Remote Intern at ECPAT International

Due to the current global situation and related travel restrictions, ECPAT International has suspended its longstanding International Internship Programme. However, ECPAT wants to continue to offer opportunities to talented graduates and young professionals to gain work experience and learn about the sexual exploitation of children. For this reason we offer remote (home-based) part-time internship positions under this new Programme. This programme has been designed to accommodate for remote work while still providing an opportunity for eligible candidates 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.

Remote interns will support in the drafting and launching of ECPAT Country Overviews –reports on the scale, scope and context of sexual exploitation of children. ECPAT Country Overviews are a secondary research exercise that comprehensively summarise and concisely present all the existing, publicly available information, and a detailed analysis of the legal framework for child sexual exploitation in a country. Interns are expected to carry out the duties assigned to them under the responsibility of the designated supervisor. The interns will work in small teams comprised of other interns, consultants, and the ECPAT Research Team.


  • Undertake secondary research related to the sexual exploitation of children in a target country, and on specific issues. This will include researching, collecting and analysing information on country context, preventive measures, coordination and cooperation mechanisms and child and youth participation measures on sexual exploitation of children in prostitution, online child sexual exploitation, trafficking of children for sexual purposes, sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism and child, early and forced marriage;
  • 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 six-page briefings in collaboration with other members of the team, summarizing information included in the ECPAT Country Overview and other sources;
  • Provide support in the development of social media and other materials to be used for the launch of the ECPAT Country Overview in collaboration with the Project Team as well as ECPAT’s Communications department;

Allocation of work will depend on the educational background, qualifications, and languages spoken by the selected candidates (e.g. selected candidates with a legal background will be working on the legal analysis part of the ECPAT Country Overviews).



  • Master’s degree in human rights, law, 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 non-governmental organisations/community-based organisations and understanding of their operating context;
  • Experience of remote working;
  • Fluency in French, Spanish or Russian


  • Remote interns will be available 3 days a week (8 hours/ day) on days agreed with their supervisor;
  • Home-based with use of own technical and communication equipment (camera for virtual meetings and stable and reliable Internet connection is essential);**
  • Availability to work and communicate with ECPAT’s team based in Bangkok for at least 3 hours during Bangkok office hours 9am – 5pm (Indochina time);**
  • Contractual arrangements may depend on the candidates jurisdiction and national regulations;**
  • Remote interns will receive a small monthly stipend to cover office and internet costs.

To ensure sufficient support, feedback and learning during this programme in virtual settings, the following arrangements apply:

  • Introductory call with the team
  • Weekly planning meeting with the team (at the start of the week).
  • Daily check-ins through internal office communication platforms
  • Monthly progress and feedback meetings with supervisor
  • Participate in all-staff meetings to ensure feeling part of the ECPAT team

    Opportunities to participate/ observe in ECPAT organised (virtual) events

How to apply

To apply, please e-mail your CV and a brief cover letter, with your name and the position title in the subject line to

Application deadline: 12th May 2021

ECPAT International is committed to keeping children safe. The selection process reflects our commitment to the safeguarding of children.

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