Most students face with challenges concerning internships such as the lack of awareness about
opportunities, no proper processes to apply for internships, the lack of trust etc. Such challenges lead Mayank Garg, a student at the School of Law, to come with an idea to ease out the process and help students find quality internships and top law firms find interns.
This idea has now turned into a startup called JRTC Intern. It is India’s first-ever internship governance platform for the legal sector. It will serve as an interface between law students seeking quality internships and top law firms looking for deserving interns. This will help thousands of law aspirants across the nation by providing an organised channel to find internships.
The idea sprung up when Mayank was helping a friend to secure an internship in 2017. He was trying to help when he realised the struggle to get a suitable internship.
The startup was a result of rigorous research, numerous brainstorming sessions, hours-long interactions with the students, top law firms and mentors at the UPES School of Law. The start-up is being patronized by nationally acclaimed law firms like Cyril Amar Chand Mangal Das, Shardul Amar Chand Mangal Das, L&L partners, Lakshmi Kumaran Sridharan and top lawyers namely advocate Kapil Sibbal, Salman Khurshid to name a few.
“We have a well-designed process to benchmark the skills and aptitude of the aspiring interns, comprising eligibility examination, the General Law Internship Test, and an interview. This initiative will go a long way in altering the way we talk about law internships in India and help us in nurturing a better breed of lawyers, strengthening the legal system of the nation,” said Mayank Garg, founder
JRTC intern is also set to deliver user satisfaction even in the COVID-19 pandemic that is going on across the world. Mayank informed that owing to their proactive approach towards artificial intelligence and machine learning, they have all the systems in place to ensure internship opportunities continue via online mode.
Taking about the vision for the upcoming days, Mayank mentioned that they have high aspirations for automation, improved technology interventions, and collaborations with international law firms of repute in the future. JRTC is joined by Mr. Parikshit Chandgothia, (alumni, School of Law UPES) and a technology enthusiast, which will benefit them in this direction.
JRTC team has also received a letter of appreciation from the former president of India, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee.
For the success of the JRTC intern, Mayank expressed his gratitude towards his mentors at the UPES School of Law and the UPES Council for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (UCIE), for their constant support and monitoring.