Business and Public Policy Internship

Based in: Singapore
Internship Dates: Spring Semester (January through May 2018)


The US-ASEAN Business Council is the premier advocacy organization for U.S. multinational corporations operating within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), with offices in Washington, D.C., New York, Bangkok, Hanoi, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, and Singapore. The Council’s members include the largest U.S. companies working in ASEAN, and range from newcomers to the region to companies that have been working in ASEAN for more than 100 years.

We are currently accepting applications for a Spring 2018 internship to work in our Singapore regional headquarters. The intern will undertake substantive work, consisting largely of research and other projects in support of Council goals. Council internships offer a wealth of enriching opportunities, such as access to our high-level conferences and events with ASEAN policymakers and business leaders.

Role Summary

The Business and Public Policy Intern will assist Country and Industry Teams in providing forward-looking research and support to the Council's 150+ members, which include companies such as Google, Chevron, The Coca-Cola Company, Citi, Microsoft, and Procter & Gamble.

The internship includes diverse and meaningful responsibilities, such as:

  • Researching current national and regional economic policy issues in ASEAN impacting the private sector
  • Drafting country/industry updates
  • Assisting in the organization of trade missions and other events with U.S. and ASEAN government officials
  • Providing a variety of services to member companies 
  • Attending briefings and other events on Council-related topics 

This is an opportunity to build experience on economic and trade issues in Southeast Asia.  Qualified candidates should have strong writing, research and analytical skills as well as attention to detail and a high benchmark for quality and success.  The successful candidate should demonstrate an ability to take ownership and pride of work, prioritize tasks, and work under a deadline. The ideal candidate should demonstrate a strong academic/professional background in ASEAN foreign and trade policy issues.  Please note that strong oral and written communication skills in English are a prerequisite for this position. 

The position is paid at the market hourly rate and is on either a full-time (preferred) or part-time basis.  Please note that the position is in the Singapore office and no relocation assistance will be provided.

Interested? Send your cover letter, resume and a writing sample to Fauzia Sheh at