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Call for applications: 2020 Peter Nygh Hague Conference Internship

Published 06 Aug 2019

2020 applications for a 6-month internship at The Hague, Netherlands are now open for Australian law school graduates

L-R: Brody Warren Legal Officer (2014 Nygh Intern), Sophie Yates (2019 Nygh Intern), Derek Bayley (2015 Nygh Intern). 

The Australian Institute of International Affairs and the Australian Branch of the International Law Association call for applications for the 2020 Peter Nygh Hague Conference Internship.

Awarded annually, the Nygh internship offers a postgraduate student or graduate of an Australian law school the exciting opportunity to undertake a 6-month internship with The Hague Conference on Private International Law, in the Netherlands.

The successful applicant will have the chance to work with some of the world’s leading private international law practitioners and will be provided with finances to assist with travel costs and living expenses.

Previous Nygh interns have worked on projects in fields including; family law; evidence and access to justice; cross border flow of personal data; migration; civil liability for trans-boundary harm and commercial dispute resolution. For many interns, the opportunity to observe the negotiation of an international convention first-hand has been a highlight of their internship, all whilst living and working in the Netherlands.

The Peter Nygh Hague Conference Internship has been established in memory of the late Hon Dr Peter Nygh AM, a renowned international lawyer and former judge of the Family Court of Australia.

Applications for the 2020 Nygh Internship close on 30 September 2019.

For further information and application instructions visit: or email Nicola Nygh at


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