ICSID offers unpaid internship opportunities to students enrolled in a graduate degree program who are eligible and qualified for an internship (sometimes referred to as an externship) under their University rules and Bank Group requirements. The main objective of the internships is to allow students with an interest in international investment dispute settlement and international investment law to gain a better understanding of ICSID’s work, enhance their academic and career goals and contribute to ICSID’s mission. To this end, the Centre is looking for enthusiastic and energetic candidates who can work effectively in a team-based environment.
Up to four internships are offered every four months, for a minimum period of 12 weeks and a minimum of 10 hours of work per week. The internship periods are September-December, January-April and May-August. The internships take place at the seat of the Centre in Washington, D.C.
Interns will be assigned to case management teams. Under the supervision of experienced ICSID Team Leaders and Counsel, they will assist in the administration of cases and with institutional projects. Case-related tasks may include drafting working papers, carrying out research on issues that arise in the course of a case, assisting with the drafting of correspondence, making logistical arrangements for hearings, and attending hearings with permission from the parties and the tribunal. Interns will also do research on institutional matters under the supervision of the ICSID Secretary-General and Deputy Secretaries-General. Interns are included as part of the teams while at ICSID and are invited to participate in internal training opportunities.
If you are interested in an internship opportunity at ICSID, please see the eligibility and qualification requirements. Applicants are invited to send us a completed application form together with their curriculum vitae to firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for applications for the September-December 2016 period is August 20, 2016. Interns selected for that term are expected to begin the internship in mid-September 2016.
1. Eligibility and qualification requirements: