Research Intern

at ECPAT International
Published May 29, 2022
Location Bangkok, Thailand
Category Research  
Job Type Full Time  


The ECPAT International internship programme is designed to provide an opportunity to eligible candidates to contribute to and learn about child protection issues, particularly child’s rights to live free of sexual exploitation of children. Eligible candidates have the opportunity to be part of a professional team in an international working environment and through practical and hands-on exposure and involvement to learn about and contribute to ECPAT’s child protection work. Interns are eligible to participate in the ECPAT International Secretariat activities. Interns are expected to carry out the duties assigned to them under the responsibility of the designated supervisor.




Undertake secondary research related to the sexual exploitation of children, including target countries, and on specific issues. This may include researching, collecting and analysing information on country contexts, preventive measures, coordination and cooperation mechanisms and child and youth participation measures on sexual exploitation of children in prostitution, child sexual abuse material, trafficking of children for sexual purposes and sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism;

Be in regular communication with the ECPAT Member organisation in the target country to retrieve and confirm information;

Draft sections of the ECPAT Country Overview reports in collaboration with other members of the team in line with established template and timeline;

Draft concise communications written pieces for a general public audience based on identified themes in researched data;

Provide support to design and implementation of data collection and management tools like surveys and databases

As requested, review other ECPAT publications and materials to strengthen texts;

Assist ECPAT International with translation and proofreading of publications and other documents;

On an informal and as-needed basis, assist with other ECPAT regional and thematic programmatic tasks.





Master’s degree in human rights, social sciences, international affairs or political science;

Strong research and writing skills;

Ability to synthesise large amounts of information into concise formats;

Experience in working with human rights and social development issues specifically as they relate to the rights of children;

Exposure to children’s rights or other social issues;

Fluency in English.



Acceptable level of knowledge of international legal standards relating to sexual exploitation of children;

Previous exposure to children’s rights or other social activities;

Previous engagement with local and grassroots civil society organisations and understanding of their operating context;

Fluency in French or Spanish.



A modest stipend of 15,000 Bath/month (around USD 440) will be made available to the intern who is not sponsored by other organisations or institutions. All other costs related to the internship, i.e., travel, passport, visa or living costs in Bangkok, are to be borne by the intern or their sponsoring institution or organisation.


How to apply


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