Vacation Internship Programme (VIP)

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Vacation Internship Programme (VIP)

The NUS Vacation Internship Programme facilitated by CFG is intended to provide students with opportunities to gain work experience and acquire industry knowledge and skills during the vacation periods in May and December every year. Students volunteer to participate in this internship programme but should start their search and application about 6 months before the start of the internship. With the exception of some industries, application may begin as early as 9 months ahead.

Students Benefits

  • Enhance learning by relating academic knowledge to practice
  • Gain a broader perspective and knowledge of the industry, companies and careers in respective professions
  • Appreciate the reality about the work environment and the importance of work values and culture

VIP Period

The VIP takes place during the official vacation period for each academic year.

  • Semester 1: December (5 weeks)
  • Semester 2: May to July (12 weeks)

Procedures

  1. Students may view internship postings in NUS TalentConnect anytime.
  2. Applications may be made directly via NUS TalentConnect, via the Company's website or via email. Follow the instructions on the posting.
  3. You may also refer to weekly e-newsletters and save notification settings in NUS TalentConnect to receive updates on latest internship postings.
  4. Companies will contact you directly for an interview if you are one of the shortlisted candidates. Interviews may take place over the phone or face-to-face.
  5. Once you are offered an internship, please notify the Centre for Future-ready Graduates via your NUS email address with your full name, faculty details and the job reference number.
  6. Watch the online internship video on IVLE (Unit 6: Maximising Your Internship Experience) before the start of your internship.

Students may also source for their own internships but in order for it to be supported by the University, details will have to be reviewed by CFG. Either the student or the employer may submit the request by completing the VIP Internship Support Letter Request Form.

Please refer to Internship Guidelines for Students for details on payment of allowances and other internship matters.
Please find information on employment of international students at Ministry of Manpower (MOM).

Important to note:
The Employment Act covers every employee who is engaged under a contract of service, including interns. An employer should accord statutory benefits prescribed under the law to an intern if he/she is performing work and has work arrangements similar to that of a regular employee in the organisation.