Research Intern (Unpaid Internship)


Open Date: 4 June 2020
Deadline: 11 June 2020
Duty Station: Online (but Training and Meeting can be online or office meeting in Yangon)
Responsible to: Program Coordinators

Organization Background

Inya Economics is an independent research organization, especially emphasizing the development of the Myanmar economy as well as policy and academic progress. Inya Economics was founded to be able to support economic researchers and stakeholders in the economy with our economic research and discussions. It is fortifying policy consideration and evidence-based research to the policymakers, government and non-profit and profit organizations, which intends to the prosperity of the development of the public and private sector.

For that purposes, Inya Economics has been implementing the two major programs: Research and Advocacy Program and Private Sector Development Program.

Inya Economics has published the Inya Economic Journal, which was based on academic, twice a year. Besides, bulletins and articles related to development issues in Myanmar are published occasionally.

Objectives of Internship Programme

Research is one of the main channels for knowledge creation. Existing knowledge that has already been explored by human beings is not sufficient to solve new and new problems in the world. The result is significant in this time of crisis. In the crisis period like now, human beings ought to conduct more and more various research, aren’t we?

Inya Economics innovates “online internship system” to implement sustainable internship system which can overcome the physical barriers and the fear and severe impacts of a pandemic such as COVID-19 for mutual benefits of Inya Economics and young talented researchers who have a desire to explore research experiences in Inya Economics and to learn research methodology and necessary concepts of several specific fields which the applied persons choose themselves.

Description of Intern Position

Inya Economics has been conducting Subnational Economic Research, Political research projects, and other innovative research in the project areas of the organization. Therefore, interns may work in these research projects relating to these issues and research assignments. The primary responsibility of the interns will be implemented in the process of data gathering primary and secondary approaches and data support to the line manager and supervisor. Besides, ongoing research activities initiatives need to be supported as necessary. But the major function is based on research implementation. For the data gathering tasks, data entry, research site particularly needs to be visited.

The applicants must generally choose one among two programs, Research and Advocacy Program and Private Sector Development Program under which there are more than several programs again but the applicants must make a choice of one among two programs.


Any undergraduate university student or fresh graduate whose specializations are Economics, Public Administration, Political Science, International Relations, Population Studies, Statistics, Business Management, Business Administration, and Development Studies.

Required skills/ Experience

  • Language proficiency (English and Burmese)
  • Research and analytical skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Able to use Microsoft and Google Packages
  • Skills in Statistical package is desirable (only in particular program)

Hours of work

Around 200 hours in total (about three months)


  • Closely working with productive and action-orientated team
  • Research Methodology and other Conceptual training opportunities
  • Opportunities to participate in research implementation process and research paper publications
  • Extensive experiences gain working with respective professional from profit and non-profit organizations
  • Networking with other development partner organizations
  • Completion Certificate

Interested applicants can visit this link to apply: