Thank you for being as enthusiastic about social democracy as we are. Join one of our offices across Asia and get engaged in the work of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES). Please find our current job vacancies and information on the application process below.
About the call
The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) in Bangladesh, in cooperation with the Centre for Genocide Studies (CGS), University of Dhaka is looking for four experts from Asia to share their expertise and experiences on the future of higher education in their own countries.
The selected experts will participate at the international conference 2nd Assembly on Futures of Higher Education taking place March 29-30, 2019 at the University of Dhaka. The conference aims to connect present, past and futures of higher education in diverse and thus unexplored ways. Travel and boarding costs will be covered by the organizers for the selected experts.
About the conference
Regimes of higher education in Bangladesh and around the globe are at multiple crossroads. Academic institutions offering tertiary education face new challenges and opportunities stemming from processes of globalization, technical innovation and social transformation. In order to think creatively about these changes, this inter-disciplinary assembly in Dhaka seeks to bring together a group of university students, scholars, experts, intellectuals, and practitioners from different disciplines concerned with tertiary education.
The conference brings together selected and highly motivated students and junior researchers from Bangladesh who will share and discuss approaches and ways to advance the state of higher education in the country.
How to apply
Interested experts should send their CV and short expression of interest by 30 January 2019 via email to Farhana Razzak, cgs(at)du.ac.bd.
Thank you for your interest in an internship with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Asia. For internships in the Singapore-based FES Office for Regional Cooperation in Asia see for more information below. For internship opportunities in any of our 13 other offices in Asia, get information on our About page and contact the respective country offices.
An internship at the Singapore-based FES Office for Regional Cooperation in Asia offers the possibility to experience and support the work of a political foundation at the regional level in Asia.
Who can apply
You may apply for an internship if you are an advanced student (minimum final year of B.A. studies) of Political Science, Social Sciences, Economics or related studies and display strong interest in international cooperation. FES scholarship recipients and applicants with a keen interest and preliminary experiences in the field of labour and trade issues, trade unions, feminism and social protection are particularly welcomed to apply. English proficiency is a must for our work. German and/or other Asian languages are beneficial.
Duration of internship and what to expect
During an FES Singapore internship, you will experience the working environment of a German political foundation and its cooperation activities in the field of social justice. Interns are required to support the FES team in its daily work, including organizing and implementing workshops and conferences, doing desk research, writing reports and assisting in office administration. The maximum internship duration is 3 months.
Upon request, FES can provide you with more detailed information on living and working in Singapore. Please be informed that standards of living in Singapore are very high which translates into high living expenses while living here. Due to internal regulations, FES can only offer a minor contribution to your internship-related expenses. In total FES will support you with 450 €uro/month. Additional expenses like flight ticket, visa fees, health insurance, etc., are not covered by FES.
How to apply
Applications (to be written in English) should be submitted at least 3 months in advance of your preferred starting date of the internship. You are requested to include the following documents in your application:
Once you are shortlisted you will be invited for a brief skype interview. Upon a successful application, you will need to apply for a visa and work permit under the Singapore Work Holiday Programme which permits you to enter Singapore for the purpose of your internship only. Singapore has specific and strict regulations for internship applicants based on age and university affiliation.
For details on visa matters please refer to the website of the Ministry of Manpower of Singapore.
Please send your application by email to FES Office Administrator Ms. Patricia D'Cotta at info[at]fes.asia.
We are looking forward to hearing from you!