At IDEAS, our interns are an integral part of the team. Interns here take charge of tasks that support the organisation’s work and operations. We welcome dedicated, resourceful and motivated individuals from various academic backgrounds to join our team and make an impact on building a better Malaysia.

Here you not only build your knowledge and skills in a thought provoking think tank environment, you will also gain experiences that will be beneficial to your personal and professional growth.

We offer three types of internship programmes:

 

Junior Associate Program

IDEAS’ most competitive and prestigious internship programme for fresh graduates. Candidates must possess expertise in subject areas relevant to IDEAS’ work, such as economics, political science, law, business, social sciences and so on. Junior Associates are expected to handle more complex tasks, for example assisting with the completion of a research paper and leading a programme campaign.

Eligibility: University graduate with CGPA of at least 3.6

Duration: 6 to 9 months

To apply, please submit the following documents to mazneeza@ideas.org.my :

  1. CV
  2. Transcripts and relevant certificates
  3. Essays to the following questions:

– Why do you want to be part of IDEAS (limit 500 words)

– What policy reforms would you propose in Malaysia and why?

  1. Sample of written work

 

Shortlisted candidates will be notified for further interview.

 

IDEAS Internship

The IDEAS Internship is an internship programme for fresh graduates and students from any academic backgrounds. Interns are expected to provide support for projects and activities of the division they are assigned to, and will have the opportunity to be involved in policy research, event management, communications work, fundraising, and so on.

Eligibility: University students from any background

Duration: 3 to 6 months

To apply, please submit the following documents to mazneeza@ideas.org.my :

  1. CV
  2. Short answers to the following questions:

– Why do you want to be part of IDEAS (limit 150 words)

– What do you want to achieve from the internship program (limit 150 words)

  1. Sample of written work

 

Shortlisted candidates will be notified for further interview.

 

Taste of IDEAS (volunteers)

The ‘Taste of IDEAS’ programme is for applicants who are not able to commit to a minimum of 3 months, but would like to learn more about the work we do at IDEAS and are willing to do more leg work. Younger applicants such as high school leavers are encouraged to apply. A certificate of appreciation will be given out at the end of your volunteer period.

Eligibility: High School leavers, university/college students

Duration: Minimum 2 weeks

To apply, please submit the following documents to mazneeza@ideas.org.my :

  1. CV
  2. A short written sample – Why do you want to be part of IDEAS? (limit 150 words)

 

Shortlisted candidates will be notified for further interview.

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Catherine 2015 Nov 13 / 16:06

    HI I would to apply for next year. Is there any internship opportunities for me next year? Is there any requirements needed?

  • Henry Wong 2015 Dec 07 / 08:38

    Hello there, good day! I would also like to apply for next year’s internship. Is there any opening starting from January till the end of February next year? My university intake is starting next March and I’m interested in working with the economics team at IDEAS.

    • admin 2015 Dec 07 / 09:45

      Hi Henry,

      The slots are full till end of Feb 2016. Sorry.

    • admin 2015 Dec 07 / 09:45

      Hi Henry,
      The slots are full till end of Feb 2016. Sorry.

      • Henry Wong 2015 Dec 07 / 10:52

        Hi! May I know how long is the usual internship?

        • admin 2015 Dec 07 / 11:00

          Hi Henry,
          The typical length is 2-3 months, especially for research related position.

  • diana 2015 Dec 08 / 11:23

    hai, Is there any opening for internship starting from february 2016 till the end of july 2016 next year?

  • Amanda Yeo 2015 Dec 13 / 19:37

    Hi. Is there any internship between January till June next year?

  • Qiao Yi 2016 Jan 07 / 02:18

    Hi. Would you have any internship from Dec 2016 until Feb 2017 next year?

  • Liyanaa Athira Baharuddin 2016 Jan 08 / 14:27

    Hello! Is there a specific or recommended subject or topic that the sample of written work should cover?

    • admin 2016 Jan 08 / 14:44

      Hi Liyanaa,

      Generally speaking we would like to see written work on politics, economics and trade, education policies and governance. We want to see whether your understand the subject matter and are able to convey that through writing.

      All the best!

      • Liyanaa Athira Baharuddin 2016 Jan 09 / 15:18

        Thank you for the clarification!

  • Irham Yunardi 2016 Jan 11 / 13:31

    Hello, I am an Indonesian interested in having an internship experience at IDEAS. Would it still be possible for me to intern here? What sort of visa would I need? Many thanks.

  • ezhar ehsan 2016 Jan 13 / 23:56

    hello admin.. i wanna ask somethig.. i’m taking bachelor in accountancy in birmingham city university and and this year is 2nd year.. i would like to do summer internship on july-sept 2016..is it available?

    • admin 2016 Feb 11 / 11:06

      Hi Ezhar,

      Thanks for your interest. Please submit all internship enquiries to sheefa@ideas.org.my. All the best in your application!

  • Sandra Yeoh 2016 Jan 17 / 14:27

    Hello! How early prior to the internship would be advisable when submitting my application? Thank you!

  • Firdausi Suffian 2016 Feb 10 / 06:13

    Hi there, is there internship openning for May 2016 til August 2016?

    • admin 2016 Feb 10 / 16:06

      Hi Firdausi,

      You may contact IDEAS and speak to Ms Sheefa Ahmad regarding internship.

  • Rui Zhi Cheong 2016 Feb 22 / 04:11

    Hello, are there any internship opportunities for the summer of 2016 (anytime between June and September would be fine). I currently attend university abroad therefore would not be able to contact IDEAS via phone, however I am able to email! Thank you, and your reply would be much appreciated.

  • Zen 2016 Aug 17 / 10:01

    Is the sample of written work expected to be an article or research paper? Thank you.

  • Voon Ai Mun 2016 Sep 27 / 17:29

    Hi, I understand you do not have vacancies for any full-time positions but I was hoping you would consider an undergraduate in Economics and Econometrics who has a passion in Development Economics and Gender Studies about to graduate at the end of the year! I am very much interested to be part of your research team and would like to contribute something to Malaysia!

  • Kesavarthini Jegatheesan 2016 Nov 05 / 15:01

    Hi, i would like to do an internship in IDEAS starting end of June 2017 for 3 months. Do i need to submit my cv now to the provided email address or can i do it next year onwards? Thank you

  • Nur Fitrah 2017 Feb 24 / 23:52

    Hi, is there any slot for internship on September 2017 until Jan 2018? (5 months approx). Thank you.

  • Fitrah 2017 Feb 24 / 23:54

    Hi, is there any slot for internship on Sept 2017 for 5 months approx?

  • khairul 2017 Mar 04 / 00:13

    Hi, I would like to join the internship which is related with children autisme for about 2 months, start July until August (2 month). Thank you

  • Atiqah 2017 Mar 06 / 06:30

    Hi, is there any internship relates to economics for July 2017 until September 2017 ?
    Thank you :’)

  • Vanessa 2017 Mar 26 / 22:55

    Hello,

    Although it is still quite far away, I was wondering whether or not you already accept applications for June-August 2018.

    Thank you!

  • Arvin 2017 Mar 27 / 01:11

    Hi there, I’ve sent a query to mazneeza@ideas.org.my a few weeks ago, but there has yet to be a response. Essentially, my background is in Physics, thus I was wondering what sort of written samples be acceptable. Thanks and I look forward to gaining clarification, so that I can go ahead and sumbit an applicaiton for the summer.

  • Arvin 2017 Mar 27 / 01:14

    I’ve sent a query to mazneeza@ideas.org.my a few weeks ago, but there has yet to be a response. Essentially, my background is in Physics, thus I was wondering what sort of writing sample would be acceptable. Thanks and I look forward to hearing back so that I can submt an application for the summer.

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