Internship Program (Cambodian Citizens)


OPEN TO:                All Interested Candidates

POSITION:              Cambodian Student Internship (Various positions)

PAID/ UNPAID:       Unpaid

OPENING DATE: April 21, 2022

CLOSING DATE: May 12, 2022

The U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh is offering a Student Internship Program (Summer Cycle) to Cambodian students from July to October 2022.   

The Mission promotes Diversity and Inclusion practices when recruiting and selecting candidates that not only meet the work criteria but might expand on similar and different personal and professional backgrounds to include but not limited to; abilities, nationalities, age, sexual orientation, genders, regions, and cultures.

Program Eligibility

In order to be eligible for this program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Citizens or permanent legal residents of the host country;
  2. At least 18 years old;
  3. Must be an active student at a public or private higher education institution;
  4. Must have already completed one year of studies in the institution; and
  5. Must provide a certified transcript from the last term/semester to show proof of good academic standing.
  6. Must provide a certification letter from the school certifying current enrollment.
  7. Must be able to work until end of October 2022.

Qualifications Required:

  1. General field of studies.
  2. Level III (Good Working Knowledge) Speaking/Reading/Writing English and Level IV (Fluent) Khmer are required. Language proficiency will be tested.
  3. Proficiency in Microsoft Office.

How to Apply:

Please send the Application for Cambodian Student Intern Program Form along with the certified transcript and school’s certification letter to The application form can be retrieved here. To be eligible for consideration, applications must be received by May 12, 2022. 

Position Number: SIP#001/2022

Job Title:       Press and Social Media Intern
Office:            Public Affairs Section
Work Hours:  Part-time; 20 hours/week

Job Description:       

  1. Help develop social media posts for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media platforms and draft press summaries.
  2. Assist in the production of the Public Affairs Section (PAS)’s weekly “Let’s Chat!” Facebook Live broadcast. May be called on to do interviews.
  3. Help develop and produce videos and photos that would be used on our social media platforms.
  4. Provide assistance in working media events and press conferences.
  5. Monitor popular Khmer Facebook pages, Instagram and Twitter accounts for trends and ideas for content.

Position Number: SIP#002/2022

Job Title:        Cultural Affairs Intern
Office:             Public Affairs Section
Work Hours:  Part-time; 20 hours/week

Job Description: 

  1. Help draft Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) and alumni newsletters and outreach materials.
  2. Assist Cultural Affairs Officer and others interview and prepare candidates for a variety of U.S. government exchange programs.
  3. Draft content about cultural activities for social media.
  4. Organize cultural events including launches, grant announcements, etc.
  5. Assist the Information Resource Assistant in running programs in the American Center, including book clubs, English clubs, film clubs and

Position Number: SIP#003/2022 

Job Title:        Human Resources Intern         
Office:             Human Resources Office
Work Hours:  Full-time or part-time; 40 or 20 hours/week (Flexible)

Job Description: 

  1. Assist in scheduling candidates and in preparing for employment tests and interviews.
  2. Assist in verifying the Time and Attendance reports submission.
  3. Assist in tracking performance management documents and update training records.
  4. Scan and file employees’ documents.
  5. Create folders for new employees.
  6. Assist in submitting and collecting documents from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
  7. Perform other duties as assigned.

Position Number: SIP#004/2022 

Job Title:        Motor Pool Admin Intern
Office:             Motor Pool Section
Work Hours:  Part-time; 20 hours/week

Job Description:  

  1. Assign and close trip ticket.
  2. Schedule and organizing overtime paperwork.
  3. Close fuel ticket and investigate the mileage and fuel error in ILMS system.
  4. Close maintenance ticket.
  5. Reconcile fuel receipts against the actual invoice.

Position Number: SIP#005/2022

Job Title:        Financial Management Intern (2 positions)
Office:             Financial Management Office
Work Hours:  Full-time or part-time; 40 or 20 hours/week (Flexible)

Job Description:  

  1. Assist in collection process for receivable account and Value-Added Tax (VAT) refund.
  2. Data entry for utilities bills (EDC) in the database/worksheet.
  3. Code funds cite for purchase requests (PR) and travel authorizations (TA).
  4. Update customers/vendors’ bank information into system.
  5. Assist in clearing un-liquidated obligation (ULO).
  6. Assist in preparing of various kinds of payment vouchers: contracts, purchase orders (PO), blanket purchase agreements (BPA), lease agreement, official residence expenses (ORE), Representation, travel claim, utility bills, telephone bills, and other miscellaneous claims from other government agencies.
  7. Assist in settling utility bills with Electricity Company, Phnom Penh Water Supply, etc.
  8. Other duties as assigned.

Position Number: SIP#006/2022

Job Title:        Political Intern
Office:             Political/Economic Office
Work Hours:  Full-time or part-time; 40 or 20 hours/week (Flexible)

Job Description: 

  1. Assist as needed with activities related to Cambodia’s 2022 ASEAN Chair Year.
  2. Under the supervision of an Locally Employed Staff in the political unit, perform Internet research for labor-related reports.
  3. Assist with researching and drafting political-related news summaries.
  4. Other ad-hoc duties, as assigned.

Position Number: SIP#007/2022

Job Title:        Economic Intern
Office:             Political/Economic Office
Work Hours:  Full-time or part-time; 40 or 20 hours/week (Flexible)

Job Description: 

  1. Assist the primary Locally Employed Staff responsible for commercial (FCS) work, as needed.
  2. Assist with ad-hoc economic and market research, and daily economic news summary.
  3. Work with American and Cambodian staff to further American policy goals.
  4. Assist with special projects as needed.

Position Number: SIP#008/2022 (2 positions)

Job Title:        Property and Supply Intern
Office:             General Services Office
Work Hours:  Full-time or part-time; 40 or 20 hours/week (Flexible)

Job Description: 

  1. Assist in goods inspection and receiving.
  2. Assist in supply preparation per approved requisition and issuing supply to customer.
  3. Assist in annual preparation of houses (make ready process).
  4. Assist in departure and arrival inventory review.
  5. Assist supply clerks with issuing expendable supplies.
  6. Participate in Property & Supply meetings, activities, and projects.

Position Number: SIP#009/2022 

Job Title:        Community Liaison Office Intern
Office:             Community Liaison Office (CLO)
Work Hours:  Part-time; 20 hours/week

Job Description:

  1. Admin work: creating flyers for events, updating and organizing the welcome kit binders, photocopy and printing documents.
  2. Submit requests on myServices.
  3. Assist with updating the TV monitors regularly and newsletters.
  4. Provide assistance during CLO events.
  5. Update the CLO calendar.

Position Number: SIP#010/2022 

Job Title:        Protocol Assistant Intern
Office:             Executive Office
Work Hours:  Full-time or part-time; 40 or 20 hours/week (Flexible)

Job Description:

  1. Assist the Protocol Team with their day-to-day work.
  2. Process incoming and outgoing correspondence.
  3. Assist in the handling of invitations for Embassy events.
  4. Assist in the tracking and updating of Embassy contact database – Using the 4th of July list as starter.
  5. Other ad hoc assignments.
  6. Work with team to re-organize workspace.
  7. Assist in identifying and sorting paper files.
  8. Assist in destroying and or scanning paper files into the cloud.

Position Number: SIP#011/2022 

Job Title:        Administrative Assistant
Office:             Facility Management Section
Work Hours:  Full-time or part-time; 40 or 20 hours/week (Flexible)

Job Description:

  1. Customer interface (contacting Mission personnel by phone to gather or disseminate information relative to Facility Management activities).
  2. Scheduling/Coordinating meetings and events.
  3. Organizational tasks such as creating spreadsheets, organizing files, etc.
  4. Special projects tailored to the individual’s skillsets and interests that may be helpful to facility operations.

Position Number: SIP#012/2022

Job Title:        Human Resources Assistant Intern
Office:             Executive Office, USAID
Work Hours:  Full-time or part-time; 40 or 20 hours/week (Flexible)

Job Description:

  1. Assist assigned staff to prepare routine personnel actions.
  2. Assist assigned staff to create and maintain contract and personnel files.
  3. Assist assigned staff in preparation of training materials.
  4. Scan documents to create electronic archive files.

Position Number: SIP#013/2022

Job Title:        Program Assistant Intern
Office:             Program Office, USAID
Work Hours:  Part-time; 20 hours/week (Stipend available for the successful candidate)

Job Description:

  1. Translation of USAID/Cambodia documents, briefing, and marketing materials into Indigenous language.
  2. Explore the expansion of Indigenous/ethnic minority outreach for future internships/employment opportunities.
  3. Provide administrative support to USAID/Cambodia’s Program Office.
  4. Participate in site visits and report on opportunities to expand indigenous peoples/ethnic minorities outreach in USAID programming.
  5. Support outreach efforts to increase knowledge about how USAID works in geographic areas that have a large population of indigenous people and ethnic minorities.