The “World Coolest Intern”, Are You Up To The Challenge? [News]

The “World Coolest Intern” is a recruitment campaign by Standard Chartered Bank to hire social media savvy interns to help them promote their latest product: Breeze. The 6 months internship program comes with a total remuneration of SGD$30,000 (about USD$39,000) and the chance to work with some leading social media experts including Google, Christophe Langlois from Visible Banking and prominent blogger, Goodstuph’s Pat Law.

For those who are not aware, the Breeze platform is a new iPhone app from Standard Chartered Bank that lets you manage your money right from your mobile phone. Unlike most online banking app, Breeze comes with feature such as issuing bank cheque over the phone, pay bill on the go, reminder and wishlist.

Note: Breeze is currently applicable for Singapore and Malaysia only

Here’s the press release:

11 October 2010, Singapore – Standard Chartered upped its ante in its hiring strategy by leveraging on new social media in its latest “World’s Coolest Intern” competition. This is an innovative recruitment drive for talent in Asia to help promote greater awareness of Bank’s latest online and mobile innovation, Breeze, in the social media space, like Breeze Blog and Twitter.

The winner of this competition will work with the Group Remote Banking team, based in Singapore for six months to develop and implement a social media communication strategy for Breeze for six months.The winner can look forward to an attractive prize package which includes a SGD 30,000 six-month employment contract with Standard Chartered, and more importantly, valuable learning experience with some leading social media experts including Google, Christophe Langlois from Visible Banking and prominent blogger, Goodstuph’s Pat Law. Google is supporting Standard Chartered with technical knowledge and training in Search and Display advertising. This internship will offer the winner the opportunity to gain deeper knowledge and insights and develop core digital communicator skills.

The recruitment for the role of the ‘World’s Coolest Intern’ will be conducted entirely online. The contest is open to recent graduates or undergraduates in their final year across Asia. Applicants can apply from outside of Singapore, but if successful, will be based in Singapore for the duration of the internship.

For those who are up to the challenge, here’s the application procedure:

  1. Follow @StanChartBreeze on Twitter
  2. Create a blog post, video, podcast (it’s up to you really) explaining what makes you uniquely qualified to become the ‘World’s Coolest Intern’, make sure to mention breeze blog link so that we can track it (
  3. Direct Message us the URL of your post, so we can take a look and see what you’re all about

Applications for the ‘World’s Coolest Intern’ role close on 15 October, 2010 (4 more days to go), so you’ll need to act quickly. Remember, it is open to all recent graduates and undergraduates in Asia.

For more detail, check out the World Coolest Intern site.

Disclaimer: MakeTechEasier is in no way affiliated with Standard Chartered Bank


  1. catch me if you can!
    great competition, really promotes innovation!

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