Dr Intan is a Member of Parliament for Ang Mo Kio GRC since 2011.
Dr Intan has taught at many educational levels, ranging from secondary school to diploma, undergraduate, postgraduate as well as executive and professional programmes. She served a stint as an Assistant Professor in the Abu Dhabi University in the United Arab Emirates, and as a lecturer in Singapore Polytechnic. She has also taught at her alma mater, the National Institute of Education (NIE) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Dr Intan is currently an Assistant Professor in Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) under the cluster of Design & Specialised Businesses.
Dr Intan is a published author in peer-reviewed journals and has presented her research work at conferences on the Singapore education system, information and media literacy, teaching and learning in higher education, and on social and education policies. She has also won various awards in her line of work, including the Faculty Service Award from the Abu Dhabi University, the NTU Outstanding Young Alumni Award, the NUS Outstanding Science Alumni Award, the NUS Outstanding Young Alumni Award, and the Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association Young Researcher Award.
Dr. Intan remains actively involved in several organisations (at the national and community levels), serving as either a member, advisor or board member.