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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 on foreign policy issues
  • Research assignments
  • Directorate-specific projects
  • 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

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

    • 4 December to 29 December 2023
    • 8 January to 2 February 2024
    • 5 February to 1 March 2024
    • 4 March to 29 March 2024

    *Do note that the dates are subject to changes and cancellations.

    Interns will receive an internship allowance of SGD 800 per month pro-rated.

    Contact Us

    Thank you for your interest in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pre-University Internship Programme. The application window for the above internship is now open and you may apply here. Should you have any issues with your application, please write to mfa_scholarship@mfa.gov.sg

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