Alternative Asean Network on Burma
campaigns, advocacy and capacity-building for human rights





About Us


Deadline for applications: 5pm (Bangkok time), 30 April 2014.
Start date: mid-year or sooner.
Note: This internship is a demanding one, with a heavy workload. Interns, along with other members of the research team, are often required to work weekends especially during those coinciding with the end of month, to meet deadlines for our monthly bulletin.

Altsean-Burma (the Alternative Asean Network on Burma) a Bangkok-based human rights group, works with a broad range of people from Southeast Asia and beyond, to promote the cause of human rights and democracy in Burma. We have become known for our campaign and advocacy activities, our publications, and our training programs.

We are looking for a multi-skilled intern to join the research team for a minimum of six (6) months, carrying out the following duties while maintaining a sense of humor.

This position will suit an individual who is committed to accuracy in their work; able to work quickly to meet deadlines; able to digest a high volume of information and retain the salient points; able to present information, summaries, and analyses in a coherent structure; committed to the principles of English language grammar; comfortable working in close collaboration with a team of diverse people; and committed to observing the strict security and administrative protocols of the office.

Candidates with experience in activism and/or advocacy will be at an advantage. Short-listed candidates will be required to submit a short written assignment to assess their writing skills and the ability to read and analyze information.

Research internships have previously led to long-term employment at Altsean-Burma and/or organizations in its network.


* Prepare summaries and write sections of the monthly Burma Bulletin.
* Research and write briefing papers and special reports on Burma.
* Draft new briefing notes and update existing ones as directed.
* Take notes at meetings and conferences.
* Maintain Altsean-Burma library.
* Other duties as directed.


* Monthly living allowance of 11,000 Thai baht.
* Reimbursement of up to 10,000 Thai baht every three months for visa-related expenses.
* Basic accommodation and most meals.
* Minimum of 40 working hours per week, excluding public holidays.
* A three-month probationary period.

NOTE: We will not cover any costs associated with travel to Bangkok to take up this internship.


Interested individuals should apply by email at quoting the reference code INT/RES in the subject line.

NOTE: Applications will be processed on a first come, first served basis. Preference will be given to candidates who are already based in Thailand. The position will remain open until filled. Visit this page to check the status of the position.

The application must include:

* A duly filled Application Form
* A complete résumé / CV

Applications submitted in any other format will not be considered.