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Intern, Research & Digital Content, Tech For Good Institute



Posted on Friday, March 15, 2024

Company Description

The Tech for Good Institute (TFGI) is an independent non-profit think tank on a mission to nurture the positive impact of technology, to harness its full potential to uplift lives in Southeast Asia. It is founded by Grab, Southeast Asia’s leading superapp.

The Institute seeks to create dialogue to foster common ground on the impact of technology on society and policy. It supports action-based, insights-oriented research that demonstrates how technology addresses social concerns. It also serves as a platform to enhance capabilities that facilitate the understanding of technology’s impact in Southeast Asia.

We believe that critical conversations and meaningful exchanges of ideas on how to harness technology’s full potential will be key in steering Southeast Asia towards a positive transformation. Read more about TFGI at www.techforgoodinstitute.org.

Job Description

The Day-to-Day Activities:

Support TFGI’s research and digital content efforts:

  • Work with the TFGI Programme Manager to develop and execute research programmes for the institute, including conceptualising, initiating and undertaking research activities
  • Support the TFGI Programme manager in data collection, data management and data analysis
  • Draft regional and country reports on social and economic issues accelerated by technology and tech-enabled business models in Southeast Asia
  • Develop materials for amplification of TFGI’s content, e.g. draft articles for TFGI’s website, conceptualise infographics, write copy for TFGI’s social media and monthly digest newsletter
  • Support and liaise with TFGI research partners, including communicating with government, community and private stakeholders
  • Coordinate between external partners and internal teams to execute research initiatives
  • Track research metrics using tools and platforms analytics (e.g. LinkedIn, Meltwater) to analyse the performance and reach of TFGI’s research works
  • Support on strategy development for research sharing, including panel discussions, community conversations, and research dialogues
  • Coordinate and work with other teams to ensure smooth delivery of workplan


The Must-Haves:

  • Knowledge of and/or interest in on social and economic issues accelerated by tech-enabled business models in Southeast Asia
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Quantitative skills is an advantage
  • Experience in research using various indices is an advantage
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Published articles and journals is an advantage
  • Must have a strong self-starter and proactive attitude, with the ability to work through constraints and deliver high-quality results
  • Must be comfortable working under pressure and can execute in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong planning and project management skills
  • Passionate about making a positive impact in Southeast Asia