Ritanshi Jain, a 4th Year, Law Undergrad, writes about her internship at the Delhi High Court in the winter break at her Law School.
Name, College, Year of Study
Ritanshi Jain, 4th Year, Chanderprabhu Jain College of Higher Studies and School of Law
Name of Organization
Delhi High Court (CGSC)
Duration of Internship
15 December 2018 to 25 January 2018
I thoroughly enjoyed my internships and now have very valuable experience under my belt.
We all know that practical experience is the best, and internships give students that hands-on experience they need. I feel that quality internships are essential to developing key skills that you can’t get in a classroom. Skills such as multitasking, communicating, learning to deal with diversity, and dealing with deadlines are different when you are working for someone else, not yourself like you do in college. Internships are also a great way to network with people in the industry.
As my internship draws to a close and I reflect back on all I have learned, I realize what an excellent experience this has been. I gathered much knowledge in the classroom, but a hands-on approach has been invaluable. It has served as a beneficial ending to my formal education. In my opinion, the best way to learn is by doing. I am truly grateful for this opportunity.
At first, when I began looking for an internship, I was not sure that I liked having so much freedom in my decision, but looking back, I am appreciative of the way the department conducts the program because it caused me to seek out my own internship and set-up all the details involved. The department was helpful when I had questions, but it was good for me to oversee every aspect of my own internship and, in the end, has been advantageous.
It is a small taste of the real world. It helped reinforce my knowledge of responsibility, focus, drive, and ambition. I had to be responsible for people’s money, credit card authorization forms, getting to work on time, fulfilling my word and completing all of the tasks that I was assigned. I learned to focus. I learned to drive during really long days of events. I got tired but didn’t give up. The only way to gain experience, and move up in the working world is to be driven, focused and to have a will to never give up. People noticed my willingness to help in any department at any time. I was only able to gain this experience because of the requirement to complete a semester internship. It was an invaluable tool to help me figure out what I want to do.
Open communication was one of the strongest and most apparent skills that I learned during my internship. When I first started interning, I was intimidated and nervous to ask too many questions because I didn’t want to admit that I didn’t understand or that I needed extra help with something. Luckily I got over that fear quickly because asking questions is the only way to learn what you are really supposed to be doing. Without open communication between everyone in an office, I don’t see how any work can be done.
People were very helpful, cooperative and friendly.
There was no need of accommodation because I put up from Delhi.
– Ritanshi Jain
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