Internship – Arbitration and A.D.R., Africa and Europe (Paris)

The arbitration and ADR teams for Africa and Europe are currently looking for an intern who will assist the regionals directors in different promotions activities.  

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We also provide the world’s premier private global dispute resolution services, leveraging ICC’s unique independence, integrity, and expertise.  

The Arbitration and ADR Promotion teams promote the DRS services globally ensuring worldwide visibility. They coordinate the activities and events organized by the Regional Directors and National Committees, as well as those of ICC YAAF (Young Arbitration and ADR Forum).  The teams are also in charge of educational events, such as visits to the ICC Court, specific trainings and seminars, and the organization of student pre-moots and moots.  

The arbitration and ADR teams for Africa and Europe are currently looking for an intern who will assist the regionals directors in different promotions activities.  

Tasks 

  • Assist Directors in research projects on International Arbitration in Africa and Europe 
  • Prepare powerpoint presentations for client meetings and trainings  
  • Help organize trainings, conferences, meetings, competitions, moots and visits, in particular taking care of the logistical aspects:  
    • preparing participant badges and name plates  
    • compiling promotional materials such as rules and reports for distribution during the events  
    • welcoming the participants and help at the registration desk for events at the ICC and at external venues if required 
    • coordinating room booking and other logistical aspects; and  
  • Help organize virtual events, visits and meetings via Microsoft Teams Meetings/Live Events or Zoom. Ability to moderate meetings/virtual visits remotely  
  • Answer all registration related queries and troubleshoot registration related problems.  
  • Organise shipments of promotional materials for events outside ICC  
  • Proofread texts of event pages before they are sent to the web manager for uploading on the website; follow up on updates/changes  
  • Reply to general queries arriving to the general mailboxes and help maintain the electronic filing  
  • Help with the update of the calendar of ICC DRS activities in Africa and Europe 
  • Compile statistics on the promotional activities of the department 

Requirements 

  • A student with interest in marketing/communications and/or experience in organizing events is preferred.   
  • A legal background with academic knowledge of international arbitration is a plus  
  • A strong knowledge of the African continent would be a plus. 
  • The intern will work in English and French and should ideally have oral and written skills in both languages   
  • Strong attention to detail and a rigorous attitude to work is necessary 
  • Strong knowledge of computer tools is mandatory (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams Meeting, Live Event, Internet, Zoom, PDF, registration platforms 

Terms and conditions 

The candidate needs to 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 for an internship at the ICC. He/she (if national from outside the European Union or Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Andorra, Monaco, or Switzerland) should get an appropriate visa from a French consulate.  

Interns in Paris will receive an allowance. However, interns are required to handle and pay for their own travel and accommodation arrangements for the duration of their stay. Unfortunately, scholarship cannot be granted by the ICC.  

Internship is full-time (however a few hours’ classes during the week are accepted). The average working week is 35 hours.  

Location:  Paris, France
Starting date: As soon as possible
Department: DRS       Contract type:  Internship
Compensation:  630€/month gross, Tickets Restaurant
How to apply: Interested candidates should send the following documents to: courtinternship@iccwbo.org. Applications should be addressed in English by email to Mrs. Diamana Diawara  

  • Cover note (one page maximum) highlighting key skills and experience in line with the candidate profile and key competencies  
  • Professional CV (two pages maximum)  

Closing date for applications: November 30, 2022