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Virtual Internship Opportunity at Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC): Apply Now!

by Ajshal
Singapore International Arbitration Centre

About Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)

Since commencing operations in 1991 as an independent, not-for-profit organisation, SIAC has established a track record for providing best in class arbitration services to the global business community. SIAC arbitration awards have been enforced in many jurisdictions including Australia, China, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Thailand, UK, USA and Vietnam, amongst other New York Convention signatories. SIAC is a global arbitral institution providing cost-competitive and efficient case management services to parties from all over the world.

SIAC’s Board of Directors and its Court of Arbitration consists of eminent lawyers and professionals from all over the world.

The Board is responsible for overseeing SIAC’s operations, business strategy and development, as well as corporate governance matters.

The Court’s main functions include the appointment of arbitrators, as well as overall supervision of case administration at SIAC. SIAC has an experienced international panel of over 500 expert arbitrators from over 40 jurisdictions. Appointments are made on the basis of our specialist knowledge of an arbitrator’s expertise, experience, and track record. SIAC’s panel has over 100 experienced arbitrators in the areas of Energy, Engineering, Procurement and Construction from more than 25 jurisdictions.

The SIAC Rules provide a state-of-the-art procedural framework for efficient, expert and enforceable resolution of international disputes of all sizes and complexities involving parties from diverse legal systems and cultures.

SIAC’s full-time staff manage all the financial aspects of the arbitration, including:
• Regular rendering of accounts
• Collecting deposits towards the costs of arbitration
• Processing the Tribunal’s fees and expenses

SIAC supervises and monitors the progress of the case. SIAC’s scrutiny process enhances the enforceability of awards.

SIAC’s administration fees are highly competitive.

About the Internship

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the SIAC Virtual Internship Programme.

The programme will provide valuable insight into working at a leading global arbitral institution, albeit virtually, and will help you gain a better understanding of the role and function of the Secretariat.

During your time with SIAC, you will have an opportunity to contribute to SIAC’s work, including assisting the Secretariat with research projects on various topics. You will also work on mock cases inspired by real life SIAC cases, and receive feedback from members of the Secretariat. The internship programme is open to both local and overseas candidates.

Details on how to apply for the programme are set out below:

Duration of Internship

The internship will be for a fixed period of two months, on a part-time basis. You will contribute 10 hours of work each week, unless otherwise agreed. Please indicate (as specifically as possible) your (i) period of availability; and (ii) preferred dates.

Term Schedule

Semester 1 – February to March 2023
Semester 2 – May to June 2023
Semester 3 – September to October 2023


The internship is not remunerated.


This programme is being offered in a virtual format from Singapore. You are required to ensure that you have complied with your university’s / college’s policies and/or the relevant government regulations, if any, to undertake this virtual internship from your current country of residence and/or other relevant jurisdictions.


Application Package
(i) curriculum vitae;
(ii) copies of your college/university and/or postgraduate transcripts;
(iii) statement of interest describing your objectives and motivation in applying for the programme;
(iv) a letter issued by your college/university confirming you are accepted to or enrolled with the college/university, and
your participation in SIAC’s virtual internship programme does not violate the university’s policies and the relevant
government regulations, if any, of your current country of residence and/or other relevant jurisdictions; and
(v) letter(s) of reference and writing sample(s) (optional).

Contact Details
Please email your application to: [email protected] with the reference [Virtual Internship Programme – (Semester – Month) ] in the e-mail subject heading of your application.

Other Details

Closing Date
31 December 2022 for the Semester 1 – February 2023 intake
15 February 2023 for the Semester 2 – May 2023 intake
15 June 2023 for the Semester 3 – September 2023 intake
Only successful candidates will be notified.

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