Internship Opportunities

June - Oct 2019

Who would have thought internships could be exciting and fulfilling all at once?

Taking stock. Deepening experience.

Pick up something new.

Develop yourself in ways you never imagined.

Make new connections.

Forge a better you.

What students say

"This summer break has been an interesting and meaningful one because of my internship involvement..."

Lim Hui Tien

NUS Year 2 Student

Serving People with Disabilities (SPD)

"... learning different approaches needed to interact... expanding my level of situational awareness... being more considerate of the others' circumstances... placing greater trust in my own judgements..."

Tan Yu Xin

SMU Year 2 Student

En Community Services Society (ECSS)

"... learned how to analyse findings qualitatively... the necessity of having various depths and checks..."

Teenie Teo

SIM Year 4 Student

Learning Sciences Lab (LSL)

"I have personally gained a lot from this internship... In the daily work, I have to interact with different people from various age groups... allows me to grow... exposed to more things and picked up valuable skills on the way..."

So Jia Yi

NTU Year 3 Student

REACH Community Services Society (RCCS)

Make a Difference

The path to adventure begins with a single step.

Serve: Making ripples in the community

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Will I be paid for the above opportunities?

Most organizations offer a token sum to defray food and transport costs. However, the main benefit lies within the accrual of experience and skills while serving the community.

Besides this, students will receive:

  • certificate of internship
  • flexibility in working hours
  • list of observed strengths and weaknesses

for their CV and personal development. They will also get first-hand exposure to working in community organizations.

2. What do Team projects involve?

Team projects are an avenue for Social Service Organisations (SSO) and students to explore new ways of thinking and working. Students will form interdisciplinary teams to work on projects at the SSO. Hours are flexible and meeting dates are arranged during the first week.

Students will take on a leading role in at least one component of the project based on their preferences and experience. Further details will be provided to shortlisted students.

3. What will interns do during the Dual Program Stint?

Dual Program Stints are a platform for students to experiment and get their hands dirty on the ground, honing targeted skills in the process. Students can choose to be involved with programs dealing with children, youth or adults at an SSO.

They will spend 2 days in each SSO and 1 day on a team project. More details will be released in the first week of internships.

4. Can I select just one organization for the Dual Program Stint?

Yes. Students can spend 2 days in one SSO and a day on the project.

5. My friend and I want to be on the same team for the Team Project / Stint. Can we apply together?

Simply indicate your preference in the last section of the application form. Do note that teams are designed to be interdisciplinary and across universities to encourage thinking out of the box, so you may not always get your preference.

6. Am I required to submit a report at the end of the internship?

Yes. 4 weeks after the Stint / Attachment, students are required to submit:

  • Report on the project (500 words)
  • Reflection on how the experience has changed them (500 words)
  • List of possible innovations/improvements for the organization and/or involved projects (500-1000 words)

For Team Projects, students need to submit:

  • Reflection on how the experience has changed them (500 words)
  • Team report (1000-2000 words)

7. Is there a minimum commitment period for the Team projects and Dual Program Stints?

Team projects and stints involve a commitment period of 4-8 weeks. Hours are flexible and are dependent on the team and scope. If you have a special interest in a project, email to inquire for further details.

8. Is there a minimum commitment period for the Attachments?

Yes. The minimum commitment period is one month.

9. What is the internship duration?

The duration is flexible, with the earliest starting date being 17 June. Most students would start on 24 June, however, after the interviews. Do note that students can opt to start later due to school and other commitments e.g. 1 - 30 July or 5 Aug - 6 Sept. Simply indicate your availability in the commitment section of the application form.

10. What are the typical working hours like?

  • Dual Program Stints & Attachments: Students can expect to work office hours.
  • Team projects: Hours are flexible and will vary with the project and team.

11. I'm interested! How do I go about applying?

Click the Apply button below to submit your details. Send your resume and transcript with the heading: Application for Dual Program Stint / Attachment / Team Project to by 14 June.

As spaces are limited, applicants who register early will be given preference.

12. I'm an international student. Can I still apply?

Yes. Applications are open to all students from local tertiary institutions. See for more details.

13. Can I apply for more than one opportunity?


14. Will there be interviews?

Most organizations require interviews with prospective interns to assess the degree of fit. An SMS or email will be sent to students who are shortlisted for interviews.

15. When will placement results be released?

Results will be released through email and/or SMS by 19 June, or within 7 working days after your interviews (whichever is later).

16. I missed the deadline for this intake. Can I still apply?

Yes. While positions are on a first come first served basis, they open up from time to time. Subscribe to receive updates at the bottom of our webpage at

17. Who should I contact if I have questions?

Send us your query at Our typical response time is between 1 and 3 working days.