Internship Programme2020-10-25T22:48:23+00:00

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

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
Summer Scheme 2020–202130 November 2020 – 26 February 2021Closed
Scheme 1 20211 March 2021 – 18 June 202115 January 2021
Winter Scheme 2021TBCTBC
Scheme 2 2021TBCTBC

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


 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 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.


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.

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