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New internships for teens to serve the community after secondary school

Published on Aug 15, 2014 12:51 PM

SINGAPORE - Teens will soon have a new avenue to serve the community even after they leave secondary school.

The new National Youth Internship Programme will give teens the opportunity to take up internships for two to six months with a monthly stipend.

This scheme is targeted at those at least aged 17 who are waiting to join junior colleges, polytechnics or the Institute of Technical Education.

Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Mr Lawrence Wong, announced the new scheme at a camp for students from uniformed groups on Friday. It will be piloted this year with an intake of 60 members from uniformed groups such as the Girls' Brigade and the National Police Cadet Corps. They will first go through an induction programme at Outward Bound Singapore before starting their internships from January next year.

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