Innovation Intern

Tandemic is a social innovation lab. We are here to create new and better approaches to solving tough social problems in Malaysia and across Southeast Asia. We “build to think” — our success doesn’t come through producing a report that sits in someone’s desk but by delivering new products, services, and even business models that have a meaningful impact on improving peoples’ lives.

The organisations we work with span international development agencies, social enterprises, government, and private businesses such as UNDP, MaGIC, Agensi Inovasi Malaysia, Novo Nordisk, Sime Darby, and UNICEF.

What is it like to work at Tandemic? There is a tremendous diversity of projects and people but we are all passionate about social change. We are both thinkers and doers. We will push you to better yourself. Learning is constant and expectations are high. You will need to invest time and energy in becoming better at what you do and in building your expertise.


The role:

Innovation Intern

The contribution:

Tandemic is looking for Innovation Interns to support the development of social change projects. There’s no coffee delivery or photocopying here (really, paper?) We’ll be asking you to help deliver on important projects, solve problems, manage project timelines, and take part in external meetings. The specific project(s) you’ll work on will be based on your own growth interests and the needs of our projects. We’ll talk about it in the interview.

Once you’re here, you might:

  • Work closely with the team during the conceptualising, planning, implementation, and monitoring phases of a project
  • Plan out projects, including detailed tasks and timelines
  • Manage work within a team of people to deliver our work in a coordinated way and according to timeline
  • Conduct research on social initiatives and find potential partners
  • Liaise with clients and partners to keep them updated on our progress and troubleshoot challenges

You are someone who is:

  • Deeply committed to social change
  • Detail-oriented and organised
  • Practical, hands-on, and committed to making sure the job gets done
  • Enthusiastic and quick at learning new things and always looking to improve themselves

Get in touch

We’d love to hear from you! Get in touch at [email protected].