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Director (Projects and Product Development)

Under the direction of the Secretary General, the Director (Projects and Product Development) will be responsible for assisting PECC’s research groups with the coordination of their activities as well as ensuring the timely and effective dissemination of their work to the various stakeholders in the Asia Pacific cooperation process. The Director will work closely with the Coordinators of PECC’s working groups based throughout the Asia Pacific region.

Project Management

  • Provide desk research and documentation support to PECC’s signature and international project groups
  • Manage communications between project groups to ensure coherence and consistency between PECC’s various projects and previous work
  • Help host committees organize conferences and workshops
  • Maintain web-site pages and online forums for PECC’s project work

Product Development

  • Assist PECC’s project groups in synthesizing their research work
  • Help to tailor PECC’s research output for different audiences
  • Liaise with other regional and international organizations and research institutions.

Candidates should be motivated self-starters, ideally have 7-10 years’ work experience in regional cooperation or related fields, must possess excellent writing abilities.

Applicants should send their detailed resumes and cover letters to:

Office Manager
PECC International Secretariat
29 Heng Mui Keng Terrace, Block A, #07-01
Singapore 119620
Fax: (65)-6737 9824   Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing date for applications is 19 October 2018.



The PECC Internship program aims to provide the intern working experience in a regional organization with a multicultural environment and to interact with/and learn from experienced professionals.

Interns will be required to perform administrative duties, research, and assist with organizing PECC events, among other activities as directed. Successful applicants can expect to gain direct exposure to the work and management of a leading regional organization.

Duties of interns for example may include:

1. To provide research assistance and support to PECC projects on their areas of research.

2. To update database and information on the web pages

3. To undertake administrative duties

4. To assist with organization of PECC events.



  • The candidate should be enrolled in an undergraduate or post graduate degree program in a PECC member economy.
  • The candidate should have a demonstrated interest in the work of international organizations, international affairs, international economics and other areas addressed by PECC.
  • The candidate should be able to work for at least 4 weeks continuously at the PECC International Secretariat. 
  • The candidate must be proficient in English and possess adequate computer skills.
  • The candidate must be proposed or at least recommended by local member committees.
  • All expenses connected to the candidate’s travel to and stay in Singapore will be borne by the candidate and/or his/her sponsoring member committee/institution.
  • The candidate’s lodging/accommodation must be arranged by the candidate and/or his/her sponsoring institution.
  • The candidate must hold health/accident insurance policies coverage including hospitalization and repatriation to home economy in case of emergency.


Contact details to apply for Internship

If you meet the criteria and you want to apply for internship, please get in contact with the PECC Committee in your home economy. Click here to see contact details.


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Feedback on the PECC Internship Program


Claire Hollweg (intern 2008)

Claire-Hollweg"I am very thankful to the office for providing me with a great work environment, with my own space to complete my work, but also full access to the office’s facilities."

Humberto Malave (intern 2011)

Humberto-Molave"My internship at the International Secretariat of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) was a very valuable experience, both professionally and personally. It was an experience that brought me closer to Hong Kong, introduced me to Singapore and culminated in my return to Washington, DC."

Bonnie Chiu (intern 2011)

Bonnie-Chiu"Not only did I deepen my intellectual understanding of many global issues, I also acquired practical skills. Moreover, the internship has inspired me on the future path. As a business student, I am very grateful for the exposure to the “other side” of the world – the non profit-making sector: NGOs, academics and governments."

 Callum McNair (intern 2013)

Callum-McNair"I had many interests at PECC some of which I did not think I would have had an interest in. I have an interest in the TPP, RCEP and international institutions such as PECC, APEC and ASEAN as well as regional integration."