Internship – Common Law case management team, ICC International Court of Arbitration (Paris)

The Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration is currently looking for an arbitration intern for our Common Law case management team lasting six months. 

As the institutional representative of over 45 million businesses in more than 100 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 Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration is currently looking for an arbitration intern for our Common Law case management team lasting six months. 

The role

Tasks include:

  • Read and draft documents related to arbitration cases in English 
  • Legal research and read legal documents in English and one of the languages listed below 
  • Preparation of conferences 
  • Translation of legal documents 
  • Ad hoc assignments as requested by the teams and the services of the Secretariat to which the intern may be assigned. 


  • Preference will be given to students in international commercial law arbitration with strong academic credentials and prior work experience. 
  • Fluent English is a requirement and another language would be a plus
  • 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 programme are therefore not eligible to do an internship at ICC. 

Important information:

  • 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 

Availability: 3 July 2023 – 2 January 2024

Duration:6 months 

Application process:

Apply by 31 May 2023. 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 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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