Every term, our highly sought after internship programs attract more applications than we can consider. For good reason. Our interns typically are placed as Research Assistants and get the freedom to apply what they have learnt in humanities and social sciences to real-world research problems.

The individual will be remunerated based on the number of hours worked per week. Depending on the qualifications and profile of the candidate, the hourly rate may range from $10-$20/hour.

Aside from the monetary remuneration, the individual will also enjoy development opportunities that the organisation typically offers to its students. 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/testimonial, for further career or academic application purposes.


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!"

We curate book projects in the field of social science, humanities, and public policy.

High-potential & high-performance interns may publish a book under Adam Smith Center, which will be sold on online platforms and distributed to overseas partners

* Summer 2020: Intern Celine Tan, a Politics, Law, Economics (PLE) major from Singapore Management University (SMU), is under contract with the Adam Smith Cente to write Major Economic Thinkers and their Relevance.

Young Scholars’ Publishing Program