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Internship & Placement Cell

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Internships are formal programs within organizations whose primary purpose is to offer practical work experience in a particular occupation to people who are new to that field. Internships fulfil an important component of both academic and practical education in law.

Internships are known for giving students the opportunity to apply their knowledge in real world environments. At the same time, they will also develop skills which will help them perform better at their jobs. Internships greatly increase the chances that a student will gain full time employment after graduation. By using internships, students are provided with experience that will make them stronger. In addition to this, their work ethic will increase, and they will be confident in their abilities. Internships will also allow students to learn about time management, discipline, and effective communication skills.

The purpose of the internship program is to provide a planned transition from the curriculum to a personal and professional setting in a student's area of interest. During the internship experience, the student will test the practical application of the theories of academic learning in the professional setting under the guidance and supervision of both a professional staff member and a university faculty advisor. As a part of the internship experience, the student will be evaluated on his/her work attributes and contributions in the assigned work or community setting. The student will have the opportunity to continually interact with the staff in the setting and periodically with the faculty in assessing his/her skills, accomplishments, and professional growth.

During this period of internship, students are required to conduct legal research, draft pleadings, briefs, opinions or other legal documents as required by the host. Internships may also involve interviewing witnesses, assisting Lawyers or judges in court, and observing court Proceedings.

Objectives of the Internship

  • To help the students gain first-hand experience of a particular place of work.
  • To assist students in being more receptive to market needs, and in deciding their area of specialization in future.
  • To assist students in developing professional skills and a broader understanding of the legal profession and legal processes.
  • To enhance students' learning of a particular area of law.
  • To enable students to participate more effectively in law school classes because of the real-world experience they bring back to the classroom.
  • To make students aware of career alternatives.
  • To further develop and integrate personal characteristics such as…” Self-awareness problem-solving skills, professional ethics and behaviour.
  • Gain a better understanding of the relation of law to society, economics, psychology, and social science to Develop new knowledge and skills.

Rules Governing Internship

  1. Duration:
    • Each student shall have completed minimum of 20 weeks of internship during the entire period of legal studies under NGO, Trial and Appellate Advocates, Judicial Legal Regulatory authorities, Legislatures and Parliament, other Legal Functionaries, Market institutions, Law Firms, companies and Local Self Government
    • The internship in any semester cannot be for a continuous period of more than four weeks and minimum of 15 days and all students should have at least one internship with a NGO, Trial Court Advocate and an Appellate Court Advocate, District Legal Service Authority each, in the entire course of the academic period.
    • Each student shall keep internship diary in the form stipulated by the University and the same shall be evaluated by the core Faculty member of the staff each time. The total mark shall be assessed in the Final semester of the course in the 4th Clinical course as stipulated under the schedule appended to these Regulations.
    • Split internships are allowed with permission from the concerned Class Internship Coordinator. This will be permitted only in exceptional cases like medical reasons, participation in moots etc.
  2. Student Responsibilities:

    For an internship to be successful, all of the main participants (the intern, the on-site supervisor, and the faculty supervisor) must fulfil their responsibilities. As a student, you have a crucial part to play in ensuring the success of your internship, and you must be prepared to be proactive and use your initiative to ensure that it runs smoothly. It is your responsibility to.

    1. Before the internship:
      • Meet with your faculty supervisor
      • Develop a résumé that you can use to promote yourself for a specific internship.
      • Pinpoint a few internships that interest you.
      • Prepare an appropriate Academic Internship Proposal.
      • Meet with the Internship Coordinator to brainstorm ideas for your internship.
      • Get all the necessary materials to the Internship Coordinator at least two weeks before the internship begins.
    2. During the internship:
      • Report to the workplace on time and when scheduled;
      • The student will dress professionally and appropriately
      • Exhibit professional behaviour and respect for the other interns, site staff, and clients.
      • Be polite, professional and cooperative with all team members;
      • The intern is expected to become familiar with and adhere to the organization’s rules, policies, regulations, and standards
      • Negotiate your hours with your site-supervisor being extremely flexible.
      • The student will notify the site supervisor of any illnesses and emergencies as soon as possible.
      • Communicate with the site supervisor about the internship as it progresses
      • Client information and what is said by co-workers is generally confidential.
      • Do not repeat gossip or say anything you will be sorry for later.
      • Initiate and carry out projects and activities as directed by the site supervisor.
      • Observe confidentiality;
      • Be aware of office politics and avoid office gossip; and do not repeat gossip or say anything you will be sorry for later.
      • Learn everything possible about the position and the worksite.
    3. After the internship:
      • Send “Thank You” letter to your supervisor.
      • Reflect on what you have learned about your career field, your experience and what you have learned about yourself.
  3. Submission of Written Work:
  4. At the conclusion of the internship, you must give an evaluation of the experience. This report need not be long, but should give an indication of the success or otherwise of the internship, particularly in relation to whether the initial objectives were met. A proforma for the evaluation is included in the appendices.

    Internship Diary:

    It is mandatory for all students undergoing Internships to maintain a day to day record in Internship Diaries.

    1. Enter your experiences and impressions gathered that day.
    2. Include adequate details to bring out what you have learnt, what impressions you had on law, lawyers, courts and society, what difficulties you encountered and how you solved them.

    Internship Report:

    The internship report has the following compulsory components.

    • Facing sheet
    • Self-Certification
    • Certificate of the Organization
    • Acknowledgement
    • Table of Contents
    • Introduction
    • General information about the institution/organisation
    • Work Activities
    • Observation
    • Findings
    • Internship experience
    • Suggestions/Recommendations
    • Conclusion

    Internship dairy must be in students hand writing. It must be soft bonded. No spiral binding will be accepted. Assignments may not be submitted by facsimile or email. They should be submitted by hand.

    Assessment/ Evaluation:

    The Internship Diary, case notes and viva-voce would be the basis of evaluation. Internship vivas will be conducted by the concerned Class Internship Coordinator.

    Based on the record of work and evaluation, the Principal shall issue certificate of satisfactory completion of training.

    Viva Voce: Viva voce will be conducted to all the students in the first week of the academic year under the supervision of the Principal and faculty in charge.

    Absences from the Internship:

    You are required to report any absences from the internship to the teacher in charge. Additional time must generally be arranged in order for you to successfully complete the required two weeks. The College requests that you provide a copy of a medical certificate or other relevant documentation for absences of two or more days


    University regulation to be complied by each registered student in law course for getting the certificate of graduation:

    Each student enrolled in 5 year B.A. LL.B./ B.B.A LL.B. Integrated degree course shall undergo an internship for minimum twenty weeks during the entire course under NGO, Trial And Appellate Advocates, Legal Regulatory Authorities, Legislatures and Parliament, Other Legal Functionaries, Market Institutions, Law Firms, Companies, Local Self-Government and other such bodies as the KSLU may stipulate. However, internship shall not be for a period of more than four weeks in continually in an academic year.



    Notable Internship completed by students :

    Mr. Mankala Surya Teja of V semester, 5 Years B.B.A., LL.B. (IDC) successfully completed his internship under the guidance of Honourable Mr. Justice Suraj Govindaraj of High Court of Bengaluru for a period starting from 1st March, 2020 to 16th March, 2020.


    Mr. Dhruva K. of IV Semester, 5 Years B.B.A., LL.B. (IDC) completed his internship from to under the guidance of Advocate C. H. Hanumantharaya, an Eminent Criminal Law Jurist practising before the High Court of Karnataka with more than 50 years of experience at Bar .



    Mr. Rohith B.R., student of VII semester B.B.A.LL.B. has successfully completed his internship at Jayanagar Police Station, Bengaluru City under the guidance of Inspector Shri. Puttaswamy. H, [IPS], Karnataka State Police for a period starting from 13th October to 15th November, 2023.





    Mr. Gagan Prakash of VII Semester B.A.LL.B. has successfully completed his internship under the guidance of Justice Sreenivas Harish Kumar, Judge, High Court of Karnataka, Bengaluru from a period of 11th December, 2023 to 11th January, 2024



    Ms. Varshika Sai Kanala and Ms. Aatmajaa have successfully completed their internship under the guidance of Hon’ble Mr. Justice C M Poonacha, Judge, High Court of Karnataka, Bengaluru.





    Mr. Damodar Nayak, Mr. Ayushman Kumar, Mr. Darpanraj Somayaji and Ms. Amulya M. Padesur have interned under Hon’ble Mr. Justice Krishna Dixit, Judge, High Court of Karnataka, Bengaluru.

    Mr. Dhruva K. has interned in the office of Nuli & Nuli, Advocates and Consultants, Delhi-NCR.





    Ms. Aatmajaa has interned with advocate Anoop Haranahalli in his esteemed office Haranahalli Law Partners, Bengaluru.





    Mr. T. Venkata Saran has interned with senior advocate L. Ravichander, High Court of Telangana, Hyderabad.


Activities undertaken:

The first five students of RV Institute of Legal Studies have achieved a remarkable milestone by securing enrollment with the Karnataka State Bar Council on 9th November, 2023. This achievement serves as testament to the rigorous academic environment of the institute in nurturing legal professionals of higher potential.



RV Institute of Legal Studies through its Placement and Career Planning Cell had organized two sessions on 8th August, 2023

“Study abroad options for legal students”

The guest speakers for the session were Ms. Trina Mukharjee, Operations head, Imperial Overseas Education Consultant, Bangalore, and Mr. Arvind B T, Senior Quant trainer and counsellor, Imperial Overseas Education Consultants, Bangalore.



“Preparing for interviews”

The guest speaker for the session was Prof. Ranganath D, Dean, Placement and Training Department, RV College of Engineering.



RV Institute of Legal Studies, on 19th May, 2023, through its Placement and Career Planning Cell had organized a session on "Role of New Age Global Universities" in association with RV University. The event was graced by Prof. (Dr.) Y.S.R. Murthy, the Hon'ble Vice Chancellor of RV University and the faculty members of RV University. The session was presided by Prof. (Dr.) Anjina Reddy, The Principal of RVILS.