English as an internship requirement
Increasingly, more and more companies are looking for students with good English language skills. It is important to remember that in Cambodia, these are skills that are accessible to only a small part of the population. Usually, students coming from the best schools are mostly from upper-middle class families, as English language education in public schools is still non-existent or very limited. This has to be reflected in the intern's salary; you will need to pay them more. We would always recommend that you check before adding English as a requirement for your internship position. Is it really necessary? Will the intern need to speak English on a day-to-day basis or will they need to write business letters in English? If not, why do you require English to be one of your criteria? You might miss highly skilled technical interns who just don't speak English fluently, such as in accounting, programming, B2B sales interns, etc. Remember, English ability is not a measure of high intelligence or how smart people are, but in Cambodia, mostly how wealthy your parents are to pay for private English lessons, so check if English is really necessary for you.