Centre for Non-Profit Leadership

Intern, Community Partnerships (BAGUS)

Team Information

The Centre for Non-Profit Leadership (CNPL) team contributes to NVPC’s vision where individuals, Organisations and Leaders come together to give their best for others to build a City of Good. The team envisions a Singapore where Charities and Groundups are supported to effect change, and Leaders step forward to advance society to create a more compassionate, inclusive and caring society.

The Groundup Central department aims to support Groundup communities in meeting community needs through 4 key areas:

(a)  Building & Aggregating Resources with Partners

In order to support Groundups in meeting community needs, the team seeks out partnerhips with other service providrs and enablers to provide resources, such as space and shared services, to empower Groundups in carrying out their work.

(b) Building Communities

Building the Non-profit & Groundup communities with Networking events & Capabillity Development themes. Through this work, we aim to build our knowledge of these communities better, understand their needs, build the networks and strengthen relationships.

(c) Capability Building

As part of community building, networking sessions will also focus on capability building that would benefit Groundups e.g leadership etc to provide a space for peer learning and sharing of best practices.

(d) Advocacy & Publicity

Complementing the work, Advocacy & Publicity efforts will be undertaken to share about our events and resources, as well as success stories to inspire giving by individuals or groups to step up and collaborate.

Desired outcomes of the team include:

  • Empowering Groundup Leaders, Members, and Volunteers to develop People of Good that contribute to the City of Good
  • New connections formed between communities and organisations in different sectors, seeding opportunities for future collaboration.
  • Sharing stories, knowledge, insights and strategies for building strong communities in Singapore towards our City of Good


During the internship, the intern will be involved in supporting the content, events and partnership strategy of the CNPL’s Groundup Central team. This includes programme planning and execution for Groundup Central programmes to develop the skills, mindsets, knowledge and connections of groundup volunteers and leaders; creation of content to inspire new groundup initiatives; and meeting with groundup founders to support them through any challenges or to onboard new groundups to the membership programme.

The intern will engage with and/or interview groundup leaders and volunteers, write content feature pieces (articles, social media posts, tiktok videos/reels), develop programmes and facilitate discussions during events.


Intern #1

  • Programme development and execution of Starting a Groundup, Groundup Members onboarding, and Networking events.
  • Publicity for Groundup programmes
  • Creation of post-event content
  • Support the successful execution of Groundup Central and Centre for Non-profit Leadership Events


  • Programme design, publicity and execution of Groundup-related events
  • Content insights piece(s) – articles and social media

Intern #2

  • Engagement of Groundup Leaders and members, and people interested in starting a groundup
  • Notetaking, drafting long form and short form content based on meetings and engagements
  • Speaker engagement and management for events
  • Support colleagues with programme design and execution of Groundup Central and Centre for Non-profit Leadership Events
  • Creation of social media content


  • Meetings with people interested in starting groundups to inspire and support them in their journey of starting.
  • Meetings with Groundup partners to plan events and facilitate learning and collaboration opportunities.
  • Written features showcasing various groundup leaders leaders (such as articles, IG, FB, LinkedIn posts)
  • Successful Speaker Engagement, Management and Sharings for Groundup networking and learning events.
  • Summarizing of insights from events
  • Facilitation support for Events


  • Passionate about some community(ies) they are active in
  • Strong interest in different, groundup, non-profit organisations and understanding how they operate
  • Outgoing, comfortable with interacting with new people from different communities
  • Someone who is curious, takes initiative and pride in the work that they do.
  • Strong writing, analysis and communication skills
  • Events, programme design and facilitation experience
  • Active social media user/ content creator
  • (Not compulsory) Communications/ Writing/ Social Media creation/ is an active social media user
  • (Not compulsory) Qualitative research experience (e.g. In-depth interviews, Focus Groups)

Learning Opportunities

  • The opportunity to learn more about groundups and volunteer leaders you are interested in!
  • The chance to meet and learn from inspiring and insightful community leaders in Singapore and deepen your understanding of the good work that they do
  • Wider landscape understanding of groundup and non-profit initiatives in Singapore
  • Tangible contributions to the nurturing giving caring communities in Singapore through events and workshops.
  • Partnerships and administrative work such as stakeholder engagement and communication
  • Content creation, programme design, facilitation & event planning experience

Internship period: May 2024 to August 2024 (Minimum of 3 months)

Job Category: Centre for Non-Profit Leadership
Job Type: Interns
Job Location: singapore

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