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Wanted: The World’s Coolest Intern

October 15, 2010

We recently came across a campaign called “The World’s Coolest Intern” (no, we’re not talking about the rapping Cisco guy!). It’s a pretty great internship and it’s going to go to the coolest, most web-savvy and charming person they can find. When it’s all over, you’ll even be able to add “World Traveler” to your resume.

First of all, thank you to for giving us this chance to tell you about what we think is a pretty exciting program we are running.

We’re on the lookout for the “World’s Coolest Intern’ to join the Breeze mobile banking team at Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore. Quick facts:
–       A 6-month internship programme with total remuneration of S$30,000 (about US$23,000)
–       To help amplify your application reach SCB and Google are supporting the first 100 applicants with S$100 of Google Adwords credit. For more details, click here
–       Closing date for applications: 31 October 2010
–       Internship start date: 3 January 2010 or on a mutually agreed date between the winner and Standard Chartered Bank

The World’s Coolest Intern will work with the Breeze team, based in Singapore, for six months to help run our social media platforms, including the Breeze blog and Twitter feed,as well as play a key role in the development of the Breeze social media strategy.

The winner will be on a contract for six months and take home prize money of SGD5,000 per month, or SGD30,000 over six months. Moreover, the winner will receive training on social media and online engagement from some of the best in the business, including Qais Consulting – on strategic social media activation; Edelman – on PR; JamiQ – on social media analytics; Christophe Langlois from Visible Banking – on social media specific to banking and finance; and Pat Law (GOODSTUPH) – on social influence marketing.

Living and working in Singapore
So now those of you from overseas are probably wondering what it will be like to live and work in Singapore for six months. And some of you may even be checking a map right now to find out where Singapore is …. Well, rest assured that Singapore is one of the easier places in the world to move to, to live in, and to work in.

In Singapore, because you can always find a bit of home. The national language is English, so communication won’t be a problem, and efficiency is the name of the game here – so arranging a work visa, housing and transportation are all relatively quick and easy.

Furthermore, Singapore’s unique blend of East and West means Starbucks, McDonald’s and 7-Eleven are never far away, while at the same time you get the chance to discover the wonders of Asia, including the cultural heritage (and mouth watering cuisine) of Singapore’s Chinese, Indian and Malay communities.

How to apply
Recruitment for the role of the World’s Coolest Intern will be conducted entirely online, so if you’d like to apply, you’ll need to follow the process below.

Steps to apply:

  1. Explain what makes you uniquely qualified to become the “World’s Coolest Intern’ via your online channel of choice (blog, video, podcast, tweet etc)
  2. Remember to mention our blog URL so we can track your submission (

And Twitter DM it to us @stanchartbreeze (follow us and we will follow you back), or email it to Please ensure your email subject title says ‘Application for the World’s Coolest Intern.’

Your submission
A lot of people have asked what their submission should be like. The truth is, it doesn’t matter. Yes, you heard right – this mobile banking team isn’t a fan of stifling rules. Your submission can be:

–       A blog post on your blog
–       A video on your YouTube Channel
–       Or maybe even an online petition on Facebook inviting your friends to vote for you

It doesn’t matter, really. After all, the media is secondary to the message. The intern we’re looking for is someone with diverse talents who really knows how to get a message across. So please, go wild and let the creative juices flow.

You can find out more at

Good luck everyone! Have you ever interned abroad? Share your experience in the comments below.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Cep Oyun October 16, 2010 at 4:41 am

very informative post thanks for sharing


Gaurav October 21, 2010 at 11:32 pm

Hey…I have created my application here at

Please have a look and leave a comment if you like it 🙂


Duane Melius October 25, 2010 at 5:56 pm

Here’s my app!

Catch me if you can!


Jonha @ Happiness October 26, 2010 at 4:26 am

Looks like a lot of great people vying for the position. Well that’s to be expected since the opportunity is equally great. Best of luck to all of us!

Feel free to check out my post:


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