Interested in the non-profit sector? Passionate about global health? Come join the Orbis Singapore team!

We are an international non-profit working to eliminate avoidable blindness.

We have worked in 92 countries over 35 years and have 14 offices around the world.

 You will learn about the operations of an international non-profit and assist in fundraising and/or communications campaigns.

We are looking for people who are independent, resourceful, open-minded and have a can-do attitude.



TITLE: Development Intern                            DEPARTMENT: Development, Singapore


Reporting to the Director of Development, the intern will be responsible for the implementation of approved corporate campaigns and special events with the goal of expanding Orbis’s supporter and donor bases in Singapore. S/he is also responsible for planning, organizing and implementing sustainable strategies to build awareness and generate funds in Singapore.


REPORTS TO: Director of Development

SUPERVISES: External vendors and volunteers



  1. Assist in managing and implementing approved corporate campaigns and other fundraising activities to expand Orbis corporate partnerships in Singapore.
  2. Assist in managing and implementing approved events, including but not limited to: volunteer recruitment and monitoring, logistics arrangement and liaison with vendors, sponsors and internal teams.
  3. Research and update market intelligence on potential corporate partners.
  4. Research and update market intelligence about corporate and special events fundraising in Singapore.
  5. Assist with the Orbis Singapore website, social media, and eDM campaigns.
  6. Provide general administrative support to the office.
  7. Assist in other fundraising events with the team and participate in other Orbis activities as requested.


  • Undergraduate in their second or third year from FASS,   preferably   majoring   in Asian Studies, Communications & New Media or Global Studies. Students from other majors are welcome to apply.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English is a must.
  • Experience in organizing events and campaigns is an advantage.
  • Graphic design skills are an advantage.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and good team spirit.
  • Open-mindedness and ability to handle multiple tasks.
  • Interest in developing a career with an international non-profit organization.



Number of positions:  2

Internship Period:       15 May 2017 – 28 July 2017 (11 weeks); negotiable

Working Hours:            9:30am – 6:30pm

Allowance:                     $100 per week


Please email CV, one writing sample (optional) and one design sample (optional) to: Jasmine at jasmine.ng@orbis.org with subject:

Development Intern – NUS FASS – (name)

Deadline for submission is 28 February 2017. Review of candidates is on a rolling basis.

Career Catalyst: Resume Writing and Interviewing Skills Workshop

This workshop is especially conducted for Cohort 2015 students (students who entered NUS/FASS in AY2015/16), who have completed CFG1010/CFG1020 Roots & Wings. Yours is an early version of Roots & Wings which does not include a career preparation component. This component is included in later versions of CFG1010/CFG1020. For Cohort 2015 students, this is a pre-requisite for FAS2551 and FAS2552. Student who have completed RVR’s WR1401 are waived from this pre-requisite.

All FASS students may sign-up for this workshop. Cohort 2015 students have priority placement.

MOE Teaching Internship Programme – open for application

The MOE Teaching Internship Programme is now open for application. If you have always wanted to experience the life of a teacher, here is your chance to do so! Teaching interns will have the rare opportunity to experience what it takes to be a teacher– from drafting lesson plans, classroom teaching, attending meetings, organising school functions to taking charge of a CCA.


For more information or to apply, please visit www.moe.gov.sg/unitip2017.


Application closes on 28 Feb (Tuesday), 11.55pm.



ArtsConnect – Careers & Networking Event on 5 October 2016

5 October 2016
University Cultural Centre, National University of Singapore

by Yang Yilin, Year 2, Yale-NUS College

artsconnect-edm-as-of-20-sepOn 5 October 2016, NUS held the inaugural ArtsConnect – Careers & Networking Event at the University Cultural Centre. The event was jointly organized by the Centre for Future-ready Graduates, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Yale-NUS College, NUS Centre For the Arts, supported by the Office of Alumni Relations and was targeted at students interested in pursuing careers in the local Arts and Culture scene. Unlike the plenitude of networking events available that are geared towards the fields of business consulting and entrepreneurship, ArtsConnect provided an unparalleled platform to connect undergraduates with the elusive and commonly misperceived Arts and Culture scene in Singapore.

Given the full house turnout for the event, it was evident that there is a high level of curiosity and concern with regards to post-graduation career prospects. The event kicked off with a comprehensive keynote address by Ms. Yvonne Tham, Assistant CEO from The Esplanade. As a veteran in the local Arts and Culture scene, she shared with us her valuable experience of working in both public and private organizations in the sector. In her keynote address, Ms. Yvonne Lim highlighted the ample and often overlooked opportunities available for graduates in the booming Singapore’s Arts and Culture sector in recent years. It is no longer a niche that attracts specifically skilled individuals, but it has also become an increasingly competitive territory which requires the inter-connectedness of a multitude of talents to sustain itself both regionally and globally. In other words, there is definitely a place for every interested and passionate individual to be part of within the Arts and Culture scene.

From left to right: Dr. Danny Tan, A/Prof Loy Hui Chieh (moderator), Ms Cystal Lim Leahey (Director of CFG), Mr. Gaurav Kripalani, Ms. Yvonne Tham, Mr. Steven Chia, Ms Sharon Tan (director of CFA), Ms. Hoon Jia Jia, and Mr Novin Ng (Director Yale-NUS)

With this new knowledge on the multitude of opportunities available, the next burning question raised by attendees during the event was “What exactly does the Arts and Culture sector look for in a fresh graduate?” This concern was well addressed during the panel discussion by prominent representatives from respective fields in the local Arts and Culture scene. The panelists included Ms. Yvonne Tham from The Esplanade, Dr. Danny Tan from Odyssey Dance Theatre, Mr. Steven Chia from Channel NewsAsia, Ms. Hoon Jia Jia from National Arts Council, and Mr. Gaurav Kripalani from Singapore Repertory Theatre. With their light-hearted and whimsical sharing, all panelists affirmed the one crucial quality they look for in a fresh graduate – passion! Given the multi-faceted and bustling Arts and Culture scene, embodying a passionate stance is essential for one to sustain and thrive with a positive attitude as he or she embarks on this journey.

After the insightful panel discussion, all panelists and attendees enjoyed light refreshments during which they had the opportunity to network and engage in more intimate conversations. Apart from the panelists, there were also other networking representatives present during the event. They included organizations and corporations such as NUS Museum, ArtScience Museum, National Gallery Singapore, National Library Board, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Checkpoint Theatre, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Centre For the Arts (CFA) and Asian Film Archives.

ArtConnect was truly an engaging and enlightening event that broadened my perspective on Singapore’s emerging Arts and Culture scene. I left with interesting anecdotes and advice from prominent leaders who have helped to shape the local Arts and Culture scene into the lively platform for creative thought it is today. The event also served as a reminder for the increasing need for young talents like us in this booming sector, which is set to grow and develop further in the years to come. ArtsConnect equipped students with the knowledge and empowered them with the passion to continue their pursuit in the Arts and Culture scene, and we all look forward to the next instalment of ArtsConnect!

Congratulations to our IFG 2016 FASS Participants!

Congratulations to the FASS Inter-Faculty Games 2016 participants for the excellent finish! They clinched second position overall and achieving a total score just one point short of the winning Faculty. In addition, they came in first place for seven events—including Men’s Volleyball, Women’s Handball, Table Tennis and even DOTA (a multiplayer battle arena video game)!

We are very proud of the enthusiasm and initiative they put into representing the Faculty in the sport/game they excel at, and greatly appreciate the hard work they have put in towards this achievement.

Click here for the full list of IFG 2016 results.