Internship Programme

ADC runs a voluntary internship programme in conjunction with the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration in Sydney, accepting both Australian and international applicants who are currently studying law or are recent law graduates and have an active interest in arbitration and alternative dispute resolution.

Successful applicants are provided the opportunity to assist with tasks and work on projects across both organisations.  Interns may be involved with tasks such as:

  • Researching and drafting communications, articles and other materials
  • Planning of events and seminars
  • Assistance with ADR training initiatives
  • Individual projects in alignment with the organisations’ objectives

Current Program Dates & Application Deadlines

Internship applications up to mid-2018 are now being accepted.

SchemeDurationApplication Deadline
Scheme 2: 201731 July 2017 — 27 October 201730 June 2017
Scheme 3: 20171 November 2017 — 23 December 201731 July 2017
Scheme 1: 201810 January 2018 — 31 May 201831 October 2017
Winter Scheme: 20184 June 2018 — 3 July 201828 February 2018


 All internship candidates should be able to demonstrate the following in their application:

  • Ability to work both in a collaborative team environment and independently
  • Strong academic qualifications
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Strength in drafting
  • Initiative
  • High standard of computer literacy


Applications meeting the Criteria outlined above should complete the Internship Application Form and send this by email to along with copies of the following:

  • Cover letter addressing the Criteria and outlining your interest in alternative dispute resolution and reasons for seeking an internship with ADC and ACICA.
  • A short CV and university transcript.
  • Indication of your availability to undertake the internship, including the proposed duration and available days.
  • For international participants, please attach two recent written academic or professional references.


The internship programme is run on a voluntary basis; as not for profit organisations ADC and ACICA are not in a position to remunerate interns. Interns will need to cover their own costs associated with any required travel or accommodation during the internship.

Please also note that ADC/ACICA cannot offer visa sponsorship; applicants will need to make their own arrangements in this regard.