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Applications for the Singapore Heritage Society Internship (May-Nov 2021) now open until Fri, 16 April 2021.

  • Do you believe in creating a deeper sense of place and identity for Singaporeans?
  • Are you keen to be a part of civil society, shaping the way Singapore develops?
  • Would you like to understand how heritage encompasses in a wide range of contemporary social, cultural, economic and political issues?

Then sign up for the Singapore Heritage Society internship and help us make a difference through heritage advocacy.

Deadline: Fri, 16 April 2021, 2359h.

Applications must be done via the online form.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted, and given a date for an interview which will be held between 20-30 April 2021.

The internship will run from 1 May to 30 Nov 2021.

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HOW YOU WILL CONTRIBUTE

You’ll work closely with key members of the Singapore Heritage Society to support our work on specific advocacy issues, public outreach, as well as different areas of non-profit organisation management including public communications, events management, fundraising and organisational workflow. Depending on your skill set, you will support the core team in the areas of:

* On-site fieldwork

* Research and writing

* Events organisation

* Marketing & publicity (including design, photography & copywriting)

* Documentation and administrative support

* Website administration

HOW YOU WILL BENEFIT

* Develop knowledge of heritage issues, research questions and industry best practices

* Gain an inside view and first-hand experience of (a) the heritage industry (b) the non-profit sector and (c) advocacy work

* Meet key industry players

* Be mentored by experienced heritage advocates, including academics, architects, conservation experts, historians, anthropologists, researchers, writers, editors, librarians, curators, lawyers, tourism professionals etc.

* Get to know a community of like-minded individuals with a passion for Singapore heritage

WE ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO HAS:

* Commitment and passion for our cause

* Open-mindedness, curiosity and strong desire to learn

* Initiative & resourcefulness

* Ability to work well in a team

* Dynamic and positive personality

* Adaptable and flexible

* Strong sense of responsibility

* Good knowledge of Singapore history & heritage is a bonus

* Age 17 to 30.

* Singapore citizen or Permanent Resident

COMMITMENT AND COMPENSATION:

* This is a part-time internship, there are no fixed office hours.

* You must be able to commit for the entire period from 1 May to 30 Nov 2021.

* While there are no fixed hours, you will be be expected to attend seminars, activities and meetings, including during some evenings and weekends, as a core part of your internship learning experience. You will be also assigned tasks to complete at home.

* You will stay in close contact with your mentors through online communication, as well as face-to-face meetings where possible.

* Meal and transport allowance will be provided when compulsory on-site work is required.

* There is no monthly stipend for this internship.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications must be done via the online form at https://forms.gle/WnhgyPxz116hVWbP6

Deadline: Fri, 16 April 2021, 2359h.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted, and given a date for an interview which will be held between 20-30 April 2021.

The internship will run from 1 May to 30 Nov 2021.

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ABOUT THE SINGAPORE HERITAGE SOCIETY

Founded in 1987, the Singapore Heritage Society is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation and registered charity with Institution of Public Character (IPC) status. As independent voice on heritage issues in Singapore, it is dedicated to research, education and advocacy relating to Singapore’s history, culture and identity. Run by volunteers, the Society’s active members include academics and professionals in related industries as well as serious enthusiasts from all walks of life.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in local history and heritage.More details here: http://www.singaporeheritage.org/?page_id=72

Learn more about the Singapore Heritage Society:

1) a brief introduction to SHS

2) SHS President’s Annual Reports

3) an article by SHS Executive Director and past President, Dr Chua Ai Lin, on SHS and the heritage conservation cause, published in NUSS Commentary journal (May 2016)

4) our 25th Anniversary video (2012)

5) SHS Facebook

6) SHS Instagram (@singaporeheritagesociety)

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