We are looking for an International Dispute Resolution Intern to join our highly successful IDR team in our London office and work on international arbitration cases. This is an exciting time to join the firm, and this position will provide the opportunity to work from an international platform and be involved in the superb cross border work that our IDR team undertakes. 

The successful candidate will carry out a variety of work, including providing support with commercial and investment treaty arbitrations, conducting research and assisting with written submissions and oral hearings. 

The internship is competitively remunerated.

Our Team

The successful candidate will join our London team, the central hub of our international arbitration practice, and will have the opportunity to work with the team on cutting-edge procedural and substantive arbitration issues. 

Our integrated IDR practice embraces our longstanding “one-firm firm” philosophy and leverages our global resources to protect our clients around the world. The successes we have obtained for our clients are widely recognized in the international arbitration community. This is an opportunity to be involved in one of the few international legal practices that has a truly global outlook.

Our award-winning team is listed in the 2015 Global Arbitration Review Top 30 of international arbitration practices and we were shortlisted for the GAR Awards 2015: “Most Important Published Decision of 2014 for jurisprudential or other reason”.  We were also nominated for GAR Awards 2014: “Large International Arbitration Practice that Impressed in the Past Year”

Our Opportunity

Internships in the London office will last for four months. You will work with partners that are industry-leaders both nationally and internationally, and as part of a team that provides a pre-eminent service in complex high-value international arbitrations and litigation against other top-ranked arbitration firms.

We have three different internship intakes: 1 January, 1 May, and 1 September.


Successful applicants will typically be recently qualified lawyers or post-graduate students looking to develop their skills in the field of international arbitration.  We expect you to have outstanding academics in law, and to be eager to learn. Fluency in English is a pre-requisite; fluency in another language is a great advantage.

The programme is highly competitive and preference will be given to those individuals who have either acquired some level of experience in international arbitration or can clearly demonstrate a passion for and determination to work in this field.

What You Need to Know

All applications are made online and you will be asked to provide the following: 

  • Curriculum vitae
  • A cover letter stating your reasons for applying, or a writing sample (in English)
  • The date you wish to commence your internship

For more information about this role feel free to contact our careers team

Applications will only be accepted via the online portal, please do not email a copy of your CV.

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