Internship

Internship

The lack of experience is often the deterrent for many students seeking jobs. So how do you gain experience if no one is willing to hire you? Participate in internships!

 

About ASAS Internships:

  • Students volunteer time and effort in exchange for practical experience.
  • Students are placed in a structured work environment, supervised by a professional in the field. Depending on the organizations, there might be supervision fees charged.
  • Our internship programs are not compulsory for graduation.

 

Benefits of Internships:

    • Gain Valuable Work Experience That Employers Seek
    • Apply Skills and Knowledge Gain in Classrooms
    • Gain Industry Knowledge and Understand If This Is Right For You
    • Build Important Networking Contacts for Future Job Opportunities
  • Increase Your Marketability by Boosting Your Resumes
  • Increase Self-Confidence and Personal Growth

 

Application Criteria and Procedure:

  • It is advisable for students to have completed at least 80% of course curriculum with a minimum GPA of 2.3 at the point of Application for Internship.
  • ASAS assumes no responsibility and liability for any dispute with the centre.
  • Students who meet the above criteria, please email advisor@asasedu.com for an appointment.

 


Listed below are the organizations that ASAS recommend students to gain work experience.

Inpsychful LLP

InPsychful LLP provides psychological services, leadership and mental health programmes. InPsychful LLP has vast experiences working with youths at risk and they are keen to engage individuals who are interested to work with at-risk youths.

ASAS students will have the opportunity to attend training provided by InPsychful LLP and 3-Sparks Pte Ltd. The training will provide students with the opportunity to register with MOE under InPsychful LLP as freelance facilitators.

Students who are keen in participating will have to take part in a 2 day training programme. There will be a selection process after the training, 3-Sparks Pte Ltd and InPsychful LLP will select 7-10 individuals to join them as facilitators. Selected individuals will be registered with MOE as freelance facilitators under InPsychful LLP. All participants, regardless of successful selection or not, will receive a Certificate of Participation awarded by 3-Sparks Pte Ltd and InPsychful LLP.

 

More information on InPsychful LLP can be found here at http://www.inpsychful.sg/


FaithActs

FaithActs is a non-profit community care service serving the needs of children, youths, families and seniors in Queenstown since 2004. The centre is located at Blk 50, Commonwealth Drive, # 01- 506, Singapore 142050. We aim to reach out and impact the lives of people through the provision of programmes and services which meet community needs and alleviate social problems, regardless of their ethnic, socio-economic and religious backgrounds.

Internship Opportunities
We are offering a 3-month paid internship to ASAS students who are keen to explore working in the social work sector. Interns will gain exposure in working directly with children, youth and families in the community. On-the-job training will be provided to enable interns to engage our beneficiaries successfully.

Volunteer Opportunities
All students are welcome to volunteer in our programmes to impact the lives of our beneficiaries. The programmes available are:

 

No. Programme Schedule Description Commitment
1 Tuition (Primary) Wednesdays, 7.30pm – 9.30pm Tuition is used as a platform to engage the children not just in their studies but also their lives. Volunteers are not just tutors but mentors who spur the youth and children on in their life journeys. 1 semester (4-5months). Volunteers who are studying may take a break for their exam preparations.
2 Tuition (Secondary) Thursdays, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
3 Early Learning Programme (ELP) Once every two Saturdays, 9.30am – 12.30pm ELP is an early intervention programme targeted at children from low income families who are weak in their English literacy skills. 1 year. Volunteers have to attend a 2-day training (held on weekends).
4 KidsLEAP(Learning English for Academic Proficiency) Thursdays,

3pm – 4.30pm

KidsLEAP is an English literacy programme that aims to help children understand, speak and write better. 1 semester (12 weekly sessions)

 

Volunteers will be issued a letter of certification or testimonial depending on the number of hours served.

More information on our children and youth programs can be found here at http://www.faithacts.org.sg/


Youth Guidance Outreach Services

Youth Guidance Outreach Services (YGOS) began working with troubled youth since 1983, in response to an increasing awareness of youth-at-risk. As a Christian-value based youth services organization (YSO), it seeks to reach out and help these young people to return to mainstream and adopt a lifestyle that makes a positive contribution to society.

Volunteer with YGOS

YGOS is welcoming students as volunteers as well. Volunteer duties may include assisting in conducting casework, various group work sessions, family intervention and intake assessment for walk-in counseling cases. Other duties includes weekly drop in activities for neighborhood youths, street contact and outreach activities.
 
Internship with YGOS

YGOS is providing a 150 hours practicum and a 90 hours practicum. The main duties of a student intern will include assisting in conducting casework, group work and family intervention, home visit family support, conducting of introductory meeting at Police Station and intake assessment for counseling cases.

Practicum A (150 hours)

  • Direct contact (80 hours) – Conduct individual counseling, family intervention, group work and casework
  • Non contact (60 hours) – Case report writing and case discussion
  • Clinical Supervision (10 hours) – Case formulation and case presentation

Practicum B (90 hours)

  • Direct contact (50 hours) – Conduct individual counseling, family intervention, group work and casework
  • Non contact (34 hours) – Case report writing and case discussion
  • Clinical Supervision (6 hours) – Case formulation and case presentation

Students taking the Graduate Diploma programs will be eligible to apply for the internship. Students who have successfully completed their practicum will receive a reference letter from YGOS.

For more information on Youth Guidance Outreach Service please visit: http://ygos.sg/

 


Club HEAL

Club HEAL believes in nurturing positive and meaningful experiences between volunteers and clients. Do join us if:

  • You would like to contribute to Club HEAL’s programmes
  • Aged 16 years old and above
  • Able to attend Club HEAL’s training sessions

This is how you can become a volunteer in Club HEAL.

1. Complete the Club HEAL Training programmes

 

Please contact us for the upcoming training session:
info@clubheal.org.sg
www.clubheal.org.sg

Fb: Club H.E.A.L

There are 2 training sessions namely:

1.      The HEALing Friends Training (Targeting clients with Mental Illness)

2.      The Silver Volunteers Training (Targeting clients with Dementia)

2. Screening of all applicants

 

 Club HEAL reserves the right to accept or decline applicants based on their interests/availability and the current needs of Club HEAL’s clients.

Selected applicants will undergo an interview sessions with a Club HEAL service staff.

3. Congratulations! You are a Club HEAL volunteer!! The volunteer coordinator will endeavour to match volunteers to relevant activities/clients. Please understand that this process is on a needs basis and may take some time.
4. Record keeping Each volunteer will keep a record for each encounter with the assigned client for admin purposes.

 

Club HEAL welcomes volunteers to partake in their activities. Interested students can refer here for the voluntary roles and application process and here to complete the volunteer form.

For more information on Club Heal, please visit: http://www.clubheal.org.sg/


NuLife Training & Development Consultancy

ASAS has collaborated with NuLife Training & Development Consultancy to provide practicum and internship for our Graduate Diploma students.

Students will be given an opportunity to observe cases seen in schools, Family Service Centres (TSCs), court proceedings, legal mitigation and mediation and community agencies such like the Housing & Development Board (HDB), Hospitals, Community Development Councils (CDCs) and etc.
Students will be allocated 15 hours of supervision, 50 hours of Contact, and 85 hours of Non-Contact. The above hours should be completed within a period of 6 months with a possible extension of 3 months.

Students who complete their practicum successfully and timely will be awarded with a certificate of attendance by NuLife with the details of their completed hours.

More information about NuLife can be found on http://www.nulife.com.sg/

 


 

Singapore Personal Counselling Service

Singapore Personal Counselling Service (SPCS) collaborates with ASAS to provide students the hours needed to complete their practicum / internship. Upon successful completion, students will be awarded Certificate of Completion by SPCS.

Students will be given an opportunity to observe cases in non-profit organizations such as welfare homes for the aged, children orphanage homes, student care, child care, family centers, etc. Site supervisor will be arranged to ensure students gain sufficient experience before they embark their career journey.

Practicum A – 150 hours

Hours Constituent Structures
80 Direct Contact Able to practice fundamental or/and advanced Counselling Skills and Techniques
60 Non-Contact Journal Writing, Attend Workshops/Seminars, Administrative duties at Counseling Centre
10 Clinical Supervision Individual supervision to enhance professional development and self-awareness/learning

 

Practicum B – 120 hours

Hours Constituent Structures
60 Direct Contact Able to practice fundamental or/and advanced Counselling Skills and Techniques
50 Non-Contact Journal Writing, Attend Workshops/Seminars, Administrative duties at Counseling Centre
10 Clinical Supervision Individual supervision to enhance professional development and self-awareness/learning

 

Practicum C – 50 hours

Hours Constituent Structures
25 Direct Contact Able to practice fundamental or/and advanced Counselling Skills and Techniques
20 Non-Contact Journal Writing, Attend Workshops/Seminars, Administrative duties at Counseling Centre
5 Clinical Supervision Individual supervision to enhance professional development and self-awareness/learning

 

For more information on SPCS, please visit http://www.spcscounselling.com/

 


The Therapy Room 

 

The Therapy Room prides itself as a centre that incorporates different psychological techniques to manage the client’s concerns in the most effective way. The Therapy Room is committed to helping their clients reach their maximum potential in their well being. They offer a range of psychological services and therapeutic interventions including: psychological interventions (e.g. depression, addictions), psychological tests (e.g. personality, intelligence) and hold workshops and talks (e.g. stress management).

The Therapy Rooms provides minimum 150 hours of internship of which a minimum of 12 hours will be face-to-face supervision.

* This internship is only available for Graduate Diploma students from ASAS.

Hours Constituent Structures
60 Direct Contact Able to practice fundamental or/and advanced Counselling Skills and Techniques
78 Non-Contact Journal Writing, Attend Workshops/Seminars, Administrative duties at Counseling Centre
12 Face-to-face Supervision Individual supervision to enhance professional development and self-awareness/learning

For more information, please visit The Therapy Room at https://www.thetherapyroom.com.sg/

 


Yayasan MENDAKI

 

Yayasan MENDAKI (Council for the Development of Singapore Malay/Muslim Community) is a pioneer Self-Help Group formed in 1982 dedicated to empower the community through excellence in education, in the context of a multi-racial and multi-religious Singapore. For students who are looking at a career in Counseling, Psychology, Criminology or Social Welfare, this is a great opportunity and should not be missed.

 

A. Mendaki Volunteer Programs available to ASAS Students

 

a. Mentoring students between the ages of 10 – 17 (Youth-in-Action)

b. Early Childhood Programs:

i. Befrienders; and/ or

ii. Child Minders

c. Talks/ Sharing during Mentoring Training for Mendaki Mentors

 

B. Benefits for ASAS Students

 

a. Hours volunteered can be considered towards a letter of recommendation

b. Students will be able to gain practical insights as well as administrative experience

c. Students will have the opportunity to be involved in real life situations which will be invaluable

 

More information on MENDAKI and its Volunteer programs can be found here https://volunteers.mendaki.org.sg/

 


Regional Human Skills

 

Arium School of Art & Sciences has partnered with Human Region Skills to offer mentorship programs for Graduate Diploma students who wants to gain experience in the counselling profession. Students who complete the 150hrs of mentoring program with Human Region Skills will receive a Certificate of Completion issued by Regional Human Skills and endorsed by the Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors (Singapore) (APACS http://apacs.org.sg/)

More information on Regional Human Skills can be found here http://smspsych.com/

Below is the breakdown below on the 150hrs training program:

Hours Constituent
60 Supervised site practicum
10 Clinical supervision
30 Group supervision / personal development
20 Course in Ethical Behavior and Conduct
30 Record keeping / journal writing

 


 

Psychotherapy Association Singapore

With the increasing emphasis on gaining practical experience in counselling and psychology training, students of mental health study are strongly encouraged to achieve effective skills through more global exposure. This exceptional program is designed to equip students with multi-cultural immersion in Indonesia working with a diverse population. Besides getting professional clinical supervision from qualified staff, you will also gain invaluable experience in visiting and contributing to various mental health institutions during the one week stay. This will give you a clear edge as you make progress into professional work when you finally graduate from your program.

 

Benefits:
1. Professional Clinical Supervision from Qualified Psychologists
2. Working with International Clients from Diverse Backgrounds
3. Insightful Visits & Contributions to Mental Health Institutes in Jakarta
4. Internship and Training at TASE Psychology Centre
5. Supervision Certificate endorsed by Psychotherapy Association of Singapore upon completion.
6. Intensive Program will amount to 70 hours of practicum
7. International Experience in Multi-Cultural Immersion

More information about Psychotherapy Association Singapore can be found on http://www.pas.org.sg/

 

 


 

Internship Posting Disclaimer

ASAS posts notices of internship and field experience opportunities as a service to students. ASAS do not have any supervisory or administrative role in any of these programs. We do not review, nor does it render an opinion as to the safety and quality of any of these internship or field experience programs and placement sites and do not in any way represents or acts as agent of the internship or field experience placement sites.

Students assume all responsibility to investigate and to become informed of all aspects of the internships and field experience opportunities posted, and ASAS assumes no liability for any loss, damage, illness, or personal injury that may be sustained by students in the course of participating in an internship or field experience posted by ASAS.