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Student Internship Programme

The Student Internship Programme (SIP) is an important component of all Applied Science courses to prepare our students for a future of dynamic change. We aim to provide our students not only with opportunities to train in areas in the chemical and life sciences, but also to expose them to the real working world where they are challenged to handle real problems and develop life-long skills such as effective communication and interpersonal skills. Such training programmes will not be possible without the support of you, our industry partners.

For more information, please visit the main Student Internship Programme (SIP) webpage and browse through the SIP FAQ.

ASC SIP Application Form

To download the SIP Application Form, please click here.

Student Testimonials


I am an intern at the St. John's Island National Marine Laboratory @sjinml, under the supervision of the @clamscientist herself, Dr. Neo Mei Lin. Attached as an EXPLORE student-researcher, I work on my own project which I planned and proposed for. I am working on a climate change investigation to observe how ocean acidification will affect giant clams in the future! I enjoy my work and I find it meaningful and genuinely humbling to be this close to nature. My internship has been a priceless opportunity to learn so much more, meet exciting people, and do something close to my heart.”


Chew Ming En Lucas
Diploma in Biotechnology
St. John’s Island National Marine Laboratory
Year of Internship: 2020


“This internship has taught me to think out of the box and explore new alternatives instead of going by the book. This has ultimately honed my planning and troubleshooting skills for experiments. I have been constantly improving myself through reflections on the mistakes made, and feedback for improvement. I have come to realise that mistakes are essential to learn how to troubleshoot and improve. Personally, I feel that the joy of learning is to never stop experiencing and learning new things to better improve myself.” 


Chua Jia En Crystabelle
Diploma in Biomedical Science
Harbin Medical University, China
Year of Internship: 2019

Organisation Testimonials

“It has been our great pleasure to partner Temasek Polytechnic (TP) for their internship program. We are happy to support the development of the students who hope to work in the Food industry. The students showed strong interest in their work during the internship and they have contributed well to our projects through their positive working attitude. We look forward to receive more students from TP and help to train them to be ready to join the industry.” 


Ms Xue Si-Ying
Innovation Leader – ASEAN Nutrition & Biosciences
Danisco Singapore Pte Ltd

“The interns come well prepared with a high level of problem-solving skills, which they are able to apply to their research. Interns have evaluated different parasitology fecal-based diagnostic methods, raised parasites in vitro, assessed the parasites in a variety of animals and learned about the morphometrics of parasites, to name just a few of the skills learned, as well as learning about biosafety standards in the laboratory. As a supervisor and mentor, it has been a pleasure to work with each intern and be a part of their growth, seeing them gain confidence in the laboratory and take ownership of their projects as well as learn about the local culture.” 


Dr Jennifer K. Ketzis
Professor of Parasitology, Coordinator Msc One Health Program
Ross University, United States

Contact Us

For SIP query across TP schools, please fill up the online form here.

For SIP query across diplomas within School of Applied Science, please send email to ascsip@tp.edu.sg



Diploma Contact Person Email

Chemical Engineering

Mr Bong Chee Keong

Mr Aaron Yuen



Food, Nutrition & Culinary Science

Ms Siti Saifa Binte Hussain

Mr Alvin Tan Chuan Kim



Medical Biotechnology

Dr Lee Yun Hwa LEE_Yun_Hwa@TP.EDU.SG

Pharmaceutical Science

Dr Yang Hong

Mr Justin De Silva



Veterinary Technology

Dr Low Ji Zhen


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