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Internship - AIC Singapore (10 Weeks)
Singapore, Singapore (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Restrictions: BSU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission notification. Applicants will be notified of acceptance and be able to complete post-decision materials as admission decisions are made.
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA:
2.75
Class Status:
Sophomore
Language of Instruction:
English Language Courses Offered: None
Prior Language Study Required:
None
Academic Subject:
Biochemistry, Biology, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Family & Consumer Sciences, Geography & Tourism, Political Science
Program Type: Internship
AACSB accreditation:
No
Program Description:
AIC International Internships in Singapore
 
Program Description
Ball State University has contracted with an established placement organization (Academic Internship Council (AIC)) to identify student internships. This agency will act as our overseas internship office.  Agency professionals will secure full-time internships, set up on-site interviews, make the necessary evaluation visits and will work with the on-site supervisor to oversee the internship for the duration of the placement. You will network with your new Singaporean and international coworkers, and in the process, you’ll make close friends, boost your resume, and gain great references for future job prospects during your internship in Singapore.
 
This program offers professional placements in a wide range of career fields and disciplines, including Business, Marketing, Advertising, Architecture, Law, Interior Design, Computer Programming, among others, giving you an international edge that will open many doors to your future career path. You will gain professional work experience and broaden your understanding of contemporary Singaporean life and culture. Your internship is matched to meet your career goals, interests, and skills, providing you with the opportunity to work with Singaporeans as well as fellow interns from all over the world.
 
Location
Singapore: A crossroads of international trade for centuries, Singapore is the dynamic gateway to Asia and one of the world’s most globalized cities. This island city-state hosts the Asian headquarters of many multinational corporations across a range of industry sectors, making it an exceptionally diverse business community. Singapore’s rapidly growing economy embraces everything from finance and pharmaceuticals to technology and tourism. 
 
Singapore combines an ultra-modern skyline with the rich cultures of its past. The city’s excellent public transportation system makes it easy to explore Singapore’s exciting blend of cultures and cuisines. With all that it has to offer, Singapore is an ideal venue for a challenging and rewarding internship program. Combining the skyscrapers and subways of a modern, affluent city with a medley of Chinese, Malay and Indian influences and a tropical climate, with tasty food, good shopping and a vibrant night-life scene, this Garden City is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world for a lot of reasons.
 
Program Dates
Summer: 10 weeks
 
Academics
Multi-disciplinary across all colleges and departments, students are placed with companies ranging from innovative start-ups to global organizations representing a spectrum of industry sectors:
  • Business – Trade, Consulting, Insurance, and Retail
  • Science – Biomedical, Electronics, and Technology
  • Finance – Accounting, Financial Services, Investment, and Auditing
  • Communications – Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations
  • Hospitality & Travel – Airlines, Hotels, Tourist Sites, and Travel Agencies.
  • Politics & Law – Legal Departments, Law Firms, Trade Associations, and Think Tanks.
Students must work with their faculty and register for their academic discipline’s “internship” course to ensure receiving academic credit. All placements are unpaid. You are able to intern legally because these are unpaid placements for which you are receiving credit at your home institution.

You have a great deal of control in directing the placement process and ensuring that AIC makes the right placement. It's important to keep in mind that the time for you to exercise this control is during the earlier part of the process, in your discussions and correspondence with a AIC placement manager and even before, as you prepare for this meeting. The best way to prepare is to think about the following questions:
  • What previous experience do you have that makes you a suitable candidate?
  • What types of tasks & responsibilities do you expect to have in your internship?
  • What is your main goal for the internship?
  • What specific skills are you hoping to develop?
  • What are your future career goals and how does this internship relate to them?
  • What kind of credits do you need for this internship?
AIC takes this information very seriously. They will not let you request a type of placement which they do not feel is a realistic possibility and they also expect you not to agree to a type of placement which you are not willing to undertake, but they DO expect you to have at least three internship preferences.
 
Accommodation
Twin sharing rooms with attached bath at international student residence. Each room has Wifi, air conditioning, television, and min fridge. Novena Hall or similar student accommodations. http://www.novenahall.com.sg/
 
What is included?
  • Individual pre-placement meetings and group pre-departure orientation webinar
  • Internship placements via personalized process, including online questionnaire, Skype meetings, resume review, and interview preparation.
  • Visa assistance
  • On-site orientation to the city, program, and internship
  • Furnished Accommodation with kitchen facilities and wifi for the duration of the program
  • Program management and emergency support including 24/7 contact person
  • Coaching and troubleshooting during the placement
  • Cross Cultural activities
  • Final evaluations from supervisors and students
 
Estimated Cost of Attendance: INTERNSHIP SINGAPORE - AIC Singapore Internship (10 Weeks) - Summer 2017.pdf
Please note, these are estimated expenses and actual expenses may differ based on currency fluctuations, price changes, personal spending habits, credit hours, residency, and length of the internship.
 
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Students can apply for a Yscholarship from the Rinker Center for International Programs. Scholarship applications and be downloaded at our website and submitted to RCIP. In addition, students should consult with the Ball State University Financial Aid Office to determine available aid for this program.
 
Passport and Immigration information
Yes. U.S. and non-U.S. citizens need a valid passport both to enter other countries and to return to the United States. If you already have a passport, make sure it is valid until at least six months after your return date. If you must apply for or renew a passport, APPLY EARLY, since a minimum of four to six weeks is usually required for processing. During peak travel seasons, more processing time is required. Passport forms are available at many federal and state courts, probate courts, some county/municipal offices and some post offices. They can also be downloaded from the Web.
 
A visa is official permission granted by the authorities of a country where you will study or travel that allows you to enter and remain in that country for a specific purpose. The visa itself is frequently a stamp in your passport, not a separate document. You will need a passport before applying for a visa and the passport plus visa process may take several months, so start early. It is your responsibility to inquire about visa requirements for all countries you plan to visit while abroad; this includes countries that you plan to visit before or after your study abroad program. If you are not a U.S. citizen, consult the embassy or consulate of the countries you will visit to learn their document requirements. If you are a BSU international student, also visit the Rinker Center to obtain a signature on visa documents to permit re-entry to the United States. See visas for more information.
 
How do I apply?
Step 1 – Click on "Apply Now"
Step 2 – Complete the online application through BSU by the deadline
 
For more information: 
Phone: (765) 285-2652
Email:  studyabroad@bsu.edu