Internship Programs

Apart from running its own training programs, TLL also supports those organised by other local institutions. These training programs are jointly funded by NUS and TLL.

Research Attachment Program (REAP)


REAP is jointly organised by the Ministry of Education (MOE), National University of Singapore (NUS) and TLL. The program is specially designed for first-year Biology and Chemistry students in local junior colleges (JCs) with the following objectives:

  • to stimulate the students' interest in life sciences;
  • to encourage the students to choose a career in life sciences in the future;
  • to provide the students with hands-on training in state-of-the-art laboratories;
  • to expose the students to the research environment
  • to groom local research talents
  • to create an opportunity for the students to meet and exchange ideas with top-notch scientists.

The program is conducted in TLL once a year from November to December (8 weeks). It begins with an orientation for the students to learn basic theories and concepts, laboratory safety measures, and applications of sophisticated equipment. After the orientation, the participants are posted to different groups to either conduct small research projects on their own, or assist other scientists in their existing projects.

At the end of the program, a ceremony is held where TLL awards each student a book prize and a certificate of participation.