Cambodian Student Internship (Various positions)


OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates

POSITION: Cambodian Student Internship (Various positions)


OPENING DATE: March 07, 2018

CLOSING DATE: March 28, 2018

WORK HOURS: Full-time; 40 hours/week (Flexible)

The U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh is offering a Student Internship Program (Summer Cycle) to Cambodian students from June to September, 2018.

Program Eligibility

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

  • Citizens or permanent legal residents of the host country;
  • At least 18 years old;
  • Must be an active student at a public or private higher education institution;
  • Must have already completed one year of studies in the institution; and
  • Must provide certified transcript to show proof of good academic standing and have the certification letter from the school.

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 (DOC: 156 KB). To be eligible for consideration, applications must be received by March 28, 2018.

Position Number: SIP#001/2018
Job Title: Social Media Intern
Office: Public Affairs Section

Job Description

  1. Help develop social media posts for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media platforms.
  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 that we would use on our social media platforms.
  4. Provide assistance in working media events and press conferences.

Position Number: SIP#002/2018
Job Title: Cultural Affairs Intern
Office: Public Affairs Section

Job Description

  1. Help draft Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) and alumni newsletters and outreach materials.
  2. Assist Cultural Affairs Officer and others to 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 speakers.

Position Number: SIP#003/2018
Job Title: Human Resources Intern
Office: Human Resources Office

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. Update employee information and training records in personnel system.
  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#004/2018
Job Title: Voucher Examiner Intern
Office: Financial Management Office

Job Description

  1. Process payment vouchers for Contract, Purchase Order (PO), Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA), Official Residence Expense (ORE), and Representation (REP).
  2. Process Travel vouchers outside eTravel Program mostly submitted by Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC).
  3. Record processed payment vouchers in E-Invoicing.
  4. Assign Oversea Buildings Operations (OBO) number in all utility invoices.
  5. Clear the utility bills with Electricity and Water company.
  6. Assist in filing.
  7. Other duties as assigned.

Position Number: SIP#005/2018
Job Title: Accounting Intern
Office: Financial Management Office

Job Description

  1. Assist in clearing un-liquidated obligation (ULO).
  2. Assist in monitoring expenditure versus budgeting.
  3. Assist in collection process for receivable account and Value Added Tax (VAT).
  4. Assist in coding fund cite for Petty Cash voucher.
  5. Data entry for utilities bills in the database/worksheet.
  6. Other duties as assigned.

Position Number: SIP#006/2018
Job Title: Protocol Assistant Intern
Office: Executive Office

Job Description

  1. Help with updating the Contact Management Database.
  2. Assist with representational events: prepare invitations, compile guest lists, follow ups on RSVPs, etc.
  3. Handle incoming/outgoing correspondence including Diplomatic Notes.
  4. Assist with facilitating access for official visitors for the Executive (EXEC) office.
  5. Perform other duties as assigned.

Position Number: SIP#007/2018 (2 positions)
Job Title: Property and Supply Intern
Office: General Services Office

Job Description

  1. Assist the supply team to randomly check the supply items on shelves against the Integrated Logistics Management System (ILMS) records of more than 3,000 supply items. As a result, the supply team can identify supply for sale, open up more space in the supply rooms, and reduce the supply stock levels for easier inventory control.
  2. Assist the inventory team for several houses for make ready and at the same time help with barcode swap for around 20,000 non-expendable property items.
  3. Assist the warehouse team to jot down the barcode number to minimize the barcode number note errors when they deliver and pick up the items on a daily basis. The intern will be asked to stay at the warehouse to help make sure the barcode number note is accurate.
  4. Assist the receiving clerk to contact the requester to pick up their items and inspect the items for receiving.
  5. Assist the sub cashier/telephone clerk to submit the petty cash request, contact the requester to get cash and contact the telephone company for the new number or the number deactivation.

Position Number: SIP#008/2018
Job Title: Procurement Intern
Office: General Services Office

Job Description

  1. Assist in handling requests to purchase off-the-shelf items, including sourcing vendors, examining quotations, and dispatching Purchase Orders to the vendors.
  2. Assist in the market research of products with local and overseas vendors.
  3. Assist in the follow-up of the acquisition cycle, from receiving Purchase Requests until products are received.
  4. Communicate in writing and verbally with the requiring offices, local and overseas vendors in the process of ordering goods and services.
  5. Perform other duties as assigned.

Position Number: SIP#009/2018
Job Title: Political Intern
Office: Political/Economic (POL/ECON) Office

Job Description

  1. Assist in the conduct of Leahy vetting during the summer spike.
  2. Research new contacts for the section.
  3. Assist with the planning of travel to investigate child labor, forced labor, and trafficking.
  4. Assist in preparing for upcoming election and any monitoring activities.

Position Number: SIP#010/2018
Job Title: Economic and Commercial Intern
Office: Political/Economic Office

Job Description

  1. Conduct market research on specific sectors and industries, generally through secondary sources.
  2. Contacts building with local businesses for commercial service.
  3. Assist with planning and preparation for commercial events.
  4. Track and record the economic training programs provided to local government officials.

Position Number: SIP#011/2018
Job Title: Voucher Examiner Intern
Office: Office of Finance Management, USAID

Job Description

  1. Log all incoming vouchers and route to respective officer for administrative approval.
  2. Review and process all type of payment vouchers.
  3. Post vouchers from Consolidated Overseas Accountability Support Toolbox (COAST) report.
  4. Prepare VAT refund.

Position Number: SIP#012/2018
Job Title: Junior Accountant Intern
Office: Office of Finance Management, USAID

Job Description

  1. Process commitments and obligations in Phoenix.
  2. Post administrative cost vouchers.
  3. Prepare some key reports.
  4. Perform administrative works.

Position Number: SIP#013/2018
Job Title: Democracy and Governance Intern
Office: Democracy and Governance (DG) Office, USAID

Job Description

  1. Work with Development Outreach and Communications (DOC) on Facebook and Twitter DG postings.
  2. Set up events and meetings for the DG team at the Embassy with outside parties.
  3. Visit implementing partners with DG staff.
  4. Interview youth beneficiaries of DG programs and write 2-page paper (due at end of internship) on youth perceptions of DG programs.

Position Number: SIP#014/2018
Job Title: Communication Intern
Office: Program Office, USAID

Job Description

  1. Assist in the production of short videos highlighting the success of USAID projects in Cambodia.
  2. Assist in the management of social media campaigns.
  3. Produce infographics describing the impact of USAID investments.
  4. Participate in site visits and report on lessons learned.
  5. Support the management of public events including taking photos/videos and organizing logistics.
  6. Other duties as assigned.

Position Number: SIP#015/2018
Job Title: Program Office Intern
Office: Program Office, USAID

Job Description

  1. Assist in preparation of and in managing USAID’s assessments/analyses for the Mission’s strategic plan.
  2. Assist in preparation for USG’s Performance Plan and Report for Fiscal Year 2018.
  3. Conduct data entry and data compiling for Mission’s performance data.
  4. Assist in data analysis of the Mission’s site visit reports to identify best practices, lessons learned, and any performance issues.
  5. Support activity and project design processes (i.e prepare meeting notes, key actions, follow-up, etc.).
  6. Other duties as assigned related to Program Office work.

Position Number: SIP#016/2018
Job Title: Health, Education and Child Protection Intern
Office: Office of Public Health and Education (OPHE), USAID

Job Description

  1. Support Outreach and Communications staff to develop and create high quality materials including success stories in various media and social media posts about USAID activity in Cambodia.
  2. Support the periodic update of basic fact sheets on OPHE activities currently being conducted in Cambodia.
  3. Support office staff in responding to special requests and taskers.
  4. Assist with OPHE knowledge management.

Position Number: SIP#017/2018
Job Title: Information Technology Assistant Intern
Office: Executive Office, USAID

Job Description

  1. Assist network users with hardware and software issues.
  2. Assist assigned IT staff in the design of internal applications to expand Intranet utility.
  3. Assist assigned IT staff to install and maintain hardware.
  4. Assist assigned IT staff with data entry for new mapping project.
  5. Assist assigned IT staff in inventory

Position Number: SIP#018/2018
Job Title: Human Resources Assistant Intern
Office: Executive Office, USAID

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#019/2018
Job Title: Administrative Intern
Office: Executive Office, USAID

Job Description

  1. Responsible for multiple segments of the distribution electronic records management system/e-filing and for administrative services as printing and distribution functions.
  2. Handle in-house procurement and facility/equipment maintenance activities.
  3. Obtain necessary administrative supplies and services using myServices system.
  4. Maintain working relationship with the Embassy Administrative Section (Budget & Fiscal, Personnel, Contracting, Security, Procurement, and General Services) in arranging for services as needed.
  5. Assist in maintaining the Mission Page of Operational Support, Mission Orders, and Mission Notices to ensure its content is up-to-date.
  6. Track Telecom Invoices (landline and office extensions).
  7. Process Business Card requests. This includes tracking request spreadsheet and ensuring card quality and specs meet the requirement.
  8. On-the-job training on processing travel authorization for mission staff.
  9. Manage USAID mail distribution center including correspondences, magazines, and newspapers distribution.
  10. Perform property receiving functions, and acknowledging receipt on those documents and ensure the properties are properly recorded in the Integrated Logistics Management System (ILMS).
  11. Arrange/prepare supporting documents for monthly payment.

Position Number: SIP#020/2018
Job Title: Research Assistant Intern
Office: Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU)-2 – Office based in the National
Institute of Public Health (NIPH)

Job Description

  1. Assist with entomological and/or molecular biology based research projects.
  2. Under supervision, perform laboratory assays and analyze results.
  3. Participate in field collection and identification of mosquitoes and ectoparasites.
  4. Record keeping for field collections and other laboratory activities.
  5. Learn to manage several responsibilities simultaneously as well as time management skills and techniques.

Position Number: SIP#021/2018
Job Title: Program Assistant Intern
Office: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Office based in the
National Institute of Public Health (NIPH)

Job Description

  1. Assist CDC grantee staff with public health program design, tracking and follow up.
  2. Provide administrative and logistical support to CDC Cambodia.
  3. Provide program- related support to CDC Cambodia.
  4. Assist CDC grantee staff with budget formulation, tracking and procurement processes.