SEI Asia intern opportunities

We will be considering internship applications only from April 2018 onwards.

SEI’s Asia Centre, based in central Bangkok, Thailand provides opportunities for talented and self-driven young people who are interested in environmental and development issues, to gain professional skills and a substantive learning experience working with SEI colleagues.

What do we offer?

SEI Asia interns can benefit from exposure to a wide range of critical environmental and development issues in Asia, through research activities, science and policy discussions, and field site visits that allow them to gain valuable work experience and insights. SEI Asia’s work programmes are structured as research clusters: Agriculture, Water, Energy, Gender, Disaster Risk Reduction.

SEI 2016 Brochure AsiaCentre InternshipsRead the SEI Asia "Interns welcome" brochure (PDF, 884kb)We collaborate with researchers and policymakers in the Mekong Region through our regional research programme called SUMERNET. We also have an active communications team with expertise in writing, film-making and social media.

SEI Asia Centre employees come from a diversity of cultural backgrounds and comprise a multi-disciplinary group in the fields of environmental education, climate and climate adaptation, development communications, hydrology and water resources, gender and development, rural and regional development planning, sociology and public policy.

Who can apply?

The internship opportunity is for people who wish to gain more knowledge and experience in the environment and development sector. Interns should describe their interest and if applicable state their preference for one of SEI Asia’s work clusters or for the Mekong programme SUMERNET. Interns may also choose communications and outreach work if you are interested in building your media and communications skills, or project coordination and management.

Who are we looking for?

  1. You hold a master’s degree in a field related to our work or are currently studying a related master’s course. In some circumstances, candidates in possession of a bachelor’s degree but with significant experience may be accepted.
  2. You have an interest in SEI Asia’s work.
  3. You can contribute to SEI Asia’s on-going research activities or projects.
  4. Minimum internship period is 3 months.
  5. Fluency in spoken and written English.
  6. Priority is given to candidates from developing countries in Asia (and in particular Thailand and the Mekong Region).



We offer a stipend of Thai Baht 10,000 per month (approx. US$ 300) for the duration of the internship. We will also help you to obtain a Thai visa that will allow you to work in Thailand.

To apply, please send the following

  • A letter of application, highlighting relevant background, qualifications, desired internship period, research interest and expected achievement at the end of the internship (maximum 2 pages).
  • Curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages).
  • Recent writing samples if any (not mandatory but would be appreciated).


We regret that no internships are currently available for 2017. We will be considering internship applications only from January 2018 onwards.


Contact information

Ms. Nipa Laithong
Administrative Assistant
Stockholm Environment Institute - Asia
15th Fl., Witthyakit Bldg, 254,
Chulalongkorn Soi 64, Phyathai Rd.,
Pathumwan, Bangkok
10330, Thailand.
Tel: +66(0) 2251 4415 to 8
Fax: +66(0) 2251 4419
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Only short-listed candidates will be notified.