Unlike the WA, Internships are not a graduation requirement. Internships are full-time, part-time or temporary work that students can choose to do to gather work experience, acquire work-related skills, earn pocket money, and build contacts.
Many employers these days consider not only educational qualifications but also professional background (i.e. work), during hiring. Therefore, students should have the appropriate educational background as well as relevant work experience. Students are strongly encouraged to do internships to strengthen their professional profiles.
Local SUSS students on Internships and Work Attachment are exempted from making CPF contributions and SDL.
Internships are done locally (local internships) and are managed entirely on by the students. While CDO may advise on the resume and cover letter, students will need to source for the internships themselves and start working when they are available.
For Full-time students who have decided to work with Social Service Organizations / Social Enterprises and want to fulfil Community Engagement (CE) requirements at the same time, may submit his / her CE Proposal (download from Canvas) to the Office of Service-Learning and Community Engagement.