Research Intern

Starting date: As soon as possible

Location: Remote work (with FES Bangkok and Singapore)

Duration: 4 months

Deadline: 1/3/2022

Do you have an interest in helping conduct research, provide policy advice and run projects? Are you passionate about social justice, geopolitics and international cooperation? Do you enjoy working with people from different backgrounds? Are you value-driven, socially minded and communicative? Then you could fit in well with us!


Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is an independent, private and non-profit organization headquartered in Germany. FES in Asia runs activities that help promote social justice, shape the economy of tomorrow, and enhance cooperation for freedom and security. At the heart of our work is a worldwide network of offices through which FES conducts educational and advisory activities and facilitates dialogue in over 100 countries. Jointly with our partners across the region, the FES Office for Regional Cooperation in Asia (ORCA) in Bangkok, Thailand, leads our regional activities in the areas of international affairs, tomorrow’s global order and economy, and communications:


Under the direct supervision of the Singapore-based FES ORCA Senior Programme Manager on International Affairs, you will help in the execution of our flagship regional programme “Navigating the New Geopolitics of Asia and Global Order of Tomorrow”. Tasks will include support in project management, research and editing, preparing activity reports, organizing workshops and conferences—including digital formats—and help with communications, social media and administrative tasks.


  • BA degree, preferably in political and social sciences, international relations, economics or related fields;
  • Interest and experience in policy research and advice;
  • Sound knowledge of current political affairs, trends and developments including but not limited to regional and international organizations, foreign and security policy, geopolitics and geoeconomics;
  • Interest and creativity for setting up in-person as well as digital events and formats;
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English; a good command of another language spoken in the Asia-Pacific region or German would be an advantage;
  • Strong interpersonal, intercultural skills and communication abilities;
  • Proven organizational skills with the ability to multi-task;
  • Experience with social media and communication outreach;
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team.


Through the FES Asia internship programme, you can expect to gain experience in project management, research and communications through hands on experience with many different areas of the FES ORCA work and stakeholders from across the region:

  • Exciting and meaningful internship in one of Asia’s most dynamic regions;
  • Work to be performed largely remotely, support will be offered for suitable work arrangements;
  • Collegial working atmosphere in a dynamic, dedicated and innovative international team;
  • Thai citizens, Singapore citizens, PRs or those already in Singapore with relevant permits preferred;
  • Stipend to cover expenses.


Please send your cover letter, CV and relevant supporting documents to When you submit your documents, please indicate in the Email subject the vacancy number and position title you are applying for

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