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UNIDROIT Internship for International Students

UNIDROIT Internship for International Students in Italy

Country: Italy
City: Rome
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UNIDROIT welcomes a select number of domestic as well as international students to participate in the internship program in the work of the Secretariat. Internship activities relate to subjects on the Institute’s current Work Programme, and/or to UNIDROIT instruments that have already been adopted, in particular as regards their implementation and promotion. Interns will generally conduct research on specific aspects of the chosen/assigned subject. Further, they will prepare concept notes, draft documents and reports of meetings, prepare translations. Overall, the interns will generally assist the professional staff of the Secretariat.


UNIDROIT doesn’t compensate the international students in this internship. The length of an internship is three consecutive months. However, the interns may extend the internship period up to a maximum of six months. Further, UNIDROIT  grants Internships for shorter periods on a case by case basis. Also, Interns should be able to provide adequate medical insurance coverage during their stay in Rome.


  • Candidates engaged in postgraduate legal studies (5 years +) are preferred.
  • Moreover, Candidates must have excellent knowledge of both spoken and written English.
  • Further, Knowledge of French and/or any other language is an asset.
  • Also, Candidates in their undergraduate legal studies may apply for an internship in the library, assisting the Head Librarian with documentation and catalog related tasks.

How To Apply

When applying for an internship, candidates may indicate any preference for their topic of cooperation with the Secretariat. Interns may specify the project(s) on UNIDROIT’s Work Programme they prefer to work on. If applicable, they may also indicate a research project that they intend to pursue on an independent basis in the UNIDROIT library.

Further, candidates are welcome to submit an academic reference letter and/or a statement from a sponsoring institution (university, research center, governmental entity …) to support their application. Application for the UNIDROIT International Internship will require students submitting a CV along with a cover letter. Furthermore, the application submission is via email.


Type of Opportunity Internships
Open toAll Nationalities
Contact the organizer+39 (0)6 69 62 11 or [email protected]



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