Summer Internship Programme

10-week internship programme for eligible Singaporean undergraduates

Our Summer Internship Programme is designed for you to take full ownership of a real-life project in one of our business units. You will be empowered to recommend specific strategies that not only address pertinent issues and forward-looking scenarios, but also have the propensity to make a difference to Singapore and Singaporeans.


View the list of 2019 Internship Projects to get an idea of the types of projects you could be working on this summer!

Application Dates

The application window for the Summer Internship Programme has closed.
Details for the next cycle will be released in due time.


What You Can Expect


Exposure to Industry Trends


Shadow EDB officers at meetings with external parties like multinational companies, institutions and other government agencies. Learn about the latest industry trends directly from these key stakeholders.


Learn the Ropes


Go behind the scenes and find out how EDB develops our policies and builds the foundation for new industry verticals. Participate in demanding projects and address challenges in a continually evolving environment.


Experience the EDB Culture


Learn what motivates EDB’s senior management and experienced officers during insights sessions and through mentorship, before deciding if a career at EDB suits you.


Career Advancement


If you are keen to join EDB, we will invite you for interviews with EDB senior management to discuss potential opportunities, subject to your performance appraisal and the availability of positions.

Talent We Seek


We look for interns with the qualities and potential to become future EDB officers. It is not simply the strength of your academic performance that matters. Your personality, drive and passion count just as much.


Show us how you possess a can-do spirit and resourcefulness to be part of a team that shapes Singapore’s economic future.



Our Summer Internship Programme is open to Singaporean undergraduates from different disciplines of study. You should be in your penultimate year of studies at a recognised local or overseas university, or be at least 6 months away from graduation.


If you are not close to graduation but still interested in finding out more about EDB, our Emerging Leaders Programme may be suitable for you!

Application Process



Submit your application below. We welcome candidates with diverse experience and disciplines of study.


Phone Chat

We want to know you better. Share with us your strengths, skills, accomplishments, interests, and the divisions you may be interested to join.


In-Person Interview

Discuss real problem statements and recommend solutions during this interview. Take this chance to clarify any questions you have about EDB with your interviewers.

Life @ EDB


Culture of Collaboration


There are abundant opportunities to collaborate with various parties within and outside EDB to achieve EDB’s goals for the Singapore economy.


Work Hard, Play Hard


EDB officers go all out to secure investments and execute successful projects, and when all that is done, they celebrate their wins just as enthusiastically.


Creating Jobs for Singaporeans


The mission of every EDB officer. Satisfaction comes not just from a successful deal, but also from seeing Singaporeans benefit from the projects you have done.


We appreciate your interest in understanding how EDB designs, develops and delivers strategies, and engages companies for industry development.

If you are a first- or second-year undergraduate, the Emerging Leaders Programme would be a great way for you to experience the work we do at EDB.

There are typically two internship cycles scheduled between May to August. You may join us for the cycle that best fits your academic schedule.

Yes, our internships are only open to Singaporean undergraduates.

We want to make sure that you intern in a division that you feel passionate about. If you are shortlisted for the phone chat you will be asked to rank your preferred choices of divisions and projects.

To get an idea of the type of projects you could be working on, check out the list of 2019 Internship Projects.

Most of our internship projects are offered by divisions that champion the growth of key industries or segments of Singapore’s economy.

Some projects are also from our planning and policy divisions, such as Human Capital and Resource Development, that develop tools and initiatives to complement our industry development efforts.

The Summer Internship Programme is a good opportunity for you to assess if EDB is a good fit for you, and if you are a good fit for the work that we do.

Interns who perform well and are a good fit will get a full-time offer to kick-start their career in the Associate Programme.