Internship Fair Hopes to Help Cambodian Students Get Hired

Tech startup CamSEED has joined forces with fintech TrueMoney to launch an internship fair designed to ‘empower’ Cambodian students with skills to enter the job market.
Right: Hao Sophareth, CamSEED CEO, with his co-founder Ly Oddomneath
Right: Hao Sophareth, CamSEED CEO, with his co-founder Ly Oddomneath

To help Cambodia’s skilled students entering the job market, tech startup CamSEED is organizing an “Internship Fair” this weekend in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district.

For most university students, paid internships lie at the summit of their educational journey, where they gain the knowledge from across academic disciplines and apply it to real-world scenarios.

“We believe that everybody should have access to internships regardless of their socio-economic background; and this is only possible if internships are paid to enable students from poor and disadvantaged families to participate,” Hao Sophareth, the CEO of CamSEED, told Kiripost.

The fair will offer a variety of paid internships as well as opportunities to gain experience working with local and international businesses.

The startup co-founder added that “Many employers expect previous job experience when hiring recent graduates therefore internships are essential to gaining employment.”

Incubated by ANGKOR 500, a venture capital firm that invests in founders building tech startups, CamSEED is building a digital platform that matches business, startups, and employers to student interns seeking real world experience through paid internships.

The event is taking place on Saturday, December 11th at The Desk Flagship, Building 184, Samdech Chakrei Ponn St. (208), Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Sponsored by TrueMoney, a fintech operating in Southeast Asia, the fair has attracted more than 20 companies seeking local interns to work with them.