Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) Internship

Country: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Internship periods: December - February or September - November
Number of places: Maximum of two students per year
Applications close: Mid July and Mid April depending on Internship period

Company profile

The Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) previously Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) was established in 1978 under the auspices of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organisation (AALCO).

AIAC was the first regional centre established by AALCO in Asia to provide institutional support as a neutral and independent venue for the conduct of domestic and international arbitration proceedings in Asia.

AIAC was also established pursuant to a host country agreement with the Government of Malaysia. Furthermore, it is a non-profit, non-governmental and independent international body. It was also the first centre in the world to adopt the UNCITRAL Rules for Arbitration as revised in 2010.

AIAC has developed new rules to cater to the growing demands of the global business community such as the AIAC i-Arbitration Rules, the AIAC Fast Track Rules as well as the Mediation and Conciliation Rules. There has been a tremendous interest in the i-Arbitration Rules and this is evident with AIAC winning the prestigious Global Arbitration Review Award for 'innovation by an individual or organisation in 2012'.

More about AIAC

Monash Law eligibility criteria

  • be enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws (or any Bachelor of Laws double degree) or Postgraduate coursework degree in the Faculty of Law at Monash University and have at least one unit of their law degree to complete at the end of the internship program;
  • at the time of the internship have completed at least one full time equivalent year of law (48 credit points)
  • have the ability to complete the internship without compromising law studies or examination periods.
  • be available on return to commit to marketing and promotional activities, including future use of profiles and reports in marketing material.

Application process

Applications must be submitted as outlined in the above table for each internship period.

  • Complete the online Faculty of Law AIAC application and email supporting documentation to before the advertised closing date.
  • Supporting documents to be submitted with the Application form -
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of results (download from WES)
    • A personal statement of no more than one page typed (minimum size ariel font x10 point) showing a proven interest in the work and mission of KLRCA, include any relevant ADR experience.
  • Short listed applicants will be sent to AIAC three weeks after the respective closing dates for each internship period.
  • The chosen applicant will be confirmed by AIAC within three weeks after receipt of the candidate shortlist.
  • The successful applicant will be contacted directly via phone and/or email by the Senior Student Programs Officer
  • All unsuccessful applicants will be notified via phone and/or email by the Senior Student Programs Officer
  • The successful candidate will be provided with the contact details of the appropriate person at AIAC and they will be required to liaise directly with the organisation in order to determine start and finish dates which must equate to a minimum of eight weeks within the two internship periods.
  • The successful candidate will then register for complimentary travel insurance through MAP (Monash Abroad Portal).

Contact information


Fleur Morgan
Senior Student Programs Officer (International & Internships)