Intern With Us
An internship with TWC2 gives you the following experience:
- Insight into the laws and regulations that apply to low-wage foreign workers and how they are implemented or not implemented;
- Hands-on experience intervening when a foreign worker faces a problem, through understudying and assisting caseworkers.
Examples of how interns have assisted case workers include:
- helping rescue workers from abusive employers;
- accompanying workers to hospital or to police stations;
- assisting with case documentation when large groups of workers show up at the same time;
- explaining to workers the various steps in a case resolution process.
All interns are also expected to have a special project of their own using their unique skills or areas of knowledge. This must be completed at the end of the internship.
Examples of special projects that interns in the past have done:
- carrying out independently a small research or focus group project, including analysis and report-writing;
- making a video;
- organising logistics for key events.
Please note before sending in your application:
TWC2 expects a basic minimum commitment of at least eight weeks on a four-working-days-per-week basis. On a case-by-case basis a shorter attachment of six weeks can be considered if applicant is prepared to work five days per week.
Whether on 8-week or 6-week attachments, interns are expected to help out two evenings per week at our free meal programme in Little India, and to join social workers and volunteers in the outreach event one Sunday afternoon per month.
TWC2 does not provide remuneration for internships. TWC2 is only able to provide a $5 (Singapore dollar five) transport allowance for each day the intern reports for duty.
Due to Singapore visa conditions, applicants should preferably be Singaporeans or foreigners residing in Singapore. Foreign students needing a visa will have to arrange that on their own. TWC2 is unable to assist with the application beyond confirming the internship offer if asked to.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the header: Internship.
Please provide an up-to-date CV and state clearly the period you are available.
We shortlist by looking at your skillsets and unique interests, as TWC2 prefers to have a diversity of interns. For example, in a typical year, we take a spread of interns from the social sciences, political science, law, business, mass communication, filmmaking, etc.
Shortlisted candidates will have an interview. This will be done via Skype for those applying from overseas.
TWC2 internships are available round the year. The high-demand period is from May through August when we get more applications than we can accommodate due to the limited space in the office. It pays to apply early if you are choosing to intern during this peak period.