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National Heritage Board Internship

NATIONAL HERITAGE BOARD INTERNSHIP

The National Heritage Board’s (NHB) internship programme provides hands-on and cross-disciplinary experiences in the arts and heritage. During the internship, you will be presented with opportunities to learn from our officers and be exposed to a variety of projects. Your work will contribute to the development of a vibrant heritage and cultural sector in Singapore.

Internship Period

NHB’s internship programme is offered twice a year, from May to July, and July to August. If you are studying overseas or available only during other periods, do write in with your resume and NHB application form for our consideration.

Eligibility

You are eligible if you:

  • Are a Singapore citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident;
  • Have a strong Co-Curricular Activities record;
  • Have excellent university and school academic results;
  • Meet the requirements for the projects as specified by the Board;
  • Have a positive attitude and interest in this programme;
  • Are applying as part of your university/polytechnic required internship programme

How to Apply

If you are interested, do send in a copy of the NHB internship application form together with your resume to nhb_internship@nhb.gov.sg.


Internship Positions Available

Asian Civilisations Museum

1) Project Scope: Graphic Design Services

  • Support in-house Graphic Designer in design services for all departments in ACM & TPM
Requirements:
  • Graphic design students
  • Excellent skills in Adobe software CS6 version (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to multi-task & meet tight deadlines; willing to overtime if necessary etc.

Education and Community Outreach

1) Project Scope: Singapore's Little Treasures Programme

  • Assisting with logistics and administrative matters relating to the Singapore’s Little Treasures’ training programme
  • Review of submitted feedback to generate overall analysis of feedback collected
  • STB Tourist Guide Training
  • - Assisting with registration, logistics and administrative matters relating to STB tourist guides training programme
    - Observe STB training programme and provide constructive feedback to improve the training
  • Others
  • - Administering and collecting feedback forms for Education related programmes
    - Generate qualitative analysis from feedback collected and propose recommended improvements for Division’s consideration
    - Designing collaterals, EDM, brochures for the Division where necessary
    - Assisting with other ad hoc events that the Division is participating in, such as MOE History Symposium, Mother Tongue Language Symposium, etc.

    (Duration: 3 months)

    Requirements:

    • Polytechnic or University's Social Science, Arts Management, or similar courses undergraduate
    • Excellent Microsoft Office skills
    • Basic Photoshop & Excel skills
    • Good writing & presentation skills
    • Able to multi-task & meet tight deadlines
    • Willing to work away from office during office hours, able to work weekends if needed.

    Festivals & Precincts

    1) Project Scope: Singapore Heritage Festival intern

    • Organise heritage-related events/activities
    • Liaise with community partners and shopping malls to assist in relevant heritage programmes
    • Manage logistics of running SHF activities and programmes
    • Engage and mobilise volunteers for trails and talks
    • Assist in the copywriting/copyediting of Festival collaterals
    • Assist in answering public queries via e-mail

    (Duration: 3 months, Feb-May)

    Requirements:

    • Excellent writing and communication skills
    • Able to multi-task and meet tight deadlines
    • Meticulous, with attention to detail
    • Willing to work Friday evenings and weekends during Festival period (Apr – May)

    2) Project Scope: Children Season intern (Festival duration: 27 May- 25 June 2017)

    • Organise family and children related events/activities
    • Liaise with community partners and shopping malls to assist in relevant programmes
    • Manage logistics of running CS activities and programmes
    • Assist in the copywriting/copyediting of Festival collaterals

    (Duration: 3 months, Mar - June)

    Requirements:

    • Excellent writing and communication skills
    • Able to multi-task and meet tight deadlines
    • Meticulous, with attention to detail
    • Willing to work Friday evenings and weekends during Festival period (May-June).

    Heritage Institutions

    1) Project Scope: Speak Good English Movement

    • Assist in organising the SGEM launch and supporting the processes for the Inspiring Teacher of English Award
    • General duties include partner management, event logistics and management, writing, content development, implementing PR strategies, maintaining and managing social media
    • Also support projects within the Language Councils Secretariat

    (Duration: 3 months, preferred period Apr-Jun)

    Requirements:

    • Media & Communications Polytechnic student, Design and Media, or Humanities Undergraduate; English Language and/or Literature; MOE Teacher-in-training or equivalent
    • Good writing & presentation skills
    • Able to multi-task & meet tight deadlines
    • Willing to work on weekday evenings & weekends if required during the course of work.

     

    2) Project Scope: Tamil Language Festival 2017

    • Coordinate Tamil Language Council’s projects and initiatives, including support logistics such as sending invitations and consolidating RSVPs, consolidating survey data and other duties.
    • Liaise with partners on Tamil Language Month programme requirements
    • Provide execution support at events
    • Provide administrative support such as updating website and Facebook
    • Content development (if able)

    (Duration: 3 months; preferred period Feb-Apr)

    Requirements:

    • Polytechnic student or undergrad in relevant discipline
    • Interest in Tamil language culture preferred
    • Able to speak and write in English, a good command of Tamil will be preferred
    • Willing to work on weekday evenings & weekends if required during the course of work

     

    3) Project Scope: Speak Mandarin Campaign

    • Assist in organising the SMC launch and supporting the processes for SMC’s programmes and initiatives.
    • General duties include partner management, sending invitations and consolidating RSVPs.
    • Generate content for the SMC Facebook page
    • Provide execution and administrative support for SMC programmes.

    (Duration: 3 months; preferred period May-Jul)

    Requirements:

    • Polytechnic student or undergrad in relevant discipline
    • Interest in Chinese language and culture preferred
    • Chinese studies (advanced) would be an advantage
    • Must be able to speak and write in English with a strong command of Chinese/ Mandarin (both spoken, written)
    • Willing to work on weekday evenings & weekends if required during the course of work

     

    4) Project Scope: Bulan Bahasa 2017

    • Assist in organising the annual Bulan Bahasa (Malay Language Month). This includes coordinating the Malay Language Council’s partners, projects and implementing supporting initiatives to anchor the campaign. Other duties also include sending invitations and consolidating RSVPs and other logistics in support of the Council’s events.
    • Liaising with partners on Bulan Bahasa’s programme requirements.
    • Providing execution support at events and workshops.
    • Writing of content in Malay and translation of writings from English to Malay.
    • Content development and managing the Malay Language Council social media engagement.

    (Duration: 3 months; preferred period Jul to Sep)

    Requirements:

    • Polytechnic student or undergrad in relevant discipline
    • Interest in Malay language and culture preferred
    • Able to speak and write in English with a strong command of Malay (both spoken, written) will be preferred
    • Willing to work on weekday evenings & weekends if required during the course of work

    Indian Heritage Centre

    1) Project Scope: Outreach & Education

    • Assist in coordination and on the ground duties of IHC’s upcoming Programmes
    • Assist with marcom activities such as marketing, promotions, and collateral production especially in the updating of social media accounts on a regular basis
    • Assist in creating calendar and content for social media uploads on Facebook and Instagram for the year
    • Research and Coordination for Travelling Exhibition
    • Research and Coordination for Educational Kits/Worksheets
    • Assist in other administrative duties

    (Duration: 3 months)

    Requirements:

    • Undergraduate
    • Good Excel skills
    • Good writing skills
    • Able to multi-task & meet tight deadlines
    • Good with social media platforms
    • Willing to work on weekends if necessary

    Strategic Comms & Development

    1) Project Scope: Integrated Communications

    • Work on integrated communications plans spanning traditional public relations
    • Marketing and social media, for selected NHB festivals and initiatives
    • Work on daily communication duties such as media monitoring, drafting of media reports, working on media requests, etc.

    (Duration: 3 months)

    Requirements:

    • Undergraduate, preferably with a marketing and communications background
    • Good writing & presentation skills
    • Able to multi-task & meet tight deadlines

    Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

    1) Project Scope: Operations

    • To assist in administrative duties such as getting quotes, collate daily takings, visitor arrival figures and profiles
    • Facilitate request for guided tours/visit with docents, schools, groups, SLT programme
    • Provide coordination and logistical support for the implementation of SYSNMH events/programmes and initiatives
    • Assist in other tasks assigned by Operations Team

    (Duration: 3 months)

    Requirements:

    • Polytechnic students
    • Bilingual in both English and Chinese and have an interest in Chinese history and culture
    • Willingness to learn and have a good work ethic
    • Good communication skills
    • Able to work independently; yet be a good team player
    • Proficient in IT & Microsoft Office Skills
    • Able to work outside of regular office hours, including evenings, weekends and public holidays
    • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment

    Retail & Merchandising

    1) Project Scope: Graphic / Product Design

    • Research and sourcing for new product ideas
    • Assist in creating design concepts
    • Assist in developing designs for merchandise products: t-shirts, stationery, etc
    • Assist to design print materials, posters, EDM, marketing materials, etc
    • Support and assist in the visual displays at the shops

    (Duration: 3 months)

    Requirements:

    • Detail-oriented with strong design skills
    • Enthusiasm for the design process
    • Computer illustration, photography, and photo retouching experience a plus
    • Creative graphical capabilities
    • Strong proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.)
    • Task-oriented with the ability to execute a given project from start to finish in a timely manner

    National Museum of Singapore

    1) Project Scope: Children’s Season 2017

    • Programme Assistant; to liaise with various artists/partners regarding logistical support; communicate and manage facilitators and student volunteers

    (Duration: 3 months)

    Requirements:

    • Polytechnics students
    • Event management skills

     

    2) Project Scope: Curatorial, Research and Publications

    • Curatorial research for: new acquisitions & collections and on materials in resource centre (e.g. Gibson hill etc.)

    (Duration: 3 months)

    Requirements:

    • Undergraduate from relevant discipline.

     

    3) Project Scope: Exhibitions

    • Research on specific topics
    • - War stories (WWII)
      - Diversity and Identity in Singapore
      - Entertainment history of Singapore
      - Dutch EIC and British VOC
      - 130th anniversary of NMS (institutional & architectural history)

    (Duration: 3 months)

    Requirements:

    • Undergraduate from relevant discipline.

     

    4) Project Scope: Resource Centre

    • Resource centre content management & library cataloguing system management

    (Duration: 4 to 6 months)

    Requirements:

    • Undergraduate from relevant discipline.