Internship Experience @ Council for National and International Commercial Arbitration (CNICA), Chennai



Savitha Devi; Dr. Ambedkar Government Law College, Chennai; Fourth year

Name of the organization:

Council for National and International Commercial Arbitration, Chennai

Duration of the internship:

The duration of my internship was 8 weeks; from 27th Jan to 23rd March 2012.

How big was the office? Team strength?

The office is in the main road well connected to buses and Guindy Railway Station. It is located in the basement of the building which opens up to a small lobby or waiting room with 2 conference rooms and a Registrar’s office and a very small private room.

CNICA is used for arbitration by many arbitrators and advocates. Very very few staff are available there. It functions with about 10, maximum.

The office was shifted from 3rd floor to the basement recently.

Application procedure

I sent a mail to the registrar was in charge of the internship. I got a call to attend interview the next day. I went there around 11 a.m. in the morning the interview was just a formality as I was asked a few questions and they took me in the internship program.


5 days a week. 10 am to 6pm. But you can take half day intern also.

1st day, 1st impression

My first day of internship seemed easy and the approach was casual. No strict rules. I was allowed to observe a procedure on day one. The people there were friendly.

No stipend

One co-intern. Same college. Same class.

Experience – 7/10

Address –  

Council for National and International Commercial Arbitration,

Mount View Building, New no. 64, Basement, Mount Road,

Near Chellammal College, Guindy, Chennai 600032.

Ph: 7845544409

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