Institute of Policy Studies: Research Internship

Job description:

The Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) is a policy research think-tank in the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. IPS has a limited number of internships available in the following five research clusters and the IPS Social Lab. The research clusters are:

  • Arts, Culture and Media
  • Demography and Family
  • Economics and Business
  • Politics and Governance
  • Society and Identity

Interns can expect to be assigned tasks that range from compiling data to doing literature reviews, helping to organise meetings, note-taking and transcribing meeting minutes, and fact-checking and writing reports. There will be opportunities to attend conferences, meetings and discussions organised by IPS, and to network with and learn from senior IPS researchers.

NOTICE: Applications for our Summer Internship (May – August) are now closed. Applications for our End-of-Year (August-January) Internship will be open in June 2017.

To learn more about the IPS internship experience, please click here. For more information on IPS’ programmes and core research areas, please visit here.

The job scope includes:

  • Conducting literature searches, literature reviews, bibliographical compilations, and obtaining references and articles from libraries
  • Taking notes at meetings and transcribing them; fact-checking and writing reports
  • Administrative and other supporting work, such as managing correspondence, filing, copying, and cataloguing of books

Applicants must:

  • Possess a keen interest in current affairs and public policy in Singapore
  • Be highly motivated with a strong sense of initiative
  • Preferably commit to working office hours for a minimum period of six weeks
  • Be in at least their second year of undergraduate studies, or are undertaking postgraduate studies

To apply:

Please e-mail a statement of interest (of not more than 600 words), resume and two samples of your best written work to:

Ms Celestine Koh
Manager (Human Resources)
Institute Of Policy Studies
DID: +65 6516 8386

 (We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.)