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Diana Koh Social Transformation Programme

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The Diana Koh Social Transformation Programme for NPO Internships financially supports Singapore Management University (SMU) undergraduates who successfully receive an internship offer from an approved non-profit organisation (NPO) that focuses on transforming the lives of people. The NPO focus areas for 2022 are:

  1. Women, Children & Family
  2. Youth
  3. Elderly
  4. People with Disabilities
  5. Foreign Domestic/ Migrant Workers
  6. Mental Health
  7. Food Security
  8. Equitable & Accessible Education
  9. Equitable & Accessible Healthcare
  10. Employability, Social & Financial Resilience

Students should apply for this Programme if they are committed to gain exposure in the NPO/NGO sector by contributing their skills and acquiring new ones during the internship. SMU students will be automatically awarded the full stipend if the internship is offered through the Programme’s listed positions on OnTrac. Students may also source for their own internships at NPOs working on relevant focus areas, subject to Lien Centre for Social Innovation (LCSI) and the Dato' Kho Hui Meng Career Centre's (DKHMCC) approval. 

Programme Criteria

  • The profile of the NPO accepted under this Programme must fall under one or more of the ten focus areas listed above.
  • Applicants must be matriculated SMU undergraduates during the internship.
  • Each internship must be full-time, at least 10 weeks long and meet the criteria of SMU’s credit-bearing internships, even if the student has already fulfilled his/her internship requirement.
  • Period of Attachment: 4 May to 14 August 2022 (Negotiable start and end date)
  • Stipendiary support: Up to $2,500
  • Funding for self-sourced internships is subject to the approval of LCSI and DKHMCC.

Students should also note the following prior to submitting your application for the programme. Ensure that you fulfill the following points: 

  • This programme is only opened to Y1 – Y4* Undergraduate students based on admit year
    *Y4 students are only eligible if they are graduating in December 2022. To apply as a Y4 UG Student, please write in to liencentre [at] smu.edu.sg
  • You have completed your pre-internship requirements
  • If you are a student with SOA, SOL or SCIS –This internship will not qualify to meet your mandatory internship requirement. Thus apply only if you have already fulfilled the mandatory internship requirement under your respective degree. This internship is not open to Year 1 students from SOA, SOL and SCIS.

Available Positions at Participating NPOs: 


UG: [DKSTIP] Community Partnerships Intern (Care Corner) 
UG: [DKSTIP] Assistive Technology Intern (CPAS) 
UG: [DKSTIP] Development & Partnerships (Lions Befrienders) 
UG: [DKSTIP] Marketing & Communications Intern (SUN-DAC) 

How to Apply

Submit your application via LIEN Centre's email address liencentre [at] smu.edu.sg  (include Cover letter, CV and SMU Transcript) by 22 April 2022; thereafter shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview.

For any further enquires, you may contact us at liencentre [at] smu.edu.sg