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INFORMAL INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES – NOV 2016

Below are internship opportunities that are not part of the ADM internship programme and are open to all students. These are companies who have typically missed the application window to be part of the official programme or unable to wait for the official internship period.

Students are advised to read the internship description carefully before applying. Informal internship arrangements should not interfere with any lessons or term time. Please note that informal internships will have no faculty supervisor monitoring and no academic units awarded. The internship agreement is therefore strictly between the organisation and the student who applies.

Accenture
Visual Design Intern
Posted: 12th Nov 2016

Accenture
Interaction Design Intern
Posted: 12th Nov 2016

Currency Design
Graphic Design Intern
Posted: 12th Nov 2016

SHOW-AND-TELL WITH AURELIA JESSICA

INTERVIEW WITH VISUAL COMMUNICATION STUDENT – AURELIA JESSICA

Aurelia is a Visual Communication student who interned with news and social networking service Twitter during her ADM internship. Aurelia applied through the ADM database of companies as well as self-sourced companies on her own and eventually landed a 13 weeks placement with Twitter.  Alongside with other itineraries lined up, she will be sharing with everyone her experiences on the different company sourcing options on:

Wednesday, 9th November @ ART B1-03
4:30pm – 5:30pm

Pop by and check out what Aurelia has to say about her journey ! She will be there to answer questions and provide useful advice.  Meanwhile, below is a sneak peak of Aurelia’s experiences with Twitter during her internship !

What first got you interested in the ADM internship programme?

I have always wondered what I can do with my skills after graduation and how can I apply what I have learned into the real world out there.  When I found out that ADM has a 10 weeks internship programme and also this blog to assist us in the internship journey, I set my mind to get onto it.

What was the most memorable experience during your internship?

I knew next to nothing about brand strategy when I started interning for Twitter, but within weeks I was thrown into the deep end helping out with design pitches for some high profile clients such as Unilever, Samsung, Pepsi and many more in a very fast paced environment. I was attached with a team comprising of colleagues of 6 different nationalities located across 4 countries.  My colleagues were very supportive of my internship throughout the internship and gave me lots of opportunities to get involved in the projects which helped me grow immensely as a professional creative. I have enjoyed being part of the team and have huge respect for their professionalism and expertise.  

What was the coolest/weirdest/craziest thing that happened while on the job?

There is never a dull moment at the Twitter office but the coolest part of the job are the opportunities to make friends from all over the world. Due to the multinational nature of the company, I got acquainted with many very talented and interesting people from different backgrounds and nationalities. There were Singaporeans, Indonesians, Indians, Chinese, Americans, English, Russians and many more!  The company’s open and easy-going culture provided lots of opportunities for its employees to interact with colleagues outside of their own team.  In the span of 13 weeks, I had a regular table football rival whom I play with daily, I had coffee with different people each week, watched NBA live-screening for the first time, attended an extravagant US embassy party and got to know the names of some of my colleagues kids and pets ( yes, one of them smuggled her corgi into the office once!).  Apart from the weekly lunches, the office also organizes fun events such as yoga sessions, chili eating competition and also an annual summer party at a club in Sentosa!  

What would you say is the biggest takeaway from the entire internship programme?

It is important to get onto the internship with an open mind and the hunger to learn.  I have developed observation skills and the ability to adapt and be flexible in various crucial circumstances. As an intern, I found that many things were new for me so it is important to observe carefully and adjust decisions accordingly depending on the situation.  I have also learned to contribute to the team by either drawing from my own studies or from my own unique experiences allowing me the opportunity to be more outspoken.

INFORMAL INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES – JULY 2016

Below are internship opportunities that are not part of the ADM internship programme and are open to all students. These are companies who have typically missed the application window to be part of the official programme or unable to wait for the official internship period.

Students are advised to read the internship description carefully before applying. Informal internship arrangements should not interfere with any lessons or term time. Please note that informal internships will have no faculty supervisor monitoring and no academic units awarded. The internship agreement is therefore strictly between the organisation and the student who applies.

ADSC
Media Graphic Intern
Posted: 12th July 2016

INFORMAL INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES – MAY 2016

Below are internship opportunities that are not part of the ADM internship programme and are open to all students. These are companies who have typically missed the application window to be part of the official programme or unable to wait for the official internship period.

Students are advised to read the internship description carefully before applying. Informal internship arrangements should not interfere with any lessons or term time. Please note that informal internships will have no faculty supervisor monitoring and no academic units awarded. The internship agreement is therefore strictly between the organisation and the student who applies.

DIA Brands
Brand Design Intern
Posted: 31st May 2016

CreativPlus
Graphic Design Intern
Posted: 26th May 2016

Sproud
Video Production Intern
Posted: 26th May 2016

Maverique Art
Graphic Design Intern
Posted: 26th May 2016

Twist Media
Events and Graphic Design and Webs Intern
Posted: 26th May 2016

Informal Internship Opportunities – March 2016

Below are internship opportunities that are not part of the ADM internship programme and are open to all students. These are companies who have typically missed the application window to be part of the official programme or unable to wait for the official internship period.

Students are advised to read the internship description carefully before applying. Informal internship arrangements should not interfere with any lessons or term time. Please note that informal internships will have no faculty supervisor monitoring and no academic units awarded. The internship agreement is therefore strictly between the organisation and the student who applies.

SapientNitro Internship
Visual Designer
Posted: 2nd Mar 2016

Twitter_Internship
Design Intern
Posted: 16th Mar 2016

Singapore Prison Services
Graphic Design and Webs Intern
Posted: 18th Mar 2016

The self-source internship route: Presentation by Cheong Tong Pei

AY2014/15 Internship briefing

A second internship talk for AY2014/15 was organized in January 2015 for those who missed the first round back in November 2014.

Final year Vis Com student Cheong Tong Pei was invited to share with everyone his experiences of self-sourcing his own placement. Tong Pei was featured a while ago in one of our blogpost. He enlightened a roomful of potential student interns, all hungry to get a taste of the real world experience! Useful pointers were presented from how to go about looking for internship opportunities to what students should do and keep in mind when preparing for the big interview!

Below: Tong Pei presenting his internship self-source journey

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CAO Career Fair 2015

For those who are looking to self-source their internship, do not miss the NTU Career Fair 2015 organised by the Career and Attachment Office (CAO) on:
27 January, 30 January & 3rd February 2015
10 am – 6 pm Nanyang Auditorium Foyer &
Lobby, School of Biological Sciences (SBS)

Although most companies are looking to recruit soon-to-be graduates, it is a potential ground to check for internship opportunities too! There have been a good number of pro-active students in the past who have managed to score an internship placement by attending the fair and having a chat with the organization representatives.

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2014 Internship Briefing: Jackson Tan and Clarence Ng talks about Design and Internship

On the 12th November 2014,  ADM had its annual internship briefing for all Year 3 students who are thinking of taking on the ADM internship between May – July.  Jackson Tan from Black Design was specially invited to talk to the students on the benefits of taking on an internship for career building. Our very own ADM Interactive Media student Clarence Ng also gave a show-and-tell session of his internship experience. The NTU Career and Attachment office (CAO) representatives were also present to go through the internship application procedure with the students!  At the end of the session, students walked away with lots of valuable first-hand advice! Continue reading 2014 Internship Briefing: Jackson Tan and Clarence Ng talks about Design and Internship

Interview with: Cheong Tong Pei

Tong Pei, a visual communication student interned with the Lo and Behold Group for 10 weeks under the 2014 ADM internship programme. Tong Pei self-sourced his own internship placement and was awarded 6AU upon successful completion of the programme.

He will be sharing with everyone his experiences on the 30th of January 2014, 12 noon @ the Library Cinema Room. Do come by and listen to what Tong Pei have to say, especially for those who are looking to self-source their own placement. He will be there to answer questions and provide useful advice!

Meanwhile, below is a short interview piece with Tong Pei!

​​What first got you interested in the ADM internship programme?

The best part about ADM internship is the amount of AUs you can clear during your holidays. By clearing that 6AUs, it would make your 4th year more relaxing and be able to concentrate on your FYP.

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Show-and-tell by Cheong Tong Pei

On the 30th January, 12 noon at the ADM Library Cinema Room, final year Visual Communication student Cheong Tong Pei will be sharing with us his internship experience with the food and beverage company, Lo and Behold Group.  You will get to hear directly from someone who went through the ADM internship programme! Come by for tips, advices and more .
@ADM Library Cinema Room
30 January 2015, 12 noon – 1pm.
Session itinerary
12noon – 12:30pm:

Show and tell session by 4th year student Cheong Tong Pei

Tong Pei self-sourced his own internship placement with the Lo and Behold Group which owns restaurants and bars such as The Tanjong Beach Club, Loof Bar, Overeasy and The White Rabbit. He spent 10 weeks with the design and marketing department on his internship stint and will be sharing with everyone from how he scored an internship placement with the Group to what he was tasked to design and work on during the placement. Come by and seek some first-hand valuable advise from someone who has been through the internship programme.

12:30pm – 12:45pm:
Internship application procedure briefing by
Lecturer Angeline Yam (Internship coordinator)

A short briefing of the application procedure online and the different types of internship routes one can take up. An overview of the companies who are already enlisted onto the ADM database will also be shared. These are companies that have already expressed interest in providing placement opportunities with our ADM students.

12:45pm – 1pm:
Informal mingling session

For those who are too shy to ask questions, this will be a good time for you to mingle informally with us and clarify any questions that you may have on the internship programme.

Interview with: Clarence Ng Chuan Swee

Clarence, an interactive media student interned with the organization Up and Up for 10 weeks under the 2014 ADM internship programme. Clarence was placed with the organization Up and Up by making use of the ADM database of companies. All companies under this ADM database are companies who are already looking and eager to provide internship experiences to our ADM students !

Clarence shared his internship experiences with everyone on the 12th November 2014, together with Jackson from Black Design. Students got some useful tips and advice from him at the talk from what to prepare at the interview to how to conduct yourself throughout the 10 weeks of internship !

Clarence was awarded 6AU upon successful completion of his 10 weeks internship.

For those who missed his talk, below is a short interview with him:

​​What first got you interested in the ADM internship programme?

The opportunity of being able to learn new things beyond what can be learnt in a classroom setting thrilled me. I wanted to test my creativity and see if I could perform well if I entered the advertising and marketing industry.

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Information for Students

ADM Internship Programme

 

FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED BEFORE 2017/18

For students who are enrolled before 2017/18, ADM provides an optional 10 weeks internship programme to all it’s 3rd year undergraduates. The internship commitment period runs in the third year , second semester from May – July annually.  Upon upon completion of the internship, students will be awarded 6 Academic Units (AUs) as part of their degree programme. Internship programme is considered as a UE for those enrolled before 2017/18.

FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED FROM 2017/18 ONWARDS

Students enrolled from 2017/18 onward will undergo a 10 weeks compulsory internship at the end of their third year, in the second semester. The internship commitment period  will run from May – July. Upon successful completion of the 10 weeks internship, students will be awarded 5 AU as part of their course. The internship programme will be considered as a core prescribed elective (PE) for those who are enrolled from 2018/18 onward.

Students who are considering doing an overseas study exchange in their third year are advised to do so in the first semester in order not to interfere with the internship programme.

Please note that only internships taken up in the third year of the second semester as part of the ADM internship programme will be awarded the relevant AUs.

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Information for Companies

Companies are encouraged to have an understanding of the courses taken by our students before making an application. This will ensure that the organization attracts the right candidate and that the internship will be of value to both the organization as well as the student intern.   All 3rd year students major in one of the following courses:

  • Digital Animation
  • Digital Filmmaking
  • Interactive Media
  • Photography and Digital Imaging
  • Product Design
  • Visual Communication

Please consider the area(s) that is most relevant to the internship job scope when making an application. If you have questions on the suitability of our interns for your placement, please contact us for advisement.

For further details of the overall ADM undergraduate programme, please click on this link.
For further details of specific undergraduate course, please click on this link.

Official ADM Internship Route

Internship programme format: Under the official internship programme, students will provide a minimum of 10 weeks commitment to the organization between Mid May – End of July (students’ longest semester break). Each student will be assigned a faculty as a mentor to the student. The faculty will also act as a contact point for the organization.

Student commitment: Throughout the 10 weeks internship, students will be required to write reflective journals on their experiences with the organization that will be monitored by our faculty members.

Organization commitment: We request interested organization to allocate a supervisor (preferably one with a design background) to provide mentorship and guidance to the student throughout the 10 weeks period. The organization supervisor will be asked to provide feedback on the students’ performance mid-way through the internship period and will also be asked to complete a simple assessment form on the student’s performance at the end of the internship period.

End of internship period: Upon successful completion of the internship, students will be awarded academic units as part of their degree programme. Companies are more than welcome to extend the internship period beyond 10 weeks with the students. However, the extension period will be a separate agreement between the student and the organization. There will also be no faculty monitoring the internship after the 10 weeks period.

A typical timeline is as below:

Oct – Dec :
• Invitations are sent to interested companies to enroll for internship programme
• Interested companies to send in application
• Email: Jenny Lim at limSK@ntu.edu.sg to be enrolled onto the ADM database list for invitation.  Please also kindly CC Angeline Yam at angeline_yam@ntu.edu.sg

Dec – Feb:
• Sorting of paperwork between companies and students application
• Acceptance and rejection of companies by NTU (ADM)

Late Feb:
Emails will be sent to companies to view students’ CV online

End of Feb
Companies to shortlist students for interviews

Early march
Companies to interview shortlisted student candidates
(usually during students’ one week recess break)

Mid March
Company to let ADM  know selected students for the internship from round 1

Mid March – Late March
Round 2 application to start for companies who did not manage to apply during round 1

Late March – Early April
Students to confirm offered internship

Mid May
Internship programme begins for both student and companies

End of July
Internship programme ends (10 weeks)

Informal ADM Internship Route

Informal internships are typically for companies who have:
• missed the application window (Oct – Feb) for the official internship programme
• unable to wait for the official internship months (May – July)
• have a different timeline and requirement that does not align with the official internship programme

Informal internship means it will not be part of the official internship programme. There will be no faculty supervisor monitoring and no academic units awarded to the student. There is also no time frame set for informal internship. The internship agreement is therefore strictly between the organisation and the student who applies. Companies may sometimes find that there are fewer interests from students under the informal route as  internship timings that are outside of the official period may clash with their class schedule and without accreditation. However, it is still worth a try if you are unable to wait for the annual official internship programme in May-Aug.

Additionally, this option may also be advertised to graduating students looking to intern in view of a full-time position offer after the internship period. Do let us know if this is the case and we will expand our email base to graduating students.

Informal internship opportunities are posted onto our blog on a monthly basis.  A call-out is then made to our 3rd and 4th year students notifying them of any new postings.  For reference, you can visit other postings here.

If you are interested in this route, please download and complete this form and forward it to:
angeline_yam@ntu.edu.sg

Suggested internship timing:
Students’ longest holiday period is normally between Mid May – Mid August (approx. 3 months). This is the period when it’s best to organize your internship as students will be able to take on internship responsibilities without interfering with their study term. The next best timing would be between Mid Nov – Mid January (approx. 2 months). Any other timings outside of these holiday period may interfere with the students’ class schedule. Part-time or half days basis internship could perhaps be arranged between the organization and the students themselves in this case.