MPA Global Internship Award

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

This fully sponsored internship programme was introduced by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore to provide high-achieving students a meaningful and enriching internship experience in the maritime industry in Singapore and/or abroad.

Besides deepening your understanding of the maritime industry, this programme seeks to enhance your 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. Award recipients can look forward to an enriching career with maritime companies across different sectors and work alongside seasoned practitioners who would guide and mentor them through the internship programme.

Eligibility Requirements

The award is opened to high-achieving students from the Nanyang Technological University, the National University of Singapore and the Singapore Management University with the following requirements:

  • Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  • Possess good academic record (top students of the cohort)
  • Reading any of these disciplines: Maritime Studies, Economics, Business, Accountancy, Law, Engineering or Computing.


Student will undergo a 10-week maritime internship during the May – July vacation which will include an overseas stint of up to 4 weeks.

Award Entitlement

The award will cover your internship allowance for the entire period, including the overseas allowance, return economy-class airfare and travel insurance etc.

Application Procedure

Application is now open until 19 Jan 2018.

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
  • CCA Records
  • Award Certificates

Please be prepared to provide a 100 word personal statement on why you wish to apply for the MPA GIA during the online application.

Programme Timeline

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