Our Summer Internship Experience

This summer, we had two interns join us in the 45RICE office! ? Both undergraduates from NUS and Cornell University respectively, Cheryl and Natalie worked on various areas including marketing strategies, promotional materials, and market research. Check out what they had to say about their experiences below!

 

“These past three months in 45RICE have been really fulfilling. I was given plenty of opportunities to explore my interests, and I was also able to try my hand at starting my own project. The small size of the office consequently meant that each team member, the interns included, had to carry relatively greater responsibilities. This lack of handholding was a welcome change from the usual internship structure, as it allowed a lot more room for growth and exploration. Work aside, the fun-loving and welcoming people of 45RICE made my internship much more enjoyable than I had expected. Overall, I found this experience being at a start-up really refreshing. ? If you’re looking for a meaningful internship, you can consider joining 45RICE as an intern too (-:”

Cheryl

 

“Coming to Singapore from overseas to intern abroad for the summer has been an amazing experience and working at 45RICE was a big part of that. I loved being at a startup for my first internship because I learned a lot about how businesses are run in an easygoing environment but with dedicated people. The social enterprise aspect also opened my eyes to different ways of positively impacting communities around me. Leaving 45RICE and Singapore will be bittersweet but I’ll be hard-pressed to forget the people I’ve met and the experiences I’ve had here!”

Natalie

 

IFC Asia Innovation and Change Award

45RICE has been awarded the Innovation and Change Award by the International Fundraising Congress (IFC) Asia! The IFC is an annual event involving 1,000 change-makers, over 100 expert speakers, and 500 organisations from 60 countries to bring about social change across Asia. We are both honoured and humbled by this recognition. 45RICE will strive to continue to create social impact as we further expand our operations.

Project Chulia Street: Migrant Worker Labour Day Tribute Event

On 13 May 2018, 45RICE collaborated with Project Chulia Street in their Migrant Worker Labour Day Tribute Event at North Coast Lodge. The event was a huge success, attracting thousands of workers. 8,000 of these workers received packs of rice from 45RICE, while another 1,000 workers were entertained by an exciting soccer game booth manned by the 45RICE team. It was an extremely tiring day for us, but it was also definitely a fulfilling one. We would like to extend our warmest appreciation to Project Chulia Street for involving us in this event. If you would like to contribute to the support of our migrant workers in any way, please do not hesitate to contact us via email.