Interns can look forward to working on meaningful and challenging projects at DOS! You will be provided with an enriching opportunity to earn valuable insights on the nature of the work and experience our culture, gaining a head start in preparation for a future career with DOS. During your internship, you will be working in a dynamic environment which provides excellent platform to grow personally and professionally.
What Can You Expect
Gain unique learning opportunities outside of your academic settings and acquire valuable and transferrable knowledge to your academic work.
Participate in interesting and challenging projects which contribute statistical inputs to support Singapore's economic and social development.
Gain exposure to a real-life work environment and learn goal-specific skills to complete work tasks. Our mentors are available to provide guidance and helpful advice for your future career path.
Through hands-on internship experience in DOS, you can understand whether a career with us is a good fit for your skill sets and interests.
Outstanding interns will be invited for interviews with our senior management to discuss potential opportunities, subject to your performance appraisal and the availability of positions.
Internship Application Process
Step 1 - Application
Apply for a internship position with DOS at Careers@Gov. To help us know you better, highlight your achievements and past working / internship experience, if any.
Automate access rights management for the DOS TC-VISTA connectivity service
Build a Chatbot
Integrate Statistical and Geospatial Information in Compilation of Business Statistics
Optimising Data Workflows for the Production of Statistics
Optimising the Sampling and Imputation process for Business Surveys
Develop marketing communications materials for DOS for various channels
Singapore Standard Industrial Classification (SSIC) 2025 Review
Well-being and sustainability
Step 2 - Interview
If you are shortlisted, you will be invited to an interview with the supervisors of the internship project.
Step 3 - Offer
If you have been identified to be suitable for DOS Internship project, we will contact you on the next steps to start your internship programme with DOS!
Hear from our Past Interns
Chia Tse En
NUS, Electrical Engineering, 2nd major Quantitative Finance, Year 2
Intern (2023), Input-Output Tables
I was drawn to the nature of the project, with a focus on methodologies and challenges in measuring the green and digital economies. Both fields are emerging areas and very relevant to Singapore and globally. Interning at DOS provides a hands-on experience, turning theories learnt in university into practical products.
I enjoyed talking to different people in the office and everyone was very friendly and welcoming.
Knowledge acquired from research done on both the green and digital economies and a better understanding of Singapore’s and other countries’ advancement towards a greener and more digitalised economy!
NUS, Computer Engineering, Year 2
Intern (2023), Longitudinal Data Analytics
DOS Internship programme aligned perfectly with my area of interest - leveraging machine learning to extract valuable insights from datasets. I am passionate about harnessing data to uncover valuable information, and DOS's reputation in this field made it a natural choice for me. DOS provided an ideal environment to nurture my interests and learn from industry experts.
During my internship, I enjoyed the real-life application of machine learning and data analysis. Being involved in projects using actual data exposed me to the intricacies of data-driven problem-solving. This hands-on experience honed my technical skills and provided valuable insights into the practical implications of my work. I was fortunate to receive immense guidance and mentorship from my supervisors. They not only offered valuable insights into various machine learning concepts but also actively encouraged me to think critically and independently.
Recognizing the importance of resourcefulness and thinking creatively to tackle complex challenges. The diverse range of characteristics and properties inherent in datasets means that there is no 'one-size-fits-all' solution. Adaptability and versatility have now become invaluable assets in my professional toolkit.
Cheong Win Yee
NTU Mathematical Sciences, Year 3
Intern (2023), Household Survey and Expenditure
The DOS internship programme is relevant to my field of study, allowing me to witness firsthand how Statistics is applied in the real world. I wanted to apply what I learnt in school and contribute.
I was involved in the Household Expenditure Survey (HES) 2022/23, a nation-wide project. It was an eye-opening experience to observe the Data Processing operations and gain greater appreciation of the results produced. I was involved in the system User Acceptance Testing, which allowed me to understand the importance of ensuring the system usability. My colleagues were friendly and provided me with help whenever I encountered difficulties. I made many friends through the internship.
Soft skills, especially communication. Engaging external vendors regularly put me through the rigour of articulating my thoughts to convey the desired outcomes clearly.
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