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Internship

Do you want to do an internship with us? 

We take four interns every year at our Secretariat in central Stockholm, divided into four 10-week periods: 

  • January–March  
  • April–June  
  • September–October  
  • November–December  

We also welcome interns during the summer.  

Conditions for internships  

The following conditions apply to an internship with us: 

  • The internship is full time and is financed by the intern (no salary is paid).   
  • The internship is designed individually, with an average working week of 35 hours. You usually need to be in the office every day. 
  • Interns from outside the EU are responsible for obtaining the necessary visas and work permits.  
  • If you work for another employer, you must take leave during your internship.  

Who can apply for a SCC internship?  

Our internship programme is very popular and we receive many qualified applicants from all over the world.  

We assess applicants based on the following criteria:   

  • You have a master's degree in international arbitration or commercial dispute resolution (or you are currently studying towards a master's degree).  
  • You have at least a couple of years of experience in international dispute resolution (work with an international law firm is an advantage).  
  • You have demonstrated a strong interest in international arbitration and knowledge in the field (e.g. through participation in international arbitration “moot courts”).   
  • You speak and write English fluently (fluency in any other language, especially Swedish, Russian or Chinese, will be an advantage).  

What does the work involve?  

As an intern, you will contribute to the work of the SCC by, for example:  

  • reviewing and analysing legal documents, drafting case summaries for SCC board meetings and conducting legal research related to SCC cases  
  • translating judgments and news, and analysing SCC practice and case loads 
  • writing articles and overviews of the SCC's work and procedures  
  • helping organise events or other projects carried out at the Institute.   

The internship period will give you a good introduction to the work we do and the cases we deal with at the SCC. You will also have the opportunity to participate in board meetings and events organised by or in cooperation with the SCC. Our Secretariat is headed by a Secretary General and two Deputy Secretaries General. We also have four lawyers and four administrators who handle case management.  

How to apply  

The SCC is currently accepting qualified applicants for the period January-March and April-May.   

CV and cover letter 

Candidates are requested to send their application with a cover letter and CV by 1 December 2022 to internship@sccarbitrationinstitute.com.  

The SCC will appoint the current internship position by December.   

We receive many applications from qualified applicants. If we do not contact you, unfortunately this means that you have not moved forward in the process.

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