Internship Programme

ACICA runs a voluntary internship programme in conjunction with the Australian Disputes Centre 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 for Scheme 2 2019 have now closed. We welcome applications for our Summer Scheme from September 2019. Please note the application deadline below.

The dates below are a guide to our standard Schemes. However, the ADC and ACICA are pleased to offer flexibility to students in start and finish dates to work around their University’s teaching dates.

SchemeDurationApplication Deadline
Scheme 2 201912 August — 22 November 2018Now Closed
Summer Scheme 2019–202018 November 2019‐ 28 February 2020*18 October 2018
Scheme 1 202024 February 2020 – 19 June 202018 January 2020

* Please note that the ADC/ACICA will close for three weeks around Christmas and New Year.

Criteria

 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

Applications meeting the Criteria outlined above should complete the Internship Application Form and send this by email to acica.secretariat@disputescentre.com.au 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 ACICA and 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.

Remuneration

The internship programme is run on a voluntary basis; as not for profit organisations ACICA and ADC 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 ACICA/ADC cannot offer visa sponsorship; applicants will need to make their own arrangements in this regard.