Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre online internship

This internship is aimed at practising lawyers and law students who are interested in international dispute resolution and international arbitration.


The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) is one of the world's leading dispute resolution institutions, specialising in arbitration, mediation, adjudication, and domain name disputes resolution.

2019 HKIAC intern Naushyn Janah talks about her internship experience

More information about HKIAC can be found by visiting the company's website.

Applications must be submitted by 5pm, 15 August, 2022.

About the internship

The internship period is for eight weeks with a flexible starting date between November 2022 – February 2023.

The Foundation is looking to recruit one intern for the HKIAC internship in 2022. The intern will undertake the internship online.

The successful candidate will be given a specific project or meaningful work relevant to their area of study. A mentor and supervisor will be assigned to monitor the intern’s professional development.

Chinese language ability is an advantage but is not required as English is widely used in Hong Kong.

In previous years, the Foundation has sent interns HKIAC’s office in Hong Kong where they will assist with the Secretariat in discharging its day-to-day duties. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s internship with HKIAC will be held entirely virtually through remote working. If you are a tertiary student who is positive, confident, and interested in dispute resolution in Asia, we encourage you to apply.

Management of the programme

The Asia New Zealand Foundation and HKIAC will jointly deliver pastoral care and support professional development in cultural competency.


Applicants must be:

  • New Zealand citizens or have New Zealand permanent resident status
  • due to complete at least two years of tertiary study majoring in law at a university by November 2022 or practising at a law firm in New Zealand when they apply
  • able to demonstrate an interest in a career in international dispute resolution 
  • willing to participate in Foundation activities following the internship such as panel discussions, round tables and school talks.

What's covered

This is a paid internship. Other expenses such as purchase of laptops are not covered.

Terms and conditions

The successful applicant will be required to agree to the standard Terms and Conditions for Asia New Zealand Foundation funding recipients. 

Reporting requirements

Interns are expected to write a 500-600-word article (with accompanying photos) about their internship that will appear on the Foundation’s website (to be submitted during the internship) and write a final three-page report evaluating the internship experience at the end of the programme.

A certificate of completion will be provided to the intern on submission of their article and accompanying photos.

They are also encouraged to share their internship experience, and to remain engaged with the Foundation. Sharing your experience with others is an important part of this initiative as it enlightens others about developments in Asia. 

How to apply

To apply, please fill in our online application form.

You will need to upload a copy of:

  • your cv
  • your academic transcript
  • a cover letter outlining your motivation for applying.

Applications must be submitted by 5pm, 15 August, 2022.

Key dates

  •  Applications must be submitted no later than 5pm, 15 August, 2022.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be notified by mid- September 2022. 
  • Short-listed applicants will be invited to an in-person or online panel interview to select the successful candidate.
  • The successful candidate will be advised in late September.
  • All selected interns will be supported to attend a group induction day in Auckland in November 2022.


If you have a question about the internships, first check Frequently Asked Questions page and if your question is not answered there, please email the Foundation's project coordinator internships Bobae Wilson: [email protected]