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Penang Institute has an ongoing internship programme and welcomes young scholars who wish to gain insight and first-hand experience working with researchers, policy experts, government agencies and NGOs. Each intern will be designated a project according to their interests and academic background, and will be placed under the supervision of a mentor. Being a state-linked think tank, Penang Institute is able to offer interns the chance to participate and contribute meaningfully towards the socio-economic development of Penang. The internship period must be for a minimum of one month and a maximum of six months. Towards the end of the internship programme, interns are expected to give an inhouse presentation and publish at least one article based on their research . Candidates are expected to bear all costs of living during the period of internship (including board, lodging and travel).

The programme seeks talents with a passion for public policy issues and is open to both local and international undergraduate/postgraduate students and fresh graduates. However, please note that internship placement is based on project availability and supervisor’s availability at your proposed internship period. Acceptable research areas include:

– Socioeconomics and Statistics Programme
– Heritage & Urban Studies Programme
– History & Regional Studies Programme
Publicity Unit
– Executive Director’s Office
– Administration Unit

As for internship opportunities with our Penang Monthly team, kindly refer to www.penangmonthly.org > “join us”.

Interested individuals may apply by sending in an application letter, their CV, and a 1-2 page research proposal, and state their period of availability, to application@penanginstitute.org. Applicants who are applying for the Administration Unit need not prepare a research proposal. For the Publicity unit, please click here for further information on the application process.

Penang Institute’s internship programme has been successfully running since 2010, attracting students from all over the world and from world-renowned universities.

Penang Institute is the public policy think tank of the state government of Penang. We seek to spur bold thinking in key areas that affect the well-being of Penang, Malaysia and the region in general.

Why the Penang Institute?

We offer the opportunity to make a lasting impact.

Our people come from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds that include economics, accounting, finance, actuarial science, statistics, engineering, history, international studies, political science, law, computer science, town and urban studies.

Being part of Penang Institute will enable you to draw the strength from a collaborative and intellectually stimulating environment, and help shape public policy.

Be part of us by exploring our vacancies below:

Recruitment for Enumerators in Penang

Position Summary:

This is an important role in carrying out data collection for an impactful project in Penang by Penang Institute and UNICEF. It is also an excellent opportunity to receive training for data collection best practices, and gain hands-on experience in a field setting. The Enumerator will work closely with the research staff and a coordinator to perform a variety of tasks including, but not limited to:

  • Test the questionnaire, and provide feedback to Penang Institute as and when necessary.
  • Scheduling interviews with his/her assigned research participants.
  • Conduct interviews with research participants in a timely manner.
  • Transmit data collected to the Coordinator on a daily basis.
  • Adhere to all Penang Institute survey and data protocols, such as handling data with confidentiality and collecting quality data.
  • Perform other duties related to the project that may be assigned to him/her.
  • Be responsible for maintaining good relations with Penang Institute, its employees, partner organisations and project participants.

Qualifications:

  • Have secondary qualifications and above (SPM/ Diploma/ Bachelor’s Degree and above).
  • Must own a phone, a laptop/ tablet, stable wifi connection.
  • Must have the ability to use electronic devices competently (i.e. keying in data accurately on a laptop/ tablet).
  • Must be familiar with conducting phone surveys and inputting data through electronic devices, or willing to learn.
  • Be willing to travel within Penang if necessary (surveys will be conducted remotely via phone for the time being, physical interviews may take place when safe to do so).
  • Must be able to speak, read and write fluently in English and Malay. Mandarin and other local languages are ideal, but not required.
  • Ability or experience using SurveyCTO is an advantage.

Commitment period and work hours:

  • Training: 3-hour session to be held on Google Meet. Link, date and time to be provided later.
  • The Enumerator is expected to commit to at least the first round.
  • * First round: 14 May – 7 June
    * Second and third round: (To be confirmed)

  • Work hours: estimated 6 – 8 hours per day, during each survey round.

Remuneration:

  • Expected total earnings per round (3 – 4 weeks) is RM25 per completed survey.
  • The Enumerator receives payment for each completed survey approved by Research Team Leader.
  • Payment is made after each round of survey.

How to apply:
Kindly fill this application form before 12 May.

Please contact survey@penanginstitute.org for any queries.


Pengupahan Enumerator di Pulau Pinang

Ringkasan Jawatan:

Ini adalah peranan penting dalam melaksanakan tugas pengumpulan data untuk projek oleh Penang Institute dan UNICEF yang mempunyai impak besar bagi Pulau Pinang. Peranan ini merupakan peluang yang sangat baik untuk menerima latihan bagi mempelajari amalan terbaik dalam pengumpulan data, dan menimba pengalaman langsung dalam persekitaran lapangan. Enumerator akan bekerja rapat dengan kakitangan penyelidikan dan penyelaras untuk melaksanakan pelbagai tugas termasuk, tetapi tidak terhad kepada:

  • Menguji soal selidik, dan berikan maklum balas kepada Penang Institute apabila perlu.
  • Menjadualkan temu bual dengan responden (atau peserta kajian) yang ditugaskan.
  • Menjalankan temu bual dengan responden (atau peserta kajian) tepat pada masanya.
  • Menghantar data yang dikumpul kepada Penyelaras setiap hari.
  • Patuhi semua tinjauan dan protokol data Penang Institute, seperti mengendalikan data dengan amalan kerahsiaan dan mengumpul data yang berkualiti.
  • Melaksanakan tugas-tugas lain yang berkaitan dengan projek yang mungkin diberikan.
  • Bertanggungjawab untuk mengekalkan hubungan baik dengan Penang Institute, pekerjanya, organisasi rakan kongsi dan peserta projek.

Kelayakan:

  • Mempunyai kelayakan pasca sekolah menengah (SPM, Diploma/ Ijazah Sarjana Muda dan ke atas).
  • Mesti memiliki telefon, komputer riba/ tablet, dan sambungan wifi yang stabil.
  • Mesti mempunyai keupayaan untuk mengguna peranti elektronik dengan cekap (iaitu memasukkan data dengan tepat pada komputer riba/tablet).
  • Mesti biasa menjalankan tinjauan telefon dan memasukkan data melalui peranti elektronik, atau bersedia untuk belajar.
  • Bersedia untuk melakukan perjalanan dalam Pulau Pinang jika perlu (tinjauan akan dijalankan secara jarak jauh melalui telefon buat masa ini, temuduga fizikal mungkin berlaku apabila selamat untuk berbuat demikian).
  • Mesti fasih bertutur, membaca dan menulis dengan lancar dalam Bahasa Inggeris dan Melayu. Bahasa Mandarin dan bahasa tempatan lain yang sesuai adalah tidak wajib.
  • Kebolehan atau berpengalaman untuk menggunakan SurveyCTO adalah satu kelebihan.

Tempoh komitmen dan waktu kerja:

  • Latihan: Satu sesi selama 3 jam akan diadakan di Google Meet. Pautan, tarikh dan masa akan diberitahu kemudian.
  • Enumerator perlu sudi komited untuk sekurang-kurangnya tempoh pertama.
  • * Tempoh pertama: 14 May – 7 Jun
    * Tempoh kedua dan ketiga: (Untuk dimaklumkan)

  • Waktu kerja: dianggarkan 6 – 8 jam sehari.

Bayaran:

  • Jangkaan jumlah pendapatan setiap tempoh (3 – 4 minggu) ialah RM25 setiap tinjauan yang lengkap.
  • Enumerator akan dibayar mengikut setiap tinjauan yang lengkap setelah pengesahan oleh Ketua Pasukan Penyelidik .
  • Pembayaran akan dibuat selepas setiap tempoh tinjauan.

Cara memohon:
Sila isi borang permohonan ini sebelum 12 Mei.

Untuk sebarang pertanyaan, sila emel survey@penanginstitute.org.