Internship Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in interning with HealthServe!

Interns at HealthServe will engage face to face with the (often invisible) migrant worker community in Singapore, gaining a deeper understanding of their challenges, aspirations, and dreams. The work culture here is supportive and integrated – interns must be flexible and be willing to lend a helping hand wherever necessary.

We may not be able to accommodate your preferred Internship choice, please check our social media channels for the latest updates on Internship positions available! Those who are able to commit longer term will be prioritised.

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Internship Opportunities

Internships available each month: 3 (mid-July 2022 onwards)

This programme is suitable for psychology, social work, and liberal arts students. Interns must commit to a minimum of 8 weeks, applicants who can commit longer will be prioritised. 

Work hours: Monday through Friday, 10am to 7pm

  • Attend to drop-in migrant workers 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 programme and emergency shelter, as needed.
  • Support monthly outreach events on weekends

Internships available each month: 2

This internship is suitable for those who have an interest in integrated marketing & communications, including social media management, design, PR, and creative storytelling. 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. Due to the community interaction involved, Interns must commit to a minimum of 8 weeks, although applicants who can commit to 8 weeks or longer will be prioritised. 

Work hours: Monday through Friday, 10am to 7pm

You must have your own laptop. Photography/Video Production and design skills are a plus. If you are interested in applying, please upload a link or document with a portfolio of your writings/ design/ video/ photography work to the internship application form.

  •  Support in the development and execution of HealthServe’s integrated communications & marketing efforts aimed at supporting and serving our migrant worker community; engaging and growing the wider HealthServe community which includes donors and volunteers.
  • Work closely with various teams to understand and address their priorities and needs through communications & marketing across channels (e.g. websites, social media).
  • Actively support in the planning and development of multi-cultural, multi-format content (e.g. social media posts, photo/ video stories) as well as management of channels and communities. 
  • Actively participate in conceptualising, implementing, optimising and reporting of engagement efforts and/ or campaigns (e.g. fundraising).
  • Actively support in HealthServe’s internal and external events.
  • Engage or interview internal and/ or external stakeholders (e.g. migrant workers, donors, volunteers as well as agencies/ vendors) where required.

Internships available each month: 5  (July 2022 onwards) 

This programme 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. 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; organising 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. One morning a week for outside referrals, as needed. Our clinic is located at Geylang.

  • Monday 10am – 6pm
  • Tuesday  2.30pm – 10.30pm
  • Wednesday  2.30pm – 10.30pm
  • Thursday  2.30pm – 10.30pm
  • Friday  10am – 6pm

Internships available each month: 2 (end-July 2022 onwards)

This programme is suitable for psychology, social work, counselling, sociology, and liberal arts students. Interns must commit to a minimum of 6 weeks, applicants who can commit longer will be prioritised.

Work hours: Monday through Friday, 10am to 7pm

  • Attend to Clients coming for mental health services (e.g., group work) or counselling services.
  • Provide support for mental health engagements (e.g., group work activities, onsite workshops etc.). 
  • Comfortable in engaging migrant workers either on a one-to-one basis or in a small group setting. 
  • Training would be provided for the different functions that Interns would be supporting the team with.
  • Additional Benefit: background in research would be beneficial to assist with research projects.

Internship available each month: 0 (July 2022 onwards)

Interns must commit to a minimum of 8 weeks, applicants who can commit longer will be prioritised. You must have your own laptop.

Work hours: Monday through Friday, 10am to 7pm

  • Support in the planning, management, and execution of O&E events to engage and support disadvantaged migrant workers, including necessary stakeholder liaison, logistics and manpower arrangements.
  • Support in the development and execution of HealthServe’s integrated communications & marketing efforts (both print and digital) aimed at promoting O&E events and engaging the diverse migrant worker community in Singapore.
  • Support in the planning and development of multi-cultural, multi-format content (e.g., social media posts, photo/ video stories) to engage migrant workers.
  • Engage internal/ external community members (e.g., interviews with migrant workers, liaison with volunteers and agencies/ vendors) where required.
  • Where required, conduct market research to develop insights and recommendations that would guide our O&E efforts.
  • Support in photography for O&E events or where required

This programme is suitable for students with a background in Social Sciences/ Community Engagement/ Social Development. Relevant experience in volunteer coordination or management is a plus. Interns must commit to a minimum of 8 weeks, applicants who can commit longer will be prioritised.

Work hours: Monday through Friday, 10am to 7pm

  • Assist with the coordinating and scheduling of volunteers for HealthServe’s direct services programme
  • Respond to volunteer inquiries in a timely and efficient manner
  • Provide support in preparing for and conducting volunteer recruitment events and/or volunteer training sessions
  • Assist with the management and maintenance of the database
  • Broadcast volunteering opportunities to existing volunteers

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must be 18 years of age or older at the start of the programme.
  • Able to commit to the full working hours and period of the programme. If you need to take leave during the internship period, please indicate 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.

Please Note

  • Interns are accepted on a rolling basis so please apply early.
  • Read through the department information and availability below first before applying.
  • Internship applications are accepted up to a maximum of 6 months in advance. If you apply earlier, your application will not be processed.
  • Interns who are able to commit longer than the minimum requirement will be prioritised.
  • Internships are not paid. However, a monthly allowance of S$300 will be provided to interns who are able to commit to the minimum time period stated for each internship. Please note that non-residents of Singapore do not qualify for our monthly allowance.
  • If you have any questions about our internship programme, please email [email protected]

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 moments.
  • Detail-orientated.
  • Committed and hardworking.
  • Language skills (especially Tamil, Bengali, or Mandarin) a benefit as that often helps with engaging and conversing with the migrant workers, but not required.
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My greatest takeaway is what I have learnt from the community, that we truly do not need to have a lot to help others.

-Naomi of Communications & Engagement Intern

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