Internship Opportunities

June - Aug 2018

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

An Experience to last a Lifetime

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Will I be paid for the above opportunities?

Some organisations 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 a first hand exposure of working in community organisations.

2. What do the Team projects involve?

Team projects are an avenue for VWOs and students to explore new ways of thinking and working. Students will form interdisciplinary teams to work on projects at the VWO. 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 research stint?

Research 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 a VWO. They will move through different aspects of the research cycle including data collection, analysis and documentation.

Students will select a research area they would like to specialize i.e. data collection, analysis or report writing. Further details will be provided to shortlisted students. For research stint 3, students will be part of an island-wide project by St Luke's ElderCare.

4. My friend and I want to be on the same team for the Team Project / Research 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.

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

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

  • Report on project (500 words)
  • Reflection on how the experience has changed them (500 words)
  • List of possible innovations/improvements or one detailed proposal for the project & organization (500-1000 words)

For Research Stints, students need to submit:

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

6. Is there a minimum commitment period for the Team projects and Research stints?

Team projects and Research stints involve a commitment period of 4 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.

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

Yes. The minimum commitment period is one month. Students can opt for a short-term attachment on a 15 hour work week for 1 - 2 months or a longer term immersive experience of a 20-40 hour work week over 6 - 12 weeks.

8. What is the earliest start date?

The starting date of all internships is 4 June. However, students can opt to start as early as 21 May. Send us an email with the heading: Starting Date.

9. What are the typical working hours like?

  • Projects/Research Stints: Hours are flexible and will vary with the project and team.
  • Attachments: Students can expect to work office hours.

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

Click the Apply button below to submit your details. Send your resume with the heading: Application for Project / Attachment / Research Stint to by 20 May.

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

11. Can I apply for more than one opportunity?


12. 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.

13. When will placement results be released?

Results will be released through email by 22 May. Students must confirm their acceptance by 24 May.

14. 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.

15. Who should I contact if I have questions?

Send us your query at Our typical response time is between 1 and 5 working days.