Being a part of SFF x SWITCH means an internship experience like no other!

You get to work behind the scenes exclusively and be part of the world’s largest Innovation Festival. Plus earn #braggingrights.


You are based in Singapore between September to December 2020 and available for an exciting part-time internship.

You are an undergraduate from a university, polytechnic or postgraduate looking for a job. Foreign students on University student programmes in Singapore are welcome to apply. No formal job experience is needed.

Importantly, you are passionate to learn more and/or develop a career in the startup and innovation scene.


Depending on the duration of commitment and interest, interns will be placed in one of 4 streams of specialty roles available. All roles involve responsibilities in the lead-up to and during the event.
*Please note that internship tasks are shaped based on the hybrid format of SFF x SWITCH and may be subject to changes at the organising team’s discretion.

Specialty Options





In a nutshell…

Put simply, you run the show. As leaders of our SFF x SWITCH internship programme, you orchestrate all intern efforts to ensure the success of SFF x SWITCH 2020.

We will elect team leaders who will each own a stream, take it up a notch and manage fellow interns under the stream.


You are more than willing to go the extra mile for speakers, the content they will be speaking about at the conference, and their experience at SFF x SWITCH!

You will be assigned specific sessions and speakers to look after in the lead-up to SFF x SWITCH, supporting their pre-session preparations, plus an opportunity to shadow them during the event. This includes guiding our speakers on a digital tour of SFF x SWITCH!

A few of our best and most passionate Speaker Managers will also get the chance to interview our speakers live on camera!

Hey, make an impression, and they might become your future boss.

P.S. Past speakers include Tan Min-Liang and Piyush Gupta.

You run our conference stages, roundtable sessions and closed-door activities.

Your mission is to ensure a smooth event experience. From ensuring an impeccable AV and event app experience to general event management functions, this is your opportunity to hone your event management skills from rehearsals to delivery.

The show is yours.

As FinTech knowledge is gold, we will count on you to represent us at SFF x SWITCH.

You may be capturing soundbites for live social media updates, contributing to content reports we generate, driving activities at our exhibition booths or owning an activity or zone that is taking place in the online city!

If this sounds like your game, come up the ante with us.

Your key skills are:

Strong management skills

Knowledge/ expertise in FinTech/Startup/Innovation

Interpersonal skills

Knowledge/ expertise in FinTech/Startup/Innovation

Attention to detail

Strong communication skills

Strong written communication skills

Knowledge/ expertise in FinTech/Startup/Innovation

Internship Period

September to mid December 2020 (~3.5 months)

October to mid December 2020 (~2.5 months)

October to mid December 2020 (~2.5 months)

October to mid December 2020 (~2.5 months)

Application period

Closes 4 September 2020, 11 pm

Closes 4 September 2020, 11 pm

Closes 4 September 2020, 11 pm

Closes 4 September 2020, 11 pm

Number of interns we are seeking






  • Complimentary access to SFF x SWITCH 2020 on 7-11 December
  • A certificate for your involvement
  • #Braggingrights on your priceless work experience for SFF x SWITCH 2020
  • Invaluable connections to speakers = your opportunity to convert this into potential work exposure
  • A reference if you impress us
  • Commitment for the entire duration of the specified internship period (differs by stream). If you have examinations during November, more hours can be fulfilled in December instead. On average, this could entail:
    • Up to 5 to 10 hours of work per week, in the lead-up to the event.
    • 1-2 full days of training
    • 1 rehearsal day
    • 5 event days (7-11 December)
  • In the lead-up to the event, you will most likely work from home. Interns will require their own laptop and internet connection. You will require your personal laptop to perform your event duties for SFF x SWITCH 2020.
  • Attendance at briefing sessions and regular online discussions specific to your work stream (your chance to meet fellow Interns!). And finally, be part of SFF x SWITCH!

A burning desire to learn more about Startup and Innovation, and willingness to roll up your sleeves to learn from the best!


  • 01 Simply complete the application form via the APPLY NOW button
  • 02 You may be contacted for more information and potential interviews. Look out for our emails!
  • 03 You will be notified of the status of your application via email.
  • 04 If you have been selected, you will need to provide confirmation of your acceptance of the internship.
  • Refer to the above application deadlines under the respective streams.

Frequently Asked Questions

what you need to know before applying
I’m not sure if I qualify…

You need to be an undergraduate from a university, polytechnic student or postgraduate looking for a job, and based in Singapore. Foreign students on University-administered student exchange programmes based in Singapore are welcome to apply. Please note that the SFF x SWITCH Internship Programme is an internship programme for individuals. We do not consider applications from companies or organisations.

I’m not a finance or business graduate, do I qualify?

Definitely! We welcome undergraduates from from many disciplines, including engineering, science, social sciences, and of course, business. More importantly, you should have the entrepreneurial flame in you, and feel that startups and innovation are your calling!

When does application close?

As applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis for a limited number of places, we encourage you to apply as early as possible. Application closes on 4 September 2020, SGT 11 pm.

What is the application process?

You can apply on our website, via any of the “APPLY NOW” buttons that will take you directly to the application form. Application responses via email will not be considered.

Can I select my preferred stream?

While we ask for your preferences, preferred streams are not guaranteed. There is a field in the application form allowing you to indicate up to 3 preferred stream(s). Please note that streams will be assigned by the SFF x SWITCH committee at our discretion, based on duration of commitment, availability of slots and matching interests where possible. Tip: there is a field in the form where you can impress us with your ideas – this is your opportunity to convince us to pick you for your desired stream!

How many SFF x SWITCH interns are you looking for?

Target numbers for each internship stream can be found under AVAILABLE OPPORTUNITIES. To ensure the best quality and programme outcomes, the selection process is based on a variety of factors including duration of commitment, interest, fit and availability of roles.

How will I know if I am selected?

All applicants will receive an email notification of the status of your application.

A preview of some application questions?

You will not be able to save responses and return to it. All fields will need to be completed to submit your application. Here is a preview of some of the free text questions to help you prepare responses to ensure you have all the responses ready to submit the application.

Preview questions:
Tell us why you are suited for the stream(s) of your choice.
Who inspires you from the world of FinTech/Startups/Innovation?

Is an internship stipend provided?

Just a nominal allowance, but we promise this is an experience money cannot buy! Select expenses incurred in relation to the event such as meals and transportation allowance are covered.

I am a student on an exchange programme, can I apply?

You may apply if your exchange programme allows you to participate in this internship, and you hold a valid student pass that permits you to work in Singapore. Find out more.

I have more questions…

Email us at [email protected]


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