Internship Opportunities

Documentation and Research Internship position in our Mae Sot (Thailand) office

Start Date: December 2017

Minimum Commitment: Three months

Main tasks and responsibilities of an intern at AAPP:

  • Producing AAPP’s monthly chronology report (a report documenting and analyzing political-prisoner developments in Burma)
  • Researching and drafting articles for publication
  • Editing Burmese-English language translations from Burmese news sources
  • Cross-referencing sources for accuracy
  • Compiling and finalizing monthly statistics in cooperation with AAPP staff members
  • English language capacity buildng with local staff
  • Various administrative tasks

During the process you will learn a huge amount about Burma’s political prisoners and the work of AAPP. Interns have many opportunities to involve themselves in the local community. As an example, a number of previous interns have devoted a couple of hours a week to teaching basic English to the local staff in an informal setting.

Person specification

  • Strong interest in Burma and Burmese politics
  • Tenacity for research
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Strong editing skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently and under your own initiative
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Minimum commitment of five days a week for at least three months

AAPP provides a 3,000 Thai Baht living stipend per month for the duration of the intern’s stay.

To apply, email with the subject line: “Internship Opportunity.” Please ensure to include your CV; letter of interest; contact details of two referees; and details of your possible start date and availability.