National Environment & Water (NEW) Scholarship

To ensure environmental sustainability, NEA and PUB, led by the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR), have jointly launched the National Environment and Water (NEW) Scholarship in late July 2008, in place of the PUB undergraduate scholarship. NEW scholarship is an open public undergraduate scholarship (overseas/ local) with a focus in the environment and water sector. Under the NEW Scholarship, there are also opportunities for both undergraduates and fresh graduates to pursue Mid-Term and Masters Scholarship.

National Environment & Water (NEW) Internship (2016-2017)

What’s NEW Internship?

The NEW Internship is one of the selection processes for the NEW Scholarship. It is offered by the National Environment Agency (NEA) and PUB, the national water agency. The objective of the NEW Internship is to identify talented young people with an interest in environment and water issues, and to nurture this passion through work-based learning activities.

The internship is for a period of 4 to 6 weeks. Students selected will get a first hand opportunity to participate in exciting and stimulating environmental or water projects, giving them a better understanding of the dynamic environment and water sector. Students who show promise during the NEW Internship and demonstrate their passion for the environment and water sector would be recommended for the NEW Scholarship.

Why NEW Internship?

  • Get a head start in your application for the NEW Scholarship
  • Participate in exciting and stimulating environmental or water projects
  • Make Informed decision on your scholarship and career choices
  • Benefit from rich learning experience during the internship


NEW Internship Projects NEA PUB
Technologies – Operation and Research Research on Home Energy Management System and on International Industrial Partnerships with companies Proposed Underground Service Reservoir with Boosting Station for a HDB precinct
Scientific and Social Behaviour Studies How will climate change over Singapore in the next 20 to 30 years Gene identification and PCR detection for odour compounds (MIB or geosmin) producing actinomycetes in Singapore reservoirs
People, Public and Private (3P) Engagement Keep Singapore Beautiful Movement- Fostering ground-up youth initiatives Active, Beautiful, Clean Waters (ABC Waters) Programme


At the end of the internship, each intern is required to submit a project report and a write-up on his/her personal reflections on the internship experience and present his/her project to a panel comprising of representatives from MEWR, NEA and PUB.


Meet our NEW Interns


Huang Yue, Victoria JC

Project: Nitrification Elimination in Singapore Drinking Water Distribution System

“I find the programme highly beneficial, as it has provided me valuable opportunities to find out more about PUB, and learn more about things which I might not have been able to if I did not participate in this programme. Not only has the programme given me the chance to embark on a project which I was interested in, it has also exposed me to the work and work culture of PUB. I would definitely recommend this programme to my friends, especially if they have a keen interest in water and the environment.”



Wong Yuan Hao, Hwa Chong Institution

Project: Study on RO Fouling Factors and Control Technologies

“I would recommend this internship to my peers. It offered critical insights into the challenges Singapore faces in order to be self-reliant on her water supplies and encouraged us to be part of the team in maintaining Singapore’s precious water resource.”

Tan Joo Gian, Raffles Institution

Project: A critique of Singapore's Waste Minimisation Efforts

“With the internship, I was given the opportunity to suggest solutions to improve the current recycling efforts in Singapore and also helped me gain useful insights on waste minimisation. Being in a real working environment enabled me to experience how things work and affirmed my belief that NEA is the right organisation for me.”

Deadline: All Year Round

Deadline For Application

For any enquiries, please email [email protected]

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