MPA Global Internship Award

The MPA Global Internship Award (GIA) gives students an opportunity to immerse in an experiential learning with international maritime companies in Singapore and around the world.

The fully sponsored MPA GIA programme was introduced by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore to provide high-achieving students with a meaningful and enriching maritime experience in Singapore and abroad.

Besides deepening students’ understanding of the maritime industry, this programme also enhances your future employability and career opportunities within the maritime industry.

The host companies participating in the MPA GIA programme are some of the most reputable brand names in the maritime industry. Participating students will be exposed to a diverse range of possible careers in maritime companies and train alongside seasoned practitioners who would guide and mentor them throughout the MPA GIA programme.

Eligibility Requirements

You may apply for the programme if you are:

  • A Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident.
  • Studying at NTU, NUS, SMU or SUTD, at the point of application.

Duration of Programme

Students will undergo the 12-week programme during the May – August vacation, inclusive of an overseas stint of up to 6 weeks.

Award Benefits

The award will cover the following:

  • Total allowance of S$3,600
  • Cost of Return Economy-class airfare
  • Accommodation
  • Travel insurance and other travel-related expenses

Application Procedure

Application is open from October to December every year.

Click here to apply.

Please prepare the following documents and combine them into 1 single attachment to be submitted with your online application:

  • Resume
  • Latest University transcript or Degree Audit
  • CCA Records
  • Award Certificates

You will also be required to provide a 100-word personal statement on why you wish to apply for the MPA GIA during the online application.

Programme Timeline

Oct to Dec

Nov to Feb

Mar to May

May to Aug

 Application Period

Interview with MPA and Host Companies

Award Confirmation and Ceremony

MPA GIA duration


For enquiries, please email



Click here to download the MPA GIA Brochure.

Click here to download the list of participating companies (as at 8 November 2019).