SP Enhanced Internship Programme will proceed as per normal for our 2020 September/October internship batch. Our interns are advised to follow their assigned companies’ Business Continuity Plan (BCP), if any.
SP’s WICA-compliant insurance covers students who have confirmed diagnosis of diseases from biological agents, including COVID-19, arising from and in the course of their official internship.
Singapore Polytechnic (SP) looks forward to collaborating with companies in providing internship opportunities to our students. The internship guidelines will allow you to have a comprehensive understanding of how our internship programme works and important information before and during the internship programme. Please read on to understand more.
The duration of SP internship ranges from 6 to 42 weeks. The following list shows the different internship programs, respective duration, and Senior Liaison Officers.
Application for internship commencing Mar / Jun 2021 is now OPEN.
(For closing dateline, please refer to the respective courses listed below.)
The data collected in the application form is limited to what is necessary to facilitate the carrying out of internship programme by SP. As SP offers other training and collaboration opportunities that benefit our industry partners, companies that collaborate with SP on internship may also receive information on these programmes from time to time.
Availability of students for internship depends on the demand from companies. Some of our internship programmes that are well-subscribed may not have available vacancy much before the commencement of the internship and we seek your understanding on this, companies can apply as early as 5 months before the start of internship.
If there are any questions or doubts on filling in the internship application form, please click here for the list of frequently asked questions (FAQ).
* Allowance indicated in the internship schedule above is the recommended baseline or minimum allowance per month set by the various industry sector coordinators.
The primary objective of internship is to expose students to meaningful and relevant workplace attachment to better connect their learning to the workplace and deepen their skills, so that they are better prepared for their transition to the workplace after graduation.
Please refer to the Internship Request schedule as above.
SMEs can receive up to 70% funding support covering the internship allowance by taking up the grant offered by Enterprise SG – Global Ready Talent Programme (ESG GRT), previously known as SPRING SME Talent Programme (STP).
For any enquiries on the ESG GRT Programme, please contact the relevant Trade Associations and Chambers (TACs) listed for more info.
Please take note of some requirements as below:
Singaporean students only
Minimum monthly allowance is $800
Provide a structured and meaningful internship experience
To apply for ESG GRT Grant, companies would need to go through a 3-phase application process:
SMEs will need to be an approved member of ESG GRT Programme at least 4 weeks before internship starts. Below are the steps usually involved in Phase 1.
SMEs will need to submit an internship job posting at the ESG GRT Portal to be approved by the relevant TAC and EnterpriseSG. The internship job posting will require at least 7 working days for approval. Below are the steps usually involved in Phase 2.
Upon approval of job posting in the EnterpriseSG Portal, the SMEs can then apply for the funding through the Portal using the confirmed Placement Email or Letter from SP, which requires another 7 working days for approval.
Overall, SMEs will need to start the funding support application at least 14 working days from Phase 2 before internship starts.
Once internship has started, SMEs will not be qualified to apply for ESG GRT Grant.
Please note that SP has taken out S$5,000,000.00 public liability policy (the “Policy”) to generally cover (amongst other items) loss or damage to property and/or injury or illnesses which arise in the course of the Internship Programme. In the event that the company (the “Company”) suffers such losses or damage in the course of providing SP’s students with training under the Internship Programme, and strictly to the extent such losses or damage are covered by and are recoverable by SP under the Policy, SP will reimburse the Company the amount of such losses or damage from the proceeds of the Policy.
For the avoidance of doubt, the Policy covers firms, organisations or establishments offering practical training, sporting facilities or field work studies to SP’s students in respect of (a) loss or damage to property belonging to the Company or other third parties, (b) injury to or illness of persons other than the students and (c) injury to or illness of the students or loss or damage to the property of the students. In connection with the above, property damage covered by the Policy shall mean physical damage to the substance of tangible property and shall not include damage to data or software.
All students on local or overseas internships are insured under the Work Injury Compensation Act (WICA)-Compliant Insurance.
This policy covers work-related injuries or diseases sustained by our students in the course of their internship. For more information on the coverage of the policy, please visit Ministry Of Manpower (MOM) website.
Outpatient Treatment and Consultation
For both local and overseas outpatient treatment and consultation, the student, Liaison Officer (LO), or the company where student is attached to, shall make payment first, and then submit the claim directly to the insurer.
Payment by insurer is to be disbursed directly to the claimant by cheque within 30 days upon submission of a valid claim.
For local and overseas workplace accidents where hospitalization is required, students or the company can make payment first and then submit the claim directly to the insurer.
The Department of Industry and Partnerships (InP) will submit the claim on behalf of the beneficiary to the insurer. Payment by the insurer to the beneficiary will be handled by InP.
For any enquiries on claim procedures, please contact:
AVA Insurance Brokers Pte Ltd
Co. Reg. No. 200706523M
Phone: +65 6535 1828 (O)
Fax: +65 6535 6898
Address: 91 Bencoolen Street, #08-03 Sunshine Plaza, Singapore 179803
During Office Hours
Claims Executive: Wendi Koh
After Office Hours
Phone: +65 9618 2307 (HP)
Manager, Business Development: Margaret Tan
Phone: +65 9687 8913 (HP)
Letter of Undertaking for Overseas Travel
Exemption from Internship Program
Self-Sourced Internship Form (for Students to fill in)
Letter of Consent – Equivalent Module
eAttendance Sheet (Internship in SP)
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eAttendance Sheet (Internship in Company)
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WICA – Compliant Insurance Claim Form
Letter of Consent (Lack of Allowance)
Public Liability Claim Form
The following videos guide students on the code of conduct and important tasks during internship.
Global Ready Talent Programme
Global Ready Talent Programme is for students who are Singaporeans or Singapore Permanent Residents participating in overseas internship or immersion programme. Students will be able to get a head start in a highly competitive job market through valuable overseas work experience. The students will also receive a subsistence allowance for the duration of the programme while they are still studying.
Students looking for self-sourced internship may find the following sites useful.