LKY School Internship Programme (LIP)

  1. What is the purpose of the LIP?

  2. Internships provide a good learning platform for students to gain some real-world professional experience and can help students to gain a foot in the door into the organization they aspire to work in upon graduation. It can also help to provide a reality check as students explore and discover their career interests. These short-term stints can act as vital building blocks and contribute to students’ career strategy for the longer term. Beyond providing the opportunity to apply what students have learned, doing an internship can also help students develop their network of professional contacts in a new space. This is especially important for students who are aiming for a career switch.

    Against this backdrop, the LKY School Internship Programme is designed to motivate and support our students to explore meaningful internships, either in Asia or impacting Asia, that enable them to acquire invaluable work experience prior to graduation. This internship programme encourages students to self-source for internships in public, government, non-profit, non-governmental and multilateral organizations. As these internships are often unpaid (E.g. internships in the United Nations), the funding support is meant to help in defraying some of the costs that students may incur during their internships.

    Read about the students’ internship experience under the LKY School Internship Programme here.

    With the support of the LIP, LKY School students have done internships at the following organisations:

  3. Who can apply for funding support?

  4. What type of internships will qualify for funding?

  5. What type of internships will not qualify for funding?

  6. What type of funding support will be provided?

  7. What deliverables must I produce upon being awarded the funding?

  8. How do I start the application process?

  9. What is the selection criteria?

  10. When should I start applying for LIP funding?

  11. What were some internships undertaken by students that received funding support through the LIP?