Programmes

Summer Associates Programme

Students

The Summer Associates Programme is designed to provide talented young people from all around the world with a chance to gain meaningful work experience in the area of social innovation, through an 8 to 10 week internship. Students will not only have an opportunity to contribute to our research and programmes, but also hone their media-savvy skills, by writing articles and producing content for our flagship content platform, Social Space.

 

 

Get up close and personal with past summer associates in Meet Our 2020 Summer AssociatesMeet Our 2019 Summer Associates (Part 1) and Meet Our 2019 Summer Associates (Part 2).

 

As an LCSI Summer Associate, you will get to:

  • Be mentored by a diversified team of experienced professionals
  • Attend customised training sessions and masterclasses to equip you with practical workplace skills
  • Go on field trips to visit social enterprises / organisations
  • Complete a final project and present your work to the team

 

For 2021, we have the following position available:

Editorial Intern
Editorial Interns will have the opportunity to hone their journalistic and editorial skills by writing articles and producing content for our flagship content platform, Social Space. This is an unpaid internship. Students must ensure they are sponsored by or receive credit from their respective institution for this internship.

Job description

  • Work closely with the Head of Content and Communications/Deputy Editor of Social Space Magazine
  • Source and research original story ideas for Social Space Magazine
  • Conduct interviews (face-to-face or over email) with individuals and organisations that have a compelling story to share
  • Draft and edit personality Q&As, feature articles, or commentaries to be published in the magazine (either online or in print)
  • Support tasks such as copyediting, proofreading, photography/videography
  • Collaborate with other members of the marcomms team to produce compelling content for social media, newsletters, and publicity
  • Participate and help out at outreach events, workshops, and conferences

Eligibility 

  • Strong interest in producing content for a social innovation magazine
  • Keen interest in social issues or human interest stories
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Creative, innovative, and open to new ideas
  • Comfortable working on multiple assignments at the same time
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with the team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


This internship will be conducted 100% virtually. Working days and hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30am-5:30pm (40 hours per week), with a one-hour lunch break. Interns will be expected to attend and participate in virtual meetings over Zoom or MS Teams. Please note that is an unpaid internship. Students must ensure they are sponsored by or receive credit from their respective institution for this internship.

 

Internship Period (2021)

Non-SMU students: 8 June to 30 July (8 weeks)

SMU students: 8 June to 13 August (10 weeks)

 

How To Apply

 Email your CV and writing samples to liencentre [at] smu.edu.sg with the subject header "Summer Associates Programme (Editorial)" by 26 February 2021.

 

For help or any other questions, please email liencentre [at] smu.edu.sg