The Best Internship Guide for Singapore-based Software Engineers

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Every expert was once a beginner, and internships are perfect place for you to gain work experience and take the first step into becoming an adept Software Engineer. It can be a daunting task trying to find the perfect internship and that is why we created this guide to help you in your journey in securing an internship for yourself.

Overview of what we wrote about:

  • Internship pay in Singapore
  • Jobs available
  • Minimum requirements for each job

Read on to find out more!

How much are Software Engineering Interns in Singapore paid?

It’s no secret that Software Engineering is a lucrative career especially in the digital age that we’re in. Software Engineers are in demand, and it’s no wonder they’re one of the highest paid professionals in Singapore.

To put things in perspective, the median salary for a fresh graduate in Singapore is widely reported to be around $3500. Based on our data, Junior Software Engineers earn a salary of $4500 monthly on average.That being said, how much are Software Engineering Interns paid in Singapore? Well, it depends on the company that you’re in.

The National University of Singapore (NUS) recommends that a tech intern be paid ‘at least $1000 per month’. 

On the other hand, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) mentioned that NTU interns should be paid at least $1000 to $2000 per month.

That being said, even though the baseline seems to be $1000 for tech interns in Singapore, there are companies who are paying more to get their hands on a promising intern.

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Based on some research that we did, we found out that Silicon Valley Companies are known to pay up to $3k per month for interns.

Most startups usually pay between $800 to $1000 for their interns, although there are some that pay between $1500 to $2000.

The most surprising piece of information that we have is that Quantitative Hedge Fund Firms pay up to $10,000 for their interns. Full time juniors in Quant firms usually earn around $21,000, though these firms only hire the best of the best!

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As a general rule, you should expect a minimum pay of at least $1000 per month as an intern in Singapore.

Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, read on to find out more about companies hiring for Software Engineering Interns in Singapore!

Companies hiring for Software Engineering Interns in Singapore

Tired of searching for internship opportunities? Fret not, we’ve compiled a list of some prominent companies that are looking for interns featuring the likes of: Bytedance, Meta (Facebook), Shopee, Apple, and more!

Apple Singapore Software Engineer Internships

About apple: We’re a diverse collective of thinkers and doers, continually reimagining what’s possible to help us all do what we love in new ways. The people who work here have reinvented entire industries with the Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch, as well as with services, including Apple TV, the App Store, Apple Music, and Apple Pay. And the same innovation that goes into our products also applies to our practices — strengthening our commitment to leave the world better than we found it.

Apple Software Engineering Internship - AMP

Key requirements:

  • Able to craft multi-functional requirements and translate them into practical engineering tasks
  • Excellent debugging and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, team-based environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Able to commit 3 to 6 months for the internship

Click here to apply.

Apple Siri Site Reliability Engineering Internship - 3 to 6 months internship

Key requirements:

• Programming experience in Python or Golang highly preferred especially in developing Kubernetes and Cloud based applications

• Passion for solving complex availability, reliability and scalability problems

• Interest in deploying and maintaining large scale Internet services

• Effective collaboration skills with subject matter experts to achieve work objectives

• Exposure to AI/ML concepts and technologies advantageous

Click here to apply.

ByteDance Singapore Software Engineering Internships

About ByteDance: ByteDance is a technology company operating a range of content platforms that inform, educate, entertain and inspire people across languages, cultures, and geographies.

ByteDance Software Engineering Intern - Trust and Safety

Key requirements:

  • 1 or more years of experience with Go, Python, Java, C++ or C
  • Must be currently enrolled in a full-time, degree-seeking program and in the process of obtaining a Bachelors or Masters degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • Strong experience with Data Structures and Algorithms.

Click here to apply.

Meta (Facebook) Singapore Software Engineering Internships

About Facebook: Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart.

Meta Enterprise Engineer Intern

Key requirements:

  • Experience in C++, Java, Perl, PHP, or Python
  • Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining, a Bachelors degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • Must obtain work authorization in country of employment at the time of hire, and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment
  • High levels of creativity and quick problem solving capabilities

Click here to apply

Meta Software Engineer Intern

Key requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in a full-time, degree-seeking program and in the process of obtaining a Bachelors or Masters degree in computer science or a related field
  • Experience coding in an industry-standard language (e.g. Java, Python, C++, Objective-C, JavaScript)
  • Must obtain work authorization in country of employment at the time of hire, and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment

Click here to apply.

Shopee Singapore Software Engineering Internships

About Shopee: Shopee is the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan. It is a platform tailored for the region, providing customers with an easy, secure and fast online shopping experience through strong payment and logistical support.

Shopee Software Engineer Intern

Key Requirements:

  • Students who are currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related technical field
  • Students in their second, third or final year of studies with outstanding academic results
  • Please state the openings (Server, Web Frontend etc) that you would like to be considered for in the comments section
  • Able to commit for at least 12 weeks (can start all year round)

Click here to apply.

Shopee UI Developer Intern

Key requirements:

  • Currently studying in computer science or related field
  • A collaborative team player passionate in the tech and e-commerce industry
  • Strong visual design skills with sensitivity to user-system interaction
  • Hands-on experience working on component-based applications in a distributed environment
  • Proficient in Javascript, HTML5, CSS3, AJAX/React/ Redux/Java/RxJS, develop re-useable UI widget
  • Full-time interns preferred (3-6 months)

Click here to apply.

Shopee Data Engineer Intern

Key requirements:

  • Students who are currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related technical field
  • Students in their second, third or final year of studies with outstanding academic results
  • Please state your availability clearly in the comments section (Start date, End date, part-time min 3 days/week, or full-time)
  • Able to commit for at least 12 weeks (can start all year round)

Click here to apply.

GovTech Singapore Software Engineering Internships

About GovTech: The Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech) aims to transform the delivery of Government digital services by taking an "outside-in"​ view, putting citizens and businesses at the heart of everything we do. We also develop the Smart Nation infrastructure and applications and facilitate collaboration with citizens and businesses to co-develop technologies.

GovTech Web Software Engineer Internship - SearchSG

Key requirements:

  • Good problem solving and analytical skills
  • Proficient in Javascript and some js-based frontend frameworks
  • Knowledge of Typescript, ES6, NodeJs, React, MySQL or Docker would be an advantage

Click here to apply.

Temasek Singapore Software Engineering Internships

About Temasek: Incorporated in 1974, Temasek is an investment company headquartered in Singapore. Supported by 11 offices internationally, Temasek owns a net portfolio value of S$313 billion (US$231 billion) as at 31 March 2019. 

Temasek Software Engineering Intern - Temasek Associate Internship Programme 2022

Key requirements:

  • Development knowledge and experience in Golang, JavaScript and/or Python, and ReactJS, NodeJS etc.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good grasp of key computer science and software engineering concepts including but not limited to software design patterns, application security, performance, unit testing etc.

Click here to apply.

Temasek Product Management Intern - Temasek Associate Internship Programme 2022

Key requirements:

  • Preferred programs include: Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Business, Business Analytics, Accounting, Finance, Mathematics, Economics.
  • Currently studying in a recognized university, preferably in a communications/marketing related major.
  • Has the curiosity to learn about all aspects of venture capital, private equity and investments industry.

Click here to apply.

Temasek Machine Learning Intern - Temasek Associate Internship Programme 2022

Key requirements: 

  • Development knowledge and experience in Python
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good grasp of key computer science and software engineering concepts including but not limited to software design patterns, application security, performance, unit testing etc.

Click here to apply.

Temasek DevOps Engineering Intern

Key requirements:

  • Development knowledge and experience in Golang, JavaScript and/or Python
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good grasp of key computer science and software engineering concepts including but not limited to software design patterns, application security, performance, unit testing etc.

Click here to apply.

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