Internship Opportunities



10 -12 hours per week (Fall and Spring Semesters Internships)
37.5 hours per week (Summer Internships)

Interns at CPR participate in the organization's research and activities to expose them to the organization's cutting-edge advocacy for the increased use of and development of commercial conflict resolution. CPR's work varies--no intern will have the same experience.  Typically interns conduct research and compose content for CPR’s website, CLE courses, publications and articles. Interns also conduct background research for programs by CPR's Industry and Practice Committees, and for Institute-wide surveys and studies, where appropriate.

Recent illustrative projects handled by interns:

  • Writing, reporting on and citechecking cases and other ADR developments for CPR's monthly newsletter, Alternatives, which is published on multiple platforms internationally. 
  • Conduct legal database research for new developments in ADR cases and legislation, review cases and compile write-ups for noteworthy cases, developments and events, which often are posted on CPR's website, blog and social media.  Interns have written on a wide variety of issues for CPR.
  • Observe an arbitration or mediation.
  • Attend and take minutes at CPR Committee meetings.
  • Write abstracts of books selected for awards from CPR.
  • Attend and assist with CPR's annual meeting.
  • Create hypothetical based on new Bar Association Ethics opinion.
  • Attend oral arguments on ADR issues of importance and draft a report of the argument.

Interested students should email a cover letter, CV/résumé, transcript, original short writing sample (preferably analyzing a case) and a list of 2-3 professional references to:

Anna Hershenberg
30 East 33rd Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10016

An interview (preferably in person but at least by telephone) will be required.

Please note the following deadlines for applying for a CPR internship for each semester.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. 

Fall - September 15
Spring - January 15
Summer – May 15