join our team and help to support our work in cambodia!
We regularly have volunteer and internship placements available for students, graduates and experienced professionals who are looking for an opportunity to develop skills, gain experience, and contribute to our cause.
Internship and Volunteer Placements
We accept Cambodian and international students and graduates looking for meaningful internship and volunteer placements in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
We were once students and new graduates ourselves, and we know how difficult it can be to gain professional field experience. If you're passionate about women's economic empowerment and want to learn from us, get in touch with us today to find out when our next placements are open.
* Please note that we are unable to provide paid internship placements. Internship placements must be for a minimum of 3 months.
Internship & Volunteer Positions Available
Please note that all current placements are filled, and we are unable to provide internship placements until July 2019 onwards.
Monitoring & Evaluation: Join our programs team and support the monitoring and evaluation of programs. This involves data collection, participant interviews, data analyses and impact measurement. Learn about how we design and implement M&E processes, and assist our team in creating program evaluations to measure the impact of our work.
Communications & Digital Marketing: If you have professional communications or marketing experience, join our Marketing & Comms team to help us improve our digital marketing, online communications, and storytelling.
Finance & Accounting: We’re a growing organisation, and we often need help to revise our financial management systems. Join our Operations team to help us build effective financial management processes, which will help us to grow sustainably into the future.
Frequently Asked Questions
What experience do I need to have to apply for an internship or volunteer placement with SHE, and when should I apply?
We know it’s difficult to gain the field experience you need, and so as long as you can demonstrate a willingness to learn and contribute to our work, you can apply for an internship or volunteer role. We receive many applications every year, and are only able to offer a limited number of placements due to our small team and available desk space. Therefore we recommend you get in touch with us as soon as possible to enquire about available placements.
How long are placements?
We are unable to provide placements for less than 12 weeks. Applications for placements that are for a longer period will have priority.
What will I do as part of a placement?
Activities will vary day to day, depending on what is happening at the time of your placement. We are usually running multiple projects and programs at any one time, and so our team is often very busy! You can expect to get involved in activities that are mostly office-based, supporting the work of our team (rather than field work). We do not allow interns or volunteers to deliver workshops or work directly with our program participants, mainly due to language and cultural barriers (all of our programs are delivered by Khmer female professionals, in Khmer language, and tailored to Khmer culture). As an intern or volunteer, your role is to support our team in doing their work, and learning new knowledge and skills. This can mean supporting the development of program materials such as evaluation reports, collecting data, creating communications content, assisting with event organisation, or helping to develop new systems and processes.
I have experience in workshop facilitation, can I help to design or deliver some of your programs / workshops?
All of our workshops and programs are designed by our team, using years of experience working in the field of women’s economic empowerment and entrepreneurship in Cambodia, and facilitated by professional Cambodian female facilitators. Depending on your background and experience, you may assist in workshop design, however the majority of our internship placements are filled by students or recent graduates. Although many people want to get involved in “fieldwork'“, in order to effectively contribute to our work it is likely that you will be mostly based in our office in Phnom Penh.
How can I organise accommodation, transport, etc.?
Before you come to Cambodia, we will provide you with information and recommendations about how to arrange suitable accommodation, transport to our office, and any other advice you might need.
How can I apply for a placement?
Complete this application form. Please note that we receive many applications every year, and will get back to you if you meet the selection criteria as outlined on this page.
Are internship or volunteer roles paid, or do you provide accommodation or cover other expenses?
Unfortunately not. We are occasionally able to offer long-term volunteer placements with all expenses covered and an allowance provided through the Australian Volunteers Program (check their website for upcoming opportunities), however other placements are unpaid and we are unable to cover any expenses.
We work with multiple professional volunteer organisations and universities, to ensure effective and high quality placements in our head office in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. For more information, visit some of our partners’ websites below:
Accounting for International Development (AfID) supports a broad range of non-profit organisations globally through the provision of volunteer accountants.
AVI is an Australian non-profit organisation that places skilled Australian volunteers in long-term assignments with host organisations in the Asia-Pacific.