APEC Scholarship and Internship Initiative

In 2014, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) launched a new scholarship and internship initiative to expand education and work opportunities for students and professionals in the Asia-Pacific region. Participating APEC economies have partnered with universities and companies to create new study and work opportunities, particularly for women and people from developing economies. This APEC initiative aims to build knowledge and skills, promote innovation, bolster productivity, and support sustainable growth throughout the region

APEC member economies currently offer the following opportunities to citizens in the APEC region and beyond. Asterisks (*) denote economies offering internships as well as scholarships.

Australia Japan The Philippines
Brunei Darussalam Republic of Korea Russia
Canada* Malaysia Singapore
Chile Mexico Chinese Taipei*
People's Republic of China New Zealand Thailand
Hong Kong, China* Papua New Guinea The United States*
Indonesia Peru Viet Nam


In addition, the APEC Secretariat offers internships to those interested in communications and public affairs. The APEC Policy Support Unit also offers internships to students interested in supporting APEC work through research, analysis, and evidence-based policy suggestions. Positions with the APEC Secretariat and the Policy Support Unit are based in Singapore.