Using INTERNSG for Finding Interns, Part-Timers, Graduates

Why choose INTERNSG for finding Interns, Trainees, Part-Timers, Graduates?

INTERNSG has been on more than a decade‘s mission to connect learning candidates and corporate entities through purposeful internships, traineeship, part-time or graduate job placements, creating synergy and empowering both parties in the process. We are listed as #1 on Google’s search engine when you search for simple keywords like ‘Singapore internships’ for a reason. You can’t beat getting quality fast responses at zero cost.

Why choose interns, trainees, part-timers or graduates?

Interns, trainees, part-timers or graduates can create value for organisations by complementing their human capital with the competency of young talents. It is often these groups of candidates that are armed with the latest scholarly knowledge, enthusiasm, and most importantly, innovative minds. The engagement of young talents could bring great benefits to a company’s operational and strategical needs, especially in today’s fast-paced corporate environment with ever-changing disruptive technologies.

Do employers have to pay INTERNSG any fees?

No, companies can post their job listing positions and receive resumes absolutely FREE OF CHARGE. Employers can also personally shortlist candidates who are best suited to the company’s needs.

How do I get started on hiring from INTERNSG?

Simple, just click here to post an internship / job listing.  You can browse through the current latest internships / jobs listing for reference on real examples. Once your listing is approved, resumes will directly go to the email you used when you submit the listing.

Getting More Candidates

What can employers do to gain greater exposure to their job listings?

Employers may create greater exposure to their job listings via the following options:

  1. Featured internship listing in Latest Jobs
    Your internship listing will be highlighted in “Latest Internships”. This is in addition to its place amongst the regular internship listings.
  2. Featured internship listing on InternSG homepage
    Your internship listing will appear on INTERNSG homepage along with a short write-up and image/video. This is in addition to its place amongst the regular internship listings.

Please contact if you are interested.

I have posted a job listing less than a week ago, but I want to re-post a similar role again to re-list it on top of the listing page, what can I do?

Please wait for at least after a week to re-post a similar role again to prevent your listing from automatically getting rejected. If you really want to get maximum exposure, you can opt to post a paid listing with additional premium features. For more information on advertising, please read here.

I posted multiple job listings but they were not appearing online even after a few days, what went wrong?

Please avoid posting multiple job listings if the job scope or skills requirements are similar (even if you used different job titles or different emails), they will be automatically rejected and may also cause your previously approved listings to be removed. If you really need to post multiple job listings with similar job scope or skills requirements, post them at least a week apart. Alternatively, if you are looking to get better exposure for your openings, you can opt to post a paid listing with additional premium features. For more information on advertising, please read here.

Where can I find more resources on hiring interns?

  • A toolkit for hiring interns for your startup in Singapore
  • – a free community for Singapore interns, freelancers, trainees, part-timers, undergrads, fresh grads and employers. You can join the community if you are interested to discuss development / training plans or chit chat on other topics. They also curate numerous resources on internships, news headlines and even deals / promotions for the community.

Listing Not Approved, Things To Avoid

My job listings are not getting approved and I didn’t get any notifications on rejection, what is wrong?

You most probably have not created your listings according to the requirements on our posting page. One frequent case is if you post multiple listings which are similar in the job scope or skills requirements to another listing from your company within a span of 1 week (including previous posts that are rejected). In this case, your listings will be automatically filtered from approval in our system, and your existing listings may also be removed if done repeatedly. If you need to re-post a similar role to re-list it at the top, please wait for at least after a week (from your last posting regardless of whether approved or not), or you can opt to post a paid listing.

Can employers post unpaid internships / traineeships on INTERNSG?

No, although most interns / trainees are in for the experience, we believe that companies should not to view interns as “free or cheap labour”, hence stipend or allowance should be provided to reimburse the interns for their work. Such goodwill can often translate to better performance from the young talents as well.

Can employers post a job listing on INTERNSG using an email address from a free email provider (e.g. gmail, hotmail, etc)?

Due to overwhelming spam postings from users who use free email addresses, INTERNSG no longer accepts free listings using such emails. However, if you would like to post a paid listing with additional premium features using a free email address, you can email

For more information on advertising, please read here.

Can companies post a job opening on INTERNSG’s Facebook page or Twitter?

No, not directly on our Facebook or Twitter.  Most users browse INTERNSG’s website for all available positions, hence it will be more effective for companies to post a listing directly via the website (and it is free).

The administrators will post some companies’ approved internship / traineeship listings (submitted via INTERNSG website) on INTERNSG’s Facebook and/or Twitter sites.

Employers who wish to interact with candidates directly via Social channels can post on the #employer-ads channel on our partner community site:

Allowance, Pay, CPF

How much should a company pay an intern / part-timer?

Allowances / pay depends on the scope of work and roles. Please feel free to browse our latest jobs listing to get an idea of what the latest market trend is like for paying your candidates.

Do my company need to pay CPF to an intern / part-timer?

CPF contributions are payable when there is an employer-employee relationship, i.e. a contract of service.

CPF contributions are not payable for the following groups:

  1. ‘N’ & ‘O’ level Government school students working during the scheduled school holidays.
  2. “A” level students working during scheduled school holidays before their “A” level examinations.
  3. Students working during vacation or term, under training programme approved by the following institutions
    • National University of Singapore
    • Nanyang Technological University
    • Singapore Management University
    • Singapore University of Technology and Design
    • Singapore Institute of Technology
    • Nanyang Polytechnic
    • Ngee Ann Polytechnic
    • Singapore Polytechnic
    • Temasek Polytechnic
    • Republic Polytechnic
    • Institute of Technical Education
  4. Students studying overseas and who return to Singapore to work during vacation or term, under a training programme approved by their overseas tertiary education institution, and the training period does not exceed 6 months.
  5. CPF contributions for foreign employees is not applicable.

In other cases, CPF contributions are payable for part-time/casual employees, as well as all school-leavers or students working on a part-time or temporary basis.

Please check the CPF website for any changes or the latest information.

Overseas Candidates

If an applicant is from overseas, can he/she take up an internship / traineeship position in a Singapore-registered company?

Employers may use the internship / job listing form to hire interns directly (overseas/local). Please take note of work pass requirements when engaging an intern from overseas.

For more information on trainees or students’ passes, please see the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) website here (under trainees or students):

Alternatively, employers who are interested to hire selected top talents from overseas, and let us help settle the logistics (lodging) and paperwork (visas) at no cost, please sign up your interest in our Overseas Talent Placement Programme

If an applicant is from overseas, do I have to pay the foreign worker levy or care about the foreign quota limit?

The foreigner needs to have proper work pass requirements (see the previous FAQ) before being allowed to work in Singapore. For an internship / traineeship under the trainee or student pass visa, no foreign worker levy payment needs to be paid, and no foreign quota restriction is in place. Foreign levy and quota only apply to S Pass and Work Permits holders, which does not apply to trainee or student pass interns as they are only undergoing training in your organisation as part of their curriculum.

For more information on levy and quota, please see the MOM website here:

Hiring Best Practices

What kind of entitlements should a company give to the interns / trainees?

The Employment Act covers every employee who is engaged under a contract of service, this includes interns / trainees. An employer should accord statutory benefits prescribed under the law to an intern / trainee if he is performing work and has work arrangements similar to that of a regular employee in the organisation.

For details, please refer to MOM website –

Prospective employers should inform applicants clearly of their working arrangements such as their job scope, working hours, remuneration and benefits.

What are the fair hiring practices that I should take note of?

Fair hiring practices do not only apply to the Shortlisting and Interview stage. Before you post an advertisement on the position you wish to fill, consider if the job advertisement is in line with fair and progressive employment principles. Take time to review the Tripartite Guidelines on Fair Employment Practices from Singapore’s Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices. Also, check out the list of tripartite guidelines and advisories from Ministry of Manpower.

Other Questions

How should companies contact INTERNSG for other corporate/business-related issues which are not addressed above?

For Employment Passes, Employment Act or Employee Entitlements-related queries, please refer to Ministry of Manpower website. For other enquiries, please email , or you can also reach out to us via our dedicated support channel #support-internsg-employer on our partner community site:

Can companies advertise their products and services on INTERNSG website?

Yes, INTERNSG offers premium advertising banners on the website. If you would like to advertise your products/services, please email

For more information, please read here.

You are however not permitted to advertise your products or services using our free internships /jobs listing, those submissions will be rejected.

Is there a place I can discuss more young talent-hiring or HR best practices with fellow employers or candidates?

Yes, is a free community for Singapore interns, freelancers, trainees, part-timers, undergrads, fresh grads and employers. You can join the community if you are interested to discuss talent-hiring / HR best practices, or chit chat on other topics. They also curate numerous resources on internships, news headlines and even deals / promotions for the community.