Internships

The MRC Internship scheme offers a small group of outstanding university graduates and post graduates from the Mekong region and other parts of the world to acquire working experience in water resource management and related fields in an international river basin organisation. The scheme has been developed to increase the opportunity for the exchange of knowledge and skills, between sectors and cultures within the mandate of the MRC.

Objective

IMG 8190

Through this scheme, interns will be exposed to the MRC's vision and mission, and technical practices in different areas of the Mekong river basin development. Interns specialise in the areas of basin development planning, environment, flood management and mitigation, climate change, navigation, GIS mapping and modeling, information and knowledge management, fisheries, agriculture, irrigation and forestry, donor coordination, capacity building and other activities related to sustainable human development. Interns acquire practical experience in various aspects of project management in an international working environment.

This scheme aims to provide work experience opportunities for riparian graduates and other international students within the fields relevant to the work of MRC and operation of the MRC Secretariat. It is also to promote understanding of MRC approaches to Integrated River Basin Management and the MRC model for regional cooperation. Interns will work at MRC Secretariat, project offices, MRC project office and/or the offices of the national counterparts based on an agreed terms of reference (TOR). The interns (and their sponsoring institution, if relevant) must accept the TOR prior to commencement of their assignment. 

 

For more information, please read the Internship Guideline September 2019

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