Enhanced Internships

What Is it?

Internships are an integral component of the courses offered by the polytechnics and the ITE. Such programmes aim to give you exposure to the real work environment and enable you to make a better transition into the workplace.


To improve your learning experience, the polytechnics and the ITE are working with employers to enhance their internship programmes.


Some of these enhancements include clear learning outcomes, better mentorship, and where relevant, extended durations of the attachments. This will enable you to take on more meaningful, real work activities during your internship.

Who Is It For?

The Enhanced Internships are for second- or third-year students enrolled at the polytechnics and the ITE.

How Can I Benefit From It?

You can deepen your skills, apply your knowledge to the workplace, and enjoy a smoother transition into the workforce.

How Does It Work?

The Enhanced Internships are a component of full-time diploma courses, Nitec or Higher Nitec courses offered by polytechnics or the ITE. If you are enrolled in any one of these courses, you can go on internships that enable you to apply the knowledge and skills developed during your course in real work environments.


The Enhanced Internships allow for a greater level of company involvement in developing and mentoring interns. This means that you will get more structured learning throughout the duration of your internship

How do I apply?

The polytechnics and the ITE are rolling out enhancements to the internship component of their diploma, Nitec and Higher Nitec courses progressively over the next two years. All polytechnic and ITE courses will offer the Enhanced Internships by 2020.