Local Internship Programme

We believe in preparing our students to thrive in the workplace. So our School of Chemical & Life Sciences (SCL) offers the Enhanced Internship Programme (EIP) for students to deepen their knowledge and apply their technical and soft skills in an industry setting. It will also help you transition smoothly into the workforce through a well-structured on-the-job training programme with industry-relevant learning.

Students in all our diploma courses are eligible for internships pf up to 31 weeks in length. Students in the Diploma in Biologics & Process Technology course will be offered an extended, 31-week internship with companies such as GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals, Novartis BioPharmOps, Shire and Lonza Biologics. And students pursuing the Diploma in Molecular Biotechnology will go on a 16-week internship with research institutions, clinical diagnostics laboratories and hospital laboratories.

Organic Chemistry Lab Internship

Students from our Diploma in Medicinal Chemistry course interning at the Organic Chemistry Laboratory at the A*STAR Institute of Chemical & Engineering Sciences.

Clinical Lab Internship

Students from our Diploma in Molecular Biotechnology course during a three-month internship at the Department of Laboratory Medicine at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.

Overseas Internship Programme

At SCL, we want our students to develop a strong regional and global mindset through our Overseas Internship Programme (OIP), which takes them on work attachments abroad.

To date, our students have interned in Australia, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, France, Korea, Japan, Thailand, the United States, Taiwan and China. 

Through the OIP, we give you an opportunity to work in universities and research institutions in other countries so that you can gain valuable international exposure. You will also get to learn and appreciate the challenges of working with various cultures. Your ability to adapt and work both locally and globally will put you a step above the rest when it comes to finding employment.

Overseas Internship Programme at Imperial College London.

Three students from our Diploma in Medicinal Chemistry were attached to the Chemistry Laboratories at Imperial College London in 2016.

Overseas Internship Programme at Monash University.

Four students from our Diploma in Medicinal Chemistry completed their internship at Monash University's School of Chemistry in 2015.