NUS Law Overseas Internship Stipend (OIS)


"As a University Trainee at the International Court of Justice, I had the unique opportunity to experience firsthand and contribute to the resolution of inter-state disputes before the Court. It is undoubtedly a tremendous privilege to assist in the work of the United Nations' principal judicial organ, and I am very grateful for the financial support from the NUS Law Overseas Internship Stipend.”
- Lee Ryce

 

Description of the stipend
The NUS Law Overseas Internship Stipend (OIS) will provide for 5 to 10 students (undergrads and grads) per academic year to undertake competitive unpaid overseas internships, with priority given to financially disadvantaged students. The stipend is intended to help partially defray the expenses for the overseas internship.

Internships that qualify for this stipend:
» International Court of Justice
» World Bank Legal Interns Programme
» United Nations
» Other overseas internships may be proposed and approved by the Faculty on a case-by-case basis. Generally, internships of a public interest nature with an international focus will be given preference.

 

Application for the Stipend:
Students who wish to apply for OIS will have to fill up the attached application form and email the same, along with relevant supporting documents, to the administrators. Successful applicants will receive a lump sum stipend payment one month before the commencement of the internship.


Period of Application:
For Summer Internships: 1 December to 28 February each year
For Winter Internships: 1 June to 31 August each year

Stipend Amount:
Category A

(i)     Internships with the ICJ, World Bank and UN.

(ii)    Other approved internships with non-commercial organisations of similar distinction as the institutions named in (i), and  lasting at least  3 months
 

Amount

Asia – S$5,000
Australia, US, Europe and everywhere else – S$10,000
 

Category B

All other approved internships.  


Amount

Up to 50% of reasonable travel and accommodation expenses, subject to a maximum of S$5000
 

In the event that we have more applicants than no. of stipends available, priority will be given to those with financial needs (i.e. lower per capita household income). 


OIS Administrators:
Ms Genevieve Chia, Careers Advisor, Centre for Future-ready Graduates@Law
Ms ANG Siu Yin, Student Careers, Faculty of Law, NUS

 

 

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