CFPR Internship Opportunity for NUS Students



CFPR Internship Opportunity for NUS Students

The Centre for Family and Population Research (CFPR) is inviting applications for the CFPR Internship Program.  Consistent with its goal of training and mentoring the next generation of family and population scholars and practitioners, the Centre is providing on-the-job training opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students. From having the opportunity to work with leading family and population scholars in NUS with their research projects, to organizing events such as research seminars and conferences, or having an actual experience on how to run a training program, or learning how to manage the daily operations of a research centre, CFPR interns will benefit largely from their posting with CFPR.

CFPR is dedicated to the scientific advancement of research and training to understand the trends, determinants, and consequences of family and population changes, particularly in Asia.  CFPR’s works revolve around these major themes: fertility and marriage, family policies; aging and health; children and youth development; intergenerational relations and transfers; changing family living arrangements and family values in Asia; migration and integration; human capital and labor market; and, gender relations.  Our research adopts a multi-disciplinary, life course, and international comparative approach.  Currently, CFPR has a strong team of more than twenty faculty research associates and affiliates from various disciplines who are working on the Centre’s various research themes.


  • The interns will assist CFPR staff and associates with their research projects which may include conducting literature search, writing literature reviews, gathering data, and building and managing database.
  • Managing and updating the Centre’s online platforms, maintaining contact databases, summarizing and synthesizing research works and publications may also be required from time to time.
  • Interns will also be asked to provide assistance in organizing events that involves setting-up the venue, sending out invitations, coordinating with caterers, and other logistical preparations.
  • Rendering administrative support for the daily operations of the Centre will also be required.


  • The internship is open to all NUS students.
  • Qualified applicants should have a demonstrated interest in social science research, preferably in family and population studies.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are required.
  • Skills in MS Office is necessary while familiarity with statistical, design and editing software will be helpful.  Experience in event organizing is also an advantage.
  • More importantly, we welcome students who have the willingness to learn, demonstrate initiative at work, and know how to work in a team but can also work independently when necessary.


Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and the preferable period for internship is three months. Send your application dossier consisting of a cover letter, research interests, CV, proposed internship dates and completed Personal Data Consent form to

Applicants may also indicate names of up to three faculty members from the CFPR Research team whom they would like to work with.  This is not a guarantee however that they will work directly with the researchers in CFPR.

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