Fellowship Program at the PCA Mauritius Office

The PCA Fellowship Program in Mauritius offers recent law graduates and young legal professionals the opportunity to work at an intergovernmental organization and international arbitration institution for one full year in the PCA’s Mauritius Office. Over the course of the year, the Fellow will gain experience in the operations of the PCA’s International Bureau, with an emphasis on both the practical and legal aspects of international arbitration. In addition, the Fellow at the PCA Mauritius Office will assist with the promotion of Mauritius as a venue for international arbitration and PCA services throughout the African region. The PCA Mauritius Fellow 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 Mauritius 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).
  • Knowledge (theoretical, practical or preferably both) of the Mauritius International Arbitration Act 2008 and Mauritian jurisprudence in arbitration is an important asset.
  • Fluency in English and French are essential. Additional language skills are a strong advantage, especially Arabic, Chinese, Spanish and Portuguese.
  • Specialization in international dispute resolution or public international law is an asset.
  • IT literacy is required (in particular regarding MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel). IT literacy in supplementary software (e.g. MS Publisher) is desirable.

Applications must be submitted by 28 October 2022. Candidates are kindly encouraged to submit their applications at their earliest convenience as the successful candidate will be expected to start the position on 13 December 2022.

How to Apply

Send an email to [email protected] indicating “PCA Mauritius Fellowship” attaching a single PDF comprising an application package with the following documents in English:

  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’s Mauritius Office; 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);
  5. Proof of proficiency in English and French (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.

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.

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.