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Language and Internship Opportunity Roadmap

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The Southeast Asia Program (SEAP) has established internships with a variety of partner organizations and institutions in Southeast Asia. These internships offer both practical field experience within specific fields and a broadening of global knowledge and engagement.

The Pre-Collegiate Program (PCP) of Yangon

The PCP is a not-for-profit organization that focuses on providing students in Myanmar the environment and tools to develop into successful university students and effective leaders in their local communities. The program is rigorous and takes place of 16 months, during which students engage in liberal arts curriculum, extracurricular engagement, and cross-cultural exchange before applying to study at liberal arts colleges abroad.

Yangon University of Education (YUOE)

The Education program at YUOE, whose mission is to "Bring up innovative, dynamic and excellent academicians who can render service to society with utmost loyalty and sincerity (IDEALS- Innovative, Dynamic, Excellent, Academic, Loyal and Sincere)."

Network for Environmental and Economic Development (NEED) Farm School

Established in 2006, NEED educates, trains, and empowers the next generation of Burmese civil society leaders in sustainable agriculture, environmental conservation, and community-based economic development in order to protect the livelihood, interests, and human rights of all Burmese people. NEED-Burma provides an experiential and multi-ethnic learning environment for motivated Burmese youth to learn alternative and traditional agriculture techniques. 

Solo Kota Kita

Kota Kita is a non-profit organization based in the Indonesian city of Solo with expertise in urban planning and citizen participation in the design and development of cities. Kota Kita provides education, facilitates citizen participation and collective action, and works with governments to build bridges between officials and their constituencies.


This organization seeks to "promote sustainable labor compliance practices at workplace levels and align them with strategic policy development in Vietnam." Interns can work for this organization as part of the Cornell ILR Credit Internship program.

Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace

The intern will assist in organizing conferences or seminars, help take notes, and prepare report summaries during public lectures and conferences. The student will conduct independent research, which they will report on at the end of their internship.

LUCE Scholars Program

The award provides for a year's experience in Asia in an internship arranged for each Scholar on the basis of his/her specific interest, background, qualifications, and experience. The program was designed as a cultural experience for "young leaders who have had no prior experience of Asia and who might not otherwise have an opportunity in the normal course of their careers to come to know Asia or their Asian counterparts and contemporaries... both to broaden their professional perspective and to sharpen their perceptions of Asia, of America, and of themselves." Placements can be made in: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Luce Scholars are chosen from 75 colleges and universities, including Cornell. About 18 awards are made each year. Of interest to rising and current seniors and graduate students up to the age of 30 at the time of application. 

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)

CSIS offers full and part-time internships in the fall, spring and summer for undergraduates, advanced students, and recent graduates who are interested in gaining practical experience in public policy. Inters participate in a variety of activities that support individual programs, including research, writing and project development.