Singapore has been one of the most popular destinations for Internship. Although Singapore is still about 50 years after its independence, Singapore has the 3rd highest income per capita in the world making Singapore one of the wealthiest country in Asia. This city state is a of a melting pot filled with cultures from around the world. Having an internship here will give an unforgettable opportunity to experience both old and new in harmony.
Internship Programme in Singapore
Basic information and requirements of Internship in Singapore. Please check them out before you submit your application.
Preparation to come to Singapore
- Passport (Valid more than 6 months)
- School Letter (Must be written in English)
- Student Card
- Flight Ticket
- Overseas Insurance
- Graduates or undergraduates of universities / business schools (must posses degree after graduating your current school) from UK, USA, France, German, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Japan or Hong Kong.
- Age of up to 25 years old
Popular Internships in Singapore
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4 reasons why you should do an Internship in Singapore
Singapore is one of the most popular destinations among interns, and here below are why Singapore attracts students so much.
Singapore is Asia’s biggest financial hub
Singapore is home to one of the biggest financial hubs in the world. Thousands of big companies have set up their Asian branches here in Singapore due to having one of the strongest and safest banking systems in the world. Having an internship in any of these big firms will definitely make a mark in your resume and have a leg up in your career.
Weather is the same throughout the year
Singapore is a tropical country located very near the equator. This means the weather is often near high-20°C to low-30°C all year round and very humid with the average relative humidity is 84.2%. With this kind of weather, every weekend you can count on going to the beach in Sentosa or East Coast Park to enjoy outdoor activities, or go to the air-conditioned shopping centers scattered around the city-state take a breather from the heat.
One of the safest cities in the world
Singapore is one of the few countries where almost all the roads and pathways are always lit up when it is dark outside. Thus, it is not common to see people go for a midnight run or an early morning jog. Gun control is very strict, only law enforcement officers are allowed to carry firearms. With one of the lowest crime rates in the world, low crime does not mean no crime. However, practice basic vigilance and you will not have to worry about anything.
Different cultures living together in harmony
With a dense population and many people of different races living together you would expect certain racial clashes to happen. However, the government has already implemented measures to ensure the people will live in harmony. One method is to make every student learn two languages with the first being English and the second be their mother tongue.
How is life in Singapore?
Internship in Singapore gives you not only working experience, but also a chance to learn Singaporean culture, and how people live in Singapore.
There are a lot of outdoor activities and attractions worth experiencing. From the basking on the sandy beaches of Siloso Beach in Sentosa island, shopping in Haji Lane and Bugis Street, taking pictures of the Merlion, and take an evening leisure stroll through the amazing Gardens by the Bay.
Housing is one of the biggest expenses as Singapore is very densely populated. It is possible to look just for renting a room however, there will be some limitations such as not being able to use the kitchen to cook meals. Other options will be to look at hostels or Airbnb. If needed, we will be happy able to assist in recommending accommodations for you.
Food is a favorite pastime for Singaporeans. Local food comprises of Chinese, Indian, and Malay cuisines that have been around for decades. Other cuisines from different countries are found here in Singapore well. There are many food courts that are often packed with people during eating hours. These food courts offer local and foreign delicacies at a cheaper rate compared to eating at a restaurant.
Singapore’s Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) is the fastest way to get around as they have over 100 stations around the city state. Buses are the most economical and the most scenic and almost all of them have air-conditioning - a must in this tropical state. Taxis gets to places where buses and the MRTs are unable to but, they are metered and sometimes have additional surcharges.