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Pre-University Internship Programme

"The internship has been very insightful given how it combines both desk work with open dialogue sessions with senior management. This ensures that we can see the work MFA does at both a micro and gain a deeper understanding of MFA’s work and Singapore’s foreign policy.”

Kieran Lee
2018 Pre-University Intern


The Pre-University Internship Programme provides interns insights into the life of a Foreign Service Officer. It is an opportunity for those who are considering taking up the Foreign Service Scholarship to better assess if MFA is the right organisation for them. During the 4-week internship, interns can look forward to the following:

  • Structured briefings on MFA's roles and responsibilities and Singapore's foreign policy
  • Dialogue sessions with senior diplomats and management
  • Meetings, conferences and seminars on foreign policy issues
  • Research assignments
  • Directorate-specific projects and events
  • Requirements

    You are eligible to apply if you meet the following criteria:

    • Promising students in their final year of study in junior college, polytechnic or equivalent institutions or awaiting university admission, including NSFs
    • Considering to apply for the Foreign Service Scholarship
    • Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents who are intending to take up citizenship

    Internship Terms

    Interns will receive an internship allowance of SGD 600 per month pro-rated. 

    The duration of the internship is 4 weeks and the runs are scheduled as follows: 

    • 2 December – 27 December 2019
    • 6 January – 31 January 2020
    • 3 February – 28 February 2020 
    • 13 April – 8 May 2020

    Contact Us

    Applications are now open.  Download the application form here and send it in to by 29 September 2019 to be considered for the internship.

    If you have any queries, please contact us at

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