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.


Internship Opportunities

Internship available each month: 1 (start date from Sep 2023)

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. 

View this client testimonial to find out more about how HealthServe had supported Mr Rubel on his road to recovery after a workplace injury: To our migrant brothers, you matter! (Rubel’s Story) – YouTube

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 clients for their essential appointments, and to facilitate outings.
  • Assist with disbursement of subsidies to injured and out-of-work migrant workers, and with dormitory visits, as needed.
  • Support monthly outreach events on weekends.

Internship available each month: 1

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.

  •  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.

Internship available each month: 1


This internship is suitable for those who have an interest in public relations, communications, liberal arts and social sciences. 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

  • Actively participate in conceptualising, implementing, optimising and reporting of donor engagement efforts and/or fundraising campaigns.
  • Research and compile various comprehensive philanthropy/foundation organisations data for Donor Management and Executive Director Office for review and engagement.
  • Engage or interview internal and/or external stakeholders (e.g., migrant workers, donors, volunteers as well as agencies/vendors) where required.
  • Support the preparation, creative designs/updates of periodic reports for various donors and stakeholders. 
  • Prepare the necessary analysis data for donor updates and engagement.
  • Participate in and support the development of fundraising/donor communications & creatives, i.e., EDMs, social media posts, donation portal pages (internal and external), donor updates and event collaterals.
  • Source and evaluate appropriate appreciation gifts for strategic donors; event spaces & quotations for fundraising and donor events and related engagement materials.
  • Actively support 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.

Required competencies:

  • Fluency in spoken and written English
  • Microsoft Office skills, including Excel, Powerpoint and Word
  • Familiarity with Canva design tool

Internships available each month: 2

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 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.

Work hours: 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
  • 1 Saturday or Sunday at the Recreation Centers/dorms

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.

Internship available each month: 1 (August 2023 to October 2023)
Note: The slots for November 2023 to February 2024 have been filled.

This programme is suitable for psychology, social work, counselling, sociology, 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 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.

Internships available each month: 2

Launched in 2019, HealthServe’s multi-level mental health programme is the first of its kind to support the mental and emotional well-being of the migrant community. Providing a wide range of services from large group psychoeducation workshops to individual counselling sessions with native-speaking counsellors, HealthServe’s Mental Health & Community Services (MHCS) works towards addressing and strengthening the mental well-being of migrant workers. We work with government agencies, hospitals, industry associations and dormitories to provide holistic care for the migrant community.

This internship placement programme is offered for practicum experience; there is no salary or stipend offered for the commitment period agreed upon between the intern and HealthServe supervisor.

Work hours: To be discussed with HealthServe supervisor.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Students currently enrolled in professional counselling education (Graduate Certificate or Diploma/ Master’s level in counselling from recognised educational institutions under Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC).
  • Students who have completed modules that include basic / micro-skills of counselling.
  • Counselling students who have a good understanding and speaking fluency of one of the mentioned native languages (Tamil, Bengali, Burmese, Thai or Chinese (and its dialects).
  • No prior experience in counselling is required.



  • To conduct individual and group sessions either onsite or through remote services (e.g. phone, Zoom) assigned by the supervisor;
  • Based on the needs, the intern will be assigned to provide basic psychoeducational workshops for clients at the scheduled locations as part of the mental health training.
  • To fulfil and submit case reports within stipulated deadlines set by the supervisor.



  • HealthServe will provide opportunities for interns to clock practicum hours; however, intern will be responsible for fulfilling of required practicum hours.
  • HealthServe reserves the right to terminate the placement should there be a breach of conduct following the SAC’s guidelines for counsellors, including its Code of Ethics, or HealthServe’s non-disclosure agreement.

Internship available each month: 0

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 8 weeks commitment is required for all our internships. 

Please Note

  • Interns are accepted on a rolling basis so please apply early.
  • Read through the department information and availability 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$600 will be provided to interns who are able to commit to the minimum time period stated for each internship; this is not applicable to the Professional Counselling Internship Placement. 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 centre/clinic wherever necessary.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Flexible and able to go with the flow – the office can have extremely hectic moments.
  • Detail-oriented.
  • Committed and hardworking.
  • Language skills (especially Tamil, Bengali, or Mandarin) are a benefit as that often helps with engaging and conversing with the migrant workers, but not required.

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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