About Nishith Desai Associates
At Nishith Desai Associates, we have earned the reputation of being Asia’s most Innovative Law Firm – and the go-to specialists for companies around the world, looking to conduct businesses in India and for Indian companies considering business expansion abroad. In fact, we have conceptualized and created a state-of-the-art Blue Sky Thinking and Research Campus, Imaginarium Aligunjan, an international institution dedicated to designing a premeditated future with an embedded strategic foresight capability.
We are a research and strategy driven international firm with offices in Mumbai, Palo Alto (Silicon Valley), Bangalore, Singapore, New Delhi, Munich, and New York. Our team comprises of specialists who provide strategic advice on legal, regulatory, and tax related matters in an integrated manner basis key insights carefully culled from the allied industries.
An integral part of the culture at Nishith Desai Associates is to lead initiatives that enhance the quality of legal education. Despite our desire to accommodate many more legal interns and paralegals, we are bound by space and geographic constraints. Our virtual Vol-intern program is an initiative that allows us to reach out to larger and dispersed student community, the only initiative of its kind available to law students across India.
The term Vol-intern is derived from the root words “voluntary” and “internship.” Vol-intern is a virtual internship for law students with a voluntary zeal, seeking practical training in essential legal skills such as research, analysis, drafting, procedural and effective communication. The Vol-interns will engage in legal projects and assignments in their spare time, under the mentorship of our professional/s.
The intention of the program is to empower future legal eagles with a wealth of knowledge as well as experience, without distracting them from their studies. The Vol-interns will be introduced to the concept of “virtual organizations” – where their physical presence in the workplace is not required. The program will be conducted primarily through email, phone and even video conferencing.
Though primarily we are a law firm, we consciously strive to share our expertise via programs such as Vol-interns and Continuing Education (CE), thereby developing a legal academy of our own. We actively indulge in educational rejuvenation. Research has played an important role in our success. Creation of an intellectually stimulating environment is our ultimate goal.
Through the Vol-intern program, we offer all law students, from the first to the final year, exposure to the practical application of law.
Some benefits of the Vol-intern program include:
Opportunities for research into various aspects of law including case studies.
Involvement in select professional work
Opportunities to extend legal assistance to NGOs
Invitations to attend select in house training programs
Invitations to attend talks by visiting foreign legal professionals
Inclusion on the mailing list of our “Hotlines”. These are articles circulated online which report legal, tax and regulatory news updates as they occur
A Certificate of Participation following a satisfactory performance when they exit the program.
For applying, do write to us at internship(at)nishithdesai.com
Link to the official website: https://www.nishithdesai.com/information/opportunities/careers-talent/nda-internship-program/vol-intern-program.html .
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