DBS Business For Good Internship Programme

DBS Business For Good Internship Programme

DBS Business For Good Internship Programme

Students

Social entrepreneurs are transforming the business landscape by building viable, self-sustaining businesses with social and environmental missions. The Business for Good Internship Programme will challenge you to do business differently – to apply principles of marketing, business and management, in tackling pressing social and environmental issues, such as food wastage, access to water in the region, elderly care and others. You will intern at innovative local social enterprises at the forefront of tackling such issues.

The internship positions are administered under the DBS-SMU Business For Good Internship Programme, and the programme is a collaboration between SMU Lien Centre for Social Innovation and DBS Bank. Interns selected for this programme will receive a competitive stipend during their 10 weeks internship period

 

What's it like working at a social enterprise?

How does it differ from working in a corporate office - or is there even a difference? Two SMU undergraduates share their experiences.

     

 

 

What You Will Gain:

1. Develop Leadership: Work closely with the founder or senior managment of your host company

2. Achieve More: Learn to balance the financial and social impact goals of a business

3. Embrace Change: Be surrounded by innovation and learn how to solve problems in creative ways

 

Application Deadline:

First application window closed. Deadline for second application window: 22 March 2020. Shortlisting and interviews will commence the week of 23 March - Please make sure you are available for interview.

 

How To Apply:

Login to your SMU Ontrac Account and search for 'Lien Centre for Social Innovation'. You will see a list of available positions with [DBS] in the title. Please note that this programme is only open to SMU undergraduate students. Second Application Window: Positions listed with *Recruiting* below are still open for applications. If you have any questions about the programme, please email liencentre@smu.edu.sg.

 

2020 Participating Social Enterprises:

 

Positions Available:

Boxgreen is looking for a high-energy and no-task-too-small intern with a passion for food and health/wellness to support the marketing team. The team focuses on creating relevant and interesting content for the masses. Through this internship you will stretch your creative mind, Instagram story to your heart's content and produce some BuzzFeed worthy food videos!

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Create and design digital media assets across various online channels (blogs, FB, Instagram)
  • Assisting in brand communication, copy write and proofread content used by our brand
  • Filming and editing of snack-worthy videos
  • Assist with campaign planning and support (including logistics, on-site staffing, development of collateral, promotions, etc.)
  • Daily monitoring of social media channels and actively propose content to better engage communities
  • Answering related enquires of Boxgreen products

Agape is exploring new business revenue, in addition, to call centre operation, while still serving its niche market. One of the proposals is the development of a mobile app to match every potential beneficiary with funders and Agape to look at monetising the subscription base at a later stage.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • To research on the feasibility of project and prepare project brief on info such as how does it work, target audience, business model and type of technical solutions
  • Design, develop, test deploy, maintain and improve software
  • Prepare user guide and conduct user training
  • Troubleshoot, debug, upgrade and test mobile app
  • Research and suggest new technology products, applications and protocols
  • Attend meetings with clients
  • Sourcing for vendors to support app development and execution

To work closely with the CEO of Treedots on business development projects which involves market research, data analysis and testing of new ideas with the markets and evaluating results.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Perform market research on Southeast Asia markets
  • Perform data analysis to gather insights on customer, market and suppliers
  • Drafting and executing strategies for testing new project ideas and evaluating them thereafter
  • Help to organise and execute bonding events and maintain our company internal web page to build a strong company culture

The intern will work alongside Homage team members on two key projects.

1) Growth & Conversion Optimisation

This project aims to improve Homage's product positioning and conversion rate of customer-facing web assets (including home page, landing pages, and mobile page) through quantitative analysis, qualitative research, copywriting, website management, and experimental design. Tasks include:

  • Finalise analysis & research of market & opportunity landscape
  • Design and launch the first phase of experiments
  • Track and report on experiment outcomes
  • Iterate and seek to continuously improve results over multiple phases
  • Prepare a final documentation of results, learning & follow-up recommendations

2) CRM & Messaging

This project focuses on CRM & messaging initiatives (including behavioural emails, in-app messaging and push notifications) to drive engagement & retention of Homage's user base. Tasks include:

  • Research and understand best practices of CRM & messaging in the market
  • Understand Homage's user base and segment them to each of their opportunities
  • Design a messaging flow for one segment of user base
  • Execute and launch initiative
  • Track and report on messaging outcomes

Other responsibilities include supporting performance marketing initiatives, video shoots and other asset creation efforts.

The intern will work alongside Homage team members on two key projects.

1) Homage Enterprise Solution

  • Support the go to market of Homage's B2B products
  • Build pricing models for various enterprise products and services
  • Participate in and support cross-functional discussions
  • Assist with preparation of presentation materials and collateral
  • Attend sales and partnerships meetings where required

2) Home Medical Services

  • Conduct market sizing research and model demand for various home medical service verticals
  • Support the definition of both demand and supply operating protocols for medical services
  • Support growth hacking the customer journey (from acquisition to retention)
  • Track and perform analysis on success of the service
  • Assist with the preparation of playbooks, presentation materials and collateral
  • Attend partnerships meetings where required
  • Other responsibilities include generating actionable insights from available data sets, ad-hoc analyses, and support mini-projects (e.g. on workflow/process improvements).

    Agape is exploring new business revenue in addition to its current call centre operation, while still aiming to serve its niche market. The intern is expected to analyse the external and internal business environment and perform SWOT analysis to determine our competitive advantage and consequently new business opportunities and segment. Preferably, he/she should have some experience in brand management or corporate communication to help company position itself in existing and/or new market in terms of service offering and being the preferred employer.

    Roles & Responsibilities:

    • Design questionnaires and determine the methodology of collection of data on clients, competitors and industry. Perform evaluative analysis of selected resources and current market data
    • Collect data and assimilate statistics, using statistical software. Monitor the progress of data collection. Collate information into actionable items, reports and presentations. Making recommendations of new business opportunities or segments based on the data collected.
    • Implementation of new business strategies
    • Collate feedback on the new business initiatives
    • Brand management for existing and/or new market
    • Corporate communication for existing and /or new market

    Impact Assessment & Reporting: The intern will assist in the impact assessment of RPRE’s projects (e.g. clean energy generated) through the systematic collection and analysis of data and will also assist the team in the preparation of collaterals to present overall company impact.

    Business Development: With the recent completion of a solar PV system project at Indonesian dive resort, RPRE is currently working on several project proposals for potential clients. The intern will research on business opportunities, meet with various vendors & clients, develop business proposals, and other supporting tasks as required.

    Roles & Responsibilities:

    • Preparation of presentation and proposal materials for clients
    • Assist in the preparation of impact assessment
    • Provide ongoing support to the team for project implementation and completion
    • Participate in client/vendor/developer meetings, track and perform follow-up actions
    • Financial analysis and preparation of costing sheets
    • Assist in designing posters/newsletter and drafting digital content and social media updating
    • Work together with the team for event executions, Attending events occasionally
    • Update company websites with images and content as required

    The intern will be working with the Edible Garden City Marketing and Business Development team to help develop a plan and generate more potential corporate leads for its foodscaping services. Foodscaping involves designing and building edible gardens for a range of clients. In addition, there may be potential for substantial hands-on farming activities.

    Roles & Responsibilities:

    • Identify and reach out to target corporate Foodscape customers through appropriate channels
    • Support Art Director & Marketing Head in copywriting and designing marketing and communication collaterals
    • Organise current business contact list into appropriate groupings for future eDMs
    • Analyse financial and operational data with the objective to identify potential opportunities /threats
    • General admin duties

    Bettr Barista is looking for a motivated and results-driven Business Development intern with strong business sense and customer-oriented deposition who will thrive in a fast-paced environment. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who wants to work as part of a skilled team to gain valuable experience. The Business Development Intern will assist in lead generation, sales process as well as developing sales and marketing strategies and materials for The Bettr Group’s special projects.

    The intern should be comfortable taking direction from other team members, and should take the initiative to learn about current and emerging digital trends.

    Roles & Responsibilities:

    • Working closely with the Marketing team to develop sales and marketing plans and materials for special projects
    • Identifying new market opportunities
    • Identifying and contacting prospective clients or partner organisations
    • Creating client proposals
    • Participating in potential partners and/or client meetings
    • Selling services and/or products to clients and assist in managing the sales process (pre to post-sales)

    Bettr Barista is seeking a motivated and results-driven digital content intern with strong writing skills and a good eye who will thrive in a fast-paced environment. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who wants to work as part of a skilled team to gain valuable experience. The Digital Content Intern will assist in the execution of content marketing campaigns for The Bettr Group, spanning over three brands—Bettr Group, Bettr Barista and Bettr Coffee Co. The intern should be comfortable taking direction from other team members, and should take the initiative to learn about current and emerging digital trends.

    Roles & Responsibilities:

    • Copy creation and optimisation for content marketing
    • Curate, research, design and write blog posts
    • Organise the image library and create a system for it
    • Perform research
    • Develop email newsletters
    • Write website content
    • Social media management

    To drive consumer awareness, WateROAM has regularly engaged in a large range of marketing activities such as content marketing, social media marketing, exhibitions, events, talks and press releases. However, a comprehensive study to understand the performance and effectiveness of these channels through data has yet to be conducted. As we begin to scale our outreach to an international market, it is of increasing importance that WateROAM can allocate our resources to marketing channels that will generate the strongest returns.

    The Marketing & Business Development Intern will assist the company in conducting a quantitative and qualitative analysis of our existing marketing channels, develop new marketing channel strategies, craft implementation plans and develop tools to track success.

    Roles & Responsibilities:

    • Conduct marketing channel analysis and identify the most effective channels
    • Develop a comprehensive marketing channel strategy and craft an implementation plan
    • Develop tools to track the success of the marketing channel strategy
    • Engage with our customers and global distributors to understand the buying process
    • Development of an enhanced social impact metrics framework & methodology for collection of data

    The intern will be working with the Edible Garden City Business Development and Farm Production teams to help develop a business plan and generate new sustainable concepts to market to and support corporate clients. In addition, there may be potential for substantial hands-on farming activities.

    Roles & Responsibilities:

    • Develop a sustainable Xmas Tree concept for corporate clients like Fullerton Hotel. Includes other unique sustainable ideas that we can market to and support corporate clients
    • Map up a plan to reach out to International Schools to achieve a steady average Citizen Box monthly subscription of 50
    • Identify potential technology partners that can help improve farm productivity and ability to tap on government grants
    • Analyse financial and operational data with the objective to identify potential opportunities /threats for our farm produce
    • Conduct a feasibility study of renting Edible Garden system racks for offices and homes
    • General administrative duties

    NamZ is looking for someone who is powered by enthusiasm, with a passion for food and the environment to support our branding, marketing and communication efforts together with the team. Someone who is up for achieving as much as possible in their time with us!

    Roles & Responsibilities:

    • Contributing to content creation on social media platforms and actively proposing content and plans to better engage communities & consumers
    • Assisting in social impact PR, brand communication, copy-writing and proof-reading content (e.g. media FAQs, talking points, press releases, media releases)
    • Assist with the organization and execution of brand appearances & events (e.g. trade shows, pop up shows, logstics, on-site staffing,..)
    • Create and design digital media assets across various online and offline channels (posters, blogs, FB, Instagram, flyers)
    • Help with media monitoring and tracking (e.g. creating visibility reports, media research)
    • Streamline & assist in the creation of company/brand presentations
    • Respond to customer queries in relation to the launch of new consumer product

    Please note this position might require occasional travel to NamZ factory in Johor, Malaysia.

    NamZ is looking for someone who is powered by enthusiasm, with a passion for efficient systems. The project will be to improve the operational and process efficiency of the factory from order to delivery, ensuring smooth information and product flow between offices in different geographical locations.

    Roles & Responsibilities:

    • Liaise with various stakeholders across different functions to understand their needs and challenges (e.g. sales, accounts, operations, delivery, production)
    • Set up experiments to collect relevant data and analyse the data collected
    • Apply statistical tools to validate the analytical findings and conclusions. Develop an implementation plan to execute the improvements and suggestions.Potentially create dashboards for weekly/monthly reporting
    • May be required to assist in other projects under the Group
    • Work with fellow SMU intern to on media monitoring and tracking (e.g. creating visibility reports, media research)

    Please note this position might require occasional travel to NamZ factory in Johor, Malaysia.

    Yonah is focused almost exclusively on improving development and healthcare outcomes through unmanned technology in the South-East Asia and South Pacific Areas. We have contacts and partnerships in a handful of these countries but are seeking more opportunities to enter new markets. A WHO report in 2014 states that there are still 60 million people without access to a stable healthcare logistics network (cold-chain vaccines).

    Yonah is looking for an intern with an interest in public health and developmental work to study and document the state of rural healthcare systems among the ASEAN states and formulate strategies for market penetration in these states. Market analysis, business model development, partnership strategies will also be a part of the intern’s work.

    The intern will work closely with the existing Business Development Team to understand existing methods employed in the rural healthcare sector and develop understanding and appreciation for B2G work.

    Roles & Responsibilities:

    • Literature review and secondary research on public health policies and health systems of countries in Southeast Asia
    • Contact developmental organizations to identify operational needs
    • Write proposals for agencies to propose projects for the improvement of healthcare logistics
    • Develop pricing strategies and models for scalable operations
    • Research in unmanned systems developments and competitors
    • Presentations to internal and external stakeholders on company

    Boxgreen is looking for a high-energy and no-task-too-small intern with a passion for food and health/wellness to support the corporate snack team. The team focuses on building pipeline and spreading the good snacks in offices. Through this internship you will hustle, visit cool offices, develop project management capabilities, experience business planning and execution first-hand!

    Roles & Responsibilities:

    • Business building for the next phase of boxgreen's corporate snacking program
    • Assisting in brand communication, drafting outreach emails to brands highlighting campaign progress and creating recap presentations for businesses
    • Assisting team on sampling and marketing campaign planning and execution
    • Answering related enquires of Boxgreen products

    reach52 is fast expanding as a start up and will be entering new markets in 2020, namely, India and Myanmar. In addition, reach52 will be looking to raise funds in June/ July 2020.

    Roles & Responsibilities:

    • Detailed research of potential partners in India, from local NGOs to government support organisations, social enterprises, private companies and MNCs to scope out potential areas of collaboration with reach52
    • Provide a list of potential investors in the region, who would be able to provide strategic value to the reach52 business and leadership team
    • Ad hoc assignments such as preparation of marketing materials for investor roadshow, refinement of marketing decks, monitoring impact and outreach of community activities against pre-defined targets
    • Attend both physical and telcon meetings together with CEO and COO, take minutes and ensure follow up on action items as discussed with both internal and external stakeholders

     

     

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    To know how DBS supports Social Enterprises, please visit www.dbs.com/dbsfoundation.

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