Experience level: Intermediate
Term: Contract
Duration: 6 months
Working hours: Full-time
Department: Internship
Location: London

Volterra Fietta is the only public international law firm in the world. We are a team of public international lawyers, with a top-tier global reputation in both contentious and advisory matters. We combine outstanding academic credentials with the practical experience of seasoned legal professionals.

We are also the only international arbitration specialist law firm in the United Kingdom. We have one of the largest dedicated international dispute resolution teams in the world. The firm is ranked in the top tier by all the legal directories. In our cases, we invariably find ourselves adverse to the other top-ranked public international law and arbitration practices.

We act for States, international organisations and private entities in both contentious and non-contentious matters related to every continent and region of the world. Our team has a range of practical public international law experience within the governmental and commercial sectors that is unmatched by any other law firm in the world. Clients consistently instruct the firm to handle their complex, high-value, bet-the-country and bet-the-company issues.


Volterra Fietta operates a popular internship programme. A significant number of our associate team participated in our internship programme before taking up associate roles.


We look to involve our interns in a wide range of public international law work. Interns are typically involved in a variety of substantive advisory and dispute resolution matters during their time with us. This includes State-to-State public international law and investment treaty work. The firm also regularly has a number of commercial arbitration cases, typically acting for or against governments and State enterprises in the energy, mining, telecommunications and finance sectors.


Successful applicants will have at least one university degree in law and a proven capability in relevant subjects, such as public international law, international dispute resolution and international arbitration. Candidates are assessed by our recruitment committee. Preference is given to applicants who have also completed a post-graduate degree specialised in public international law (such as a masters or a doctorate) and who have gained practical work experience in the field of public international law or international arbitration (for example, at an international organisation, an international court or tribunal or a law firm).