This is your chance to help break the cycle of poverty for children in Cambodia whilst gaining skills and experience in marketing and communications. You’ll contribute to fundraising strategies, manage social media channels, and help connect a wider community to support a non profit to continue running integrated programs so impoverished children and their families break the cycle of poverty.

You’ll work for a social impact nonprofit that works towards community uplift through 11 integrated programs revolving around the core offerings of education, nutrition and health. REACH’s holistic approach supports children from 5 to 18 years old whilst also offering outreach assistance to their families. Their aim is to provide children with a safe, educational space to grow, develop, find employment in adulthood, and break the cycle of poverty.

As a nonprofit, this organization relies on donations and outside funding to sustain their important work. Your role as an intern will be to help spread word and raise support for their programs. This is a versatile internship that will provide you with experience in marketing, communications, and fundraising. You’ll be engaged in devising and executing fundraising campaigns, managing social media channels, and liaising with NGO partnerships.


This organization is a social impact nonprofit focussed on breaking the cycle of poverty and reducing the socio-economic gap in Siem Reap, Cambodia through education. REACH provides English classes alongside a range of 11 integrated programs.

They take a more holistic approach to most education initiatives and when enrolling children into their school they provide their families with all-rounded support. Their aim is to provide children with both quality education and a safe environment to grow so that one day they can find fair employment and break free from poverty.


Your role will revolve around boosting the reach and engagement of the organization’s marketing and communications channels. You’ll be involved with developing and executing strategies for social media channels and fundraising campaigns. Your days will be spent measuring the progress of campaigns, identifying areas for development, and devising strategies for improvement.


  • Assisting with marketing strategy
  • Handling growth and engagement for social media
  • Creating content for blogs, newsletters, articles and other online channels
  • Assist with video editing
  • Assist with content writing that helps the social media accounts grow organically
  • Analysis and reports


  • Academic background or experience in marketing, communications, or related field is preferred
  • Fluent English language skills
  • Familiarity with social media platforms
  • Computer literate
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent written communication
  • Culturally aware and open-minded
  • Working with children requires a permit or valid police check


Accommodation is organized on a case-by-case basis from a selection of guesthouses and hotels. Each location is well-equipped with comfortable rooms, laundry, a kitchen, and Wi-Fi. Interns will also have the option to take their meals at the organization’s center.

Safety & Support

Safety & Support

Cambodians are very friendly and although most visits are trouble-free, petty crime (e.g. bag or phone snatches) does occur. Make sure to visit your doctor and dentist for a check-up before your internship and to get all the recommended vaccines and/or medications necessary to stay healthy. Malaria risk is present throughout the year in all areas except Phnom Penh, other main cities, Angkor Wat, Siem Reap and close to Tonle Sap. Depending on your travel plans, consult your local health clinic for advice on malaria precautions.



Mobile network in the bigger cities is generally good, but you might not be able to use your phone in the more rural areas. Note that global roaming is often very expensive in Cambodia, so you might want to consider buying a local SIM card.



Prepare your own meals at the accommodation or you can join for two meals (9.30AM / 3:30PM at the organization’s center).

Location details

Location details

You’ll be based in Siem Reap, Cambodia’s second-largest city and the capital of Siem Reap Province. The city boasts a blend of French colonial and Chinese architectural influences and offers an array of attractions including museums, traditional Apsara dance performances, a Cambodian cultural village, and a diverse cuisine and nightlife. Most notably, Siem Reap is home to the renowned Angkor Wat temples pictured on Cambodia’s flag.


Fee Breakdown

Internship dates are flexible. The exact start and end dates will be discussed with you during the selection process.

What you’ll pay (2024 rates)

The rate depends on the type of accommodation you choose, but for a private room they start at:

12 weeks USD 1,588

16 weeks USD 1,860

20 weeks USD 2,132

26 weeks USD 2,539


  • Careful matchmaking. It takes time to find the right internship for each person, and we take this process very seriously
  • Initial interview with one of our team to gauge your skills, interests, and desired learning outcomes
  • An academic internship eligible for university credit. Check with your university to confirm if this internship qualifies for credit or alternatively we can assist you with purchasing transfer credits
  • Accommodation in an apartment in town. Please contact us for availability and prices. It’s also possible to stay in a single room in a guesthouse (additional fee applies).
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure
  • Prepare your own meals at the accommodation or you can join for two meals (9.30AM/3:30PM at the organization’s center)
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Assistance with your visa arrangement and other preparations
  • An orientation program with your supervisor
  • Supervision and support during your stay
  • Regular check-ins during your internship with your supervisor
  • Troubleshooting if needed
  • A reference letter at the end of your internship


  • Flights to Siem Reap
  • Visa and medical/travel insurance costs for the duration of your placement – must include cover for repatriation
  • Transport to the office
  • Electricity bill in case of staying in an apartment; the costs vary depending on your usage (between USD 30-100 per month)
  • Drinks, snacks, and items of personal nature (f.e. curios, gifts, clothing)
  • Costs for additional excursions or activities


LOCATION: Siem Reap, Cambodia
PROJECT FOCUS: Social Impact / Education NGO
TASK FOCUS: Digital Marketing, Content Creation, Social Media, Reporting
LENGTH: Min. 12 weeks
COST: From USD 1,588


  • Gain international experience in a nonprofit context
  • Build an expansive skills in marketing and communication
  • Build a portfolio of content across multiple channels
  • Make a tangible experience in the lives of children
  • Live and work in Cambodia


If you’re ready to apply for this internship, here’s what to do:


Fill in the application form (it will show in a new screen) which includes sharing your CV to us.



We’ll set up a call with you to go through your application.


If we feel it’s a good match, we’ll set up a call between you and the supervisor for this internship.


If everyone’s happy, we’ll provisionally confirm your placement! We’ll then send you the invoice for the deposit, getting started with the booking process and all the info you need.


Only once we receive payment of the deposit your placement will be confirmed.


Or if you’d just like to ask us some questions about this internship first, just fill in the contact form below. We’ll be happy to assist!


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