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Internship.

Just the word conjures up images of huge workloads, mean seniors and a measly paycheck.

And yet, it has become almost a gospel truth that an internship is a necessary part of the modern working world. This is especially true in the world of tech where an internship with any of the big boys can open all sorts of doors for you.

Getting such an internship is often incredibly tough with people from all over the world vying for the limited positions available. Often, potential candidates have to run a rigorous gauntlet of aptitude tests, interviews and other grueling tests before earning their internship positions.

Now social media giant Twitter wants to offer five Singaporeans a chance of an internship via a programme it calls #YPL (Young Promising Leaders Programme)

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Sound like something that you would be interested in?

To win one of the places, eligible candidates have to pitch themselves to the company using social media. They will have to submit their pitch via a Tweet (text, photo, video) on why they should be selected, along with three Vines of supporting endorsements by March 15, 2015.

“At Twitter, we’re big on talent. Together with our partners, we’ve created the Young Promising Leaders (#YPL) programme to spot amazing up-and-coming talent and give them a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to start their career with a global leader that is changing the world, one Tweet at a time,” said Frederique Covington-Corbett, International Marketing Director, Twitter.

Over three months, the programme will connect the chosen interns with “other young promising talent and Twitter leaders”, as well as offer mentorship by Twitter executives.

The internship will be based in Twitter’s Singapore office.

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