Program Overview

Singapore is one of the world’s most globalized cities and a country with one of the most rapidly growing and exciting economies. In today’s competitive job market, you’ll find no better way to stand out from the crowd. Interns will have the opportunity to meet influential industry experts and build valuable work experience in Singapore.

By completing an event planning internship abroad, you’ll learn how to coordinate and plan exciting events, and be exposed to all aspects of producing and promoting events that lead to a better understanding of fundraising and the role your guest play in supporting a client’s needs. The United States Labor Department projects that the number of meeting planner jobs will jump 16% over the next decade.

Responsibilities may include developing a theme at the beginning stages, booking speakers and arranging décor, event support and security. You may also take part in team planning meetings that focus on establishing a budget and the dates of the event. Throughout your time abroad with the program, you may be exposed to researching celebrity guest speakers, draft letters to celebrity/VIP guests, and work closely with Events Managers to organize, record, and track progress.

Internship assignments vary. While internships help develop technical abilities, they provide more fundamental life skills.  Interns will get an introduction to the professional world as well as the opportunity to gain career ready competencies in critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, and global and intercultural fluency.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to work independently
  • Flexibility to take on multiple job responsibilities, including entry level tasks
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently and deal with ambiguity
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work on a team
  • Strong attention to accuracy, details, and organizational skills

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearPriority DeadlineDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Summer20181/15/2018Mid-Late JuneMid-Late August

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.