We offer voluntary internships and roles within our organisation, when available.

Our team is almost exclusively Khmer and works very closely with the beneficiaries of its projects. Joining Khemara provides the opportunity to accomplish meaningful work that has a direct positive impact on the target population. We have a variety of areas to volunteer including childcare, micro finance and public health.

You are fully immersed in Khmer culture and experience the real Cambodian way of life.

What should you expect from this internship?

We want this experience to be very valuable for you, therefore your tasks will be adapted depending on your background and preferences. Below are examples of tasks you may be asked to complete:

  • Grants and donors management
  • Project monitoring and evaluation
  • Social media management
  • Administrative assistance to the Executive Director

All internships are based at Khemara head office, but field visits to the provinces are to be expected to check up on the current projects (on average once or twice per month) – all expenses related to these trips will be taken care of by Khemara.

Please note that, at the time, we are not able to pay interns. Nonetheless, our team is open to work-schedule arrangements in case you would need a part time job, (which is fairly easy to find in Cambodia). Please also note that the standard of living is lower in Cambodia than in most Western countries.

Are you our ideal candidate?

We are looking for long-term internships (minimum 4-5 months), in order to give you the time to settle, get used to the workplace and be able to accomplish some meaningful tasks in their integrality.

Some experience in a foreign/culturally diverse environment is preferable, as well as a previous experience with a not for profit organisation. We do not have any strict background requirements, but your field of study must obviously be linked to our daily work and actions.

The ideal candidate must be open-minded, enthusiastic, detail-orientated and be willing to cooperate fully with a culturally diverse team. As working conditions in Cambodia can be very different from Western countries, you must be very adaptable to new environments.

Fluency in English is mandatory, knowledge of Khmer is a plus.

How to apply?

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to khemara.admin@khemaracambodia.org. Should your profile seem appropriate to this programme, we will contact you in order to set an interview (in person or through Skype).

Please note that, due to restricted office space and a high number of demands, we cannot accept every application, and a selection has to be made. However, we are trying our best to write back to every single applicant.