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  • Locations: Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Maymester, Spring, Summer
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  • Program Sponsor: GVI 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 10/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Maymester 2025 01/01/2025 02/15/2025 TBA TBA
Fall 2025 03/15/2025 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Hotel, Independent Housing, Residence Hall
Program Type: Field Study, Internship Abroad, Study Abroad, Volunteer Abroad
Program Description:

Community Research Internship in Cambodia (short-term)

Live and work in the Cambodian province of Siem Reap, on our core program, improving access to English education. You will also be given the opportunity to choose an international development topic of interest and do your own research into it by conducting interviews, group discussions and compiling data.

Program Focus
Work closely with the GVI staff team to conduct international development research in the Cambodian province of Siem Reap. Pick a topic of interest and conduct community surveys to learn more about development issues and the progress being made in the area. Showcase your finding through a final report and a series of blog posts published by GVI. Use the research to work toward your own studies and provide training and workshops for GVI staff, volunteers, interns, and the local Siem Reap community.
In addition, you will also have a chance to participate in our core projects which contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, UN SDG #4, Quality Education, and #5, Gender Equality.

You will also be contributing to UN SDG #17, Partnerships for the Goals, by working closely with our local partners. You will work with partner staff to provide English lessons to the local community. With their assistance, you will also conduct research, by carrying out interviews, focus groups, discussion panels, and workshops in the local community.

Cambodia location building

Experience the Kingdom of Cambodia with its captivating cultural history and iconic temples and monuments. Siem Reap is a hive of activity, where medieval architecture abuts lively markets, diverse restaurants and riverside hangouts. Further out from the city you can enjoy the stunning natural landscapes, filled with lush greenery, glistening rice paddies and waving sugar palms. Local non-governmental organisations in Cambodia have made massive strides during the past two decades in uplifting their communities. In 2017, we were contacted by a number of these organisations who focus on sustainable development to ask if we would be able to provide the kind of support they need to make their objectives a reality. By joining GVI as an intern Cambodia you will take an active role in improving the educational and community initiatives in Siem Reap.

Program Highlights
  • Research fundamental topics in development, gaining valuable new insights into Cambodia and  Siem Reap, supporting your own research paper, and new initiatives for GVI to undertake in Siem Reap.
  • Conduct your own research project, providing you with your own autonomy and responsibility to understand the community you live and work in.
  • Contribute directly to improving access to English language development and preventative healthcare awareness in Cambodia.
  • Earn your GVI ILM Leadership Development certificate, a qualification recognised by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM).
  • Experience Cambodian culture by exploring the city, its markets, art scene and food stalls,  in your free time.
  • Become comfortable with teaching English abroad, as a foreign language.
  • Gain soft skills such as working as a team, becoming a leader, practising organisation and planning.
  • In your free time, visit the popular beaches of Cambodia’s many southern islands, go for a cruise on the river or hike in the mountains.
If applying for this program to obtain credit from an institution, GVI can supply learning outcomes and support in the application. 

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