Young ITA Leadership Opportunities

Young ITA

We are now accepting applications for the following new Young ITA leadership positions for the period June 2023 – June 2025:

  • External Communications Chair
  • Internal Communications Chair
  • Programming Chair
  • Thought Leadership Chair
  • Mentorship Program Chair
  • Regional Chairs: North America, South America (Spanish speaking jurisdictions)1, Brazil, Mexico and Central America, United Kingdom, Western Europe2, Central and Eastern Europe3, Middle East4, Africa, India, Asia, Oceania

Deadline to Apply (all positions): April 30, 2023

Selection Criteria (all positions):

  • Young ITA and the ITA will select the candidates at their own discretion.
  • Some of the main factors that will inform their decisions include international arbitration experience, prior publications and speaking engagements, experience organizing events or leading initiatives, and diversity.

Qualifications (all positions):

  • Young ITA member.
  • ITA member or ITA Advisory Board member (applicants may satisfy this requirement upon their appointment).
  • 40 years old or younger by the end of the two-year term.

The positions now available are:

External Communications Chair


  • Coordinate content for the Young ITA LinkedIn Group and other external publications, and
  • Serve as Young ITA Liaison to ITA’s Communication Committee.

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Internal Communications Chair


  • Identify and oversee conference reporters for all Young ITA events,
  • Assist the Young ITA Chair and Vice-Chair with internal communications to Young ITA Leadership, and
  • Coordinate and edit content for the Young ITA Newsletter.

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Programming Chair


  • Coordinate programming of #YoungITATalks and other Young ITA events, in conjunction with the Regional Chairs,
  • Oversee the application of Young ITA’s event guidelines and evaluate requests for programming partnerships with other organizations, and
  • Organize the annual Young ITA Global Forum.

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Thought Leadership Chair


  • Lead the Young ITA Writing Competition and Award review and selection process,
  • Review and edit Young ITA contributions to publications, including ITA’s e-journal ITA in Review, Kluwer Arbitration Blog, and the Global Arbitration Review (GAR),
  • Identify topics to be addressed at Young ITA events and in the Young ITA LinkedIn Group/Forum.

Brief description of the Young ITA Award program:

  • Every year Young ITA will select a paper on a topical international arbitration issue, which will be granted the Young ITA Award at the next ITA Workshop, as well as two additional papers that will be identified as deserving “honorable mentions”.
  • The papers will be submitted through the ITA’s website by February 1st of each year.
  • Authors must be Young ITA members and 40 years old or younger by June 15 of the relevant year.
  • By September 15, 2021, the Thought Leadership Chair will draft a set of guidelines for the program (including extension of papers, whether Young ITA will select a specific topic) and will identify a reputable, well-know international arbitration publication that would publish the winning paper.
  • By April 1, the Thought Leadership Chair and the Vice Chair will preselect the ten best papers, which will then be evaluated jointly with the ITA to select the winner and two runner-ups.

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Mentorship Program Chair


  • Identify and select mentors, mentees and facilitators,
  • Actively guide and monitor the Mentorship Groups’ activities throughout the Program, and
  • Coordinate the annual Young ITA Mentorship Program.

Brief description of the Young ITA Mentorship program:

  • Every year, Young ITA will select 10 members to be mentored by a more senior ITA member in his respective region.
  • The selection process for mentees will take into account the candidates’ professional and academic background and the cover letter with the application.
  • The “mentoring” will consist of meeting at least once in-person and then follow-ups by email or telephone in at least two additional instances.
  • The Mentorship Program Chair will (i) draft a set of guidelines with a view to ensuring that mentors and mentees make the most of the program, without demanding a significant time commitment by the mentor, and (ii) circulate a list of suggested topics for discussion by mentors and mentees.
  • In general, mentors and mentees will be encouraged to discuss issues related to career development and profile-raising opportunities.

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Regional Chairs


  • Serve as the Young ITA regional ambassador,
  • Prepare (or coordinate the preparation of) regional contributions to ITA and Young ITA publications and content, and
  • Organize # YoungITATalks events in the region.


  • North America.
  • South America (Spanish speaking jurisdictions).1
  • Brazil.
  • Mexico and Central America.
  • United Kingdom.
  • Western Europe.2
  • Central and Eastern Europe.3
  • Middle East4.
  • Africa.
  • India.
  • Asia.
  • Oceania.

Apply Now (one region only)

Spanish-speaking jurisdictions.
2 Iceland, Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Malta, Monaco, Vatican City.
3 Czech Republic, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Albania, Greece, Republic of North Macedonia, Turkey, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Russia.
4 Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.