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.
Our internship replaces your school’s internship.
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.
PSEA cannot be used to support your expenses.
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.
There is a SG$1000 fee for every successful internship placement. This fee covers the core services provided by the GIA team. The fee is paid by the participating institution. In some cases, it is paid by the student. Please check with us for more details.