You can have a straight-A student on your hands, but that doesn’t guarantee anything out in the real world. Hands-on experience that comes outside of the comfort zone of the classroom, is invaluable for a student’s personal and professional growth. Whether it’s a paid or volunteer position, internships offer opportunities that prepare your teens for the next stage of their life by helping them get to know and develop their unexplored, professional selves better! International students must have a Work Holiday Program Visa and be between 18 and 25 years old to work as an intern in Singapore. Internships are mainly offered during the summer from May to August for university students, from January to June for Singaporean men that have completed their National Service and are waiting to enter a university and September to December for polytechnic students doing industrial attachments. Part-time job opportunities for teens can be found throughout the year. Here are our top summer internships!
Join the Bloomberg Customer Support internship, which is a key part of our Technology Services & Solutions business. As a future intern, you have two critical focus areas: to provide exceptional customer service to a broad range of clients and ensure the fast and effective management of various client workflows and hardware/software issues. You will provide login support and connect our clients to the various Bloomberg products and platforms they subscribe to. Plus, you will work alongside 500 strong international teams, supporting clients collectively in more than 18 languages. Specific tasks can include providing outstanding customer service to clients via the internal ticketing system, phone calls, e-mail, or live chat. You'll also identify, investigate, and resolve customer issues using proprietary company software. There's also an opportunity to collaborate with your team on various department and global projects, analyzing complex processes, and thinking of creative solutions. Apply here.
Amazon is looking for talented builders to join the Global Marketing Response Center (MRC) team based in Singapore to engage with Amazon Web Services (AWS) new and prospective customers in ASEAN. MRC is an important customer engagement arm in the Marketing organization. Their mission is to learn from customers, understand their needs, and educate them about the benefits of AWS and all the services Amazon offers, in order to help them embark on their cloud journey quickly and easily. Apply here.
A P&G internship is your gateway into the company. It’s your chance to build global, groundbreaking databases, establish face-to-face relationships with our most important customers, handle multimillion-dollar marketing campaigns, and more. All before you graduate. All from Day 1. We offer a range of sought-after internships, traineeships, apprenticeships, and co-ops for those interested in business management, marketing, finance, IT, science, engineering, and more. Internships vary in length from six weeks to 12 months, and take place all over the world, both in-person and virtually. Explore here.
Procter & Gamble, www.pgcareers.com/internships
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore's raison d'etre is to develop the air hub and aviation industry in Singapore, expanding Singapore's links to the rest of the world. THEY enable opportunities through aviation, making connections, opening doors, and enabling choices in people's lives. Their summer internship runs from May to August (12 weeks) each year. Apply here.
The JTC Summer Internship is a full-time internship program that runs from May to August each year (12 weeks). At JTC, a high emphasis is placed on grooming young talents. Outstanding individuals with the right aptitude and attitude will be considered for JTC mid-term scholarship or a full-time position in JTC upon graduation. They are looking for an intern who wants to be involved in providing a safe working environment for JTC's construction sites. The intern will support in the following areas: Study the effectiveness of JTC's current Workplace Safety and Health implementations and Safety scheme, conduct surveys and collate data on safety leading and lagging indicators, as well as horizon scanning of new ways to improve contractors partnership for workplace safety. Apply here.
JTC Summer Internship 2021, Land Transport Authority Workplace Safety Intern, www.jtc.gov.sg/careers/internships/Pages/programmes.aspx
Teens excel at social media, and LinkedIn is the top social networking site for professionals, accomplished and striving. This global network is not only an ideal place for your teen to present themselves to the business world on their own terms, showcase their skills, possible existing experience or past projects, but also a fantastic tool for actively finding the perfect internship. The site often offers direct applications, which makes the process much easier. Alternatively, you can still use LinkedIn's search engine with keywords like “summer internship” and take advantage of their sophisticated filters to look for internships even without joining its network.
Glints is a Singaporean career discovery and development platform that was launched specifically to bridge the gap between education and employment, help young talents find entry-level vacancies, boost up their career readiness and certify their skills. The website allows them to create user profiles used for showcasing skills and experiences that help in sourcing relevant internships, full-time, part-time, or project-based positions.
This portal focuses on connecting the right talent with the right start-up, a fantastic ecosystem for young talent. Startups are small, usually innovative businesses that intend to grow large, which makes it highly likely that its founders will have a mindset compatible to that of a teen already so invested in their future in professional growth. StartUp Jobs Asia allows users to browse jobs themselves or upload their resumes to allow startups to find them.
StartUp Jobs Asia, www.startupjobs.asia/job/internship/SG
Tech In Asia is the largest English-language technology media company that focuses on Asia and operates the region's go-to startup and technology jobs marketplace. In other words, they have the information and the opportunities for you to connect your theory with practice. You can add your resume to get potential job offers or browse the many internships listed on the website on a daily basis. While waiting for a response, make sure to waste no time and read up on the latest developments in tech in Asia!
Tech In Asia, www.techinasia.com/jobs
JobsDB is a search engine for jobs in Singapore that sources job opportunities from numerous job sites throughout Singapore. It's a simple, intuitive website that functions on the basis of simple keywords—the initial keyword search generates results and filters that help you narrow your search. If your teen registers as well, they'll be able to create resumes and cover letters, subscribe to job alert e-mails, receive requests from employers, save jobs for future reference, and more!
JobsDB Asia, www.sg.jobsdb.com
Here are some more fantastic websites, companies and internship opportunities that could help kickstart your professional life:
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Special note! Little Steps is always looking for interns! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.