We are on the hunt for India’s sharpest and most confident legal journalism and commercial publishing interns who can prove their mettle by way of blog: say hello to Legally Talented.We are on the hunt for India’s sharpest and most confident legal journalism and commercial publishing interns who can prove their mettle by way of blog: say hello to Legally Talented.

Finally after many, many requests Legally India is now ready to offer internships to law students.

But rather than going the old-fashioned way of covering letter and CV we invite interested candidates to apply by demonstrating their thinking and writing abilities in blog posts on Legally India’s all new and vastly improved blogging platform (it’s as simple as using Gmail or Facebook and you can now even insert Google Ads to make some money from your blog posts).

++How to apply?

Sign in or create your free account and create at least one post in the blogs section. Please make sure to ‘tag’ your posts with the word “talented” if you wish your posts to be considered.

The topic can be almost anything that is vaguely related to law: write about legal education, legal practice, interning, careers advice, campus life, legal analysis, legal fiction or very well thought-out and innovative business ideas for Legally India, or take your inspiration from some of the winners of our first wildly successful blogging competition, or the 2012 follow-up competition.

The other criteria: your writing should be clear and to-the-point, you must demonstrate original thought, spelling and grammar should be top-notch and posts should be of a reasonable length (preferably below 800 words). And you should not just copy-paste your latest term paper or articles already published elsewhere.

You can post as many blogs as you like and each post will be considered on its own merits. However, if several blogs are posted, consistency in blogging quality may also be taken into account positively (or negatively).

Attention to detail and carefully following these competition rules will be vital. At the very, very least spend as much time as on your post as you would when applying to a law firm with a CV a customised cover letter.

We offer rare full-time internships in Delhi, but most internships are virtual from wherever you are with a computer and an internet connection.

Once you have posted a ‘talented’ blog, please alert us by email at and . Please also attach a link to that blog in your email. You don’t need to follow-up via phone or email until 4 weeks after first applying.

++Our offer

What we promise is one of the most unconventional internships in the Indian legal sector in a fun, informal working environment at India’s best and most widely-read online legal publication.

You would get a selection of hands-on experience and instruction in journalism, write news stories and articles, do varied and unusual work on the commercial side of a young internet start-up, have the opportunity to make good contacts in the legal field, create unique CV experience and be given much more if you’re good enough.

We will pay a stipend of up to Rs 10,000 per month for a non-virtual internship, plus some other perks and freebies.

Internships should usually last at least four weeks; dates are flexible and subject to discussion.

If you have any questions please feel free to ask anonymously or otherwise in the comments below.

Good luck! (and please re-read the criteria in “How to apply” before you post)

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Like +0 Object -1 Jay Sayta 06 May 11, 20:11
Hi Kian,

Really appreciate the initiative for us students. I am extremely interested in this blogging opportunity, but I already run a website www.glaws.in (on gaming laws) which is widely received by those in the gaming industry. Can you consider my content put up there or can I use some of the content from my website?

Secondly, what month is this opportunity for? Is this for the month of June or May?
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Like +0 Object -0 kianganz 06 May 11, 20:20
Hi Jay,

Thanks for your message and interest.

By all means, you can base the blog around existing content at Glaws.in for example, but we are looking for original content to gauge applicants' ability to apply their mind and to come up with interesting things to write about that would work for a Legally India audience or platform.

The internship would be a rolling internship for a time that is mutually convenient.

Have updated the text above to explain those details.

Do let me know if you have any further questions.

Best regards
Kian
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Like +0 Object -0 Jay Sayta 06 May 11, 20:37
Ok Kian-so i take it that if I occasionally post content on LI blogs which are actually articles published on my website/ other academic blogs (I hold copyright to the ideas/content) with slight modifications that I feel appropriate for LI audience, it would be fine.
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Like +0 Object -0 kianganz 06 May 11, 20:44
Hi Jay, sure that would be fine.

If you publish contemporaneously with your other blog and you think the article would be appropriate for a Legally India audience then you wouldn't even need to modify it.

But we wouldn't accept blog posts that have previously been published elsewhere, in order to prevent a flood of duplicate content that is available elsewhere on the web for a while already.
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Like +0 Object -2 LegalPoetDweetiya 06 May 11, 20:47
Petition: reservation for previous winners. What say?
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Like +14 Object -0 kianganz 06 May 11, 20:50  interesting  top rated
There'll be a virtually level playing field all the way, no exceptions, reservations or Jugaad I'm afraid...
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Like +2 Object -1 Anonymous guest 06 May 11, 21:41
You sir, are a gentleman and a scholar.
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Like +0 Object -0 Pranjit Kumar Bhattacharya 06 May 11, 22:18
When is the last date of submission of the requisite details????
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Like +2 Object -0 kianganz 06 May 11, 22:20
There is no application deadline as such, we will keep selecting interns from bloggers' posts tagged with 'talented' throughout the year.
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Like +2 Object -0 LP 07 May 11, 00:07
Can we share biz ideas a bit more secretively?
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Like +0 Object -0 kianganz 07 May 11, 00:18
Hmm, contrary to what I said in 4.1, it looks like we will have to make at least one exception for business ideas. :)

If you have a business idea that you would prefer to remain in stealth mode for now you can email us over the Contact Us link or our usual email address.
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Like +0 Object -0 young lawyer 07 May 11, 20:19
Excellent idea! I hope you get an overwhelming response:-)
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Like +0 Object -0 Devika 17 May 11, 20:52
When is the earliest slot for internship available? Is one between 29th may to 10th july available?
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Like +0 Object -1 Devika 17 May 11, 21:03
Also, is there a deadline for sending the entries or is it on a rolling basis?
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Like +0 Object -0 kittykitten 18 May 11, 22:00
Hai
I am extremely enthusiastic about this opportunity. But my problem is that I am not a resident of mumbai. I study In Pune and right now I am at Kochi, my native place.
Do you have any offices at any of these places?
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Like +0 Object -0 kianganz 19 May 11, 12:44
Hi Devika,

Sorry for the delay. There is no deadlien for entries and we will be taking interns throughout the year.

There is no slot available anymore between 29th May to 10th July, but after that there is still space.

We will liaise with bloggers individully to confirm times and dates.

Hi KittyKitten,

We do not have offices in Pune or Kochi, I'm afraid and can only offer full internships in Mumbai. Do send me an email if you have any questions or other arrangements you would like us to consider.

Best regards
Kian
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Like +0 Object -0 lawphingbuddha 22 Mar 12, 23:25
Is an internship slot available in the month of May, 2012? Besides, can I know which category of articles (campus life, write-ups on current legal issues etc) would give me a better chance of earning an internship at LI?
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Like +0 Object -0 Jayanthy 23 Sep 12, 18:33
Hi,

Are there any internship slots available for November 2012?

Thanks a lot,

Loves-to-write
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Like +0 Object -0 Arpita 18 Jun 14, 15:45
I am a law student and is really very much interested in this internship and blogging. Whether the position is still open?
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Like +0 Object -0 gotohusain 16 Mar 15, 16:37
Its very nice work to provide this kind of talent developing chance to law students.
Its really a unique and awesome work.
Sir,
Here I'm confused that how we can tag our blog with the word "talented"?
Please mail me answer of it.
Thanking you Sir.
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Like +0 Object -0 UMANG MEHTA 30 Nov 16, 22:02
Respected sir/ma'am
I am a student of 1st year pursuing B.A.LLB (Hons). I already write a blog and the contents of the blog vary, for example I have poems, articles, movie reviews etc. Is it possible that I be judged for the competition regarding internship through this blog?
Thank you
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