Be Our Partner-in-Training
The Student Internship Programme (SIP) is an important component of Temasek Polytechnic’s diploma courses to prepare our students for a future of change.
Through the programme, our students are exposed to real working environments where they are challenged to handle real problems and develop skills such as effective communication and interpersonal skills in the work environment.
Such a training programme will not be possible without support from partners in business and industry like you.
At the same time, you can stand to gain as our students contribute meaningfully through their projects or other aspects of work. This programme will also provide you with an opportunity to identify prospective employees among our students.
Be our partner-in-training to help build a future workforce that is both dynamic and relevant to you and Singapore.
Details on SIP for the respective schools:
Check our SIP dates (PDF:164KB).
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What can the SIP offer you?
As a participating company, you stand to benefit in the following ways:
- Meet your short-term manpower needs
- Identify prospective employees among the students attached to your company
- Conduct campus-wide recruitment and interviews of our students
- Provide inputs to our curriculum to better reflect the changing demands of your industry
- Engage in collaborative research with us
- Gain access to our consultancy services
2. How long is the internship?
The length of the attachment varies from ten weeks to as long as six months according to the requirements of the diploma.
3. How much do you have to pay our students?
A monthly allowance of S$450 is recommended.
Overtime pay is expected for work beyond 44 hours per week. Your company need not:
- contribute to the Central Provident Fund and Skills Development Fund
- apply for work permit for non-Singapore citizen students
4. Insurance Coverage
Employers shall provide the normal insurance coverage for employees. Students are covered under Temasek Polytechnic's group personal accident policy.
5. How does the SIP work?
- Participating companies are required to submit a training schedule, describing the duties of the intern
- One or more assigned lecturers will act as liaison officer(s) between the organisation and the intern
- The intern’s attendance should be recorded and monitored by the participating company
- Each intern will submit a report detailing his/her work experience in the organisation
- The participating company and the assigned lecturers will assess the intern's performance, and the overall result will be recorded in his/her transcript
6. Overseas Assignment
As part of Singapore's regionalisation drive, our students are encouraged to perform their internship overseas. Employers who require students to work outside Singapore for the entire period of the internship shall inform the polytechnic at least three months before the assignment. Employers may notify us one month in advance in the case of short trips (e.g. a few days to 2 weeks) to neighbouring countries.
To confirm placements or to obtain more information, please complete the OSIP Schedule & Response Form (PDF:151KB) and send it to us, or contact us at:
International Relations & Industry Services
Tel : (65) 6780 5199
Fax : (65) 6789 8187