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Explore Scholarship Opportunities with ISD


The Ministry of Home Affairs Civilian (Specialist) Scholarship - Internal Security is awarded to all-rounded individuals who are passionate about strengthening Singapore's safety, security and sovereignty in a civilian appointment spanning diverse roles in research analysis, technology, engineering, data science and more.

If you are interested in a future career with ISD, do check out the MHA Civilian (Specialist) scholarship under the Internal Security Track here.


Student Internships with ISD

Are you a student looking for an extraordinary internship opportunity? ISD offers unique internships in various domains.

An internship with ISD is a gateway to experience what we do and find out more about a career in intelligence.

We offer a structured internship programme, where you will take on industry-relevant projects with the guidance of experienced mentors. You will have opportunities to apply theoretical and practical knowledge from your studies to address real-life security challenges in a fast-paced and mission-oriented environment.

Explore Internship Opportunities with ISD

Cyber Security & Intelligence

You will develop a practical understanding of how ISD deals with threats to Singapore’s internal security emanating from the cyber domain. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to our efforts by conducting research into new technologies and how they can be applied to counter cyber threats.

Data Science & Artificial Intelligence

You will get firsthand experience of how ISD deploys data collection, visualisation, analytics and modelling to derive intelligence from seemingly unrelated data points. You will also have opportunities to contribute to ISD’s security mission through exploration of state-of-the-art analytics techniques and technologies.


The ISD technology internship aims to nurture future tech talents who can meaningfully contribute to the security community. You will be exposed to new cutting-edge technologies and its applications. You will also have the opportunity to gain valuable skills and expertise, and work on projects that solve real-world security challenges.

Security Education

You will develop a good understanding of ISD’s role, past and present, in addressing threats to Singapore’s internal security and stability. You will also conduct research into issues relating to Singapore’s domestic security, and support ISD’s security outreach initiatives in the community.

Working at ISD

Find out what our officers have to say about working in ISD

What I enjoyed most about my internship with ISD was the exposure to new technologies. I also had the freedom to explore and implement my own solutions to real-life challenges.
“Asher”, Technology Intern
The internship helped me understand the needs of the Department and how I can improve work processes with my technical knowledge. I learnt more about ISD’s critical role in securing Singapore’s sovereignty, and the prospect of being involved in meaningful work enticed me to ultimately join the department.
“Ella”, Data Science Intern
Very cool, very different, interesting, enjoyable, rewarding and definitely useful. It was an eye-opening experience for me to be exposed to technologies in the security sector
“Jayden”, Cyber Intern
The most valuable part of my internship with ISD was making connections with the officers as well as my peers, and learning from them.
“Wei Ning”, Security Education Intern