Every term, our internship programs attract more applications than we can consider. For good reason. Whether it is an internship during the semester or the breaks, many of our interns work as research assistants with the freedom to apply their learning in the humanities and social sciences to real-world research problems.

Interns will be remunerated based on the number of hours worked per week. Depending on the qualifications and profile of the candidate, the hourly rate ranges from $10 to $20 per hour.

Aside from the monetary remuneration, interns also enjoy development opportunities. These include priority access to all its learning events, including workshops and overseas conferences, and personal meetings with renowned academics and public intellectuals. All work completed will also be recognised through a personalised reference letter or testimonial.


Pearline Pang
National University of Singapore

My internship with the Adam Smith Center was most enriching, and I better understood how Economics relates to the real world. My stint honed my research skills and taught me to think more critically. I am thankful to be given the trust to take on so many different tasks. Furthermore, I was particularly appreciative of the fact that guidance and feedback were often given. I would definitely recommend this internship to anyone else who is looking to gain a richer understanding of economics, politics, public policy.


Ang Zhen Yi
University of Melbourne

"It has been a great privilege working at Adam Smith Center. In the course of my work there, I have honed my research and writing skills and gained valuable insights into various domestic and global issues. Definitely a great place to work at if you are looking for an enriching and fulfilling experience!"