The Malay Heritage Foundation

The MHF Internship Programme for Tertiary Students

This internship programme was introduced since 2012 to engage and educate young Singaporeans on the Malay heritage in fun and meaningful ways. Apart from writing articles for an online publication or producing online video documentaries about aspects of our cultural heritage that are facing the threat of becoming a dying art due to the fast-paced globalisation and technological advancements, participants also go on a journey of discovery that endear them to our cultural roots and identity. To further extend our outreach, these articles and videos were also featured and published in MHF main website.

At the same time, this programme provides a unique opportunity for the participants to come together and celebrate our unique shared heritage, explore our cultural links to the region and beyond, and create new experiences that will add on to their individual stories and passed down as memories.

Dr Noor Aisha, Head of Department of Malay Studies, NUS, acknowledged that the internship programme had helped to sharpen the student’s writing skills.  One of our success stories is 20-year old Annas Mahmud who was from the pioneer batch of this internship module. Two (2) of his articles was published in the Singapore Memory Portal, garnering many positive feedback.  Annas went on to do his Honours in 2013, graduated with (Honours) Second Class Upper.  He went on to become an Assistant Curator with National Heritage Board, before pursuing his Masters at the Department of Malay Studies, NUS.

"I am happy to have taken this internship because I believe that the writing skills I have gained can be used to assist in my cause in the future."
- Annas Mahmud (2013)
“Taking this internship allowed me to step out of my comfort zone, increase my confidence and grow as a person.”
- Siti Azimah binte Zailaini (2013)

To date, it has benefited more than 30 students from the National University of Singapore. Your support will enable us to extend this programme to benefit more students.

Programme Details

Duration: 120 hours (over 1 semester or 13 weeks).  It is recommended that the participant spends at least one (1) day or 8 hours per week on site.

Remuneration: $ 500 (upon completion of 120 hours and project deliverables mutually agreed upon)

For undergraduates from the Department of Malay Students (NUS), please apply through your supervisor under Module MS 3550.  For others, you can write in directly to secretariat@mhf.org.sg.  Up to two (2) vacancies are available for every 13-week cycle.  The period of internship may be extended, subject to available slots and other resources.

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