Summer Global Internship
Live in the dynamic gateway to Asia
that combines an ultramodern skyline with the rich cultures of the past.
Learn from the island city-state
that hosts the Asian headquarters of many multinational corporations across a range of industry sectors, making it an exceptionally diverse business community.
Work in a rapidly growing economy
that embraces everything from finance and pharmaceuticals to technology and tourism.
official languages: English, Malay, Mandarin Chinese, and Tamil
Renowned universities in Singapore
square miles of total area
A hub of international commerce, Singapore is one of the world’s most globalized economies. This island city-state hosts the Asian headquarters of many multinational corporations across a range of industries. It is an ideal venue for a challenging and rewarding internship program as well as an exciting place to explore - from its remarkable landscape to diverse blends of cultures and cuisines.
CIEE wants all our students to feel welcomed, supported, and empowered to succeed while studying abroad. Local CIEE staff have provided details about conditions and cultural attitudes that students with specific identities might encounter in Singapore.
Excursions & Activities
- Join the locals and enjoy some water sports such as sailing, kayaking, water skiing, and scuba diving.
- Watch an orchestra, an arts festival, or even an open mic night during your stay in Singapore - a “gateway between the East and West" and a center for performing arts and culture.
- Visit the world-famous Singapore Zoo, nestled within the lush Mandai rainforest and home to over 300 species of mammals, birds, and reptiles.
- Take advantage of resume help and interviewing skills based on local business culture
- Explore the professional working world of Singapore through organizational site visits, industry networking events, and guest lectures
- Participate in workshops that will help you make the most of your internship
When you are a Global Intern in Singapore, the possibilities are endless. From beautiful landscapes and lush green spaces by the water, historic landmarks, and fresh seafood galore, there is... keep reading
Housing & Meals
Singapore is a small city, and its major attractions are easily reached via public transit, such as the subway. Commuting around the island, even between its furthest points, takes less than two hours. Students live in a 3-star hotel room in a location accessible to public transportation. Each hotel room consists of a private bathroom with shower facilities and two single beds. The hotel also has a 24-hour concierge to assist students.
Standard Housing: Includes a twin room in a shared apartment inside the hotel, located within 30 minutes of the city center. The hotel conveniently features a swimming pool, fitness room, a common area for studying, and complimentary Wi-Fi access. While the use of kitchen facilities is not available, students are able to purchase meals near the hotel for as low as USD $6 per meal.
Meals are not included, but housing is within close walking distance to food courts as well as many affordable eateries and 24-hour coffee shops.
The hotel is conveniently situated above a subway station where the students can take the subway to CIEE Singapore, which is located near the Newton subway station.
A note: Commute time from housing location to internship will vary depending on the location of the internship provider.
As a global intern in Singapore, you’ll work in a non-paying position within a wide range of opportunities across a diverse set of innovative industries. Extra-curricular cultural activities in and around Singapore complement your coursework and immerse you in the history and culture of the city.
This eight-week program includes a full-time internship and an integrated online academic course.
Gain real-world work experience, grow your professional network, and bolster your resume while interning at innovative startups, global organizations, multinationals, NGOs, and more in Singapore. Search for a more detailed list of internship opportunities.
Software systems, IT, hardware, and AI.
Marketing, Communications, and Advertising
Social media, events, advertising, journalism, public relations, and video production.
Startups, business development, and business management.
Financial services, operations, accounting, sales, and general business.
Environmental advocacy, green tech, content creation, event management, and sustainable business development.
Note: Please keep in mind that securing a spot in any of these opportunities is not automatically guaranteed and depends on availability and the internship host organization's decision. This internship listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The internships, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development.
Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.
"(GI)" denotes courses that originated at CIEE's Global Institutes and that are offered at multiple CIEE sites.
Scholarships & Grants
CIEE offers scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.
Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:
- Wollitzer Merit Scholarships in Area or Comparative Studies
- Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
- Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
- CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
- MSI Grant
- CIEE Stem Scholarship
To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application.
Dates & Fees
You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.
Fees & Housing
|Program Summer 2024 8 weeks
|Application Due Deadline Passed
|Fees & Housing $7,450
To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, your college or university may charge additional fees for study abroad, or may require you to receive a transcript via CIEE's School of Record, which carries an additional fee of $500.
CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel protection with benefits.
Participation Confirmation = $300
Educational Costs = $4,453
Housing = $2,500
Insurance = $197Total Fees = $7,450
Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.
Meals not included in program fee = $736†
International Airfare = $1,300††
Local Transportation = $300
Books & Supplies = $50
Visa Fees = $150
Personal expenses = $160
Other = $75Total Costs = $2,771
CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.
†Meals are not provided and there is no access to a kitchen.
††round-trip based on U.S departure
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
Introduction to your program plus practical information about living in your host city
Full-time program leadership and support in your city
Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
CIEE iNext travel protection
24/7 emergency on-site support
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