Internship Opportunities for Cambodians

Local Internship Program


We are currently seeking a Communications and Social Media Intern. Please take a look at the announcement here.

About our internship program:

Through our local internship program, RACHA aims to develop the capacity of Cambodia's young people and recruit new talent for our growing NGO. The program has been a great success and plans are underway to begin marketing the internship program to other NGOs; encouraging them to team up with universities and initiate a similar program.

The internship program is designed to provide outstanding graduate-level students and recent graduates with an opportunity to experience development work firsthand by assisting in the implementation of RACHA's program activities.

Internships provide an opportunity to gainknowledge of project management and understanding of organizational functioning for health and support/administrative units.

Eligibility:
To receive credit for an internship you must:

  • Must be in your senior academic year;  (Year 4)
  • Have a strong desire to learn through experience
  • Be in good academic standing

You must also:

  • Have non-discriminated citizenship
  • Have academic certification from a university, institution, and/or establishment
  • Be available during work hours: an intern needs to work 5 days a week, 8 hours a day
  • Have availability and flexibility to travel to the provinces (Pursat, Banteay Meanchey, Siem Reap, Prey Veng, and Koh Kong) and be gone for one to two days and other geographical area as and when assigned
  • Be enrolled in a graduate-level degree program in a development related field such as management, finances and operations studies (monitoring and evaluation), information technology, community development, public health, etc
  • Have an interest in the work of the RACHA and its projects in particular
  • Demonstrate interest in the field of developmen
  • Have the ability to write and speak in English
  • Have excellent computer knowledge (Microsoft Office applications)
  • Have excellent interactive and interpersonal skills

Benefits of an Internship:

  • Test and apply academic theories in a professional setting.
  • Develop skills and expand knowledge in a specific field
  • Clarify career goals
  • Opportunity to work with and learn from professionals
  • Smooth transition from the classroom to the professional world
  • Sense of accomplishment by contributing to an organization working to improve the lives of Cambodians

Duration of Internship Assignments:

  • Internship assignments may at the same length according to the availability requirements of the intern, as well as the needs of RACHA; however, internship will normally last but not less than 2 months and/or possibly to extend another 6 months, and up end to 2 years.
  • Internship assignments are available on a full-time basis throughout the year, depending on the availability of meaningful assignments and the needs and capacity of department availability to receive and supervise interns.

Stipend:

The internship program operates on a non-salaried basis. RACHA will reimburse meal, incidentals and transportation costs only while traveling to provincial sites on a RACHA assignment. A small stipend of $100 a month will be granted.

 

How to Apply:

Interested students should compile the following documentation:

  • Complete RACHA Internship Application Form
  • Copy of most recent Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Official college transcript
  • Letter of endorsement from a senior faculty member who has directly supervised the student in the recent past and who is fully acquainted with the student's performance.
  • One page paper stating the reasons why student is seeking an internship with RACHA and what is expected from the experience.

Please send all documents to:

Reproductive and Child Health Alliance, RACHA
House No. 160, Street 71,
Sangkat Tonle Bassac, Kham Chamkarmon,
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Attn.: Mr. Chuon Satharidh
Human Resources Coordinator
Finance and Operations Unit
csatharidh@racha.org.kh
(855) 12-98-44-24

 

Further Career Opportunities:

The purpose of the Internship Program is not to lead to further employment with RACHA but to complement an intern's studies or provide additional job market experience. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship. However, upon the completion of internship program, the successful interns will be provided with an applicable letter of recommendation. In relation to personnel requirements and funding availability, interns may apply to be a contractual and/or regular basis employee. Of those who receive an internship at RACHA, almost 90% are recruited following RACHA's policy to become contractual staff after having worked as an intern for one year.