Humanitarian Engineering Internship in Singapore

Innovations in Sustainable Development

Program Overview

This hands-on experiential internship designed for engineers will involve insightful visits with engaging enterprises solving critical challenges related to sustainability and inclusivity. The program will have a base in Singapore, often referred to as ‘Instant Asia’ as it is really a melting pot of cultures, one of the historical reasons being that it is the biggest and busiest port in Asia!

Students will work closely with organizations on projects that align with their background and interest areas & will work in teams to accomplish the objectives of their respective projects. In addition to the intellectual growth provided by the projects, students will also experience local life & culture through guided cultural immersions that will set the stage for their own personal exploration of the city & country during their internship.

Key Program Elements

  • Visits to innovative businesses addressing critical issues relating to sustainability and inclusivity.

  • Working on projects that align with the background and interests of students.
  • Cultural immersion to experience and understand the local landscape, context and society.

  • Regular mentorship and facilitation sessions.

Suitable Disciplines


Computer Science


Featured Cultural Experiences

Little India

Little India.


Singapore City Gallery.


Gardens by the Bay.

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Walking Tour Covering the Peranakan culture.


Guided Cultural Tour of Singapore.

Learning Outcomes

Interpersonal Skills

  • Team management
  • Client relationship management

Problem-solving Skills

  • Research
  • Analysis
  • Decision-making

Presentation Skills

  • Report-writing
  • PowerPoint presentation
  • Articulation of ideas

Life Skills

  • Self-knowledge
  • Tolerance for ambiguity
  • Adaptation
  • Ability to manage and be flexible with expectations

Project Management Skills

  • Scoping a project
  • Work planning
  • Project management
  • Time & volume management


Day 1: Arrival in Singapore

Arrival in Singapore and group transfer to hotel.

Day 2: Orientation and Cultural Tour

Orientation and program overview. Design thinking workshop followed by a guided cultural tour of key sites in Singapore including the Civil district, Raffles landing site, Chinatown with a stop at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Singapore River cruise and the Merlion Park. Welcome dinner in the evening.

Day 3: Guided Exposure Visits

A full-day visit to NeWater Visitor Centre, Marina Barrage, Singapore City Gallery, and Gardens by the Bay. 

Day 4: Multi-Cultural Immersion

Walking tour covering the Peranakan culture including lunch + walking tour of Little India.

Day 5: Internship Begins

Day 1 at the internship office (facilitated introduction).

Day 6- Day 56: Project Work

Project work during weekdays (with weekly in-person check-in).

Day 57: Presentations + Farewell Dinner

Final presentations followed by farewell dinner.

Day 58: Departure

Checkout from the hotel; transfer to the airport on own.

Pricing & Inclusions


(8 weeks-in person, based on a group size of 16-20+2)


(8 weeks online, based on a group size of 16-20+2)

*Please note that the cost of our programs may vary depending upon several factors, including but not limited to the size of the group, program inclusions, the number of program days and more. Kindly contact us for a customized quote that suits your specific requirements.

  • Cultural Orientation
  • Design Thinking Workshop
  • Half-day guided cultural tour
  • Full day of guided exposure visits
  • Half-day multi-cultural immersion through guided walking tours