The PCA’s internship program provides law students and graduates with the opportunity to participate
in the functioning of the International Bureau. Internships are offered to individuals with outstanding
academic records seeking work experience at an international arbitration institution.
Interns are expected to participate to the greatest extent possible in the regular functioning of the
organization. The PCA aims to offer a balance of legal and administrative assignments, enabling interns
to gain insight into both the practical and legal aspects of international arbitration.
Interns benefit from the PCA’s location in The Hague, the seat of several international tribunals and
other intergovernmental organizations. Interns also have access to the renowned international law
collection at the Peace Palace Library.
The internship program operates year-round on a cycle of four terms of three months each. The term
schedule is as follows:
Term 1 – January through March
Term 2 – April through June
Term 3 – July through September
Term 4 – October through December
Internships generally begin on the first day of the month in which the term commences and conclude
on the last day of month in which the term ends.
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