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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


"My internship at Department of Cancer & Stem Cell Biology, Duke-NUS exceeded my expectations. I was taught a variety of scientific techniques such as flow cytometry, immunofluorescence staining and bio-layer interferometry. While the workload was overwhelming, my supervisors were able to guide me with understanding the principles of the experiments and familiarizing myself with the protocols, hence making the whole experience manageable and fun. I was fortunate to have extraordinary mentors such as my supervisor and Principal Investigator, as well as my supportive lab mates who always availed themselves to guide me, whether it is in research or even in my personal life. Through their mentorship, I learned about possible future career paths and practical steps that I could take to work towards my goals. This experience has been a very valuable one indeed as I gained a significantly greater understanding of the biomedical research field."

Carel Tan Min Jie
Diploma in Medical Biotechnology
Duke-NUS Medical School
Year of Internship: 2022


"I was given the opportunity to pursue a realm of diverse opportunities in cutting-edge IT projects where technology and nutritional science seamlessly intertwined at Abbott Laboratories. At Abbott Laboratories, I was privileged to be under the mentorship of two brilliant IT leaders. Both leaders had extensive experience working overseas before coming to Singapore, which helped me to gain a better insight on how to manage teams and work with people under their guidance and mentorship.

As part of the internship, I had the opportunity to sit in on various overseas calls to learn about how the Abbott IT team worked. The main aim that we were working towards was to decommission a list of obsolete servers across the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. I was also given the privilege to execute a decommissioning project with our Abbott counterparts in Thailand, and I am very grateful for that opportunity to work at Abbott."


Tan Wen Bin Iven
Diploma in Chemical Engineering
Abbott Laboratories (Singapore) Private Limited
Year of Internship: 2023

Organisation Testimonials

“We are very happy with the performance of the interns from Temasek Polytechnic and have invited them to join us during their university internship or as permanent employees when they are ready.  They have truly set a new benchmark of poly interns at Pfizer.  Even our hiring managers were impressed with their performance and commented how diligent they were on their given projects. Such excellent students they are, to demonstrate that sense of ownership along with good learning attitude. This is our first time partnering with Temasek Poly’s Diploma in Chemical Engineering and we look forward for future partnerships again.”


Ms Felicia Ng
Senior Technical Learning Specialist
Pfizer Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

“We had a wonderful experience coaching and mentoring interns from Temasek Polytechnic (TP) during their Student Internship Programme. The interns demonstrated great work ethics, were able to pick up new skills quickly and could fit in well with our team. It was also a pleasure to see them grow in confidence in the practical aspect of working with animals, such as animal handling and husbandry, animal training, and assistance with clinical diagnostics and surgical preparation. Their contributions will be missed and we look forward to more partnership opportunities with TP in the future.” 


Ms Chong Qiai
Manager - Centre for Animal Rehabilitation, Animal and Veterinary Service
National Parks Board (NParks)

Contact Us

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


Looking for another school? Please refer to the information here. Questions? Please visit the SIP FAQ


Diploma Contact Person Email

Chemical Engineering

Dr Joel Yong

Dr Wang Yanmei



Food, Nutrition & Culinary Science

Ms Siti Saifa Binte Hussain


Medical Biotechnology

Ms Louisa Chew

Dr Rufaihah Binte Abdul Jalil



Pharmaceutical Science

Mr Justin De Silva

Mr Jeremy Choo



Veterinary Technology

Mr Oliver Chang

Ms Quah Xin Jie