Singapore is an extraordinary country that is home to a cocktail of nationalities and an array of cultures. As soon as you arrive in this sovereign city-state, you will notice that Singapore is one of the cleanest, safest, and most developed country, not only in Asia but across the globe. The lifestyle of an international intern in Singapore can be very appealing because you have the opportunity to work in a first-class city while exploring all of the incredible features that The Lion City has to offer.
In Singapore, the primary languages of business level and professional communication are Mandarin Chinese and English, two of the world’s most widely spoken languages, which is incredibly practical and ideal for Singaporeans to set up their new business partners from all over the world. However, when undergoing an internship in Singapore, you may need some time to adjust to the local use of the English language otherwise known as Singlish!
Other key workplace etiquette that you should be mindful of when interning in Singapore is their virtue of punctuality. When attending any important event in Singapore, you should pay extra attention to when you arrive and leave. Another virtue that Singaporeans value is their respect for elders and senior members of the organization. Showing respect could help you establish strong professional networks and personal connections with native Singaporeans!
As a new emerging business hub, Singapore’s strategic geographical location allows you to gain professional work experiences in the areas of finance, logistics, hospitality, engineering, and more! Its growing business environment makes it possible for interns like you to immerse yourself in a fast-paced international and local work atmosphere.
The Singaporean finance industry is publicly funded with advanced technologies and infrastructures. Since the country is renowned for its supportive business environment, this makes it relatively easy for multinational investors and entrepreneurs to develop their organizations.
Being in close proximity to other Asian countries like Malaysia, Vietnam, and Thailand, Singapore is the center point for trade across borders. In fact, the country is the region’s top logistic hub for 10 consecutive years according to the World Bank. The country’s strong and well-established supply chain has a crucial role in contributing to the country’s rapidly expanding sector.
The influx of visiting tourists and investors overseas has turned Singapore into one of Asia’s leading hospitality and tourism destinations. Its world famous architecture designs in Jewel Changi airport, for instance, mark Singapore as a popular global destination. This makes Singapore one of the most ideal locations for you to pursue an internship in one of Asia’s best hospitality industries!
Singapore is the go-to destination for future engineers to develop their practical and professional skills! Robust research and facilitative resources put Singapore as one of the world’s pioneering destinations. Local talents are also considered one of the driving mechanisms of this Singaporean industry. By carrying out an internship in Singapore, you will be collaborating closely with the country’s best and brightest!
Singapore offers a Work Holiday Program Visa, which is eligible for students and young graduates who want to work and holiday in the country for up to 6 months. You are eligible for a Work Holiday Program if you meet the following requirements: Note: The Work Holiday Program has a capacity of 2,000 participants at any one time. Singapore also offers a Training Employment Pass, which is eligible for students or foreign trainees who want to undergo training. You are eligible for a Training Employment Pass if you meet the following requirements: If you are a trainee from a foreign office or subsidiary: Apply online and our team can help you further in regards to your visa eligibility for Singapore. Note: Immigration laws are updated frequently, so the above text may be subject to change.
Singapore offers a Work Holiday Program Visa, which is eligible for students and young graduates who want to work and holiday in the country for up to 6 months.
You are eligible for a Work Holiday Program if you meet the following requirements:
Note: The Work Holiday Program has a capacity of 2,000 participants at any one time.
Singapore also offers a Training Employment Pass, which is eligible for students or foreign trainees who want to undergo training.
You are eligible for a Training Employment Pass if you meet the following requirements:
If you are a trainee from a foreign office or subsidiary:
Apply online and our team can help you further in regards to your visa eligibility for Singapore.
Note: Immigration laws are updated frequently, so the above text may be subject to change.
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Jonathan Fitzgerald is an American student from Furman University who was a trainee in Singapore. Hear what Jonathan said about his business development internship in Singapore and his new experiences.