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Singapore Summer Internship


Are you a FEB student and are you interested in going abroad? Look out for the internship vacancies made available through the Singapore Summer Internships (SSI). You get the unique opportunity to gain international work experience during a two-months paid internship in the modern and vibrant city-state Singapore.

When: July-August 2018
Duration: 8 weeks
Application deadline for this summer has passed. New vacacies will be available next year.

For whom?

We are looking for a talented individual who has an interest in learning Digital Marketing from the Marketing Automation perspective.

This Singapore Summer Internship is open to all 3rd year BSc/pre-MSc/MSc students. However, modern marketing is made up of both traditional marketing and digital marketing practices, pinned together alongside technology. This means the ideal candidates for this role are students with marketing backgrounds who have an interest in or flair for technology.

This internship is best suited for students who have international ambitions and are eager to gain some practical experience. We are looking for independent, strong-willed and open-minded students.

What’s in it for you?

By taking part you will be ready to compete in today’s competitive global business environment. You will get the unique opportunity to:

  • Differentiate yourself and your CV
  • Gain international work experience and build your global network
  • Improve intercultural competencies
  • Enhance your employability skills
  • Enjoy the modern and vibrant city-state Singapore

Ruben: “By joining a local sports team or engaging in other activities you'll meet new people and have a great time.”
Ruben: “By joining a local sports team or engaging in other activities you'll meet new people and have a great time.”

Ruben Lautenbag did an internship at FrieslandCampina in Singapore during his study MSc Marketing Management.

"I got to work on an amazing assignment at FrieslandCampina in Singapore. Although it might sound like a cliché: I really met a lot of nice and interesting people and learned a lot, so I would recommend everybody to do an (international) internship!"

The programme

Former students of the university who now live in Singapore, have mediated to offer 6 summer internships to current University students. FEB maintains relations with these alumni and facilitates this network of alumni in Singapore (alumni chapter).

Over the last couple of years, several companies hired interns for their Singapore offices. For example, ABN AMRO was looking for an intern that could support the bank in strategic initiatives aimed at further growth of the Private Banking activities in Asia. Or Phillips who was looking for an intern to support the marketing department with market research activities. Feedback from last year’s interns vary from ‘excellent guidance’ to ‘challenging tasks’, not to mention the additional social/network opportunities that alumni in Singapore will provide by organizing a few meetings.


Application guidelines

  • Please acknowledge in the e-mail that you are still enrolled at the University of Groningen at the time of the internship and add your student number.
  • If you are applying for more than one internship please attach all motivation letters in one e-mail and clearly state for which internships you are applying.
  • Please use the following format title for email-correspondence: “SSI Application at [name company] – [first name, last name]”
  • Please use the following format title for both your motivation letter and cv: “[name company] - [first name, last name] – [motivation/cv]”
  • Make sure your motivation letter includes answers to the questions below.
  • Send your CV and motivation letter to before 13 May.

    1) Why do you want to take part in this internship? (no more than 200 words)

    2) What makes you suitable for this internship? In particular, what skills do you have to offer to the company that would be of value to them?  (no more than 300 words)

    3) Please provide an example of a project that you managed (no more than 300 words)
    - What was your role?
    - What was the outcome of the project?
    - What difficulties did you face, and how did you overcome them?

    4) Have you ever worked in a culturally diverse team? Yes/No

    a) If yes, how did you work effectively within the culturally diverse team? What problems did you face? How did you overcome these problems? * (no more than 200 words)

    b) If no, why would you like to work within a culturally diverse team? How do you think it would be different? What problems would you expect to arise and how would you overcome them? (no more than 200 words)

Selection will be coordinated by FEB staff.


Practical information

You will have to arrange everything around your internship yourself (flights, accommodation, etc), but we can help you get started.

When selected, we advise you to apply for a Training Employment Pass. Please do this in close communication with the company where you will have your internship.

We also advise you to start collecting the following documents immediately after hearing you have been selected:

  • Proof of enrollment (obtained from the Central Student Administration)
  • Statement that the internship fits your curriculum (obtained from FEB Careers Company)
  • Letter from the university as evidence that the university is an acceptable institution (provided by FEB Careers Company)

It is crucial that your application is correct and complete. Visas are rejected immediately on the grounds of incomplete information or conflicting information. And you might not get a second chance! If you like we (FEB Careers Company) can provide tips to get everything arranged; a checklist you can work with.

Internship contract
When selected, make an appointment with your Internship Officer: you can request an internship contract here. If your internship contract is signed, you can get an University of Groningen collective-liability insurance and travel insurance.

This depends on the company involved (see vacancies). Additionally, you can apply for a scholarship through GUF. They offer grants for this programme of about 300 euro.

You will need to arrange your own accommodation. Last year students stayed in hostels. This is affordable and most students thought it was fine, but a downside is of course that it is crowded with tourists, while you have a demanding program. There are probably 2 other FEB students doing a Singapore Internship this summer, so you could check who they are and see if you could look for accommodation with them. Once everyone is selected, we will bring you in contact with each other and you can start planning. We will also bring you in contact with one of the candidates who went last year so they can advise you.

Flight tickets will have to be arranged and funded by students themselves.
Do not book your ticket before your visa is approved!

Last modified:22 May 2018 11.30 a.m.