About the host organisation
A medium sized, partner-led, solution-oriented law firm with offices in Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai and New Delhi. The Firm is committed to providing quality legal advice to clients; maintaining the highest levels of professional integrity; and nurturing its lawyers in a work environment that motivates them to achieve and maintain the highest standards.
The law firm advises clients in the following specialised areas of law:
- Anti-Corruption and Corporate Governance
- Banking & Finance
- Commercial Real Estate
- Dispute Resolution – Arbitration
- Dispute Resolution – Litigation
- General Corporate Advisory
- Human Resources & Employment
- Intellectual Property
- Mergers & Acquisitions and Joint Ventures
- Private Equity & Venture Capital Funds and investments
- Technology, Media and Telecommunication
The Partners and other lawyers are leaders in their respective fields of practice. The majority of the Partners have a rich mix of domestic and international experience, having worked in several legal and financial capitals around the world, including London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mumbai and New Delhi. Several of the firm’s lawyers are admitted to practice law in India, England & Wales and New York, bringing with them a deep and diverse international perspective.
About the internship
The law firm offers a dynamic internship programme to academically bright and highly motivated students. The programme provides interns with an avenue to interact with the senior lawyers of the firm, and to experience the responsibilities of corporate and dispute resolution lawyers on a day-to-day basis. The interns can use the opportunity to hone their research and writing skills and to identify their strengths and weaknesses in the legal field. By participating in internal presentations made on varied topics of interest, interns have the advantage of keeping abreast with legal developments and of cultivating their analytical abilities. Further, the programme assists interns in identifying their areas of interest and thus planning their future career path.
As a part of the internship programme, the interns would be involved in, inter alia, conducting research on matters that are within the firm’s practice in various areas of Law, preparing a note on the same; drafting of various documents including notices, and agreements. In addition to the work allotted to the intern during the internship programme, an opportunity is sometimes afforded to the intern to make a presentation on a relevant topic of his / her choice.
What you will gain?
During your internship here you will have the opportunity to gain the following:
- A wide ranging, hands-on commercial law work experience;
- Opportunity to experience and learn from International legal principles and practices;
- Ability to develop researching, drafting and presenting skills;
- Experience that cultivates your analytical ability;
- Opportunity to work alongside and learn from senior partners and lawyers;
- The advantage of keeping abreast with legal developments;
- The internship experience will enable you to identify your areas of legal interest and thus planning your future career path.
What we are looking for?
For this legal internship, we are looking for penultimate or final year law student, a law graduate or a non-law graduate enrolled on the Graduate Diploma of Law (GDL). Additionally we look for the following skillset:
- Commercial awareness – Candidates should have a genuine interest in how businesses work and how this may affect the clients you will be working with.
- Initiative – Candidates should display a proactive approach in carrying out work.
- Verbal and written communication – You should be able to listen and express yourself effectively both on paper and out loud.
- Attention to detail – Candidates require a keen eye for detail to ensure accuracy and a high standard of work for colleagues and the firm’s clients.
- Team work – Candidates must be dynamic team members who can collaborate with others to work effectively and efficiently.
Your internship location
Interning with Pave allows you to participate in one of the fastest growing and most dynamic economies in the world, India! India is the second most populous country, the world’s largest democracy and a rapidly emerging economy primed for even further growth. Immense opportunity for professional development awaits you as companies seek to expand into new markets, strengthen their communications strategies and scale their businesses.
Bangalore is India’s tech and business capital with blossoming industry and start-ups across a wide range of sectors. Full of students, tech geeks and entrepreneurs the city is lively and vivacious. There’s no shortage of delicious restaurants, microbreweries and fun bars. Not to mention Bangalore boasts India’s best weather year-round!
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What is included?
The Pave team works hard to build partnerships with the best companies in India to ensure you have a rewarding internship experience. We have a careful selection process upon which we judge companies. This helps you rest assured that you will be placed at a trusted company, established and respected within their field. A Pave internship program maximises your capacity to develop professional skills in your sector through your assigned work. From immersing yourself with a practical experience and taking on responsibilities, you will gain a sense of profound satisfaction knowing that you are adding real value to your organisation. Having the experience of working internationally in varied professional environments allows you to set yourself apart from your peers when entering the job market. An internship with Pave is a comprehensive package taking away further costs and hassle.
To give you a true feel for what it is like living in an international professional environment on your internship, we arrange for you to stay in clean, comfortable and modern serviced apartments or hotels with fellow Pave interns whenever possible. Living with other interns allows you to make new friends and interact with each other in your free time from dinner plans to exploring the city. Your hotel apartment is allocated by gender and is comprised of two to three private bedrooms, bathroom, spacious communal living room and kitchen.
TRAVEL & VISA SUPPORT
Travel Support Taking on board that your time and money is precious, our team can assist you with finding the best deals on return flights to India. Visa Support In order to intern in India you must have the correct type of visa. Based on our experience, this can be a tricky and somewhat lengthy procedure so we simplify it by processing the visa application on your behalf. We gather the relevant information from you via a simple form, organise the paperwork and process your application with the Indian authorities. We have a system in place that ensures your visa is processed with efficiency.
ARRIVAL AND INDUCTION
Arriving in India is exciting. With the added thrill of starting your journey, we want you to have the best welcome possible. Arrival When you land in India there will be an airport transfer waiting to take you directly to your accommodation. On arrival at your accommodation site, you are given your welcome packs, which include maps, information about your internship provider, information on local amenities and sights, an induction training pack and a local SIM card. Please ensure you take an unlocked Android or Apple phone to India so it can support the local SIM card you will be supplied with for the duration of your internship. We recommend an Android or Apple smartphone that supports apps such as Uber, Google Maps, Ola and so on. Induction The Pave team runs a full day induction workshop in India prior to your internship that we believe to be vital for an intern to settle in quickly. Here, you are given comprehensive training from our experienced team about your new city: from local knowledge and the hotspots to business etiquettes and cultural training.
COMMUTE ON FIRST DAY
On your first day at work we escort you from your accommodation to your respective workplace. In your welcome pack, we provide detailed information about traveling around your interning city so you are familiar before arriving into India. Once in India, your programme co-ordinator on the ground will show you how to use the local system of transportation to travel in and around your interning city. Traveling around India is a thrilling experience and past interns try the variety of public transport available in India. We encourage you to do the same and in no time, you will find your preferred method of commuting on a day-to-day basis.
24/7 SAFETY, SECURITY & SUPPORT
It is our priority to ensure you have a rewarding and safe internship in India. In doing so, please know you can contact us any time (24 hours-a-day) for any assistance or advice. We are here to give you all the support you need and happy for you to update us on how things are going. The welcome packs we provide are full of useful information including, a comprehensive list of restaurants, shops and some Hindi "survival phrases" to get you started.
SOCIAL AND CULTURAL EVENTS
We know that on the weekends and in your free time you will be keen to get out and explore your city and everything India has to offer. We organise an exciting range of social and cultural events that showcase the sights, smells and delicacies that India's rich culture has to offer. Depending on your location, and the season, we put on events such as visits to national sightseeing attractions, trips to India's famous golden sandy beaches, boat rides through scenic lakes, outings to traditional dance and music shows, and visits to some of the largest water theme parks and national parks in India. We also host a banquet that allows you to come together and enjoy a traditional Indian feast.
Your Pave journey does not stop at the end of your internship. You are automatically entitled to become part of the Pave alumni community. As part of this community, you have access to exclusive networking events, alumni functions and other social events all focused on creating a platform to build relationships and networks to help you on your pathway. We are committed to growing the Pave alumni community so that in years to come you will become the inspiration for future Pavers. To find out about upcoming events please check out our Facebook page, Twitter account and LinkedIn.
Fees & Payment
Please ensure you have read our Terms and Conditions and Cancellation Policy carefully before booking an Internship. We accept a number of payment methods.
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Prices (per person)
All Internship prices are inclusive of VAT.
We offer scholarships to successful applicants with a clear financial need and those that are passionate about developing their personal and professional skills through our internships in India. The value of a scholarship is worth either a partially or fully funded internship in India.
Scholarship applications involve the following:
- Scholarship application form
- Personal essay
To apply for a scholarship, please get in touch at [email protected]
To apply for a scholarship you must:
- Have accepted a Pave internship
- Demonstrate a financial need
- Have not previously applied for a scholarship
- Be able to demonstrate academic potential, and comply with our three core competency areas; and
- Be a UK national or national of any other country who is studying in the UK
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