Internship, PSU, APEC

Organisation :

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

Department : Policy Support Unit (PSU)

Location : Singapore

Function : Internship

Organisation type : Non-governmental Organization (including non-profits and not-for-profits)

Industry : International Trade, Development

Posted on : 28 Nov 2017

Application Deadline : 31 Jan 2018

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is the international forum for facilitating economic growth, cooperation, trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific region. The Policy Support Unit (PSU) provides professional and tailor-made research, analysis and evidence-based policy suggestions to assist APEC’s 21-member economies in their deliberations and decisions.

A full-time internship opportunity now exists for existing students who are enrolled in a Masters program in Economics, Public Policy or Statistics or in a similar undergraduate program at the senior level.

Job description:

• Carry out research and literature review for use in PSU studies;
• Gather, compile and process quantitative and qualitative data;
• Assist in the preparation of policy and research reports and presentations;
• Update and manage socio-economic databases; and
• Perform other duties as assigned by PSU staff.


• Preferably existing students who are enrolled in a Masters' program in Economics, Public Policy or Statistics. Those who may be enrolled, or planning to enrol, in a full-time graduate study programme or skilled undergraduate students in their senior year in these areas are also encouraged to apply.
• Strong quantitative skills and analytical capacity.
• Experience in data management and analysis.
• Proficient in the use of MS Office applications such as Word and Excel.
• Ability to work in written and spoken English.

The internship is based in Singapore, and is open to students who are citizens or permanent residents of APEC member economies.

Selected intern is expected to commence work in May 2018 for a three-month period. He/she will receive an allowance of SGD 1,000 for every month of service.


For more information about this internship, please read the enclosed APEC Secretariat Internship Framework (ASIF) Guidelines.

For information about the PSU, please go to

To apply for this position, please send your cover letter and resume to Aveline Low at albh[at] Applications close on 31 January 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.