Have questions about GEIP and internship? Find out more through the answers below or send us your questions at askgia@np.edu.sg.

There are usually two rounds of application for April and October internship semesters. All eligible students from polytechnics and autonomous universities are welcome to apply for GEI. If you are willing to work (hard) overseas, learn from the startup community, have a good attitude, show initiative and have started your own venture, you may be selected as one of the interns on our programme.

The internship programme is open to all students who are Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents.

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.

You will submit your academic internship report to your 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.

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?

Managed By:

Global Innovation Alliance Office

A programme under the Global Innovation Alliance Initiative by:

Global Innovation Alliance Innovators Academy