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Internship vacancies: 1st September 2017 onwards


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 KLRCA 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.


  • The programme is normally full time; 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
  • The interns will be requested to undertake tasks in connection with the ongoing projects of KLRCA. 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
  • Assisting with the collection and analysis of case law in the field of domestic and international arbitration
  • Interns are strongly encouraged to meet with and interview members KLRCA staff and the KLRCA’s panel of arbitrators / mediators. This represents invaluable opportunities to gain insight about the process of dispute resolution mechanisms.


Our programme is designed to help interns develop their intellectual capacities first and foremost. However, we provide a monthly allowance to assist with living expenses.

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.


Interns are required to submit a paper (between 1000 – 1500 words) on Arbitration at KLRCA 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 KLRCA.


We accept students ranging from undergraduate to postgraduate students from Malaysia or overseas. Applicants should contact Ms. Smrithi Ramesh ([email protected]) and where possible provide the following information:

  • Complete KLRCA 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 2017 – December 2017.
  • Areas of possible research interest;
  • One page cover letter explaining why you would like to work at the KLRCA, and
  • Indicate your language abilities both spoken and written.
  • Provide writing sample (preferably arbitration or adjudication related)


  • 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.

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.
For future opportunities, please deposit resume here.