Thank you for your interest in interning with HealthServe. 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 intern will be exposed to all areas of HealthServe’s work – from our medical clinic to our casework to our dormitory outreach work. 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.

Interns are accepted on a rolling basis so please apply early.

Core Responsibilities of the intern

 Case work

  • 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, and their employer’s offices.

Direct service

  • Assist in the operations of the Geylang/Desker Food Project, a daily subsidized meal program for injured and out-of-work migrant workers
  • Assist with the MRT top-up program and emergency shelter, as needed

Communications

  • Attend events and write briefs (may be as often as once a week)
  • Take photos of events for the website and facebook
  • Contribute to our weekly "Meet a Worker" blog

Other projects and events as needed

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must be 18 years of age or older at the start of the program
  • Currently enrolled in an educational institution
  • Able to commit to the working hours stated below

Time commitment required

Interns must commit to a minimum of 6 weeks, although applicants who can commit to 8 weeks or longer will be prioritized. Work hours are as follows:

Monday: 10am to 7pm
Tuesday: 10am to 7pm
Wednesday: 10am to 7pm (7-10pm optional)
Thursday: 10 am to 7pm (7-10pm optional)
Friday: 10:30am to 6pm

What we are looking for in an intern

  • Passionate about the rights of migrant workers in Singapore, especially as it relates to healthcare
  • A willing heart to assist in the office 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
  • Detail orientated
  • Language skills (especially Tamil, Bengali, or Mandarin) a benefit, but not required
  • Experience with photography, photoshop/design a plus

To apply, please submit the following details to volunteer@healthserve.org.sg

  • Start and end dates
  • Resume/CV
  • Cover letter stating why you want to be part of the shadow program

Shortlisted candidates may be invited to interview.
*Please note that all internships are unpaid.