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Internship Program

International Dispute Resolution & Risk Management Institute

Internship Program

Work Location

IDRRMI office at 5/F West Wing, Justice place, 11 Ice House Street, Hong Kong, China

Expected duration

2-6  months 

Duties and Responsibilities 

The internship will take place at the IDRRMI office at 5/F West Wing, Justice place, 11 Ice House Street, Hong Kong, China. IDRRMI aims to establish standards for international dispute resolution and risk management, award professional qualifications, and certify intellectual property and property rights. For more details about IDRRMI, you can visit During the internship, you will be involved in projects related to data exchange, cross-border data transfer compliance, and standards development. This is a full-time, UNPAID internship. Interns are expected to work five days a week (40 hours) under the direct supervision of the Head of IDRRMI. Specific assignments will include collaborating with IDRRMI teams, contributing to real-case scenarios, and gaining insights into data handling, analysis, and compliance within the realm of cross-border and international businesses.

Qualifications/special skills

In order to be eligible for the internship program, applicants must meet the following criteria at the time of application:

(a) Be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school program (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or

(b) Be enrolled in, or have completed, a first university degree program (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent).

No prior work experience is necessary to apply for the IDRRMI Internship Application Programme. Your education, training, advanced coursework, or skills should contribute to the institute during your internship.

The desired fields of study for this role are as follows:

  • Proficiency in standard software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and internet research is required.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Teams, other virtual conferencing software, SharePoint, WordPress, HTML, and electronic document management is advantageous.
  • A demonstrated ability to engage successfully with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds and beliefs is essential, including the willingness to understand and tolerate differing opinions and perspectives.
  • It is desirable that you have knowledge of standard office computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets and general research.
  • It is desirable that you can manage your time and priorities to ensure timely completion of assigned tasks, which are often time sensitive.
  • It is desirable that you interact well with people of various social and cultural backgrounds in an occasionally stressful environment. 


  • Fluency in oral and written English or Chinese is required.

Additional Information

Applicants selected for this internship who are currently employed are strongly encouraged to consider taking a leave of absence or discontinuing their employment during the internship period. While part-time internships are possible, priority will be given to candidates who can undertake a full-time internship, provided that there are no potential conflicts of interest and that the work priorities of IDRRMI and the assigned tasks align with this schedule. Candidates who receive an official internship offer must promptly inform IDRRMI of any current or future employment that overlaps with the internship, providing details about the employer, position, and job responsibilities. Failure to disclose such information in a timely manner may result in the retraction of the internship offer or immediate termination, depending on the circumstances. The application process requires the submission of a Motivation Statement, Candidate Profile, and proof of enrollment and/or graduation. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The Motivation Statement should include the degree program the candidate is currently studying, graduation date, IT skills and programs proficiency, top three areas of interest, and reasons for considering themselves the most suitable candidate for the internship. Additionally, candidates should elaborate on their interest in the IDRRMI Internship Application Programme as a whole and specifically in the assignment. The Candidate Profile needs to include all previous work experiences, IT skills, and three references. Proof of enrollment or graduation must be attached as well. Due to the high volume of applications received, only successful candidates will be contacted.

Intern Specific text 

Please note that financial remuneration is not provided for internships. Interns or their sponsoring institutions are responsible for covering the costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation, and living expenses. Additionally, interns who are not citizens or permanent residents of the country where the internship is undertaken may need to obtain the appropriate visa and work/employment authorization. Before accepting the internship offer, successful candidates should discuss their specific visa requirements. 

No Fee 

IDRRMI will never request any fees at any point during the recruitment process, including application, interview, processing, or training. The United Nations does not require any information regarding applicants' bank accounts. Your security is our top priority.

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