Are you looking for an internship in Malaysia? Here is some useful information to help you proceed.
If you wish to discover a new and different working environment and lifestyle inside a developing and booming economy, Malaysia is the ideal country for you. In fact, it should not only enrich your professional experience but also allow you to explore another culture through the locals and help you build an international network. But beforehand, you should be aware of the local labor market's requirements and on sectors which are more open to foreigners.
You are likely to find many international companies in Malaysia. Among these, the major firms are Accenture, HSBC, KPMG, Maybank, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Shell, Alcatel, Carrefour, etc. You will also find many European companies branches across the country, as well as student networks and organizations such as AIESEC which offer internships abroad.
To perform an internship in Malaysia, you are required to request your sponsor, that is the company which is offering you a training, to apply for an entry permit on your behalf. The application has to be made at the Malaysian Immigration Department. Note that your visa will be issued only once the consulate has received the Immigration Department's approval.
Good to know:
You will be eligible to the student visa once you have been taken on board by a company and on producing all required documents.
One of the best ways to find internship in Malaysia is to search through classified ads on the Internet and in local newspapers. You can also seek the help of universities, AIESEC, foreign Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Malaysia, etc.
On the other hand, you can try your luck by sending spontaneous job applications to major companies operating across the country. Note, however, that Kuala Lumpur's labor market is quite saturated due to the large number of internship and job seekers.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs www.imi.gov.my
Expat-Blog - Internship offers in Malaysia
Job Street job-search.jobstreet.com.my
PartTime Post parttimepost.com
AIESEC Malaysia www.aiesec.my
Shell Malaysia www.shell.com.my
Ernst & Young www.ey.com