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There are usually two rounds of application for March and September internship semesters. All eligible students from polytechnics and autonomous universities are welcome to apply for GEI. If you are not a student at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, please check with your institution or email us to inquire about eligibility. 

Students who are self-starters, who are open to learning from startups, and have evidence of their interest in entrepreneurship are welcome to apply!

The internship programme is open to all students who are Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents. Please check with your institution or email us if you are interested. 

While we seek to ensure you are comfortable in the country you are placed in, GIA and our partner company will make the final decision. You will be assessed whether you are a fit for the company and what they require in an intern. Shortlisted applicants need to go through a first round of interview with GIA. This is followed by interviews with the overseas companies GIA has allocated you to, tentatively based on your skillsets and soft skills displayed at the first round of interview.

A tentative allocation does not equal a confirmed placement. Students will still have to secure interviews with the overseas company.

Our internship replaces your school’s internship module.

You will submit your academic internship report to your school internship supervisor. If there are additional assessments required by GIA, you will be informed by your Country Manager.

The subsidy offered will depend on your institution. Depending on the city and company you intern at, the structures will differ. More details will be provided to you once you are confirmed for the programme.

For students at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, you will be supported with a generous grant that covers your flight, visa and accommodation for your internship duration. 

You will given a monthly allowance that is sufficient for the duration of your overseas internship. Every city has different living standards and each company pays interns different allowance rates. Your monthly allowance will be city-specific.

To work overseas for GEI, you need to meet all academic requirements of your institution.


Are you ready to skyrocket your growth, develop your entrepreneurial traits and see your work make a difference?

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The Sandbox, GIA office

A programme under the Global Innovation Alliance Initiative by:

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