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Pre-University Internship Programme

MFA Interns 2019

"The internship has truly transformed my idea of the Ministry. Whilst I understood that the MFA was important in handling issues relating to Singapore’s diplomacy, I learnt that the MFA actually does much more. The MFA handles a myriad of tasks, ranging from providing consular services to Singaporeans in distress, to fighting for Singapore’s interests at the UN General Assembly. I was able to better understand the sacrifices made by the FSOs as well.”

Tay Wee Teck
2019 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 for the above internship runs have closed.  Applications for internships in 2020-2021 will open in Sep 2020.  For more information, please feel free to contact us at MFA_scholarship@mfa.gov.sg

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