ACE always looks for highly qualified, experienced, dedicated, and motivated staff with a varied mix of operational and technical skills. As an ACE employee, you will have the opportunity to work with the professionals in the region as well as engages with various dialogue partners and international organisations.

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All year round, the ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) accepts fellows who wish to carry out research projects for a period of 3-6 months. Applicants should have a defined project which will either become a chapter or chapters of a PhD or Postdoctoral thesis, or a proposed project which will be agreed upon with ACE before their applications are accepted. All work must be written in English and will normally be used for a publication produced by ACE.

To apply as a Visiting Research Fellow, the following information should be submitted to [email protected]:

  1. Confirmation that the applicant are/will be enrolled in a PhD or Postdoctoral programme during the fellowship.
  2. Sponsorship situation:the applicant is fully funded by a sponsoring institution or seeks fund from ACE.
  3. Full proposal of the research (if available) or a one-page outline ofthe specific piece of research.
  4. Proposed length of stay at ACE, between 3 and 6 months.
  5. A sample of past research or publication in English.
  6. A curriculum vitae

In order to improve its capacity as think tank, catalyst, and knowledge hub, ACE collaborates with Dialogue Partners and International Organisations (DPs/IOs) in conducting joint research, capacity building, and cooperation activities. In secondment, an expert from partner institution would be seconded to ACE, to closely support and jointly conduct priority activities of target organization as per its expertise.

Scope of Works:

  1. Joint development of academic paper to be published in respected journal.
  2. Publication of popular article or non-academic publication, such as blog, Op-ed, policy brief, and working paper.
  3. Internal training or public webinar of expertise topics in renewable energy and energy efficiency.
  4. Provision of written information and advice on expert matters, to support various ACE activities, such as preparation of proposal, briefing notes.
  5. Participation in projects and events, such as meetings, seminars, documents preparation and review, as well as outreach.


  1. A Master’s degree in engineering, energy management, energy policy and planning, economics, data analyst/statistician, public policy, politic or another appropriate specialist discipline. A Doctorate degree is most preferred.
  2. Knowledges on energy issues, national, regional, and global energy trends and development and has demonstrated skills to coordinate and develop research areas.
  3. Member countries of the ASEAN, as well as observer countries and partner organizations of ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE).
  4. Having a recommendation and fully funded from the national government or partner organization of ACE.
  5. Ability to work within an international environment.
  6. Good written and spoken of English.
  7. The length of a secondment shall be between six (6) to twelve (12) months.

Apply to followed by your:

  1. Letter of interest
  2. Recommendation Letter from Superior
  3. Curriculum Vitae

The ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) Internship Programme offers a small number of outstanding students the opportunity to acquire work experience with ACE at the ASEAN level, in implementing the ASEAN Plan of Action for Energy Cooperation (APAEC) 2016-2025.

Qualifications and Skills:

  1. Final year or recent graduate (at least within one year after graduation) in engineering, energy studies, statistics, law, international relations, finance, human resources, computer science, business, administration and or other appropriate specialist discipline.
  2. Graduated with a university degree (Bachelor) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a 6 – 12 months period.
  3. Excellent command of both written and spoken English.
  4. MS Office skills, familiarity in Microsoft Outlook, with advanced knowledge in Excel, Power point and Word.
  5. Ability to plan and organize workload.
  6. Previous experience in another internship program is preferable.
  7. Possess attention to detail, strong willingness to learn about energy sector, passion for working in international environment, initiative, enthusiasm and detailed-oriented.
  8. Ability to work in a team and to adapt to an international working environment.
  9. An understanding of international and/or development issues
  10. Demonstrate commitment to ASEAN mission, vision, and values
  11. Display cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability

Duration: 6-12 Months

Grant: IDR 150,000 per effective working day to cover the daily meal and transport.

Submit the application to with the following documents:

  1. A letter of interest indicating the date of availability.
  2. A recent Curriculum Vitae.
  3. ACE Internship Application Form.
  4. Proof of university enrolment for Internship

In order to function its critical roles, a strategic business plan is required to ensure the sustainability of the organisation. Hence, ACE is seeking for one (1) Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Officer.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Strategic and Policy
  2. Systems Development
  3. Operational Support
  4. Organization and Resources


  1. A Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Information Management System, Computer Engineering, or other appropriate specialist discipline. A Master’s degree is an advantage.
  2. At least two (2) years working experience in the information technology or in another relevant field.
  3. Able to work in ACE Office at Jakarta, Indonesia
  4. High-level technical skills and knowledge in the areas of responsibility.
  5. Experience in web-based application development, database design, scripting/programming (SQL-based) logic.
  6. Experience or familiar in networking configuration
  7. Have experience or understanding to manage the security of ICT assets
  8. Proven ability for accuracy under pressure and adherence to deadlines.
  9. Have ability to work individually and in teams
  10. Demonstrate skills in problem solving, planning, and the development of policies and procedures.
  11. Demonstrate ability to work effectively with people at all levels of the organization.
  12. Experience in identifying training and professional/technical development needs and ability to conduct both formal and on the job training.
  13. Demonstrate great interpersonal and communication skills
  14. Excellent command of English, written and spoken

How to apply:
Send your application letter by completing ACE’s online Employment Application Form and all required document including the Application Letter, highlighting your suitability and potential contribution to the position, detailed CV, certified true copies of educational certificates and transcript for Bachelor degree and/or Master’s degree, and recent photograph.

Applications should submit ALL documents mentioned above. Uncompleted documents will NOT be considered.

Submit your application thru, by latest 30 November 2022.

The selection Committee’s decision is final and only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Note: ASEAN Centre for Energy staff shall not be retained in active service beyond the age of 60 years. Age shall not be more than 57 years old at time of application.

Further information please refer to our ToR.

The ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) Internship Programme offers a small number of outstanding students the opportunity to acquire work experience with ACE under ASEAN Climate Change and Energy Project Phase II (ACCEPT II).

ASEAN Climate Change and Energy Project Phase II (ACCEPT II) is a four-year joint project that will help move ASEAN’s energy transition to low carbon energy systems and thereby contribute toward global carbon neutrality in the coming years (Impact).

The project is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for.


Under the general guidance of ACCEPT II staff, the intern will support ACCEPT II Project research and cooperation activities. This will include but not limited to:

  1. Support the research activities, including but not limited to research design or concepting note, primary and or secondary data collection, data analysis & processing, stakeholder management, and writing report.
  2. Contribute to the creation of publications and contents for website or other media, e.g., Reports, Policy Briefs, Op-Eds, blog posts, etc.
  3. Support the preparation of meetings and events organised by ACCEPT, including post-event reporting.
  4. Support other activities as assigned by the supervisor.


  1. Enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree in any science and engineering major in particular energy and climate degree including environmental science, economics, public policy, law and politics.
  2. Be third year or last year student or a fresh graduate degree but must commence the internship within 6 months period after graduation.
  3. Good computer skills in the Microsoft Office suite. Any other computer or related software skill is a plus.
  4. Professional work experience is not required, however, any exposure or involvement in energy and climate sector is a plus.
  5. Strong willingness to learn about energy and climate sector, especially in the scope of power, fossil fuel, alternative energy and storage sectors.
  6. Ability to work in a team and to adapt to a diverse working environment.
  7. Maintain good English both oral and writing.
  8. Have good academic performance as demonstrated by recent university records.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the internship will be conducted in virtual basis only and no physical appearance is required. Intern can join the internship from anywhere on their current residents. However, he/she must be able to commit with ACE’s normal office hours: 8.30 AM to 4.30 PM Jakarta Time (GMT+7).

The internship duration is 4 to 6 months; and it is expected to be started on January 2023 (expected).

At the end of the internship program, the intern needs to present the summarized activities and key outputs from the internship, in a sharing session for all ACE staffs.

Potential candidates will be contacted by the Human Resource unit directly for further consideration. The selection procedure may also include a written test and an interview.

The intern is entitled to an internship allowance of IDR 100,000 per effective working day to cover their daily meal and transport.

To apply for an internship, the following documents should be submitted to

  1. A letter of interest stating the availability internship period (for 4 – 6 months between January – June 2023).
  2. ACE Internship Application Form (available at ACE website).
  3. A recent Curriculum Vitae.
  4. Proof of university enrolment.

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