John D. Cirociari was the first international legal associate of the Documentation Center of Cambodia from Harvard Law School and he is still with the Center today. Source: Documentation Center of Cambodia Archives.   Jaya Ramji and Elizabeth Van Schaack were the first international legal associates of the Documentation Center of Cambodia from Yale Law School and they are still with the Center today. The cover of their book (above) depicts a photograph of a painting by Cambodian artist Svay Kien, entitled, 'The Fields of Widows (2000).' The painting was a personal gift to the Documentation Center of Cambodia by the Dutch Ambassador to Cambodia, Laetitia van den Assum. Source: Documentation Center of Cambodia Archives.
DC-Cam provides regular opportunities for students at Cambodian institutes of higher education to intern at the Center, assisting with work according to their skills and abilities. We also provide occasional opportunities for interns from abroad (for example, we have hosted students from a number of universities who worked as instructors on our legal training programs). The number of interns we can host depends on our specific needs.
2016 Summer Program
2015 Summer Program
2014 Summer Program
2013 Summer Program
2012 Summer Program
2011 Summer Program
2010 Summer Program
2009 Summer Program
2008 Summer Program


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Many authors, professors, students, and other scholars from Cambodia and overseas have worked with DC-Cam in the past ten years. Some receive financial support from their universities while in Cambodia and others donate their services. In many instances, we are able to provide visiting scholars with translation and logistics support for their research.


Although interested scholars from any field may apply to work at DC-Cam, we most frequently host experts in the fields of history, law, religion, documentation, cataloging and preservation, and information technology.


DC-Cam believes that voluntary service is one of the most effective factors in the success of any non-governmental organization. To date, we have had the opportunity to host over 1,000 volunteers at our center.


All of our Cambodian staff begin working at the Center as volunteers for a period of six months to a year (part of this period is unpaid and part with a small stipend). If their work is successful, we are often able to offer them full-time employment. Competency in the English language is required for volunteers at DC-Cam.


We also enjoy the support of volunteers from abroad. Experts in history, document cataloguing, law, editing and writing, museum studies, computers, fundraising, and other fields are welcome. Most of our volunteer work is produced off-site because of space constraints, although several of our volunteers have worked for the Center in Phnom Penh in recent years.

Currently, DC-Cam is seeking volunteers in the following areas:
Database design and management
Editing (English language)
Proposal writing
Translating (particularly from Khmer into English)
Distributing DC-Cam materials and magazines within Cambodia
Website maintenance.
Genocide Education/Village History project (Interviewer)
Accountant Volunteer Recruitment
IT Volunteer Recruitment
Project Announcement
Anlong Veng Peace Center/Peace & Human Rights Study Tour (Coordinatior)
If you wish to become a volunteer, intern, or visiting scholar at DC-Cam, please contact:

Youk Chhang