Internship Opportunities

Aug 2017 Intake

An Experience to last a Lifetime

Pick up something new.

Develop yourself in ways you never imagined.

Make new connections.

A Worthwhile Journey

Make a difference.

Serve with what you have.

Forge a better you.

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Ripples: What Students say about their Experience

"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)

"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)

"to meet the clients who can bring joy to me through our daily interaction... to observe... was really beneficial... it greatly supplemented the knowledge I gained from textbooks..."

Kaelynn Soh

NUS Year 3 Student

Down Syndrome Association (DSA)

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

Teenie Teo

SIM Year 4 Student

Learning Sciences Lab (LSL)

"... 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)

"Through the research we were assigned with, I have developed a deeper understanding with regards to conducting meaningful research... cultivated my empathy for the special needs community and motivated me to make a difference in Special Education in Singapore..."

Zoe Ong

NUS Year 3 Student

Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS)

Serve. Make a Difference.

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 the Social Service Sector.

2. My friend and I want to be in the same team for the Attachment & Project. 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.

3. Am I required to submit a report at the end of the Attachment & Project?

Yes. 5 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 for the project & organization (500 words)

4. Is there a minimum commitment period for the Team Projects?

Team projects involve a commitment period of 5 weeks. Hours are flexible and are dependent on the team and scope. If you have a special interest for a project, email to enquire for further details.

5. Is there a minimum commitment period for the Attachments & Projects?

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 20-30 hour work week over 2 - 3 months.

6. What is the earliest start date?

The starting date of Attachments and Projects is 7 August. However, students can opt to start as early as 31 July. Send us an email with the heading Attachment/Project: Starting Date.

7. What are the typical working hours like?

  • Projects: Hours are flexible and will vary with the project and team. As this intake coincides with the school term, students can opt to meet in school.
  • Attachments: Students can expect to work office hours.

8. 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 Team Project / Attachment by 14 July.

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

9. Can I apply for more than one opportunity?

Yes. Ensure that the interested opportunities are in your top choices and indicate that you are applying for more than one opportunity in the last section of the form.

10. Will there be interviews?

Many 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.

11. When will placement results be released?

Results will be released through email by 18 July 2017. Students must confirm their acceptance by 12 noon on 20 July.

12. Who should I contact if I have questions?

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