Internship Opportunities

IEN Consultants in Malaysia is currently seeking for interns in the field of green building consultancy (e.g architects & engineers related to the built environment). We are looking for energetic, motivated, and passionate interns who are excited to embark the 3-6 months of learning experience with us. The intern will be exposed to the fundamentals of green building consultancy as well as exploring new exciting ideas in respect to the holistic sustainability principles of our built environment.

For more information, please email your CV to info@ien.com.my

Previous Interns:
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Experience Description:
Links and downloads of work:
Aisha Khan

Internship: July to August 2016

"My internship at IEN was more than I could ever hope for. I could clearly see great thought had been given to what I would be involved in, as all my time truly felt it was tailored to my interests, aspects I had recently studied but also a welcome introduction of many new and diverse areas. I was exposed to numerous opportunities to learn, develop and apply skills, letting me flourish and immerse myself in this field. As an intern at IEN, I felt incredibly involved. I managed to work on a various range of projects like KLIA2 Airport, setting up new Laser Eggs, analysing TNB energy usage within the company, writing an article for Green Plus Magazine as well as accessing exciting software. The diversity of these projects resulted in a well-rounded exercise of different skills from data handling to research and presenting. The value of these skills learnt and practiced is immeasurable and I am certain they will go a long way for me and my future. The office itself is filled with amazing role models and mentors who have taught me so much. I walked in and was made to feel part of the team straightaway. A memorable highlight was an invite to an Open House at the ST Diamond building, one of IENs prestigious projects. There, I was able to witness business and local Malaysian culture merge in a truly memorable event. Through IEN, I was also given opportunities to get involved with like-minded people in the community at an MESYM event. Mondays were actually looked forward to with evening sports to enjoy and Friday's were a great end to the week with a lunch outing, fantastic knowledge sharing and afternoon games. The office had fun and friendly environment where I was able to quickly settle and now will surely miss. There is so much I am taking away from this experience. Not only an insight into the diverse, and important projects being handled but witnessing the work ethics, the working environment and everyone's commitment to a team player work culture. My time at IEN was truly inspiring and was an opportunity like no other thanks to the incredibly supportive staff creating a valuable and enriching experience."
Link to presentation
- Laser Egg click here

Link to article
- Anthropogenic Mass Extinction click here
Anya Mushakevich

Degree: International Baccalaureate
College: United World College of South East Asia, Singapore
Internship: June 2016

"My IEN internship mainly involved working on a research project on wellbeing in Asian schools. The wellbeing aspect was part of a sustainability compass designed to measure, compare, and point at a number of ways to improve the sustainability of schools in Asia. As a high school student, I got immediately interested in the research topic. Having kept a keen eye on sustainability, I tended to look into the environmental aspect of it the most, but IEN got me to consider another perspective on that, directing the research at the impact of building design on mental and physical health. My favourite part of the work was a gradual shift from not being quite sure what to do to finding a way to accomplish the research objectives to finally coming up with ways of quantifying largely qualitative data needed to assess the wellbeing, which I have barely done before. I believe that a project, even a short-term like mine, appeared to be successful mainly because of all the support I received in IEN and the environment in this company, bringing out the best of me and pushing me to delve into something I haven't quite considered before."
Julia Akamov

Degree: B.Sc. Civil Engineering
University: Technical University of Damstadt, Germany
Internship: April to July 2016

"As a three months internship I had the pleasure to work with IEN Consultants, which has more than 10 years of experience and expertise in energy efficiency and sustainable building design. I am a Civil Engineering student in my final master semester at the University of Darmstadt (Germany) with specialization in facility management, solid construction, sustainable design and green building. During my internship I took part in different meetings, workshops and had the opportunity to visit completed projects to gain an insight into sustainable and green building design in Malaysia. For a few of these existing buildings I analyzed the data (measurements of energy, temperature, humidity, CO2 levels, light levels) using excel and learned to use pivot tables for the big quantities of data. I got an impression of the different green building rating systems in Malaysia and tried out Radiance IES a detailed 3D simulation tool designed to predict daylight and glare analyses. 

I had a pleasant time in Malaysia, enriched through my colleagues who were very welcoming and friendly throughout my stay. I really liked the working environment in this company and would definitely recommend an inernship here if you are interested in green building and sustainable design."
Mickey Chu Jensen

Degree: B.Sc. Economics
University: University of St Andrews, UK
Internship: June to December 2015

"It was a pleasure interning for IEN Consultants, the firm is small enough to foster a real sense of community, yet large and specialised enough to be a leading green building consultancy in Malaysia. My colleagues were friendly and helpful, and it was a pleasure to be at work every day. As a graduate in economics I was able to contribute to other aspects of the business. Economics is much more than just finance, during my time at IEN Consultants I was able to write four articles on environmental economics. Such as, the cost of negative externalities from fossil fuels or congestion in Malaysia. These have now been published in the largest Malaysian English newspaper and the leading Malaysian green-business magazine. This has reinforced the image that IEN Consultants is much more than just another consultancy firm, but a firm which truly wants to make the world greener!

Furthermore, during my six months living in Malaysia, I was able to attend numerous events arranged by the Malaysia Danish Business Council. From this, I have also been able to learn about the business culture in Malaysia and to really first-hand experience the art of business."
Link to articles
- The hidden costs of traffic jams in Kuala Lumpur (Traffic jams costs us billions) click here
- Hidden cost of fossil fuels click here