Applications are invited for Internship Opportunity at The Office of the Advocate General, Bengaluru for the year 2024.
About the Organisation
The Office of the Advocate General is a constitutional office created under Article 165 of the Constitution of India. The Governor of the State appoints a person who is qualified to be appointed as a judge of the High Court as Advocate General of the State. A person shall not be qualified for appointment as a judge of a High Court unless he is a citizen of India-and has for at least 10 years held a judicial office in the territory of India or has for at least ten years been advocate of a High Court or of two or more such Courts in succession.
As per Article 177 of the Constitution of India, the Advocate General of a State shall have a right to speak in and otherwise take part in the proceedings in the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council and to speak or otherwise to take part in the proceedings of any committee of the Legislature of which he may be named as a member.
The Office of the Advocate General, Karnataka periodically trains student interns seeking practical experience during summer/winter breaks in their law programmes. This policy aims to outline the application process, responsibilities, and duties, to ensure interns have a productive experience with the Office. The purpose of this internship programme is to provide a platform to law students to acquaint themselves with public litigation and matters of public policy, in the State of Karnataka.
Nature of internship
On the starting date of the internship (first Monday of the month), the intern will receive an orientation regarding the office and work responsibilities. The intern could also be assigned to the Advocate General/ Additional Advocates General/ State Public Prosecutor/ Additional Government Advocates/Additional State Public Prosecutors/ High Court Government Pleader based on necessity and work load, at the discretion of the Office while taking into account the intern’s interests.
The experience at this internship will include daily court visits, preparation of case briefs, research notes and understanding the filing process at the High Court of Karnataka. The interns will also have the opportunity to make a presentation in the Office, on evolving legal debates or new legislations, at the end of their internship period.
- Students from Law Universities/Colleges recognised by the Bar Council of India.
- Students should be in their second to fifth year of a five-year integrated LLB program, or in the first to third year of a three-year LLB programme.
- Must have a keen interest in exploring litigation and public policy.
No. of Interns
- The Office will only be able to accommodate a maximum of 12 interns per month.
- Office of The Advocate General, Premises of The High Court of Karnataka, Dr. Ambedkar Veedhi, Bengaluru, 560 001, Karnataka, India.
- For a minimum duration of 4 weeks (extendable upon request, at the discretion of the Office).
- The internship period will generally begin on the first Monday of the month, unless specified/approved otherwise.
How to Apply?
- Email a copy of the following documents to [email protected] with the subject “Internship Application-Month”, at least one month in advance of the dates you seek to start the internship:
- CV or resume
- Cover letter of not more than 300 words
- Bonafide certificate (issued by University/College)
- Accepted candidates will receive a confirmation email at least two weeks prior to the joining date.
- Email: [email protected]