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APEC Secretariat Internal Communications Internship in Singapore, 2018

The APEC Secretariat is offering Internal Communications Internship programme for the year 2018. To be eligible, candidates must possess a degree or diploma in Communications, Digital Media, IT or related disciplines. The candidate must have strong written and spoken English skills and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment. The Secretariat pays a modest stipend.

Field of Internship: The intern will assist in the implementation and maintenance of the Secretariat’s internal communication strategy that promotes a positive organizational culture. The internship offers an excellent opportunity for exposure to and understanding of cross-cultural communication. 
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Eligibility: Only nationals and permanent residents of APEC Member Economies are eligible to apply. Interns must possess an undergraduate degree and may be enrolled, or be planning to enroll, in a full-time graduate study programme (second university degree or higher). Candidates should preferably have a strong interest in the work of international organizations and, in particular, international affairs and international economics. The ability to work in written and spoken English and computing skills are essential.

Internship Open for International Students: The internship is open to nationals or permanent residents of APEC member economies.

Is this paid internship? The Secretariat pays a modest stipend.

Internship Description: The APEC Secretariat Internship Framework (ASIF) sets out the guidelines under which the Secretariat may utilize the services of persons seeking to work as interns in the Secretariat. The aim of the ASIF is to provide the Secretariat with the services of qualified persons specialized in various professional fields. The internship should be participatory and experiential. For the intern, it provides an opportunity to work in a regional organization with a multicultural environment and to interact with/learn from experienced professionals. Through interaction with Secretariat staff, interns would also obtain different perspectives on the work and operations of the Secretariat.

Number of awards offered: Not Known

Internship Duration: Attachments would normally be for a period of 3 to 6 months. An internship could be offered when a Professional Staff Member (Mentor) requires assistance for a project(s) or other specified tasks (s). The timing of an attachment would depend on the availability of the Mentor.

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: To apply, download the Internship Application Form and the APEC Secretariat Internship Framework (ASIF) Guidelines.

Required application form together with a personal video message of not more than 2 minutes on why you would be suited for the post must be submitted to admin-hr-at-apec.org.

Interested candidates are required to submit:

  • A completed APEC Secretariat Internship Framework Application Form;
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae (resume), including the names and contact details of three referees; and
  • A covering letter stating why he/she is seeking an internship with the Secretariat.

Applications are to be submitted by the specified deadline indicated on the APEC website. Please note that incomplete or incorrect applications will not be considered.  Applications may be sent by:

a          fax to:  Director (Administration)

APEC Secretariat, Singapore

Fax No: (65) 6775-6013; or

b          mail to:         Director (Administration)

APEC Secretariat

35 Heng Mui Keng Terrace

Singapore 119616

c          email to:       admin-hr-at-apec.org

  • Qualified candidates may be required to participate in an interview, which may be conducted in person or by telephone, to determine their suitability for the ASIF.
  • The Secretariat will endeavour to give selected candidates approximately one to two months in advance of the start date of the internship.

Internship Application Deadline: Internship application deadline is February 01, 2018.

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