Peter Nygh Hague Conference Internship

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The Hague is located in Netherlands. The Hague Conference has over 70 members, including Australia. Qualified applicants would be able to receive a contribution to cover the cost of travel and their living expenses for the duration (about 5 to 6 months) of the internship.

Field of Internship: Private International Law.
The Hague Conference addresses the challenges arising from differences in law between jurisdictions, by developing and implementing global legal conventions. More than 130 countries are party to conventions developed and administered by The Hague Conference.

The ultimate goal of The Hague Conference is to work for a world in which both individuals and companies can enjoy a high degree of legal security, despite the differences between legal systems.

Internship Provider: The Australian Institute of International Affairs and the Australian Branch of the International Law Association.

Internship can be taken at: Netherlands


  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia or a person who has pursued a course of law studies at an Australian University and:
      • Hold an undergraduate or graduate level degree in Law(LLB) from an Australian university (or be in his or her final year of such a degree); or
      • Be undertaking a postgraduate degree in Law (e.g. LLM or PhD) at an Australian University;
  • Have an excellent academic record.
  • Have written and spoken proficiency in English, with preference given to those who are also proficient in French (English and French being the official languages of The Hague Conference). Ability in a third language will also be taken into account;
  • Have an interest or specialization in a field relevant to the work of The Hague Conference i.e.:
      • Private international law (conflict of laws/choice of law), in the broadest sense;
      • Cross-­â€border legal co-­â€operation, including in family law, commercial and financial law matters;
      • International civil procedure; and/or
      • Comparative law;
  • Have excellent research and writing skills, evidenced by dissertation, law review or other publication;
  • Be not older than 35 years at the time of application;
  • Have cognition of, and acquaintance with, computers, databases and legal research software;
  • Have an ability to work in international or multicultural environments; and
  • Have work experience, prior international engagement or contribution to broader community projects.

It is intended that the internship will be of interest to applicants who have undertaken or who are undertaking postgraduate studies relevant to the work programme of The Hague Conference.

Number of awards offered: Not Known

Internship Duration:  Five(5) to six(6) months.

Internship Application Deadline: Applications close on 30th of September each year.

Please send a letter of application addressed to the Peter Nygh Hague Conference Internship Board: or to c/-­- Ms. Nicola Nygh, Allens, GPO Box 50, Sydney 2001.

The letter should include:

  • The applicant’s reasons for applying for the Peter Nygh Hague Conference Internship;
  • The benefits which the applicant expects to be derived from the internship, and the contribution which the applicant expects to make to the work of the Hague Conference;
  • The applicant’s career ambitions and how the internship will relate to those ambitions;
  • A description of the applicant’s current research, if applicable; and
  • The dates when the applicant would be available to undertake the internship (Note: the applicant must be available to undertake the internship for 5 to 6 months).

Please also enclose the following, where applicable:

  • The applicant’s up–to–date résumé;
  •  The applicant’s most recent academic transcript;
  •  Two letters of reference for the applicant (including at least one academic reference), with contact details of referees;
  • A copy of research work by the applicant in a field relevant to the work of The Hague Conference; and
  • Any other proof of the applicant’s legal and linguistic abilities and knowledge

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Giovanni Chinecherem Olakunle Olakunori(commonly known as Giovanni Olakunori) is an aspiring data scientist at heart, business developer and educator with a deep interest in ancient philosophy, healthy living, and developing economies. He’s the founder of LarnEdu, a community that inspires and supports lifelong learning especially in underdeveloped nations. He currently lives in the UK after living in 4 other countries across Europe and Africa. You can read more about him or follow him on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to see his public posts about how much he loves hot Kenkey and Jolof rice.

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