Internship

Internship, Phnom Penh

Please note that there are no internship positions available anymore until June 2014. For internships from July 2014 onward applications will be accepted again from May 2014.

The Heinrich Böll Foundation’s Internship Program offers insights into the content and administrational aspects of the foundation's work in Cambodia. We welcome students from all countries and strongly encourage young women and men from Cambodia and the Southeast Asian region to apply.

Interns work in a multicultural context with a particular focus on local culture and society. Advanced students are given the opportunity to work on specific subjects related to their experiences and interests.

The duration of an internship should be at least three months. Please email your application to info@kh.boell.org

 

Interns at the HBF Cambodia Country Office

Name: Wei Qingpo
Age: 29
University: Ph.D candidate in International law, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China;
Date: From July to October 2013
Duties: Program Assistant, during my internship at HBF Cambodian Office, my research particularly focused on the development, role and impact of Chinese hydropower companies in Cambodia. I conducted a research paper on how to respond to environmental problems of Chinese hydropower companies in Cambodia, describing the situations and formulating recommendations. Moreover, I also discussed the current situations and policies adopted by Chinese government in order to facilitate the development of hydropower industry within China and overseas. Email: andytoles@163.com

 

Name: Tobias Kalt
Age: 24
University:
Free University Berlin, Germany
Date:
From May to August 2013
My research projects concerns the construction of the Lower Sesan 2 hydropower dam in Northeastern Cambodia. I am currently focusing on how affected communities and actors form civil society organize their protest against the expected negative social and environmental impacts, the lack of consultation and participation, and the compensation and resettlement measures that are deemed insufficient. E-mail: tobias-kalt@web.de
Name: Philipp Meyer
Age: 26
University: Master Program Political Science, University of Bamberg, Germany
Date: From May 2013 to August 2013
Duties: I am currently working at the Resource Governance component of HBF Cambodia. My main focus is to analyze the management of common-pool resources, in which I take Cambodia as a case study. Specifically, I am looking at the robustness of local resource management systems and the legal and institutional framework of resource management in Cambodia. For my case study I focus on the Community Protected Area of the Chambok commune, Kampong Speu province. Email: phmeyer24@googlemail.com   
Name: Lara (Katie) Schubert
University: Claremont Graduate University
Date: From January 2013 to November 2013
Biography: I am a PhD candidate in Religion (Theology, Ethics and Culture program), hosted by HBF for my fieldwork.  My current research explores empowerment of Cambodian women who are religious leaders—both Christian and Buddhist women.  I want to compare their experiences of empowerment to the goal of women’s empowerment prevalent among NGOs in Cambodia.  While the empowerment of these women religious looks similar to the concept of women’s empowerment among NGOs, there are some differences.  I will be looking at the various responses to the chbap srey, the traditional Cambodia women’s code of conduct, among these various groups—NGOs, women leaders in Christianity, and women leaders in Buddhism, to better understand the values behind the concepts, and perhaps glimpse a new way of understanding empowerment.    Website/Blog: www.satrey.com Email: schubert.satrey@gmail.com

Name: Gabriella Sethi
Age: 24
University: University of Manchester, UK (LLB); University of Warwick, UK (LLM)
Date: From November 2012 April 2013
Duties: I am currently working on the Gender Democracy component of HBS Cambodia. More specifically, I work alongside one of our partners, the Committee to Promote Women in Politics (CPWP), as a short-term technical advisor, assisting them with their programme activities prior to the national elections in July 2013. I am also conducting a cross-comparative study on the use of gender quotas in politics, and will provide recommendations for the implementation and enforcement of such quotas in Cambodia. Email: gabysethi@hotmail.co.uk  

Name: Phyu Kyi Khaing
Age: 27
University: Asia Leaders Programme (University for Peace, Costa Rica and Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines)
Date: From June to October 2012
Duties: I am focusing on gender mainstreaming in the Environment sector and gender analysis on the land cases of Cambodia. I am collaborating with the Ministry of Environment on the design of draft Gender Mainstreaming Strategic Plan II which is associated with the workshops, survey, capacity building and evaluation of the implementation of Gender Mainstreaming Strategic Plan I. Email: phyu.kk@gmail.com
Name: Li Jingshu
Age: 22
University: Ph.D candidate in International law, University of International Business and Economics, China;  Bachelor of law, Yunnan University, China.
Date: From May to August 2012
Duties: During my internship here, I work as a program assistant in Resource Governance Program. I mainly focus on the Chinese Banks' Green Criteria Applied to Outbound Investment, in which I take Cambodia as a case study. And  I am also involved in a continuous China project. It is aimed at investigating the role of Chinese investment and its impacts in Cambodia. During a study trip of a Chinese Scholar, I worked as his assistant and coordinator between Chinese companies and NGOs. My daily work also includes recording China-Cambodia trade and investment information. Email: shu891217@163.com
 
Name: Okka Lou Mathis
Age: 24
University: Distance University Hagen, Germany
Date: From March until July 2012
Duties: During my internship I work in the Gender Democracy component of HBS Cambodia. I contribute to a project which aims at the improvement of women's acceptance, capacities and chances to take on leading positions in the Ministry of Environment. Thus, I cooperate closely with key stakeholders in designing and managing the project. My activities include the drafting of surveys, the preparation of trainings and workshops as well as the revision of guidelines and indicators. Email: okkalou.mathis@web.de
Name: Stefan Bauchowitz
Age: 33
University: London School of Economics and Political Science
Date: From January to March 2012
Duties: As part of my PhD fieldwork, I am studying the Cambodian oil and mining sectors and the role of "non-traditional" investors in the sector. Specifically, I am looking at Corporate Social Responsibility activities in the extractive industries in Cambodia, the legal and institutional framework governing the resource sector and the diffusion of international norms, policies and regulations. Email: S.Bauchowitz@lse.ac.uk
Name: Yang Shiyuan
Age: 24
University: Master of Energy and Environmental Law, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. Bachelor of Law: University of International Business and Economics, China
Date: From October 2011 to April 2012
Duties: During the internship, I am involved in the "China Project" which is initiated to better understand China's role in the Mekong Region. My main tasks are to conduct case studies on specific Chinese investor and land issues, to report on Chinese investment in Cambodia and its environmental governance, as well as to find strategies to facilitate dialogues between Chinese investors and local NGOs. Email: yangshiyuan12@gmail.com
Name: Christine Schuster
Age: 25
University: University of Trier, Germany
Date: From October 2011 to January 2012
Duties: During my internship, I am studying hydropower development in Cambodia, especially focusing on the case of Lower Se San II, a planned hydropower project on the Se San River in the Northeast. In this regard, I am analyzing the legal and policy framework on hydropower particularly with regard to international best practices. This task also includes assessing social impacts of the project, the involvement of local communities in the planning process and adopted advocacy strategies. Email: Christineschuster3@gmx.de
Name: Isabel Daum
Age: 21
University: Technical University Dresden, Germany
Date: From August to September 2011
Duties: During my internship, I am assessing the progress and implementation of laws related to the registration of collective ownership of indigenous communal land in Cambodia. In this regard, I will primarily analyze the difficulties in the registration procedures and the delays in the piloting project for indigenous communal land titling. Email: daum.isabel@gmail.com
Name: Giuliano Montanari
Age: 26
University: Free University Berlin, Germany
Date: From July 2011 to October 2011
Duties: Program Assistant, I am observing the ongoing organization of the newly formed cambodian National Climate Change Network, a private association of civil society actors focused on capacity building and advocacy in the wake of the international climate change negotiations. This task includes analyses on the network's constitutive conditions, member composition and policy orientations. Email: giuliano.montanari@fu-berlin.de

Name: Van Endear
Age: 22
University: University of Politics, Philosophy and Economics, Bangladesh
Date: From June 2011 to August 2011
Duties: Program Assistant, Email: vanendear@gmail.com 

 
Name: Cao Guojun
Age: 21
University: University of International Business and Economics, China
Date: From May 2011 to August 2011
Duties: Program Assistant, During my internship at HBF, I am working mainly about the program concerning transboundary environmental impact assessment in Mekong area. My main tasks include research on the necessity and feasibility of transboundary EIA and promoting the cooperation between China and Cambodia. E-mail: caoguojun1990@yahoo.cn
 

Name: Niklas Ennen
Age: 22
University: University of Applied Sciences Bremen, Germany
Date: From March 2011 until July 2011
Duties: Program Assistant, During my internhip at HBF Cambodia, I am working with two radio programs. Main working fields are alternative ways of distributing content, funding and information technology. Furthermore, I reorganise the library and I am helping to edit the website.E-mail: niggel@gmx.de

 
Name: Ren Momo
Age: 21
University: University of International Business and Economics, China 
Date: From January 2011 to April 2011
Duties: Program Assistant,

I am involved in a project concerning Chinese investment in Mekong area.  My main tasks consist of assisting Samreth Law Group in the research on the EIA process of Chinese investment in Cambodia, doing case studies and  making a comparison between Chinese investment and western investment.

E-mail: renmomo0418@yahoo.com.cn  

 

Name: Corinna Woellner
Age: 24
University: University of Passau, Germany
Date: From January 2011 to April 2011
Duties: Program Assistant,

During my internhip at HBF Cambodia, I am working mainly with two radio programs of our partner organizations Mlup Baiting and Strey Khmer.  My main task is to assess their current situation to figure out their needs and to suggest and implement measures to support them. Furthermore, I have collected information about Cambodian radio programs related to gender issues, environment and Indiginous People to get an overview of the market.

E-mail: corinna.woellner@googlemail.com

 

 

Name: Michael Tichatschke
Age: 29
University: Social Geography, LMU, Munich, Germany
Date: From July 2010 to October 2010
Duties: Program Assistant,

During my internship I was involved in the overall project "Understanding Chinese investment in the Mekong region", which is jointly managed by the HBF China and Cambodia offices. My key tasks were editing reports on Chinese investment research and case studies, writing and editing articles for website publishing and preparing concept papers for meetings and conferences.

Name: Thean Vanthet 
Age: 30
University: Department of Information Technology, Build Bright University
Date: From May 2010 to November 2010
Duties: Admin and IT Assistant

Name: Kathrin Schlechta 
Age: 25
University: University of Passau, Germany
Date: From June 2010 to July 2010
Duties: Program Assitant

Name: Wang Ying
Age: 25
University: University of International Business and Economics, China
Date: From May 2010 to August 2010
Duties: Research Consultant
Name: Jessica Sercombe
Age: 23
University: School of Oriental & African Study, Social Anthropology and Development, London
Date: From March 2010 to June 2010
Duties: Program Assistant
Name: Shi Lily 
Age: 22 
University: University of International Business and Economics, China
Date: From February 04, 2010 to May 22, 2010
Duties: Research Consultant
Name: Sebastian Kirchner
Age: 26
University:Major of Economics, HWR Berlin University
Date: From September 2009  to January 2010
Duties: Program Assistant
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