About this programme

Internships under the Global Ready Talent Programme (GRT) are for Singapore enterprises keen to train and invest in young talent.

  • Up to 70% funding of monthly internship stipend
  • Overseas internships to train young talent for global expansion
    EnterpriseSG will partner Trade Associations (TACs) and Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) to facilitate internship placements in Singapore enterprises.
  • TACs will evaluate and qualify promising Singapore enterprises for the programme
  • IHLs will drive student participation towards Singapore enterprises
  • Only full-time internships are supported under GRT

Key features

  • Local internships

    Internship opportunities in Singapore with a Singapore enterprise.

    • Singapore enterprises are eligible for up to 70% funding support on the monthly internship stipend.
  • Overseas internships

    Internship opportunities with Singapore enterprises in their overseas outfits, with a focus on Southeast Asia, China and India.

    • Singapore enterprises are eligible for up to 70% funding support on the monthly internship stipend.
    • Additional monthly subsistence allowance and lump sum travel allowance will be provided to the students via their IHLs.
  • Hybrid internships

    Internship opportunities with Singapore enterprises, where enterprises provide internship opportunities in Singapore and in their overseas outfits.

    The Singapore enterprise must minimally offer a continuous two-week internship stint in their overseas outfit.


  • Incorporated in Singapore with minimum 30% local shareholding
  • Financially able to start and complete the internship programme
  • Possess strong human resource practices, especially in the areas of learning, development and talent management
  • Able to offer interns the minimum monthly allowance, before funding:
    • S$800 for ITE and Polytechnic students
    • S$1,000 for University students
  • Provide a mentor or supervisor to guide students over the course of the internship
  • Only full-time internships are supported under GRT
  • If offering overseas internships, ensure you have existing overseas operations, a positive business outlook and strong growth plans, and can allow interns to gain global market knowledge

How to apply

Phase 1: Select an Approved-in-Principle (AIP) partner 
These TACs have been appointed as our programme partners and will serve as your main point of contact for GRT-related matters.
  • Contact approved TACs

    The following TACs have been appointed as our programme partners and will serve as your main point of contact for GRT-related matters.

    GRT AIP partners will assess and qualify your application. They also play an active role in matching suitable student interns to participating Singapore enterprises. You may contact GRT AIP Partners for more information about the programme, eligibility and application process.

    Action Community for Entrepreneurship
    E: grt@ace.org.sg

    Association of Small and Medium Enterprises
    E: grt@asme.org.sg

    Restaurant Association of Singapore
    T: 6479 7723
    E: enquiries@ras.org.sg

    E: grt@sgtech.org.sg

    Singapore Food Manufacturers’ Association
    T: 6221 2438
    E: grt@sfma.org.sg

    Singapore Logistics Association
    T: 6499 9799
    E: slamail@sla.org.sg

    Singapore Manufacturing Federation
    T: 6826 3133
    E: enquiry.grt@smfederation.org.sg

    Singapore Precision Engineering and Technology Association (SPETA)
    T: 6751 8909
    E: grt@speta.org

    Singapore Retailers Association
    T: 6360 0192
    E: elise@sra.org.sg

Phase 2: Apply as a Participating Company on GRT
Create an account and prepare the necessary documents to aid your application.
  • Step 1: Account Creation
    • Create an account on GRTNet using your CorpPass login.
    • Ensure that you have authorised the relevant personnel to perform transactions on GRTNet with your CorpPass.
  • Step 2: Supporting Documents
    • Complete your GRT company application on GRTNet. This will require details such as your company description, group employment size, overseas presence (if applicable), holding company and subsidiaries details, and HR survey.
    • Select your preferred GRT partner from among the TACs we have appointed for the programme. They will serve as your main point of contact for GRT-related matters.
    • Attach mandatory supporting documents. These include documents registered under the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (within six months), your latest financial statements (within 18 months), and a sample internship training plan (an outline will be provided).
  • Step 3: Application Outcome
    • Upon successful application, you will receive an email informing you that your company has been approved under the GRT.
    • You will now be eligible to apply for GRT grant support.
Phase 3: Post Internship Positions
Create internship positions and apply for grant support.
  • Step 1: Create internship positions
    Fill in all required information for the creation of a new internship position.

    These include:

    • Internship type
    • Preferred IHL level
    • Internship duration
    • Location
    • Number of positions available
    • Job scope
    • Job title
    • Skills
    • Roles and responsibilities
    • Learning outcomes
  • Step 2: Obtain internship positions
    • Upon approval of internship positions, you will be eligible to apply for GRT grant support for the positions posted.
    • Contact the relevant IHLs for an internship opportunity.
    • Obtain an Internship Placement Letter from the IHL upon successful internship placement.
Phase 4: GRT Internship Grant Application
Complete your application by preparing the necessary documents.
  • Step 1: Supporting documents
    Please prepare the following mandatory documents for each intern before you proceed (documents are to be in PDF, DOC, XLS, XLSX formats for upload to GRTNet):
    • A copy of the Internship Placement Letter/Email (issued by the school) with the following details:
      • Company name
      • Name of intern(s)
      • Faculty of the intern(s)
      • Intern's masked NRIC (e.g. SXXXX123A)
      • Internship start and end dates
      • That the internship will be done on a full-time basis, with explicit mention of the working hours (i.e. at least 35 hours per week)
  • Step 2: Complete internship grant application
    • Log in to GRTNet using your CorpPass.
    • Complete the internship grant application* and upload the required supporting documents.
    • Ensure that all the required supporting documents and details are included in your application to avoid delays.

After you apply
Receive your Letter of Offer

If your internship positions are approved, you will receive a notification email with a Letter of Offer (LOF) attached.

  • The LOF must be accepted before the start of the internship.
  • Log in to GRTNet and accept the LOF if you are agreeable to the terms and conditions of the internship offer.
  • Keep the confirmation receipt for your future reference.
  • Inform your interns in advance that they would need to login to the GRT portal with their SingPass accounts to complete an online student feedback form and upload their student internship report by the end of the internship.
  • The company has to ensure that their interns complete the feedback form before they can submit their claim.
Submit your claims

The LOF should be accepted before/during the internship. Once all your interns have completed the online Student Feedback and Student Internship Report, you may submit your claim on GRTNet before the submission deadline (as specified in your LOF).

  • Step 1: Supporting documents

    Prepare the following mandatory documents for each intern. Only documents in PDF, DOC, XLS, and XLSX formats are allowed for upload to GRTNet.

    • Payslips of all claimable months
    • Company bank statement of any claimable month
    • GIRO form (signed)
    • Completed company feedback PDF e-form (downloadable from GRTNet)

    Ensure the intern has also completed the online student feedback form and completed and uploaded the correct student internship report*.

  • Step 2: Complete GRT claim online
    Log in to GRTNet via CorpPass to complete your online GRT claim.
  • Step 3: Monitor claim status
    A TAC officer and EnterpriseSG officer will be evaluating your claim. You will be notified if clarification is needed and/or you need to provide additional supporting documents.
Receive your claim approval confirmation
You will be notified via email when your claim has been approved. All claims must be submitted within six months from the end of the qualifying period as stated in the LOF for it to be valid. If you are unable to submit your claims on time, you may request for a one-time extension via the GRTNet online portal. Extension requests will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Ready to apply?
If you would like to apply and have the necessary documents ready, submit your application on GRTNet now.


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