Career Opportunities

Overview

Interested in spending a term working at CPG? Our various internships provide undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates from diverse backgrounds with an opportunity to engage in career exploration and personally develop, as well as a chance to learn new skills.

As an intern, you will become an integral part of our close-knit, multi-disciplinary team to do work that matches your interests. You are also offered broad supervision and regular feedback, so that you can develop your potential in the best possible way.

Please note that until further notice, all internships for students not residing in Thailand are currently conducted in a remote capacity.

Types and lengths of internships

To suit your skills, abilities and career interests, we have designed two different roles – Research and Communications & Engagement – each of which allows you to get involved with different aspects of our activities and may help you reach particular learning goals.

The internships may vary in length, depending on your time commitment, but should last at least for eight and up to 12 weeks.

In addition to the regular internships, interested applicants also have the opportunity to complete a Short-Term Internship or the Asia in Review Internship with us.

 

Research Intern

Under the direct supervision of one of our scholars, you will work on a research project based on your interests and expertise. While specific tasks depend on the particular project, they may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Preparing research briefings, including compiling and highlighting articles on multiple subjects, uncovering fresh angles and points of interest.
  • Preparing and conducting interviews and surveys.
  • Keeping abreast of regional developments and events pertaining to CPG’s research activities.
  • Independently organizing and hosting an event related to the research project.
  • Present research findings in a public or semi-public meeting.

 

Communications & Engagement Intern

You will work under the guidance of our Program & Research Officer on a variety of tasks that are critical to our digital and public outreach strategy. Depending on your skills, specific tasks may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Developing daily content to advance CPG’s social media and networking presence;
  • Creating engaging videos, graphics, newsletters, and reporting documents;
  • Participating in strategy meetings, interviews, roundtable discussions;
  • Supporting the organization of CPG meetings and events, such as webinars and conferences.

 

Short-Term Intern

We understand that travel and internships are two things that many students aspire to cross of their checklist before entering the professional world. Interested students with a reduced time commitment therefore also have the opportunity to complete a short-term, four-weeks internship with us.

This internship is particularly suitable for foreign students who want to go abroad, get to know Thailand, and make new experiences, all the while learning skills that will boost their employability.

Please note that due to the relative brevity of the internship, tasks may be assigned on a flexible basis, depending on the intern’s skills and interests, and CPG’s current needs (for example, if we anticipate undertaking a large project that will require intern assistance).

 

Asia in Review Intern

Combining research and engagement activities, the Asia in Review Internship is designed as a steppingstone for students and recent graduates who would like to join the team behind the Asia in Review, an innovative platform covering the intersecting fields of constitutional law and human rights, international relations and geopolitics in Asia.

Working for the Asia in Review will provide you with excellent learning and career development opportunities to propel you into your future career with confidence.

For more information about the Asia in Review and the ways in which you can get involved, please click here.

 

Eligibility

To qualify for an internship, you should either be currently enrolled in, or be a recent graduate of (within the past 12 months), an undergraduate or graduate-level university program.

We encourage students from all academic disciplines to apply, and will consider extracurricular activities, academic standing and work experience when selecting candidates to interview.

It is not expected that all applicants will possess a strong understanding of CPG’s areas of research. However, a genuine interest in working with us, and the willingness to learn, will be critical.

 

General Terms of internships

Leave: Interns will accrue leaves at a rate of 1.5 days per month and will be granted off-days on public holidays observed by Thai government agencies. Exceptional leave arrangements are subject to CPG’s schedule and workload.

Compensation: Internships are non-remunerated. Thus, interns need to obtain financing for subsistence and make own arrangements for internship, travel, visa, accommodation, etc. Assistance regarding visa and accommodation will be provided.

Learning Goals: At the start of the internship, the supervisor and intern create a list of learning goals the intern hopes to complete. The learning goals serve as the academic and professional roadmap for the intern’s time with CPG.

Internship Confirmation and Evaluation: At the end of your internship, you are obliged to write a report which serves as the basis of confirming the completion of your internship. As a rule, an evaluation of the internship is not completed but can be compiled if required. Please request this letter of evaluation in plenty of time with the internship supervisor.

 

Application Process

All applications must be submitted via email to Ms. Venus Phuangkom (careers@cpg-online.de) and should include:

  • A cover letter setting out briefly the candidate’s interest in our internship program and the suitability for the position. The letter must also include applicant’s school, graduation year, degree program and major.
  • Please also attach a portrait photograph to your application.
  • Applications must be MS Word or PDF attachments and should use the title of the internship program in the subject header.

If you are not residing in Thailand, assistance regarding visa and accommodation will be provided. Our team is also happy to advice you on cultural issues and leisure opportunities in Bangkok and Thailand and anything else you are eager to know.

CPG is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Application process

  • Are there deadlines or closing dates for applications?

We accept applications and extend offers on a rolling basis. Interested applicants are kindly asked to indicate the timeframe of their availability in their application.

  • Do you also consider applications for a remote internship?

Yes. We are aware that the current suspension of normal life is robbing students and graduates of the chance to gain face-to-face, real-world work experience. Therefore, we are working hard to ensure that your virtual internship with us is meaningful.

  • Can I apply for an internship without indicating what role I would be interested in?

Sure. To enhance your learning experience, we are happy to flexibly adjust the internship description by taking into consideration your interests, skills, and expectations on personal and professional growth.

  • Who do I address my cover letter to?

Please address the cover letter to “To Whom It May Concern”. There are multiple people at CPG who will be viewing your cover letter, so it is impossible to address the letter to one person.

During the internship

  • Can I switch from one internship category to another during my internship?

Yes, this is possible.

Please email Ms. Venus Phuangkom (careers@cpg-online.de) with any additional questions or concerns.

Contact person:

Venus Phuangkom
Event&HR Manager/ Project Coordinator