The objectives of the MOHT Internship Programme are to engage high quality student interns to understand healthcare transformation initiatives.
The opportunity and experience will enable interns to:
Experience how MOHT functions to push the frontiers of healthcare innovation;
Learn how multi-disciplinary skills interact in transformation projects (e.g. change management with healthcare partners in hospital, primary and community care; care redesign; data analytics; technology insertion and financing redesign);
Gain insights to the innovation and development of Singapore’s healthcare system.
MOHT has two internship streams, with the internship period normally ranging from 2 to 6 months:
General Interns - Fulfilling the skill set requirements of MOHT teams. Open to all local universities (e.g. NUS, NTU, Duke-NUS, SUTD, SMU and SUSS) and good foreign universities.
Asian Medical Students' Association Singapore (AMSA SG) Interns – Medical students from the 3 local medical schools (NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NTU Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Duke-NUS Medical School) via the MOHT-SIMSA flagship internship programme.
My MOHT journey opened my eyes to the modern workplace, especially during the uncertain times of this pandemic. I learned to approach projects with systems thinking, account for future changes and balance decisions and evaluation through data-driven and cost-benefit analyses. I’m happy to have had this safe playground to explore, fail, grow and learn.
- Alistair Tan, corporate IT internship (2021)
I worked in a collaborative environment where the ground users, developers, and product owners co-created one IT product. This valuable opportunity has helped me gain personal insights into the digital transformation required to reimagine health and care.
- Estelle Heng, digital healthcare products internship (2021)
There are 4 intakes for General Interns with the respective cut-off dates for application below:
Mid-year/ Summer Internship (May to July) – Apply by 15th December of prior year
Semester period Internship (July to November/December) – Apply by 15th March of the year
End-of-year / Winter Internship (December to January) – Apply by 15th May of the year
Semester period Internship (January to May/June) – Apply by 15th October of prior year
AMSA SG interns are recruited only through AMSA SG EXCO:
Summer Internship (May to July)
Note: Ad-hoc requests for internship outside the above stated periods or with application after the cut-off dates will generally not be considered.
Interns will be interviewed and assessed by the following criteria:
Communication & Articulation
Learning Attitude & Commitment
Collaboration & Teamwork
Skill-sets & Experience
All interns selected for the MOHT internship programme will be required to ensure confidentiality of the data they are handling and will be required to complete and sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) with MOHT.
For further enquiries relating to the MOHT internship programme, please contact the MOHT Internship Committee at: [email protected]
My internship introduced me to the process of having to understand and scope complex and entrenched problems. I was introduced to key areas of priority, for instance - reaching out to the hard-to-reach in the community. Meetings with key agencies and partners gave me an understanding of the many different initiatives in Singapore and how we may add value to their work.
- Zhu Yiming, Integrated Health Promotion programme internship (2020)