ICC Dispute Resolution Services internships: Paris

ICC Dispute Resolution Services offers students who wish to complement their studies and their first experience in arbitration to learn further in an international environment.

3 Arbitration Interns for our Arbitration Case Management Teams

The internship is for a non-flexible period of 3 months starting on 3 July 2017. The Intern will be under the supervision of 2 arbitration case management teams in Paris.

Tasks entrusted to the Intern include:

  • commenting and drafting of documents related to arbitration cases in English and French
  • drafting in English and French
  • legal research and reading legal documents in English, French, Arabic, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish or any Eastern European language
  • preparation of conferences
  • translation of legal documents
  • ad hoc assignments as requested by the teams

Preference will be given to students in international commercial law arbitration with strong academic credentials and prior work experience. Fluent English is a requirement. Being fluent in one of the following languages is an advantage: Arabic, German, Italien, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish or any Eastern European language.


The candidate needs to still be registered as a student during the time of the internship. Recent graduates who are not anymore enrolled in an educational program are therefore not eligible to do an Internship at ICC.


Nationals from outside the European Union or Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Andorra, Monaco, or Switzerland should get an appropriate visa from the French consulate. Interns are also required to handle their own travel/accommodation arrangements for the duration of their stay. The ICC is not in a position to provide scholarships/fellowships.

The Internship Programs are full-time and the average working week is 35 hours.

The Intern will receive a monthly gratification of about EUR 500 + meal vouchers + partial compensation of public transport costs.


Applications should be addressed in English only by email addressed to the Selection Committee (Attn. Ms Claudia Pansa) at courtinternship@iccwbo.org.

This should include:

  • a short CV (one page maximum focusing on the experience relevant to the Internship) and indicating your current studies (with expected graduation date)
  • a cover letter (no model provided), describing in a detailed way which arbitration classes you followed and your first professional experience(s) in relation to arbitration.
  • Two referees’ names with their respective contact details (if possible one academic referee and one professional referee who supervised you directly)
  • an academic writing sample in English ( e.g. submitted paper during university studies)