Local Internship Programme

Living up to its aim of preparing our graduates for life and work, the School of Chemical & Life Sciences Enhanced Internship Programme (EIP) provides students a platform to deepen and apply both technical & soft skills in their final year. The EIP will enable a smoother transition into the workforce and comprises a well-structured on-the-job training programme with defined industry relevant learning outcomes. The EIP will also provide students with practical work exposure and enable them to acquire the required skills to contribute effectively to the chemical and life sciences industries.


Students from the following Diplomas will complete 12 – 31 weeks of internship.

  • Diploma in Molecular Biotechnology
  • Diploma in Chemical & Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science
  • Diploma in Biologics & Process Technology
  • Diploma in Chemical & Green Technology
  • Diploma in Food Science & Nutrition
  • Diploma in Medicinal Chemistry


For instance, students from the Diploma in Biologics & Process Technology complete 31 weeks of Enhanced Internship for Biologics Manufacturing with GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Shire and Lonza Biologics, while students from the Diploma in Molecular Biotechnology complete at least 16 weeks of Enhanced Internship with research institutions, clinical diagnostics laboratories and hospital laboratories.

DMC Students’ Internship in Organic Chemistry Lab

Diploma in Medicinal Chemistry students who are currently on internship, taken together with their supervisors at the Organic Chemistry Laboratory, Institute of Chemical & Engineering Sciences.

DMB student's Internship in Clinical Lab

Student from Diploma in Molecular Biotechnology attached to the Department of Laboratory Medicine, Khoo Teck Phuat Hospital for 3 months during Internship.

Overseas Internship Programme

One of the Polytechnic’s strategic thrusts is ‘Regional and International Orientation’ which supports our national emphasis on regionalisation and globalisation of our economy. We aim to equip our students with a strong regional and global mindset to support the government’s effort in developing an external economy. In order to do that, we have the Overseas Internship Programme (OIP) which deploys some of our students on overseas work attachments.

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

Through the OIP, students are given an opportunity to work in overseas universities and research institutions and gain valuable practical international experience. They learn and appreciate the challenges of working across national boundaries and cultures.


The major benefit for employers is that NYP’s graduates endowed with these skills and experiences are able to start contributing quickly, whether in Singapore or anywhere else in the world.

Overseas Internship Programme at Imperial College London.

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

Overseas Internship Programme at Monash University.

Four students from Diploma in Medicinal Chemistry were doing their internship programme at the School of Chemistry at Monash University in 2015.