Internships

At Mercy Relief, we empower the next generation to expand our impact. Interns bring new insights and creative approaches, enhancing our mission and team capacity. Their enthusiasm strengthens our community engagement, fostering connections with those we serve.

We mentor interns, contributing to their professional development in humanitarian aid, and ensuring a pipeline of skilled individuals aligned with our commitment to sustainable growth. This programme identifies and nurtures potential future employees.

Our interns gain hands-on experience and meaningful opportunities to contribute and collaborate within and outside the organization. We seek purpose-driven individuals who take initiative and ownership. Make your internship count at Mercy Relief. We welcome interns year-round!

Join Us

Hiring interns is an investment in the future of humanitarian work. At Mercy Relief, we are proud to shape the next generation of changemakers.

Prerequisites:

  • Educational Background
    Bachelor’s, Postgraduate degree, polytechnic diploma in one of the following: international relations, development studies, social sciences, mass communications, digital marketing·
  • Skills & Qualifications
    Strong communication skills, both written and verbal; ability to work in a team and adapt to multicultural environments; proficiency in MS Office suite; Canva, Ghost; previous experience in volunteering, internships, or coursework related to humanitarian aid is desirable.

Send us your applications at intern@mercyrelief.org with your CV and tell us all about your passion and skills to change the world.

Please specify in your application your period of availability.
We request a minimum of 3 months, full-time, 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday 9 am to 6 pm.

Testimonials

My time with Mercy Relief was filled with acquiring insights about the world of humanitarian work and understanding the essence of marketing & how vital fundraising campaigns are for non-profits organisations in Singapore. The lovely team made me feel very welcomed and comfortable albeit being miles away from home. I am greatly thankful for this opportunity and would do it all over again in a heartbeat!

Katharina Dackweiler

Jan 2020 – Mar 2020, Europa Schule Kerpen, Germany

My internship with MR has been very insightful so far. During the short 2 months, I learnt a lot about the background works that goes into each project- from the proposal, implementation and post-project. It was very eye-opening to work with a team that has a wide breadth of knowledge about the international disaster relief works within the region and I definitely did takeaway a skill or two that I see myself using in the future.

Kok Hui Lin

Jun 2020 – Jul 2020, Nanyang Technological University

Internship at Mercy Relief offers fresh insights and perspectives to humanitarian work in Singapore. The environment is overall nurturing and supportive.

Ember Wang

May 2020 – Jul 2020, Singapore Institute of Technology

One of my biggest takeaways from my internship at Mercy Relief is the realization that anyone can embrace humanitarianism. It was a truly hands-on experience where I had the opportunity to lead and contribute in various ways, applying my skills to improve operations. Whether I was strategizing social media campaigns for events like World Humanitarian Day or delving into the inner workings of a humanitarian organization, every day brought new insights. I gained valuable knowledge about disaster reporting, the disaster management cycle, and Mercy Relief’s impactful projects. It was a meaningful journey, and I am grateful for the chance to have been a part of it.

Rachel Kan

May 2023 – Jul 2023, National University of Singapore (LKYSPP)

I was in charge of corporate partnerships, outreach, fundraising and collaborations, event conceptualisation and coordination, social media content creation and the overall promotion of Mercy Relief’s work worldwide. My internship with the CORE team has been an incredibly rewarding experience. My supervisors actively listened to my ideas and empowered me to see them through. I appreciate the possibility to directly access and interact with key stakeholders, allowing me to make a real impact. This felt more than just an internship; I was a valued team member from my very first day, entrusted with important tasks and often the first point of contact for Mercy Relief with crucial partners.

Arianna Pugliese

May 2024 – Jul 2024, National University of Singapore (LKYSPP)

Before becoming a Mercy Relief intern, I was quite curious about the humanitarian sector. MR gave me the once-in-a-lifetime front row seat of experiencing how a disaster relief charity works behind-the-scenes. Throughout my time with MR, I learned that we can always make a big difference in the lives of those in need – even when we are not on the ground.

Yap Xiao Hui

Universiti Brunei Darussalam

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