AIAC’s Legal Internship Programme

Internship Period: 2021

The Programme Objective

Our internship programme is designed to enable undergraduate and postgraduate students to learn about Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolutions. Our aim is to stretch the intellectual capacities of our interns and give them a sense of what Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution is about in preparation for their future careers. The AIAC internship is in no way connected with recruitment for employment but can be a decisive stepping stone in a further career.

As there is a strong interest in our programme from students around the world but limited supervision capacity on our part, we limit number of internship positions offered each year.

Features of Programme

  1. i.e. interns are expected to work five days a week (8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.) in the department which has selected them, carrying out their tasks under the supervision of a staff member – their supervisor
  2. The interns will be requested to undertake tasks in connection with the ongoing projects of AIAC. The internship's assignment could include:
    • Assisting with the research and preparation of legal and administrative texts or studies about international / domestic arbitration
    • Assisting with the drafting of promotional material, website-documents and pages
    • Conducting related background studies and internet based research
    • Undertaking ad hoc legal and administrative tasks as requested
  3. Assisting with the collection and analysis of case law in the field of domestic and international arbitration


Our programme is designed to help interns develop their intellectual capacities first and foremost. Allowance is provided.

Overseas applicants should note that we are unable to cover cost of travel and accommodation, although we will help applicants to find reasonably priced accommodation to the extent that is possible.

Report Writing

Interns are required to submit a paper (between 1000 – 1500 words) on Arbitration at AIAC at the completion of the internship programme. The report should focus on the areas covered during the training and how the training has benefited the intern.

Upon submission of the said report and having satisfactorily completed the internship programme, the interns will be given a certificate of completion of internship programme by AIAC.

Conditions and Qualifications Required

  • Applicants must be either undergraduate / postgraduate law students and will need to demonstrate an excellent academic record
  • Strong command of English
  • Computer literate
  • Must have excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Knowledge of and/or exposure to alternative dispute resolution and/or legal profession is desirable.

Application Procedures

We accept law students ranging from undergraduate to postgraduate students from Malaysia or overseas. Applicants should contact Ms. Indira Naidu ( and where possible provide the following information:

  • Complete AIAC Internship Application Form;
  • Curriculum vitae with photograph;
  • Letter of Reference from university or college;
  • Preferred Internship period and duration (preferred minimum of 3 months) – Indicate preference between January 2021December 2021;
  • Areas of possible research interest;
  • One page cover letter explaining why you would like to work at the AIAC, and
  • Indicate your language abilities both spoken and written.
  • Provide writing sample (preferably arbitration or adjudication related)

How to apply?

  1. Download and fill up the application form.
  2. Email us with a cover letter, resume and completed form with position in the “subject” line.
  3. Please submit your application to
Download Application Form