Intern, Singapore

Intern, Singapore

Sandpiper, one of the fastest growing strategic communications and public affairs agencies in Asia Pacific, is seeking a talented and entrepreneurial individual to join the firm as an Intern, based in Singapore.

Sandpiper is an award-winning agency built for the networked age, applying the new rules of influence to solve complex business problems. 

We deliver highly effective and impactful communications programmes by combining insight with sector expertise, underpinned by a strong understanding of the business and media landscapes.

The firm is built around a simple proposition: by employing the right people to do smart thinking, we deliver tangible results and business benefits. We work with a diverse set of clients, ranging from the world’s leading financial services and insurance companies to disruptive technology firms, and global healthcare clients navigating their way through the current pandemic.

Our expertise spans corporate communications, healthcare, financial services and capital markets communications, brand PR, media relations, ESG and sustainability, and technology.

Who We’re Looking For 

We are seeking a keen and organised team player to join the Singapore office as a full time intern. 

The role will assume responsibility and assist with the organisation of several ongoing retainers, projects and events for a diverse client-base across a variety of business sectors such as finance, healthcare and technology.

This is a fun and exciting opportunity to dip your toes into the communications and public relations industry. You will work closely with a small team across a wide range of tasks. It will suit someone who enjoys working in a forward-thinking environment, and is excited by the unique opportunity to work with a founding agency team, while being part of a global network.  

Our ideal candidate must be based in Singapore and possess some of these attributes:

  • Interested in a career in public relations, public affairs and communications
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Energetic and enthusiastic – a self-starter who takes initiative and is looking to be involved in all kinds of projects
  • Good analytical skills and a strong business acumen.  
  • Organised and works well in a team 
  • Curious about new subject matters and fearless in the face of complexity  
  • Reliable and resourceful when faced with challenges  
  • Technically proficient with Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment

Your responsibilities will include:

Content Development – Prepare news releases, thought leadership articles, briefing documents, internal communications materials and other forms of written collateral. 

Media Relations – Monitor and flag relevant media opportunities, compile and maintain media lists, develop pitches and conduct media outreach 

Analysis and Research – Gather, analyse and summarise key media coverage and trends to assist with new business initiatives. 

Social Media – Assist where required with social media management and content development. 

Account Coordination – Support the wider account team and assist them with the smooth day-to-day running of accounts. 

Media Monitoring and Reporting – Provide real-time media monitoring of social, local, regional and international media online and in print for relevant coverage and compile reports. 

Event Coordination – Where required, assist with coordination of events and on-ground support if necessary and regulations permit. 

If you are interested in getting valuable experience, equipping you as you take your first steps in forging a career in communications, please send your CV and a cover letter to brooke.montaperto@sandpipercomms.com