Singapore: Globalized “Lion City”
A crossroads of international trade for centuries, Singapore is the dynamic gateway to Asia and one of the world’s most globalized cities. This island city-state hosts the Asian headquarters of many multinational corporations across a range of industry sectors, making it an exceptionally diverse business community. Singapore’s rapidly growing economy embraces everything from finance and pharmaceuticals to technology and tourism.
Singapore combines an ultra-modern skyline with the rich cultures of its past. The city’s excellent public transportation system makes it easy to explore Singapore’s exciting blend of cultures and cuisines. With all that it has to offer, Singapore is an ideal venue for a challenging and rewarding internship program.
Students interning in Singapore are placed with companies ranging from innovative start-ups to global organizations representing a spectrum of industry sectors:
Business – Trade, Consulting, Insurance, and Retail
Science – Biomedical, Electronics, and Technology
Finance – Accounting, Financial Services, Investment, and Auditing
Communications – Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations
Hospitality & Travel – Airlines, Hotels, Tourist Sites, and Travel Agencies.
Politics & Law – Legal Departments, Law Firms, Trade Associations, and Think Tanks.
A Typical Singapore Internship Program:
While the AIC tailors internship programs to the needs of each academic partner, a typical program in Singapore includes:
Personalized Placement including pre-placement interview, student assessment, resume review; personalized matching with appropriate internship opportunity from the AIC database and ongoing employer outreach; coaching and troubleshooting during the interview process. pre-departure orientation on campus.
Academic Components designed by our university partners or through online coursework.
Housing in student residences convenient to public transportation. Facilities are fully furnished and include kitchen amenities, access to laundry, and internet connection. Bedrooms are typically doubles.
Student Orientation including a pre-departure orientation on campus and an on-site city orientation, featuring a tour of Singapore’s neighborhoods, tips on affordable entertainment, and an introduction to the Singapore Transit system.
Ongoing Local Support from our Singapore Program Team, including full-time program management, coaching and troubleshooting, and 24-hour emergency support throughout the program.
Cross-cultural Support to help interns prepare for success in a multi-cultural workplace and to assist students with their transition to Singapore.
Professional Development opportunities that include workshops, symposiums or materials on interviewing skills, working styles, making the most of your internship experience and beyond, and industry-specific networking Singapore.
Cultural Activities such as visiting the Asian Civilization Museum and landmarks from the British colonial period, exploring the many parks and gardens including the world-renowned Orchid Garden, or touring the cultural diversity of the city-state island through the many food markets and culinary destinations.
Optional Recreational Activities such as day trips to Sentosa and the Southern Islands, visiting the world famous Singapore Zoo, or immerse yourself in one of the many cultural festivals taking place throughout the year.
Students: Please note that internships are available only through our partner academic institutions. To find out if you can participate through one of their programs, contact us.
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