The Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre (‘QICDRC’) offers an internship program to assist prospective lawyers with gaining an insight into the legal world, personal and professional development, and obtaining professional contacts.
Students who are undertaking a law degree, and interns will usually be at least 18 years of age or above.
Internships will typically last anywhere from one week to two weeks. While interns will sit within the Registry, it is intended that they will be given as broad a view as possible of the QICDRC and wider Qatar Financial Centre business to gain a holistic understanding of how the QICDRC operates and the context within which it does so.
Interns will primarily be involved with the work of the Registry, which is the core business of the QICDRC.
It is envisaged that interns will be exposed to the following (in addition to attending any hearings that take place during the course of the internship):
- Reading and summarizing case papers for use by the Registry.
- Discussing active cases with members of the Registry team.
- Progressing any special projects that are being undertaken by the QICDRC, and the Registry in particular.
- Ad hoc research tasks as required by the Registry.
- Assisting in the enforcement process as directed.
Each intern will be assigned a member of the Registry team as a point of contact who will ensure that their time at the QICDRC passes smoothly.
Interns will be expected to be present at the QICDRC during court hours for the duration of their internship (08.00-16.00).
Interns who successfully complete the internship will be provided with a Certificate of Completion.
Send a cover letter addressed to the Registrar along with a CV (firstname.lastname@example.org). Emails should bear the following subject hearing: “Application for Internship – [NAME]”.
The cover letter should explain why the individual wishes to undertake an internship at the QICDRC, and how this might fit into their prospective career plans. Cover letters should be no longer than 1 page of A4, and CVs no longer than 2 pages of A4.
Successful applicants will be contacted by a member of the Registry team to arrange the details of the internship. All interns will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement prior to commencing their internship.