Internship Opportunities

The Programme

Interested in public policy in Malaysia? Looking for a challenging internship and want to help make a difference in our country?

ASLI CPPS offers a research internship programme designed just for that. The CPPS Research Internship Programme is an opportunity for youth to tackle real issues in key policy areas. As a research intern, you will be working alongside our in-house researchers helping to gather data, complete research projects and develop policy recommendations. You will also be expected to help out with administrative and event-related tasks on occasion. Opportunities will be provided for interns to publish their articles on areas of interest on the CPPS website.


The CPPS Research Internship Programme is open to students who are in their final year of undergraduate studies, and to those who have already completed a bachelor’s degree.
Minimum CGPA of 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0) or equivalent.
A relevant academic background in one of the following areas:

Politics and International Relations
Public Policy and Public Administration
International Political Economy
Sociology and Anthropology
Development and Environmental Studies
Highest regard and appreciation of the sensitivities that comes with exposure to confidential information.
Good writing skills, with proficiency in both English and Bahasa Malaysia preferred.
Proficient in Windows, Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and basic website maintenance.
Experience conducting research via print media such as books and journals, as well as online search engines.
Willing to commit a minimum of two months of full-time internship.

To apply, please submit the following documents to (c.c.

• An updated CV
• An official academic transcript
• A cover letter
• A sample of written work

Please also indicate the dates during which you will be available for internship.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those candidates who are shortlisted for the interview process will be contacted.


(UPDATE 31 Jan 2021) Please note that ASLI CPPS is not accepting interns temporarily until further notice.