Internships in Singapore

Internships in Singapore

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

Popular internship Positions in Singapore

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Work Visa for Internship in Singapore 

Singapore has a few visas that enable you to do your internship. Please check out if you meet requirements to any of work visa in Singapore.

Working Holiday Pass

You can do an internship in Singapore with Work Holiday Pass for up to 6 months if you are :-

  • 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

Note: Working Holiday Pass has a capacity of 2,000 at any point of time. 

Student Visa

You can do an internship without work permit during your school or vacation period if you meet requirements from Singapore. 

Internship during vacation period:

  • You can do your internship in Singapore during your vacation without a work pass if you meet all of the following criteria:
  • You are a full-time matriculated or registered student in one of the following approved institutions.
  • You hold a Student Pass issued by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA).
  • You are aged 14 years and above.

Internship during school terms:

  • You are a full-time matriculated or registered student in
    one of the approved institutions.
  • You hold a Student Pass issued by the Immigration and
    Checkpoints Authority (ICA)
  • It is for a maximum of 16 hours a week.
  • It is under an industrial attachment programme conducted by
    your university or educational institution. The industrial attachment can be
    either compulsory or elective but it must contribute towards your graduation
    requirements.

Note: Under Student Pass, you are not allowed to do your internship if:

  • You are not studying in any of the approved institutions
    listed below.
  • You are an exchange student doing study modules in
    Singapore.
  • For more information about Student Pass, please contact us.

Training Pass

You are eligible for a Training Employment Pass if you meet the following requirements:

  • The training attachment in Singapore must be part of your course of study.
  • You must be studying at an acceptable institution or earn a fixed monthly salary of at least S$3,000.
  • You must be sponsored by a well-established Singapore-registered company.

If you are a trainee from a foreign office or subsidiary:

  • You must earn a fixed monthly salary of at least S$3,000.
  • You must be sponsored by a well-established Singapore-registered company.
  • Apply online and our team can help you further in regards to your visa eligibility for Singapore.

Internship Experience in Singapore

I wanted to do my internship in an English-speaking country so that I could improve my English. Singapore is a global business hub and as a student, I was really interested to work in a such environment. Singapore was also a futuristic city in my opinion, which I will see!
Candide
Business Development
Singapore has people from different countries/religions, so you’ll get to work and share with people that may have a different point of view. In addition, everyone speaks English here. There are a lot of food courts where you’ll find a wide variety of food, and they are very nice!!
Camille
Business Development
I think everyone in Singapore was respectful and well-educated. This is different from Europe and other countries. Singapore is also very safe and clean. I highly recommend you also do your internship in this amazing country.
Jonathan
Sales Intern

Why You Should Do An Internship in Singapore

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.

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.

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.

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.

Accommodation in Singapore

Accommodation

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 in Singapore

Food

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.

MRT in Singapore

Transportation

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.

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