Africa Internships

Build your Africa ready talent pipeline today

Internship enhances employability and makes students market ready. The NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies calls upon corporate partners to consider offering internship opportunities to our students. Equip them with industry-relevant skills and create a pipeline of talent that you may consider hiring in the future.

What are the benefits of hiring NTU students for internships in Africa?

Hiring a NTU student as intern will not only diversify your talent pool but also infuse you workforce with fresh thinking, youthful drive, and a passion for making impact.  It will improve your brand image and strengthen your network between Africa and Asia. For the students an internship stint in Africa will be experientially enriching.

If you are a Singapore-registered firm/organisation taking a Singaporean student on internship you can claim up to 70% of the internship stipend cost incurred under the Global Ready Talent programme of Enterprise Singapore.

For more information, please email [email protected].


Credit-bearing internship is graded, and organisation supervisor will need to complete an online assessment for the student at the end of the internship.

*Non-credit bearing internship is not graded, and no assessment is required from the organisation supervisor.

StudentsInternship periodApplication period
Engineering, Science, Communication, Sports Science, PhDJan – MayAug – Sep
Business, Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities, Double Degree, PhDMay – JulJan – Mar
Engineering, Science, PhD Feb – MarMar – Apr

StudentsInternship periodMake offer
Engineering, Science, Communication, Sports Science, PhDJan – MayMid–Sep
Business, Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities, Double Degree, PhD May – JulMid–Mar
Engineering, Science, PhD Feb – MarMid–Apr


The process of hiring a NTU intern is simple. The requirements are neither too cumbersome, nor take up too much resources. As long as a firm/organisation can provide a meaningful experience for student to learn and gain exposure in an Africa-facing work environment, we will be keen to explore this opportunity. After evaluating of your internship requirement and conducting due diligence, we will promote your internship opportunity to our students. We will shortlist the students who will either apply directly on your portal or we will submit their applications to you. You will then proceed to conduct a video interview, make the final selection and inform us.

Submit a job description (JD) to [email protected] with the following information:

  • Brief description of your firm
  • Clear scope of work
  • Internship period (Please aligned to our suggested internship period above)
  • Allowance or any other support (accommodation, air fare, etc)
  • Contact of the individual overseeing the internship process (Point-of-contact)
  • Relevant web portal link/email, if any

Please refer to our Internship Provision Terms here.

No, it is not required.

Employers are encouraged to provide interns a monthly allowance that covers, at the very minimum, accommodation, meals, and travel costs. 

Yes. Students often need supporting documents like the internship offer letter to assist them to apply for an appropriate visa.

NTU support includes financial grants, comprehensive travel insurance coverage, and pre-departure advice and preparation.

Most of the students take up internships during their penultimate year. Students will continue to study after their internship. Employers may need to wait up to 1 year before they can hire students on a full-time basis.

All NTU students on our overseas programmes are covered by our Group Travel Insurance as well as supported by International SOS (ISOS). ISOS has local representatives across Africa that can aid in resolving emergencies issues on the ground.