The PCA is an intergovernmental organization dedicated to serving the international community in the field of dispute resolution. It recruits and employs staff based on the highest standards of competence, integrity, and efficiency.

Vacant posts are filled by nationals of member states based on the needs and available resources of the organization, particularly in relation to the nature and size of the PCA’s caseload, which can vary from year to year. Due regard is given to maintaining an appropriate mix of men and women, and the need to seek geographical diversity in order to maintain the international character of the institution.

Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted.

Legal Counsel

Positions for Legal Counsel at the International Bureau of the Permanent Court of Arbitration may become available from time to time. Qualified applicants can submit an application at any time which may be considered when a position becomes available. This is a vacancy for rostering purposes to have a cadre of qualified applicants available in the event a vacancy arises. No vacant post exists at this time.

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Fellowship Program

The PCA Fellowship Program offers recent law graduates and young legal professionals the opportunity to work at an international arbitration institution for one full year.

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Internship Program

Internships are offered by the PCA to law students and recent graduates who wish to gain experience at an international arbitration institution. Internships offer a balance of legal and administrative assignments, allowing interns to gain insight into both the legal and practical aspects of international arbitration.

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