Internships

The 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. Acceptable research areas include:

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

As for internship opportunities with our publication team, kindly refer to www.penangmonthly.com.

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.

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