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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

Asian Civilisations Museum

1) Project Scope: Intern, Social Media

  • Social media content creation to communicate both museums to audiences, with a focus on content for special exhibitions
  • Work with internal designers and external agencies to produce on-point marketing copy for collaterals
  • Work with internal designers to produce collateral, and advertising banners to market the museums, their exhibitions, and programmes

Requirements:

  • Any tertiary institution
  • Strong preference for design and copy skills
  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator
  • Duration: 3 months

2) Project Scope: Intern, Web

  • Website content creation to communicate both museums to audiences, with a focus on content for special exhibitions
  • Work with internal designers and external agencies to produce on-point marketing copy for collaterals
  • Work with internal designers to produce collateral, and advertising banners to market the museums, their exhibitions, and programmes

Requirements:

  • Any tertiary institution
  • Strong preference for design and copy skills
  • Proficiency in HTML
  • Duration: 3 months

3) Project Scope: Philanthropy

  • Support fundraising events/activities for both ACM and TPM
  • Perform research on prospective donors
  • Support pitches to corporates and/or individual donors

Requirements:

  • Arts or History undergrad;
  • Good writing & presentation skills
  • Able to multi-task & meet tight deadlines
  • Willing to work on some weekday evenings & weekends etc.
  • Duration: 3 months

Heritage Institutions

1) Project Scope: Speak Good English Movement

  • Assist in organising and supporting the processes for the Movement’s programmes and initiatives such as 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

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.
  • Preferably to start from April – June 2018

2) Project Scope: Tamil Language Festival 2018

  • 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)

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
  • Preferably to start from February - April

3) Project Scope: Bulan Bahasa 2018

  • 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
  • Preferably to start from July – September 2018

4) Project Scope: Programmes Intern

  • Assist Programmes team in the running of programmes leading up to and during the Malay Culture Fest 2018;
  • Source for quotes for materials or service providers, coordinate venue availability and in executing all programmes at MHC;
  • Oversee the conduct of MHC’s regular programmes including logistical and technical requirements of appointed vendors;
  • To monitor attendance at MHC programme; acquire, manage and tabulate feedback from visitors and audiences for specified programmes;
  • Manage volunteers to support programming requirements where applicable;
  • Develop and compile a database of content makers, artists and heritage and culture groups;
  • Assist in the ongoing cataloguing of MHC’s resource materials; and
  • Any additional task appointed by Manager Programmes in relation to the operational needs of MHC.

Requirements:

  • Polytechnic student

Retail & Merchandising

1) Project Scope: Graphic / Product Design

  • To assist to liaise with the various museum units and institutions to develop design concepts, plan product mix and design strong product offerings to the targeted visitors and corporate clients.
  • To assist to liaise with the consignors, vendors and suppliers to ensure products are of high museum standards and quality with timely delivery and replenishments.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Merchandise Design students.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task.
  • Team player, self-driven and results oriented.
  • Duration: 3 months

2) Project Scope: Retail intern

  • Perform daily operations of the retail shop(s) such as opening and closing, cleanliness of the shop.
  • Manage the point of sales (POS) at shop(s)
  • Attend to customers queries (E.g. product specifications)
  • Inventory management for shop(s), warehouse and distribution channels (E.g. stocktake, replenishment)
  • Visual merchandising display of the shop and other distribution channels (E.g. setup for special exhibition, new launch, display refresh)
  • Generation of sales report for analysing and presentation (E.g. for meeting)
  • Market visits to study market trends and present (such as visit to new or interesting retailers)
  • Marketing strategy and plans (E.g. promotions)

Requirements:

  • Diploma with studies in retail
  • Duration: 3 months

National Museum of Singapore

1) Project Scope: Philanthropy

  • Organise Philanthropy events/activities;
  • Provide support for POHA event: from administrative to logistical matters etc.
  • Assist in administrative work such as donor management spreadsheets, prep of gifts if any
  • Perform research on possible donor prospects
  • Attend donor events after hours and provide a support role to the Philanthropy team

Requirements:

  • Communications or Arts and Culture Management undergrad preferably from SMU;
  • Excellent command of the English language and strong written and oral communication skills
  • Photoshop & Word, Excel, PPT skills
  • Good writing & presentation skills; able to multi-task & meet tight deadlines;
  • Willing to work on weekday evenings & weekends etc.
  • Duration: 3 months

2) Project Scope: Research

  • Assist in research for at least 3 of the following topics:
    - New Acquisitions for National Collection
    - Dutch VOC and indigenous sources and regional collections
    - Food packaging
    - Technology and Heritage
    - Chinese Opera (Teochew and Cantonese)
  • Assist in the logistics of loans and donations if necessary

Requirements:

  • Arts and Social Science undergrad reading at least one of the following modules: History/Sociology/ Political Science

Duration: 3 to 4 months from May to early August

3) Project Scope: Cataloguing of Donations

  • Assist in the research and creation of acquisition records for donations

Requirements:

  • History and /Chinese studies undergrad with an interest in material culture, old Chinese musical records, Chinese opera and Singapore fashion

Duration: 3 to 4 months from May to early August


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.