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’s internship program will be opened starting March 2019. We are now looking for applicants.

The intern will work in the APEC Secretariat Communications and Public Affairs Unit and assist with a variety of tasks, including: implementing social media campaigns, editing videos, compiling news media articles, assist in posting content on social media, database management, and assistance in developing news releases, articles, website content and presentations.

To be eligible, candidates must possess at least an undergraduate degree and may be enrolled in a full-time graduate study program in Singapore, or is planning to enrol in such a program in the near future. The internship is open to students who are citizens or permanent residents of APEC member economies. The candidate should have strong written and spoken English skills. Preferred degrees are in international relations, economics, communications and/or journalism.

Deadline of application: 18 January 2019..

To apply, download the Internship Application Form. Please submit the completed form and cover letter to