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Undergraduate Internship Programme

“The internship allowed me to appreciate the camaraderie between the officers who worked together tirelessly to expand Singapore’s political and economic space.” 

Felise Leow
Intern at Washington Mission in 2017
Desk Officer at International Economics Directorate


The Undergraduate Internship Programme provides interns insights into the life of a Foreign Service Officer in either the Functional and Corporate track or the Political and Economic track. During your 4-week internship in Singapore or at one of our Overseas Missions, you can look forward to the following:

  • Dialogue sessions with senior diplomats and/or management
  • Meetings, conferences and seminars on foreign policy issues
  • Research assignments
  • Directorate or Mission-specific projects and events


  • You are eligible to apply if you meet the following criteria:
    • Promising students pursuing an undergraduate or postgraduate degree and are keen to consider employment with MFA. Priority will be given to those in their penultimate year.
    • Singapore citizen

Internship Terms

Interns will receive an internship allowance of SGD 1,000 per month pro-rated.


The application window for the 2019 Undergraduate Internship Programme is currently open to all undergraduates who are interested to find out more about life in the Foreign Service. 


Internships in the Singapore Headquarters (HQ) will be conducted in two runs as follows. 


  Run 1: 20 May - 14 June 2019 (4 weeks) 

  Run 2: 1 Jul - 26 Jul 2019 (4 weeks) 


Internships to our Overseas Missions (OMs) are open between May and September 2019. 


For those interested to apply may submit your applications here


Applications will close on 20 January 2019. 


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