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Young ICCA Welcomes New Mentoring Programme Coordinators as the Eighth Cycle Opens for Applications

We are pleased to announce that applications for the eighth cycle of the Young ICCA Mentoring Programme are now open!

The Mentoring Programme connects young professionals with more senior members of the arbitration community and provides an opportunity for the group to learn from one another over a two year period. We are now searching for participants for the 2021-2022 cycle of the programme; applications will be open until 1 September 2020.

Preparations for the eighth cycle begin as the new Programme Coordinators, Emily Hay and Krystle Baptista, take over the reins from the previous Coordinators Gloria Alvarez and Eric Chang. We take this opportunity to thank Gloria and Eric for their contribution to the Mentoring Programme and to welcome Emily and Krystle to the role.

If you’d like to get to know our new Mentoring Programme Coordinators better, you can view their Young ICCA Proust Questionnaires below.

      

How to Apply for the Young ICCA Mentoring Programme

Apply to be a Mentee 

Who should apply?
All current Young ICCA members are eligible to apply to become Mentees in the Young ICCA Mentoring Programme. The programme is best suited to young professionals interested in international arbitration. In selecting Young ICCA Members for participation in the Programme, Young ICCA aims to achieve a broad diversity and a wide geographical distribution, including appropriate representation of Mentee applicants from countries that are underrepresented in the field of international arbitration. Applicants must have completed an initial law degree (though may be advanced students).

What are the responsibilities of the Mentee?

  • Have a strong commitment to participating in activities and events set up by the Mentor and Buddy.
  • Communicate regularly with both the Mentor and Buddy.
  • Be available to participate in conference calls, draft articles and/or organize/participate in conferences/workshops/other events as established by the Mentor and Buddy.
  • Respect and learn from their Co-Mentees and the process of the Programme.

Application process

  • Applications received after the deadline of 1 September will not be accepted under any circumstances;
  • Incomplete applications will be disregarded;
  • No special accommodation shall be made to successful applicants, i.e., any requests for a specific Mentor or group.
  • Due to the overwhelming number of applications Young ICCA expects to receive for this upcoming Programme, no feedback will be given to applicants who are not selected to participate in the 2021-2022 Mentoring Programme.
  • It is up to the applicants to ensure that they enter the correct information in the application form, particularly with respect to the region and country in which they will be based over the next two years, to the extent that this is known.
  • As the Mentoring Programme can only accommodate a limited number of Mentees, the applicant’s letter of motivation plays an important part in the selection process. The letter of motivation will assist the Programme Coordinators to identify candidates who demonstrate commitment and motivation and to match them with the most suitable Mentors and Buddies.

To apply for a Mentee role in the Programme, please click here.



Apply to be a Buddy 

Who should apply?

Buddies must be under 45 years old and should have a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in the field of arbitration (e.g. employment with a law firm with participation in an arbitration practice; employment at a recognised arbitral institute; employment or link to an academic institution in the fields of arbitration/dispute resolution). It is up to the applicants to ensure that they enter the correct information, particularly with respect to the region and country in which they expect to be based in the next two years, to the extent possible. 

What are the responsibilities of the Buddy?

  • Be a full, active and available participant in the Mentoring Group meetings and activities.
  • Have the willingness and ability to organize events and activities in consultation with the Mentor and take initiative in doing so where appropriate.
  • Contribute to the strategic aims of the Programme by assisting the Mentor in planning the overall agenda for the calendar year.
  • Collaborate with the Mentor and Mentees to set up activities.
  • Communicate with Mentees regularly to ensure they are engaged in the Programme, and answer reasonable queries from Mentees regarding career development, arbitration practice and arbitration know-how.

Application process

  • Applications received after the deadline of 1 September will not be accepted under any circumstances
  • Incomplete applications will be disregarded

To apply for a Buddy role in the Programme, please click here. 

   

For more information, view the Mentoring Programme page.