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Penang Institute Internship Programme

24 April 2012 | George Town

In an effort to cultivate future leaders in the arena of public policy, the Penang Institute is pleased to launch our internship programme for 2012.

Under the programme, which will run from June to September this year, interns will be able to gain first-hand experience working with 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 will be able to offer meaningful the chance for interns to participate and contribute meaningfully towards the socio-economic development of Penang.

The internship period must be a minimum of one month and a maximum of four months. At the end of the internship programme, interns are expected to give an internal presentation and publish at least one article based on their research topics. A small token of allowance will be given to successful interns. However, 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 or fresh graduates. Acceptable research areas include:

– Economics and Statistics
– Town Planning, Environment and Urban Studies
– Social Sciences and Development studies
– History and Anthropology

Interested individuals may send in their CVs and application letters indicating reason for applying, research interests and period of availability to before 15 May 2012. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

The Penang Institute internship programme has been successfully running for two years now, attracting students from world-renowned universitites and even international candidates from South Korea, Nertherlands and Singapore.

Chief Executive Officer