NUS Law Overseas Internship Stipend (OIS)

My experience as a United Nations Security Council Fellow, at the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), has been instrumental in familiarising me with the role of the United Nations and civil society actors in international peace and security. I thoroughly enjoyed attending Security Council meetings and writing policy analyses on the Council’s work. I would be remiss to not extend my warmest gratitude to the NUS Law Overseas Internship Stipend for making my internship possible, and for encouraging my pursuit of a career in international law."
- Ijechi Nazirah Nazri Nwaozuzu


"As a University Trainee at the International Court of Justice, I had the unique opportunity to experience firsthand and contribute to the resolution of inter-state disputes before the Court. It is undoubtedly a tremendous privilege to assist in the work of the United Nations' principal judicial organ, and I am very grateful for the financial support from the NUS Law Overseas Internship Stipend.”
- Lee Ryce

"The NUS Law Overseas Internship Stipend (OIS) made possible my stint at the UN Office of Legal Affairs in New York! I am grateful to have been afforded the opportunity to witness the process of standard-setting and the codification of international law here at the UN. Indeed, the practical application of knowledge gained in law school has value-added my educational experience, and I must say NUS Law truly prepares its students well for the real world out there!"
- Alastair Simon Chetty

Description of the stipend
The NUS Law Overseas Internship Stipend (OIS) will provide for 5 to 6 students (undergrads and grads) per academic year to undertake competitive unpaid overseas internships, with priority given to financially disadvantaged students. The stipend is intended to help partially defray the expenses for the overseas internship.

Internships that qualify for this stipend:
» International Court of Justice
» World Bank Group: ICSID
» United Nations
» Other overseas internships may be proposed and approved by the Faculty on a case-by-case basis. Generally, internships of a public interest nature with an international focus will be given preference.


Application for the Stipend:
Students who wish to apply for OIS will have to fill up the attached application form and email the same, along with relevant supporting documents, to the administrators. Successful applicants will receive a lump sum stipend payment one month before the commencement of the internship.

Period of Application:
For Summer Internships: 1 December to 28 February each year
For Winter Internships: 1 June to 31 August each year

Stipend Amount:
Category A

(i)     Internships with the ICJ, World Bank and UN.

(ii)    Other approved internships with non-commercial organisations of similar distinction as the institutions named in (i), and  lasting at least  3 months


Asia – S$5,000
Australia, US, Europe and everywhere else – S$10,000

Category B

All other approved internships.  


Up to 50% of reasonable travel and accommodation expenses, subject to a maximum of S$5000

In the event that we have more applicants than no. of stipends available, priority will be given to those with financial needs (i.e. lower per capita household income). 

OIS Administrators:
Ms Genevieve Chia, Careers Advisor, Centre for Future-ready Graduates@Law
Ms ANG Siu Yin, Student Careers, Faculty of Law, NUS