Internship Information

Upcoming Internship Programme - 09 Jan to 23 Jun 2017* 

Last date for students to apply for the upcoming internship programme is 30 Sep 2016

The department offers two types of internship programmes: a 6 months (24 weeks) programme* which runs from Jan – Jun or Jul – Dec each year and a 3 months (12 weeks) programme from May – Jul (during vacation) each year. Internships are a great opportunity to develop job-specific skills, apply theory to practice and to increase the chances of securing a job offer before graduating.  The department partners with several organisations across the communication, new media, public relations, advertising, interactive media and related industries to create meaningful experiences, that CNM students can benefit from. 

*The 6 months internship programme is compulsory for cohorts 2016 and onwards. 


3 months programme 

The 3 months programme that runs from May – Jul each year, does not have specific pre-requisites, as students do not receive modular credits for this. Students, who are interested in this programme, can look out for the email announcement from the department, which will be sent out sometime in Mar/Apr. Students can then email the internship co-ordinator and request to have a look at the folder containing details of all internship openings. If suitable positions are found, students can email the employer directly with their resume and cover letter, expressing their interest for the position(s). Short-listed students will be contacted directly by the employer(s) for interviews and other selection processes. 

 6 months programme 

The 6 months programme runs from Jan – Jun or Jul – Dec each year, and students receive modular credits upon completion. Students from cohorts 2015 and earlier will receive 8 modular credits*. Students must satisfy the following pre-requisites before considering this programme: 

  • NM Major
  • Full-time student
  • Read and pass a minimum of 80 MCs (minimum of 24 MCs from CNM)
  • NM3550 and INM3550 to be read concurrently
  • Must have read NM2220 and NM2219 and preferably NM3219 for communications related internships
  • Must have read NM2220 and NM2216 for Games or Interactive media related internships.
  • Read CFG1000 StepUp Module or have successfully completed CFG1001 HeadStart Module
  • Additional prerequisites may apply for certain employers 

* The above information is applicable only to cohorts 2015 and earlier. 

The department holds briefing sessions for this programe in semesters 1 & 2, students are highly encouraged to attend the briefing session, to understand more about the programme. The last briefing session was on Tuesday, 20 Sep 2016. You may view the slides here.


Application Procedure: 

 To apply for the 6 months programme, send the following documents to   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Completed CNM Internship Application Form [Download]
  •  Completed and signed Letter of Consent and Undertaking [Download]
  •  Resume [View the suggested resume format here. Refer to Page 24 for a sample cover letter and Page 29 for a sample resume] 
  •   List of NM modules read and grades obtained
  •   Recommendation from a CNM lecturer or tutor to be sent directly to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

The department will invite short-listed students for an interview, and match them to potential employers and internship positions (students may also indicate their preferences, during the interview). Employers will be sent details of qualifying students and will short-list students for their own interviews and selection process.   


Supervision and assessment for 6 months internship programme 

Students on the 6 months internship will have both a worksite supervisor and an academic supervisor. The worksite supervisor will guide and mentor the student in the workplace, and be responsible for the final feedback on the student’s performance during the 6 months. The worksite supervisor will also vet weekly journals that are submitted on a monthly basis. 

The academic supervisor will be in touch with the student throughout the internship and provide the student with guidance, especially in the context of applying theory to practice.The academic supervisor will also assess and grade the submissions, including the final report. 

Assessment Criteria*



Initial Report (500 words)


Monthly Journals


Final Report (3,000 words and PowerPoint slides)


Feedback from Onsite Supervisor





*Applicable only to cohorts 2015 and earlier.


Frequently Asked Questions 

View the Frequently Asked Questions about the CNM Internship Programme