INTERN WITH US
Interns at HealthServe will engage face to face with the (often times invisible) migrant worker community in Singapore, gaining a deeper understand of their challenges, aspirations, and dreams. The work culture here is very flexible and everyone supports one another’s work – interns must be flexible and be willing to lend a helping hand wherever necessary.
Internships availability 2019
Applications now open for placements from Mid-August 2019 onwards.
Casework and Social Assistance
Applications now open for placements from September onwards.
Communications and Engagement
Applications open for placements in Mid-August/Early September onwards.
We may not be able to accommodate your preferred Internship choice, however for any last minute changes please check our Facebook channel for the most recent updates on Internship positions available!
Things to note:
Interns are accepted on a rolling basis so please apply early.
Internship applications are accepted up to a maximum of 6 months in advance.
Interns who are able to commit longer than the minimum requirement will be prioritised.
All accepted interns are expected to go through orientation, attend a weekly interns gathering and study all preparation materials given.
Please note that our internships are unpaid.
If you have any questions about our internship program please email careers [at] healthserve.org.sg
Applicant must be 18 years of age or older at the start of the program
Able to commit to the full working hours and period of the program. If you need to take leave during the internship period please tell us in your application.
A minimum of 6 weeks commitment is required for all our internships. However during the months of June/July/August/September a minimum of 8 weeks commitment is required Casework & Social Assistance and Communications and Engagement Internships.
What we are looking for in an intern
Have an interest in learning more about the rights of migrant workers in Singapore
A willing heart to assist in our centres/clinics wherever necessary
Strong written and oral communication skills
Flexible and able to go with the flow - the office can have extremely hectic and extremely slow moments
Committed and hardworking
Language skills (especially Tamil, Bengali, or Mandarin) a benefit, but not required
Do note that you have to sign in with your email address to access our form as we require you to upload your resume and cover letter.
*Please attach your photograph to your resume OR cover letter.
CASEWORK AND SOCIAL ASSISTANCE
Maximum internships available: 4
This program is suitable for psychology, social work, and liberal arts students. Interns must commit to a minimum of 6 weeks, although applicants who can commit to 8 weeks or longer will be prioritised. Work hours are as follows: Monday through Friday, 10am to 7pm
Attend to drop-in migrants and detail their WICA/non-WICA cases (training will be provided)
Follow-up with cases as necessary. Follow-up may include accompanying migrants to the ICA, MOM, hospitals, their employer’s offices and in addition facilitate outings.
Assist in the operations of the Geylang/Desker Food Project, a daily free meal program for injured and out-of-work migrant workers
Assist with the MRT top-up program and emergency shelter, as needed
Maximum internships available: 6
This program is designed for medical, dental, pharmacy, and other health professions students to learn from and contribute to our clinic. We accept applicants on a rolling basis and require a minimum continuous commitment of 6 weeks and maximum of 8 weeks. Longer internship periods of up to 12 weeks are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Note that this attachment focuses on facility management for health service delivery. This is not a clinical/medical posting.
Interns have the opportunity to serve with one of the few clinics in Singapore focused on migrant workers. Duties involve all aspects of the clinic:
Clinic operations both during and outside of clinic hours - E.g. registering, measuring vital signs, assisting in medical consultations; organising, ordering, and dispensing medications; coordinating care through scheduling and calling to confirm appointments, and accompanying patients to hospital appointments
HealthServe-wide and Clinical Team projects - E.g. operational, quality improvement, and research
Other tasks as needed
Typical working hours are as below. Operational exigencies may require additional time. As our clinic serves migrant workers, operations are mainly after office hours. Interns may choose between Saturday or Sunday clinics. One morning a week for outside referrals, as needed.
Tuesday, 3-10pm (Geylang)
Wednesday, 3-10pm (Geylang)
Thursday, 10am-7pm (Geylang)
Friday, 10am-7pm (Geylang)
Saturday 2-6pm (Geylang) or Saturday 6-10pm (Mandai) or Sunday 2:30-7:30pm (Papan)
COMMUNICATIONS AND ENGAGEMENT
Maximum internships available: 4
This internship is suitable for those who have an interest in events, media, communications, management, journalism, design, marketing, PR, community work and story writing. Interns will have the opportunity to work in collaboration with various departments in HealthServe and be exposed to a range of HealthServe’s activities, cases and community partnerships. Interns must commit to a minimum of 6 weeks. You must commit to the following work hours: Monday through Friday, 10am to 7pm.
You must have your own laptop and be prepared to travel between our centres. Photography/Video and design skills is a plus.
Attend and participate in HealthServe’s internal and external partner events, outings and activities to take photos/videos and write up briefs.
Collect stories, images and news from across HealthServe’s community through interviews, visits and surveys with migrants, volunteers, interns and staff.
Assist in ideating, creating content and executing special projects for HealthServe's various communication channels and campaigns.
Helping with tasks relating to the management and recruitment of volunteers and interns.
Assist in creating and updating volunteer orientation and training programs.
Assist in organising orientations and educational talks to external bodies.
Help to plan and execute engagement activities and events to grow and develop HealthServe’s community.