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Computer Science in Singapore | Singapore, Singapore

Photo courtesy of CarPal.

CarPal is a start-up inspired by the sharing economy. Since 2014, they have been on a mission to become the on-demand supply chain infrastructure for every major city in the world. Started as an on-demand delivery service in Singapore, CarPal is innovating delivery management software solutions for businesses.

CarPal is seeking talented students with a passion for entrepreneurship and innovation to join their team to support UX-UI design, front-end development, or back-end development. This is a paid internship available for one or two terms.

Internship Start Dates:

  • Internships are available year-round

Duration of Internship:

  • 10+ weeks

CarPal is a Singaporean start-up that is changing the way goods move in cities. Started in 2014 by Dutch innovator and entrepreneur Maarten Hemmes, CarPal was born from the idea that technology represents a fundamental part of last-mile delivery. They are pioneering on-demand delivery services based on the sharing economy, reshaping the technology to be more agile, lean, and customer-focused. Although CarPal started as a same-day delivery service company, they continue to innovate with their SaaS product to improve efficiency and scalability through one dashboard. CarPal operates in multiple cities in Southeast Asia and is rapidly growing.

CarPal boasts a young, dynamic, and truly international team, representing more than 10 nationalities across two dozen employees. It is a collaborative and interactive work environment and employees are encouraged to contribute across all areas. The team is constantly working on new initiatives and is eager for interns who can contribute to the future of the company. For more information about the organization, visit the CarPal website.

CarPal is seeking interns that are ready for the dynamic, collaborative, and driven environment of a tech start-up. All candidates should be self-starters, curious, entrepreneurial, collaborative, and excellent communicators. Interns can expect to work on a variety of tasks and may work on several projects simultaneously. CarPal is seeking highly-qualified candidates to support the design and development of their products.

UX-UI Design Intern

Help ensure a great user experience by helping to conceive and conduct user research, interviews and surveys, and translating these into sitemaps, wireframes, and prototypes. Influence the overall functionality of the product and take it to the next level! Candidates should have experience in user-interaction design, including: UX software (InVision, Balsamiq, Framer.js, Quartz, and Composer), basic HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript skills, mobile-first and responsive design, UX design best practices, and team collaboration.

Front-End Developer Intern (React)

Support CarPal’s mobile and web products. Prior experience with mobile/web design with a passion for user-interaction design is expected, and candidates should have skills in AngularJS, HTML5 and CSS3, UX, unit and behavior testing, and ReactJS.

Back-End Developer Intern (Laravel)

If you’re excited about modern technologies and object-oriented programming (OOP) and are always looking for the best solution to a problem, join the CarPal team to help transform ideas into workable application features. Interns will be expected to work with minimal oversight and to see projects through to completion. Candidates should have experience in: design and software development with an MVC framework, unit testing (PHPunit), coding standards like PSR4, quality control through code reviews, and experience with Laravel or Codeigniter.

Academic Background:

Candidates should have an intermediate or higher understanding of their field of choice.

Skills / Experience:

Prior experience working within a start-up environment is recommended. See job description for role-specific skill requirements. All candidates should be able to work collaboratively and be self-motivated (able to work with minimal supervision).

Language Requirements:

This is an English language internship and interns should have strong verbal and written communication skills.

Other Requirements:

Interns must be eligible for the Singapore Work Holiday Pass.

Estimated One-Time Expenses

  • IE3 Global Program Fee: $3,450
  • International Travel: $1,300
  • Visa Fees: $150 (Singapore Work Holiday Pass)
  • Recommended Immunizations: $200

Estimated Monthly Expenses

  • Housing: $800-$1,000
  • Food: $450
  • Local Transportation: $115
  • Recreation: $200
  • Personal Expenses: $100

Budgeting Note: Estimated costs are based on typical internship-related costs and a modest standard of living. Each intern’s costs will vary based on lifestyle choices (eating out vs. cooking, taking public transportation vs. taxis) and recreational spending (travelling on days off, hobbies, etc).

Interns will receive SGD $1,000/month. Interns are responsible for following all local laws relating to income and tax liability.

Interns are responsible for finding and arranging their own accommodations. Singapore has strict rules regarding short-term rentals for foreigners (less than three months), so interns should plan ahead to arrange suitable accommodations.

This is a new internship opportunity for IE3 Global students as of 2019. Check back in the future for more information from our interns.


Fall | Winter | Spring | Summer

Application Deadline

Summer: January 25

Fall: April 15

Winter: September 1

Spring: November 15

Basic Requirements

- Experience working in fast-paced collaborative environments

- Interest in entrepreneurship, business, marketing, and communications

- Prior experience in the field (UX-UI design or front/back-end development)