Internship opportunity, Regional Business Development (Abu Dhabi)

The Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration is currently looking for 2 students intern for our office in Abu Dhabi Global Market (UAE).

  • 1 Intern for Regional Business Development Middle East

Term                            Application deadline          Reference

Mid-October 2021        30 September 2021              Internship BD Abu Dhabi

The intern will have the opportunity to actively contribute to all the activities of the department in the following tasks:

  • Help organize dispute resolution trainings, conferences, meeting (mostly virtual), in particular:
    • Helping in the promotion
    • Compiling background materials such as rules and reports for e-distribution during the events;
    • Helping in the logistical preparation
    • Monitoring the online registration system;
    • coordinating the catering, room booking and other logistical aspects if in person
    • Answer all registration related queries and troubleshoot registration related problems.
  • Legal research and market research
  • Preparation of PowerPoint presentations
  • Reviewing and updating mock cases
  • Be part of the ICC YAF activities and helping in monitoring activities
  • Compile and analyse statistics


  • Preference will be given to student with interest in both dispute resolution and marketing/communications
  • A legal background is mostly recommended, notably in ADR issues.
  • Fluent English and Arabic is a requirement.
  • Attention to detail and a rigorous attitude to work.
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams Meeting, Internet, Zoom and PDF; and knowledge of Live Event and registration platforms would be a plus.

Application process:

Applications should be addressed in English only by email addressed to the Selection Committee (Attn: Claudia Pansa) at

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 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)
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