Internship @ Delhi International Arbitration Centre (DIAC)

Internship @ Delhi International Arbitration Centre (DIAC)

About DIAC:

The New Delhi International Arbitration Centre (NDIAC) is an autonomous institution based in New Delhi, to conduct arbitration, mediation, and conciliation proceedings. It was established in 2019 and declared as an Institute of National Importance by an Act of Parliament.

DIAC, formerly Delhi High Court Arbitration Centre was established by the High Court under the able leadership of its then Chief Justice Mr Justice Ajit Prakash Shah. DIAC was inaugurated on 25th November 2009 by Mr Justice K.G. Balakrishnan, the then Chief Justice of India. DIAC is the first High Court annexed Arbitration Centre.

About the Opportunity

DIAC is accepting applications for its Internship Programme. It will provide first-hand, practical experience of the role and functions performed by a leading arbitral institution.

At DIAC, you will work with a dynamic, multicultural, and professional team of arbitration lawyers on the administration of cases under the DIAC Rules.

Mode of Internship

On successful completion of the internship, the intern will be eligible for a certificate from DIAC provided they adhere to the guidelines and have regular attendance at DIAC.

Responsibilities of the Intern

  • Reading, commenting on and drafting documents related to current arbitration cases.

  • Doing research for the preparation of conferences, presentations and publications.

  • Assisting the team in its daily case-management tasks; reviewing, analysing and commenting on legal submissions.

  • Research tasks for the preparation of conferences, presentations and publications.

  • Other projects based on the intern’s interests and background.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 3rd year of study (or higher) of a 5 year law program OR

  • 2nd year of study (or higher) of a 3 year law program OR

  • Law student pursuing LLM/pursuing PhD.

Preference will be given to students showing keen interest in or having knowledge and understanding of Arbitration, Mediation and Conciliation.

Duration of Internship

The maximum period of 4 weeks, which can be extended to 8 weeks.

However, with prior approval of the coordinator of DIAC, the internship may be for a shorter or longer duration.

Stipend (If any)

DIAC internships are not remunerated.

NOTE: Applicants should note that DIAC will not cover their cost of travel or any other expenses.

How to Apply?

Documents required as a part of the internship application:

  • A short CV.

  • A cover letter/statement of interest describing your objectives and motivation in applying for an internship with DIAC.

  • Letter of Reference preferably from the University of the applicant.