Internship at The Hague Conference on Private International Law

 

Don’t miss out on the incredible intership opportunity offered by the Hague and its International Private Law conference!

 

Organization/Company: With 81 Members (80 States and the European Union) representing all continents, the Hague Conference on Private International Law is a global inter-governmental organisation. A melting pot of different legal traditions, it develops and services multilateral legal instruments, which respond to global needs.

The statutory mission of the Conference is to work for the "progressive unification" of these rules. This involves finding internationally-agreed approaches to issues such as jurisdiction of the courts, applicable law, and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in a wide range of areas, from commercial law and banking law to international civil procedure and from child protection to matters of marriage and personal status.

Over the years, the Conference has, in carrying out its mission, increasingly become a centre for international judicial and administrative co-operation in the area of private law, especially in the fields of protection of the family and children, of civil procedure and commercial law.

Duty Station: The Hague, Netherlands    

 

Open to: The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (the Hague Conference) seeks interns who, in the context of their degree studies or their doctoral research, wish to deepen their knowledge of private international law, understand how the Hague Conference functions and provide assistance in the work of the institution.

 

Timeframe: As a general rule, the duration of an internship is three to six months. However, the Permanent Bureau occasionally seeks candidates for shorter Internships; these missions de stage are devoted to a very precise task that can be completed quickly.        

 

Deadline: Not specified but all candidates should send the documentation and submit the application preferably six months prior to the desired starting date.

Description: Interns are required to:

 

  • carry out basic research on particular points of private international law or comparative law, relevant either to the operation of existing Hague Conventions or to the future work of the Hague Conference;
  • take part in the practical work of preparation for meetings (working groups, Special Commissions, Diplomatic Sessions);
  • carry out preparatory work of translation or documentary research in accordance with the needs of the lawyers of the Permanent Bureau.

 

Qualifications: The intern should speak at least one of the two official languages of the Conference, French and English. Knowledge of other languages is an asset.

 

Required documents: Any person interested in an internship at the Hague Conference should submit the following documentation:

- a curriculum vitae

- a letter of motivation

- a description of courses followed

- a transcript of academic records

- one or more academic references

- writing sample (an excerpt of any of your academic writings in English or French)

 

How to apply:

Applications, including all of the above-mentioned documentation, should be submitted by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , preferably six months prior to the desired starting date.

Interns are encouraged to investigate available funding within their university or from other public and private organisations (e.g., scholarships or internship placement programmes offered through their university, grants from research foundations, etc.).

 

Wage/fees:  Internships offered by the Permanent Bureau are not remunerated. The intern must meet all his or her own expenses during his or her stay in The Hague and pay travel costs.

 

Useful links: link all’offerta

link all’organizzazione

 

Contact information:

Permanent Bureau

Hague Conference on Private International Law

Churchillplein 6b

2517 JW THE HAGUE

The Netherlands

Fax: +31 (0)70 360 4867

 

Edited by Christopher Allevi

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The Permanent Court of Arbitration is offering an internship for legal training in public and private international law. What are you waiting for!? Apply now!

 

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Organization/Company: Established in 1899 to facilitate arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution between states, the PCA has developed into a modern, multi-faceted arbitral institution that is now perfectly situated at the juncture between public and private international law to meet the rapidly evolving dispute resolution needs of the international community.

The PCA is an intergovernmental organization dedicated to serving the international community in the field of dispute resolution. It recruits and employs staff based on the highest standards of competence, integrity, and efficiency.

 

Duty Station: The Hague, Netherlands

 

Open to: Recently graduated law school with top marks. However, applications are also accepted from law students who are entering their final year of law school, as well as recent graduates who have some professional experience or are engaging in advanced law studies.

 

Timeframe: PCA Internships last for three months and start at the beginning of January, April, July, and October. PCA-ICCA internships also last for three months, starting in January, April, and October.   

 

Deadline:

- 1 September for Term 1, Jan-Mar

- 1 December for Term 2, Apr-Jun

- 1 March for Term 3, Jul-Sept

- 1 June for Term 4, Oct-Dec

 

Description: Internships are offered by the PCA to law students and recent graduates who wish to gain experience at an international arbitration institution. Internships offer a balance of legal and administrative assignments, allowing interns to gain insight into both the legal and practical aspects of international arbitration.

In addition to internships with the PCA’s International Bureau, the PCA also offers an internship in association with the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA). PCA-ICCA interns will undertake legal research, legal editing and organizational tasks, including work on ICCA publications, ICCA outreach projects (such as ICCA’s work worldwide on harmonization in the implementation of the 1958 New York Convention) and Young ICCA seminars and projects. PCA-ICCA interns do not engage in arbitration case work conducted under the auspices of the PCA.

 

Qualifications:

- Successful internship candidates are usually those who have recently graduated law school with top marks. However, applications are also accepted from law students who are entering their final year of law school, as well as recent graduates who have some professional experience or are engaging in advanced law studies

- Fluency in either French or English is essential. Additional language skills are a strong advantage, especially Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish

- Candidates need not have a specialization in international dispute resolution or public international law, but should at least have demonstrated an interest in these fields

 

Required documents:

- A carefully written cover letter that indicates how you expect to benefit from the program, how you can contribute to the PCA and a brief description of areas of interest and knowledge of law

- A curriculum vitae

- A letter of recommendation from a professor or senior professional

- Copies of academic transcripts (scans or photos are sufficient)

- Proof of proficiency in English or French (for non-native speakers).

 

How to apply: Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. indicating the desired start date in the subject line and attaching a single PDF comprising an application package with the above-mentioned documents.

 

Useful Information: Internships are self-funded. An intern must have adequate financial resources and health insurance for the term to be eligible.

If you are selected and you require a travel visa to take up the internship, the PCA will provide documentation in support of your application.

Although interns are not formally considered staff members of the PCA, they participate in the PCA’s activities as members of the International Bureau.

 

Useful links:

Link to the offer

PCA website

 

Contact information:

Permanent Court of Arbitration

Peace Palace

Carnegieplein 2

2517 KJ The Hague

The Netherlands

T: +31 70 302 4165

F: +31 70 302 4167

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Edited by Ruino Martina Pia

 

The editorial staff of carriereinternazionali.com is not responsible nor liable for the reliability of the information contained in this article. If you want any further information concerning this vacancy, please contact the proposing organization.

 

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