Fellowship Program at the PCA Buenos Aires Office

The PCA Fellowship Program in Buenos Aires offers recent law graduates or young legal professionals the opportunity to work at an intergovernmental organization and international arbitration institution for one full year, in the PCA’s Buenos Aires Office at the San Martín Palace. Over the course of the year, the Fellows will gain experience in the operations of the PCA’s International Bureau, with an emphasis on both the practical and legal aspects of international dispute resolution.

In addition, Fellows at the PCA Buenos Aires Office will assist with the promotion of Buenos Aires as a venue for international arbitration and PCA services throughout the Latin American region. Fellows hold the title of Assistant Legal Counsel for the period of the Fellowship.

  • A law degree that qualifies the applicant to apply for bar admission in their home jurisdiction (through examination, traineeship, or otherwise) is a minimum requirement. The program is open to applicants whose qualifications exceed this minimum requirement (e.g., advanced law degree candidates and holders, practicing lawyers, and other legal professionals).
  • Fluency in English and Spanish is essential. Additional language skills are a strong advantage, especially Arabic, Chinese, French, and Russian.
  • Specialization in international dispute resolution or public international law is an asset.

The Fellowships at the PCA Buenos Aires Office shall run for twelve months from the date of hiring. Applications must be submitted by Sunday, 28 April 2024. Candidates are kindly encouraged to submit their applications at their earliest convenience as the successful candidate will be expected to start the position during the 3rd or 4th quarters of 2024.

How to Apply

Send an email to [email protected] indicating “PCA Buenos Aires Fellowship” in the subject line, and attaching a single PDF comprising an application package with the following documents:

  1. A carefully written cover letter that indicates
    (a) how you expect to benefit from the program;
    (b) how you can contribute to the PCA; and
    (c) a brief description of areas of interest and knowledge of law.
  2. A curriculum vitae;
  3. A letter of recommendation from a professor or senior professional;
  4. Copies of academic transcripts (scans or photos are sufficient); and
  5. Proof of proficiency in English and Spanish (for non-native speakers), or request for a waiver of such proof, citing relevant professional or academic experience.
Further Information

Fellowships are awarded to individuals with outstanding academic and/or professional records who meet the qualifications outlined above, and who seek work experience in the field of international arbitration.

If you are selected and you require a travel visa to take up the Fellowship, the PCA will provide documentation in support of your application.

Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted.

Although Fellows are not formally considered staff members of the PCA, they participate in the PCA’s activities as members of the International Bureau.

Fellows will be provided a stipend commensurate with experience and the cost of living of Buenos Aires. To be eligible, Fellows must provide for their own adequate health insurance for the year.