Summer Associates Programme

Summer Associates Programme

Summer Associates Programme


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 publication — Social Space Magazine.


2019 Batch of Summer Associates


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


General Requirements:

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with the team
  • Motivated and keen to learn
  • Be creative, innovative, and open to new ideas
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Comfortable working on multiple assignments at the same time


This is an unpaid internship. Students must ensure they are sponsored by or receive credit from their respective institution for this internship.


Internship Period:

The internship will be 8 to 10 weeks between May 2020 to August 2020.


How To Apply:

Send your resume and cover letter to before 30 April 2020, 2359hrs (Singapore Time, UCT+8) with the subject heading "Summer Associates Programme: [name of position]"


Positions Available:

Multimedia Associate

  • Work with the Media team to produce compelling video content
  • Conceptualise, storyboard, shoot, and edit videos feature interesting personalities, social entrepreneurs, and/or changemakers
  • Collaborate with other interns to curate stories of impact
  • Conduct interviews, in front of or behind the camera
  • Keep a pulse on trendy and creative ways to present video content
  • Source actors or talents for videos


  • ​Familiarity with operative video equipment (DSLR camera, audio recording devices, etc.)
  • Familiarity with at least one video editing software (Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc.)
  • Solid understanding of digital and social media platforms
  • ​Scriptwriting or prior video production experience (optional but preferred)

Marketing & Communications Associate

  • Work with the Marketing & Communications team to strategise, execute, and measure campaigns to enhance the visibility and reputation of LCSI
  • Maintain and grow social media presence across Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and other relevant online channels
  • Ideate, draft, and pitch newsworthy stories to targeted media channels
  • Prepare and disseminate media invites and press kits
  • Curate and engage a community of influencers or affiliate partners to cross-promote relevant content
  • Track and analyse data to inform and improve campaign results
  • Keep a pulse on the latest news and trends in social innovation, as well as monitor what other organisations are doing
  • Assist in designing, copyediting, and scheduling the monthly newsletter


  • Solid understanding of digital and social media platforms
  • Firm grasp of best practices in media relations and marketing


Application Deadline:

30 April 2020, 2359hrs (Singapore Time, UCT+8)



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