Thematic Youth Internship Programmes to the Mainland 2023
The Home and Youth Affairs Bureau (HYAB) announced that a new round of the Thematic Youth Internship Programmes to the Mainland is now open for applications to provide young people with thematic internship opportunities in cultural, nature conservation and scientific research institutions in the Mainland.
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Under the Thematic Programmes, HYAB collaborates with relevant Mainland institutions to launch five internship programmes, including:
- “Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Youth Internship Programme at Palace Museum”, co-organised with the Palace Museum in Beijing
- “Youth Internship Programme at Wolong National Nature Reserve, Sichuan”, co-organised with the Wolong National Nature Reserve in Sichuan
- “Youth Internship Programme at Chinese Academy of Sciences”, co-organised with the Chinese Academy of Sciences
- “Youth Internship Programme at Dunhuang”, co-organised with the Dunhuang Academy
- “Youth Internship Programme at Shandong on Marine Sciences”, co-organised with the Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology
The internship programmes will commence from June to August this year and last for four to six weeks, providing Hong Kong’s youth with more than 80 thematic internship positions covering areas such as cultural heritage preservation, scientific research and technology, ecological and environmental conservation. Each programme offers tailor-made internship arrangement and unique experience for participants to acquire a good understanding of the work of the institutions and play a part in it. Under the “Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Youth Internship Programme at Palace Museum”, Hong Kong’s participants will also work together with young people from Guangdong and Macao at the Palace Museum in Beijing to facilitate youth exchanges among the three places.
Apart from internship, the co-organisers will also provide training, field trips and other cultural exchange activities for participants, thereby deepening their understanding of the local culture and industry development.
Applicants should be local full-time post-secondary students (including sub-degree, undergraduate and post-graduate students) and Hong Kong permanent residents aged between 18 and 30.
Please visit the website of the Youth Development Commission for programmes information and application details.