held accountable if you do not work. So do not apply if that is not your cup of tea.

3. All of the internships are remote. International students are welcome to apply.

4. We prefer people who have long term plans to work for LawSikho and intend to intern with us for at least 6 months. We have a team that is over 200 people currently and every month we end up hiring over 10 new people these days (can’t assure this rate of hiring will always continue), and we prefer to hire our ex interns.

5. It is not limited to law students, we have interns from engineering students, MBA/BBA students, psychology, arts, journalism, science and other disciplines.

6. We do not do legal work except in our in-house legal team which is a very small team and can’t accommodate more than 1 intern at a time.

7. In our blog team, you can intern for as less as 2 hrs per day, other teams expect you to commit more time.

8. We have no preference for people from big name institutions, but we are biased towards people from small towns, villages and remote areas and those who have a history of teaching themselves high value useful skills using the internet.

9. For all internship positions, you need to have good internet connection, your own laptop and very good English communication skills. This is a basic requirement, but specific roles may have specific selection criteria.

10. Every month we get hundreds of unsolicited applications for internships, especially from law students. We may not be able to respond to all (depending on volume), but we go through all of them because we want interns who will make a difference here. So feel free to do things that make your application stand out from the boring run-of-the-mill applications. Best thing to do is to show us what you have done in the past, or what you can do for us if given an internship. Creativity, originality of thought, good writing skills, humour, courage, hard work wins.

11. While applying, specify in the subject line of the mail which team you are applying for and the number of months for which you want to intern. If you do not do this, your application may not be considered at all. Do not apply for more than one team in one mail, unless you want to get rejected automatically.

If you want to intern with us, please decide which team you want to intern with first and then apply accordingly.

Here are the different teams we have (send applications by email):

1. Content and course delivery team

(send mail to : [email protected]

This internship is for the legal intellectuals amongst you. If you love doing research, writing, proof reading, improving readability of study material, and work with legal experts who chose to dedicate their career to teaching practical skills to lawyers and law students, apart from making sure that classes are properly delivered, assignments are getting completed and people are achieving their learning objectives, this might be a suitable internship for you. Best way to crack this is to send your high quality published articles and research papers that would impress the team. They do not accept interns who will intern for less than 3 months. If you want to intern for 1 month do not bother to apply – its waste of all our time.

2. Test prep team

(send mail to : [email protected]

This team is always working hard to help law graduates trying to crack judiciary exam, SEBI law officers exam, UGC NET, IBPS and other such competitive exams. This is a large team of around 20 very dedicated people, many of whom cracked major exams already. Helping our students crack tough competitive exams is their passion. You can join if you want to assist them in creating better study materials, better mock tests, prepare better class scripts, help them track performance and preparedness level of each student and so on. They prefer people who will intern at least for 6 months. It is unlikely you will get accepted if you want to intern for a shorter duration.

3. Mentorship team

(headed by Jayantika Ganguly, send mail to: [email protected])

This is a large team over 300 people and a lot of people here are from psychology background. This team is engaged in coaching our students for higher performance. This involves goal setting as per a roadmap we have created for different career aspirations, and then tracking those goals for each student and holding them accountable if they miss their targets. Its tough work, but magical work. If you want to learn coaching or climb the corporate ladder fast in the future by managing high performance teams, this internship is for you. Minimum duration – 6 months.

4. Office of Career Services (jobs/internships)

(headed by Karonika Ghose, send mail to: [email protected])

They hunt for opportunities for LawSikho students as well as alumni. They do the job of a recruitment agency, but for free! They know all the recruiters out there and maintain great relationships. They shortlist candidates based on recruiters requirements and then prepare these candidates for the interview. Want to help them? Minimum 6 months commitment needed to work in this team. We accept both law and non-law students in this internship. In fact we prefer non-law students. 

5. Non-legal freelance team

(headed by Priyanka Karwa, send mail to: [email protected])

A lot of our students have no legal skills but due to difficult financial situation they need to start earning immediately. They are provided with non-legal freelance work. Priyanka’s team finds opportunities for these kids from all over the world, especially from USA, UK, Dubai and other developed economies. Want to help them? Apply for a 6 months internship. Very good opportunity for non-law students – including BBA, Bcom, English Literature and other students.  Minimum 6 months commitment needed to work in this team.

6. Legal freelance team

(headed by Komal Shah, send mail to: [email protected])

This team connects our students with heavy duty legal work and paralegal opportunities, mostly international. Focus is on US, Europe, Singapore, Dubai. They have some lawyers to guide the learners if they don’t do a good job. They also make proposals and pitch to clients and even get on calls with clients and lawyers both!  Minimum 6 months commitment needed to work in this team as well.

7. Sales team

(not taking interns, 1 year full time traineeship available, send mail to: [email protected])

Their job is to make sure that revenues flow in. They are mostly on calls all the time with prospective leads. They take trainees – with 1 year commitment. Those who want to get into sales and make money fast, this may be the right opportunity for you. Email our HR, Harman if interested. Good English communication, hard working people with empathy required.

8. Marketing team

(headed by Vibhas Sen, send mail to : [email protected])

In this team we want interns who can design, write content, copy writers, email marketers, SEO experts, youtubers and meme makers. Its ok if you are not an expert, but if you no portfolio to show, if you have no past work even if done for fun, to demonstrate, do not apply. Minimum commitment is 3 months in this team.

9. HR team

(headed by Harman Saini, send mail to: [email protected])

They help LawSikho function remotely, manage paperwork, softwares that help to keep the organization together, manage performance, comply to employment related laws and internal governance practices, deal with disciplinary proceedings if any, run our rewards and recognition programs and of course source amazing people to build a high functioning team. 

10. Tech team

(headed by Sudeep Deb, send mail to: [email protected])

They build our in-house tech. They bring the tech in edtech. They are the reason why we can take in thousands of students every year and ensure a large number of happy students who get satisfactory results from our course. If you have some experience and interest in coding, you can apply for internship. Minimum commitment required – 6 months.

11. iPleaders blog team

(headed by Vanshika Kapoor, send mail to: [email protected])

Minimum commitment required – 3 months. 2-4 hrs per day. This is the easiest internship we have. In this internship, you research and write articles or update existing articles. If you do well enough, the work gets published on iPleaders blog, under your name and you get offered to write for us with a stipend and set your own weekly targets. This is an exclusive paid freelance offer for all writers. We like to hand-pick the best performing ex-interns for it.

12. Legal and compliances

(send mail to: [email protected])

They deal with legal compliances and disputes. We also do a lot of pro-bono work for those who need legal help but cannot afford it. If you are interested and can commit to least 6 months, feel free to apply.

Feel free to reach out to the respective team heads if you want to apply for an internship! And no, writing “I’m Interested” in reply will not lead to selection in internships! But feel free to ask any questions that you may have!

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