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 internship applications for our Thailand office. 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.
The Business and Public Policy Intern will assist Country and Industry Teams in providing forward-looking research and support to the Council's 160+ members, which include companies such as Google, Chevron, The Coca-Cola Company, Citi, Microsoft, and Procter & Gamble.
The US-ASEAN Business Council believes that a diverse and inclusive workforce drives innovation and creates a culture of respect and understanding. We are committed to fostering an environment where all employees feel valued, respected and supported, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age or background. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply and to bring their unique perspectives to our organization.
Internship Duties and Learning Outcomes
The Council Internship Program is meant to provide a hands-on experience in the field of U.S. – ASEAN business relations. Throughout the internship, students will collaborate directly with country and industry teams, undertaking highly substantive work, including research, social media, program support and attendance, and various other tasks in support of our members.
- Assist Council staff with programming run out of the Thailand office including member meetings, business missions, and special projects
- Assist in the development of programming such as roundtables, briefings, seminars and workshops that advance the objectives of member companies
- Work directly with staff based in Thailand and Washington, DC on business mission preparation
- Monitor major news and policy developments and contribute to the preparation of Council intelligence updates
- Experience in government, government relations, economic analysis, project management, or business development preferred (through studies, internships, or otherwise)
- Knowledge of and experience working with the Thai government is a plus.
- Must have strong research skills and be able to learn and absorb quickly.
- Must be organized, detail-oriented, and be able to successfully handle multiple tasks at the same time.
- Must be fluent in English with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Experience working with senior executives is a plus.
To apply to the Council’s internship program, please submit a resume, a brief writing sample (no more than two pages), and a cover letter. The cover letter should include information about your availability and a brief description of your academic and professional goals.