The APEC Secretariat in Singapore grants internships to qualified persons specialized in various professional fields who are interested in gaining experience as well as an understanding of APEC’s programs.

The program provides interns an opportunity to work in a regional organization with a multicultural environment and to interact with/learn from experienced professionals. Through interaction with Secretariat staff, interns will also obtain different perspectives on the work and operations of the organization.

For further details, please download the APEC Secretariat Internship Framework (ASIF) Guidelines or contact APEC’s administration office at

Please see below for list of current openings.

Communications and Public Affairs Unit Internship

The APEC Communications and Public Affairs Unit is looking for applicants for interns who will be able to join us for a program starting 15 September 2019.

The chosen applicant will work in the APEC Secretariat Communications and Public Affairs Unit and assist with a variety of tasks that may include, but are not limited to, implementing social media campaigns, compiling daily news reports and analysis, assist in writing and developing content in multiple media, database management, and assistance in developing reports and presentations.

Candidates must have at least an undergraduate degree and may be enrolled in a full-time graduate study program in Singapore, or may be planning to enroll in such a program in the near future.

The internship is open to citizen or permanent residents of APEC member economies. The candidate should have strong written and spoken English skills. Candidates with degrees in international relations, economics, communications and/or journalism will have an advantage, but these programs are not a requirement.

To apply, please read these guidelines and download this application form. Submit the completed form, a resume and a cover letter to

Deadline of application: 19 July 2019.