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Internship Program

Your internship at KAS

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Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Cambodia offers interested students the opportunity to get to know the international work of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation on site during an internship and to work on our projects. You should have an understanding of and interest in political contexts. Special knowledge of Cambodian politics, society and economy is an advantage. Interns should have a strong interest in living in a foreign country and working in a multicultural environment. Due to the work in a small team, interns should be team-oriented and highly committed, which includes, for example, participation in evening and weekend events of KAS and its partner organizations.

Please send your application (letter of motivation, CV, relevant references) as ONE .pdf file to Melanie.

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Who are we?

Freedom, justice and solidarity are the basic principles underlying the work of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS). The KAS is a political foundation, closely associated with the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU). As co-founder of the CDU and the first Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Konrad Adenauer (1876-1967) united Christian-social, conservative and liberal traditions. His name is synonymous with the democratic reconstruction of Germany, the firm alignment of foreign policy with the trans-Atlantic community of values, the vision of a unified Europe and an orientation towards the social market economy. His intellectual heritage continues to serve both as our aim as well as our obligation today. KAS has been working in Cambodia since 1994, striving to support the Cambodian people in strengthening democracy, the rule of law and human rights. Thereby, the foundation works towards creating an environment conducive to economic and social development. All programs are conceived and implemented in close cooperation with the Cambodian partners on central and sub-national levels.

What do we offer?

During your internship with us, you will gain exciting insights into the work of an international political organization in the field of development cooperation. We highly value independent engagement in a committed and young and international team.

  • In Cambodia, KAS works on a variety of topics ranging from international relations, environmental protection and rule of law to media promotion.
  • Learn more about the planning and implementation of projects in development cooperation
  • Gain exciting insights into the preparation and organization of events
  • Help us with background research and analysis on current issues and learn to write your own reports on interesting topics
  • Support us in press relations in a dynamic media environment
  • Learn more about working with social media

We will gladly provide you with an internship certificate once all the agreed upon tasks are completed. 

What are your qualifications?

  • Ideally, your field of study fits to our main areas of work in Cambodia
  • Our working language in the office is English. You should be able to speak it on a conversational level. German and/or Khmer skills are a plus
  • You should already be advanced in your studies (at least 2nd semester of undergraduate studies)
  • You have good knowledge of common office applications and can work with computers
  • You have a pronounced willingness to learn and are also willing to engage in topics that are new to you
  • Previous work experience is a plus, but not an exclusion criterion
  • Applicants should have Khmer or German citizenship

With our internship program you will be with us for at least three months, preferably longer (up to 6 months).

Applications are accepted throughout the whole year.

When is the next slot available?

Applications can currently be made for internships starting in 2025.

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Melanie Gerster

Melanie Gerster

Head of Program Department and Trainee +855 87 880 078

Sereyvoleak Dy

Dy Sereyvoleak

Program Manager

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