Media Research Opportunity for Journalists in South East Asia

Young media and communications professionals in Southeast Asia, this opportunity is just for you!

If you’re based in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam, or Thailand and excited to jump on board the chance to conduct Southeast Asia-wide research on media coverage of energy-related issues, SIGN UP TODAY

This is an amazing chance to get online training on Media Research, receive one-on-one mentorship, and gain professional experience with a 3 month paid research opportunity!


Climate Tracker is on the lookout for great aspiring and already established journalists and communications personnel to join us on a journey into the media landscape of Southeast Asia, as it relates to energy and climate change. 

Apply today to have the chance to participate in two weeks of cutting-edge training and mentorship, where you’ll improve on your media analysis skills and widen your network of contacts!

The best students will then benefit from a 3 month paid research opportunity to collectively analyze the media coverage of coal and energy in the region

Next up, the research analysis will be published as a co-authored handbook and distributed to leading publications and organizations in Southeast Asia in September. 

What a great chance to get your publishing feet wet! 


This opportunity is a great chance to gain free online training to master your media research skills and experience.

Selected participants will work alongside the Climate Tracker team and will receive a generous allowance throughout the programme. 

You’ll also get the chance to engage directly with some of the biggest environmental and climate change-related organisations, experts, and publications in the region!

Last but certainly not least: Get your work published in both national and regional media reports, with your name printed as a co-author!

 Who are we looking for?

  • We’d love it if you have at least 1-2 years media or comms experience.
  • Research experience and experience in the environmental field is a bonus
  • Must be living in:
    • The Philippines 
    • Indonesia
    • Vietnam 
    • Thailand
    • Malaysia 
  • 23-35 years old when applying.
  • Able to speak, understand, and analyse in both their national language and English
  • People with a full-time job are welcome to apply, given the timing flexibility of the research project! 

When’s the deadline?

Make sure you apply before 11:59pm (Jakarta time / GMT+7) on Thursday, June 18th, 2020 (EXTENDED)

How do I apply? 

To apply, simply submit a link (through Google Drive or Dropbox) of your CV in PDF format to the Climate Tracker App, outlining your experience and showing that you obtain all the relevant skills needed for this programme. Please also indicate your availability throughout the programme’s timeline. 

What are the language requirements?

We need you to be able to analyze articles, do the interviews, and write a report in both English and your national language (Bahasa Indonesia/Malay/Tagalog/Vietnamese/Thai), when it is required

I have a full-time job… Can I still apply?

Yes! This is an opportunity that can be balanced with other professional engagements, and we always welcome those with working experience.

For more information, applying tips and questions, you can contact Nariswari, our super cool Regional Manager, in Indonesia.

But be sure to register today!