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

Program Snapshot

Global Internship Program (GIP): Lien Centre for Social Innovation

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The Internship: The internships at the Lien Centre for Social Innovation will allow students interested in social media, journalism, and/or video production to help bring about positive social change in Singapore.

Number of Spots Available: 6

Duration: 8 weeks

Start Date: June 11, 2018

The Organization: The Lien Centre for Social Innovation, a partnership between the Lien Foundation and Singapore Management University (SMU), was established in 2006 to advance the thinking and capability of the social sector.  Their vision is to be a thought leader and catalyst for positive social change in Singapore and beyond.  Their mission is to catalyze innovative responses to social needs through applied research and capacity building in collaboration with the public, private, and social sectors.

The Location: Singapore is an island city-state in Southeast Asia with a tropical climate and multicultural population.  Singapore is a global commerce, finance, and transport hub.  It ranks 5th on the U.N. Human Development Index and has the 3rd highest GDP per capita.  It is ranked highly in education, healthcare, life expectancy, quality of life, personal safety, and housing.  There are four official languages: English (common and first language), Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil, though almost all Singaporeans are bilingual.  The Lien Centre for Social Innovation is located in Singapore Management University's city campus.
 

Internship Details

There are three types of internships available at the Lien Centre for Social Innovation.

1. Social Media Associate
  • Location: The intern will work at the main work site of the Lien Centre for Social Innovation
  • Number of Spots Available: 1
  • Work Hours:  The intern can expect to work from 8:30am-5:30pm, Monday through Friday, with a one-hour break for lunch.
  • The intern will:
    • Assist with the management of LCSI's web presence, especially Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn
    • Create and support campaigns and produce engaging social media content
    • Assist with editing and updating the Centre's website
    • Produce video materials for social media platforms
    • Provide support to the team during events
       
2. Editorial Associate
  • Location: The interns will work at the main work site of the Lien Centre for Social Innovation
  • Number of Spots Available: 2
  • Work Hours: Interns can expect to work from 8:30am-5:30pm, Monday through Friday, with a one-hour break for lunch
  • The interns will:
    • Organize and research projects and summarize written material
    • Transcribe interviews and fact check
    • Perform basic copyediting and proofreading to ensure style consistencies, in keeping with LCSI house style and/or Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
    • Perform image sourcing and permissions clearance
    • Complete administrative tasks (e.g. issue and file writer agreements, update author database and compilation of contributor mailing lists, manage overall schedules)
    • Communicate with vendors (e.g. photographers, designers, printers) at various stages of the production process
       
3. Video Production Associate
  • Location: The interns will work at the main work site of the Lien Centre for Social Innovation
  • Number of Spots Available: 3
  • Work Hours: Interns can expect to work from 8:30am-5:30pm, Monday through Friday, with a one-hour break for lunch
  • The interns will:
    • Produce and edit video materials for the Social Conversations Programme
    • Transcribe and perform closed captioning
    • Fact check and conduct basic research
    • Provide support to the team during filming

Eligibility

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.  Additional requirements for individual internships are as follows:

1. Social Media Associate

The Social Media Associate Internship at the Lien Centre for Social Innovation also requires applicants to meet the following eligibility criteria:
  • Keen interest in social innovation and the Southeast Asia region
  • An eye for detail and good time-management skills
  • Openness to learn from each other and a new environment
Priority will be given to applicants who have the following criteria:
  • Familiarity with different social media platforms and previous experience in social media management
  • Photography, video-editing, and closed captioning skills
  • Knowledge of journalism, marketing, publicity, and/or communications
     
2. Editorial Associate

The Editorial Associate Internship at the Lien Centre for Social Innovation also requires applicants to meet the following eligibility criteria:
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Keen interest in social innovation and the Southeast Asia region
  • An eye for detail and good time-management skills
  • Openness to learn from each other and a new environment
Priority will be given to applicants who have the following criteria:
  • Research and/or journalism experience
  • Knowledge of magazine publishing, marketing, publicity, and/or communications
     
3. Video Production Associate

The Video Production Associate Internship at the Lien Centre for Social Innovation also requires applicants to meet the following eligibility criteria:
  • Video production and editing skills
  • An eye for detail and good time-management skills
  • Openness to learn from each other and a new environment
Priority will be given to applicants who have the following criteria:
  • Keen interest in social innovation and the Southeast Asia region

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.
 

Accommodation

SingaporeStudents are responsible for finding their own accommodation.  The Lien Centre for Social Innovation 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 Scholarship.  GIP scholarship amounts vary by student, and award amounts 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 scholarship application essay.

The estimated budget for this internship is as follows:
 
Expense Estimated Cost Notes
Program Fee $0 None
Round trip airfare $1,500 Estimated cost PHL - SIN
Accommodation $2,000 Estimated cost 8 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 $6,050  

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
  • Scholarship 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
 

Resources

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.