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  • Locations: Singapore, Singapore
  • Program Terms: Summer Internships
  • Restrictions: UPENN applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Program Description:

Program Snapshot

Global Internship Program (GIP): KK Fund
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The Internship: This internship will allow you to gain experience in a Venture Capital firm in Asia under the guidance of a Wharton alumnus.

Number of Spots Available: 2

Duration: 12 weeks

Start Date: May 2018

The Organization: KK Fund is a Venture Capital fund investing in seed stage internet and mobile startups across Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

The Location: The internship will take place in Singapore.

Internship Details

Interns at KK Fund will:
  • Research work to support the Venture Capital investment process
  • Have the potential to assist in the sourcing and screening of investment opportunities
Interns can expect to work from 9:00am-6:00pm, Monday through Friday, with a one-hour lunch break daily.  Interns will work primarily at the main work site of KK Fund, but may also be asked to attend outside events.


All GIP applicants must be current full-time, degree-seeking University of Pennsylvania students who are returning to their degree program full-time in the Fall semester.  All GIP applicants must also be in good academic and disciplinary standing.
The internship at KK Fund also requires applicants to meet the following eligibility criteria:
  • Currently or previously enrolled in finance, strategy, and management classes

Priority will be given to applicants who have the following criteria:
  • Familiarity with Venture Capital, consulting, or investment banking
  • Ability to speak a Southeast Asian language

Please Note: Students who have participated in this program in the past OR who accepted a placement through this program in the past but then withdrew are not eligible to apply again.


SingaporeStudents are responsible for finding their own accommodation.  KK Fund will provide interns accepted to this placement with suggestions as to where and how you can find safe, affordable, and comfortable housing close to your internship site.


Money Matters

All students accepted to the GIP will be awarded a Global Internship Program Award.  GIP award amounts vary by student, and are based on location of internship, length of internship, the student's need, and the student's merit. The internship placement application process includes the GIP award application essay.

The estimated budget for this internship is as follows:
Expense Estimated Cost   Notes
Program Fee $0 None
Round trip airfare $1,200 Estimated cost PHL - SIN
Accommodation $2,400 Estimated cost 12 weeks - 1 private room
Meals & Personal Expenses $2,000 Could vary based on lifestyle
Visa $150 For US citizen 
Local Transport $400 Public transport
Other $0  
Total Estimated Cost $6,150  

How to Apply

Ready to Apply?  Follow These Steps:
1. Click Apply Now above to login with your PennKey and password and begin the application
2. Complete all requirements listed in the online application, including:
  • CV/Resume upload
  • Cover Letter or Personal Statement upload
  • Unofficial transcript upload
  • Award essay
  • Required advising appointment with the Global Internships Manager (schedule yours by clicking here)
  • Other program-specific requirements, as needed
3. Once all requirements have been received and checked off, submit your application by the deadline
Don't Forget:
  • You may apply to a maximum of two (2) GIP programs.  You may open your first program application by following the above instructions.  To open a second application, you must first meet with the Global Internships Manager for an advising appointment.
  • Do not wait until the last minute to schedule your advising appointment, as appointment slots may fill!  Advising appointments will not be available from December 23rd-January 1st, so please plan ahead.

 Application Deadline: January 10th, 2018 at 11:59pm EST


Schedule an Advising Appointment: Don't forget that meeting with the Global Internships Manager is a required component of applying to the GIP.  Schedule your appointment by clicking here, and don't wait too long, as appointment slots may fill!

Past Participants: Want to connect with a student who participated in the Global Internship Program?  Click here to view a list of past participants and get in touch.

Career Services: The Career Services office on campus can help you in several ways.  You may find the following links helpful: Visas: Depending on your citizenship and destination country, you may need a visa or work permit to participate in this internship.  It is your responsibility as a GIP participant to determine your visa requirements and obtain a visa, if needed. Past participants have found the following resources helpful in determining visa requirements:

This program is currently not accepting applications.