The internship period is for eight weeks with a flexible starting date between November 2023 – February 2024. The internship will take place in Hong Kong.
An HKIAC internship is a practical educational experience. Interns will principally assist the Secretariat in discharging its day-to-day duties.
Under supervision, interns will be assigned tasks and projects that, to the extent possible, are relevant to their educational background and interests and provide the opportunity to put into practice and further develop their theoretical knowledge.
Where appropriate, HKIAC encourages its interns to exercise initiative and engage in independent thinking.
Interns may be asked to:
- undertake research on various topics in international arbitration and alternative dispute resolution
- assist with the case management team in administering arbitration, mediation, adjudication and domain name cases
- draft articles and prepare materials
- attend and assist with planning hearings, meetings, seminars and conferences
- compile case statistics
- translate documents.
The aim of the HKIAC internship programme is to challenge interns intellectually, to give them a sense of what arbitration and alternative dispute resolution are in practical terms and to better equip them for the next stages in their careers.
Management of the programme
The Asia New Zealand Foundation and HKIAC will jointly deliver pastoral care and support professional development in cultural competency.