GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURIAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME
Riding on the global startup scene, GEI immerses talented and passionate students in overseas entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystems. If you want to experience startup life and enjoy its fast-paced culture, this may be the internship for you!
WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY FOR GEI?
GEI is a signature internship programme initiated by Ngee Ann Polytechnic in 2016. It provides students with internship opportunities to experience life in vibrant startup ecosystems abroad.
Global exposure in overseas startups and innovation ecosystems
Get a global startup perspective, build meaningful networks and connections, and experience different cultures overseas
Nurture young entrepreneurs and innovators
Learn about innovation and entrepreneurship at the world’s leading innovation hubs and startup ecosystems
Learning through internship in innovative companies
Immerse yourself in internship at overseas startup companies and apply your skills and talents to make an impact
As a digital marketer in an e-commerce solutions agency, I managed sales and digital marketing analytics for brands such as La Roche Posay and Vichy on online platforms. Through working with global clients and local sales channels, I learnt to tailor business strategies for the Vietnamese market.
My supervisor, who is also a Managing Director, gave me the opportunity to create my own cosmetic skincare brand. With his guidance, I took charge of the entire product development process. Through this, I could see the entrepreneurial spirit of the Thais.
Interning in Grab Indonesia has been such an eventful experience. It has allowed me to gain so much knowledge with regards to analytics and operations, and given me the opportunity to work in over 10 cities in Indonesia. I was even allowed to lead projects, manage different cities, as well as propose and implement new strategies to smoothen operations.
This internship opportunity has been extremely fruitful and valuable. It has made me step out of my comfort zone and experience a different culture. I am really thankful to my colleagues and superiors for their warm hospitality. Although there were difficulties such as language barrier, they constantly guided and motivated me to strive harder. I feel that you should not underestimate yourself but always try to challenge your own potential. Indonesia is actually a huge and beautiful country so use the weekends wisely and explore different parts of it!
Through the GEIP, my biggest takeaway would be learning to adapt and embrace the cultural and socio-economic differences that Bangkok presents. This programme has been integral in transforming me into becoming a more articulate, independent & prudent individual, cultivating in me a greater sense of responsibility and integrity.