Aside from self-sourced internships, the Centre for International & Professional Experience (CIPE) at Yale-NUS also offers internship opportunities for at a variety of places: international organisations (IGOs), non-governmental organisations (NGOs), public sector organisations, consulting firms, etc. You can find details on all these opportunities here. Check out some of our DDP students' internship experiences below!
Since June 2018, I have been part of the team at LawTech.Asia, an online publication that aims to drive thought leadership in the use and development of legal tech in Singapore and the region. I’ve had the opportunity to engage the vibrant legal tech community through interviewing key industry figures, attending legal tech events and writing original thought pieces. Some highlights of my time at LawTech.Asia includes conducting an interview with the Co-Founder of Zegal on their automated contract generation and legal workflow management software. Most recently, I’ve been working on a thought piece about the risks of unregulated Artificial Intelligence.
With some funding from CIPE, I interned as a Summer Legal Fellow at Justice Without Borders (JWB). JWB is an NGO dedicated to improving cross-border access to justice for migrant workers who’ve fallen victim to labour exploitation or human trafficking. I got to correspond with the Hong Kong and Indonesian offices on case management, and learned how JWB works to link up migrant workers’ cases to volunteer lawyers in its network. I was also involved in conducting strategic legal research on the illegal deployment of foreign domestic workers.
My time at JWB gave me a glimpse into the valuable and hard work that NGOs do. More importantly, my ideas of how legal knowledge and training can be utilised to help social causes were meaningfully expanded.