Remote & In-person Internship Programme

ADC runs a voluntary internship programme in-person in Sydney or remote. ADC accepts both Australian and international applicants who are currently studying law or are recent law graduates and have an active interest in mediation, arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution processes.

Successful applicants are provided the opportunity to assist with tasks and work on projects across the organisation.  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 organisation’s objectives

Current Program Dates & Application Deadlines

Internship applications up to December 2022 are now being accepted.

SchemeDurationApplication Deadline
Scheme 110 January 2022 – 31 May 202213 December 2021
Winter Scheme3 June 2022 – 1 July 202220 May 2022
Scheme 25 July 2022 – 27 October 202221 July 2022
Scheme 31 November – 23 December 202218 October 2022


 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.
  • 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 is 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 cannot offer visa sponsorship; applicants will need to make their own arrangements in this regard.