International Centre for ADR: Trainee

The trainee will work with the Centre which is in charge of all cases filed under the ICC Mediation, Expertise, Dispute Board and DOCDEX Rules. The Centre is separate from the ICC International Court of Arbitration (“Court”) but collaborates with the latter where needed. Together, they constitute the ICC’s Dispute Resolution Services.

The ICC International Centre for ADR (“Centre”) is looking for a trainee.

The trainee will work with the Centre which is in charge of all cases filed under the ICC Mediation, Expertise, Dispute Board and DOCDEX Rules. The Centre is separate from the ICC International Court of Arbitration (“Court”) but collaborates with the latter where needed. Together, they constitute the ICC’s Dispute Resolution Services.

This traineeship with the Centre will allow the successful candidate to incorporate a strong ADR component in his/her background of a future dispute resolver.

Specific tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Assist the team in its daily case-management tasks:
    • Reviewing, analysing and commenting on legal submissions in English and French
    • Drafting the Centre’s correspondence to parties involved in proceedings
    • Identifying neutrals to be proposed or appointed by the Centre and its Standing Committee
    • Updating the Centre’s database of cases and neutrals
  • Research tasks for the preparation of conferences, presentations and publications
  • Translate and proofread legal documents and other articles
  • Other projects based on the trainee’s interests and background

Required profile:

Nationals from outside the European Union or Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Andorra, Monaco, or Switzerland should get an appropriate visa from the French consulate. Trainees 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 candidate needs to still be registered as a student during the time of the traineeship. Recent graduates who are not anymore enrolled in an educational programe are therefore not eligible to do a traineeship at ICC.

Applicants should have strong academic credentials and prior professional experience in a legal and/or compliance department.

The candidate should have strong academic credentials and prior professional experience as well as demonstrated interest in alternative dispute resolution, preferably mediation. Fluency in English and French is essential. Proficiency in other languages is an advantage.

In additions to the activities with the Centre, time allowing, trainees also have the opportunity to attend sessions of the Court of Arbitration and staff meetings for the arbitration teams.

Terms and conditions:

The Traineeship Programmes are full-time and the average working week is 35 hours.

The trainee will receive a monthly gratification of about EUR 600 + meal vouchers + partial compensation (70%) of public transport costs.

Application process:

Applications should be addressed in English only by email addressed to the Selection Committee (Attn: Alya Ladjimi and Claudia Pansa) at courtinternship@iccwbo.org, with a copy to alya.ladjimi@iccwbo.org.

This should include:

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

Location: ICC International Headquarters – Paris, France

Duration: The traineeship is for a six-month period, starting in July 2020

Deadlines for the applications: 26 March 2020

 

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