As the institutional representative of over 45 million businesses in more than 170 countries, the International Chamber of Commerce operates with a core mission to “make business work for everyone, every day, everywhere”.
We act as the primary voice of the real economy in a range of intergovernmental organisations – from the World Trade Organisation to the UN climate process – championing the needs of local business in global decision making.
The convening power of our global network enables us to set rules and standards that facilitate over $10 trillion dollars in trade each year – as well as providing tailored products and digital services that directly address the real challenges faced by businesses operating internationally.
We also provide the world’s premier private global dispute resolution services, leveraging ICC’s unique independence, integrity and expertise.
The ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, the ICC Dispute Resolution Services (‘DRS’)’s unique think tank, plays a key role in enabling thought leadership in arbitration and ADR. In its research capacity, the Commission studies legal, procedural, and practical aspects of dispute prevention and resolution in the interest of access to justice. To adapt to the latest legislative and technological developments, the Commission gathers expertise from over 1,300 Delegates from more than 100 countries comprising lawyers, in-house counsel, arbitrators, mediators, academics and experts in various dispute resolution fields and sectors.
The Commission’s leading Reports and Guides provide guidance, tools, recommendations, model clauses as well as input on proposed adoption and modification of ICC DRS Rules.
The ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR internship offers students unique insights and in-depth knowledge of international arbitration law and dispute resolution. The Commission is currently looking for an intern for a period of six months, starting in April 2024 to join their team.
- Reading and analysing diverse working documents including draft reports and guides, and arbitral awards.
- Assisting in carrying out research on a wide range of topics in international commercial arbitration and dispute resolution including corruption, expedited procedures, artificial intelligence and ESG.
- Assisting in preparing conferences, background documents, briefing material (including transcripts), notes and articles.
- Drafting briefings for the Commission Secretariat and Delegates, as well as preparing and updating PowerPoint presentations.
- The intern will also be able to attend the Court’s sessions and will have the opportunity to work with leading experts (practitioners, arbitrators, mediators, and academics) in the field of international arbitration.
- Assist in meetings of Task Forces and the Commission’s annual meetings.
- Provide back-office support to the Commission Project Officer.
- Assist with communication and promotion of activities/events on social media.
- Assist in the logistical preparation of hybrid/in-person meetings and/or events.
- Knowledge of international dispute resolution in general and arbitration and ADR specifically
- Proficient in Microsoft Suite (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)
- Advanced Excel Skills
- Professional English / Minimum level of French
- Organisation and communications skills
- Autonomous, dynamic, and proactive
- The candidate needs to still be registered as a student during the time of the internship. Recent graduates who are no longer enrolled in an educational programme 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 6-month internship programmes are full-time, and the average working week is 35 hours.
- The intern will receive a monthly gratification of about EUR 700 gross + meal vouchers + partial compensation (70%) of public transport costs.
Terms and conditions
Department: Dispute Resolution Services
Geographic location: ICC HQ – Paris, France
Period: April 2024-end September 2024
Duration: 6 months
Applications should be addressed in English only by email at commission.arbitrationADR@iccwbo.org by no later than 8 January 2024.
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).
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