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ASTRI Summer Internship Programme 2023 is now open for application

The Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) was founded by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2000 with the mission of enhancing Hong Kong’s competitiveness through applied research. Their research embraces 6 core areas including Smart City, Financial Technologies, Intelligent Manufacturing and Re-industrialization, Digital Health, Application Specific Integrated Circuits and Metaverse.Summer Internship ProgrammeASTRI Summer Internship Programme offers a golden opportunity to learn from award-winning scientists in a cross-cultural environment. It is an 8-week programme starting in June 2023 that targets undergraduate and postgraduate students majoring in STEM disciplines or non-STEM disciplines. Requirements- Undergraduate or postgraduate students majoring in STEM or non-STEM disciplines- Enthusiastic about exploring a career in a research institute- Creative, open-minded, visionary, and interested in the Innovation and Technology (I&T) industry- Fluent in written and spoken EnglishApplicationPlease lodge your application by submitting the Application Form on or before 13 March 2023. For details please visit the website of ASTRI.EnquiryFor enquiries, please email ASTRI at summerintern@astri.org.

Fintech Career Accelerator Scheme (FCAS) – Gap Year Placement Programme

Together with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) launched the Fintech Career Accelerator Scheme (FCAS), which is the first fintech internship scheme led by a regulatory agency and a research institute. The scheme aims to cultivate and sculpt the right talents to sustain banking, finance and business services, and retain Hong Kong’s competitiveness as an international financial hub. Gap Year Placement Programme Under FCAS, the Gap Year Placement Programme is jointly launched by HKMA, ASTRI, Cyberport, and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation. It is a full-time, semester-based internship in which interns will work on fintech projects at HKMA, banks (including virtual banks) or stored value facility operators for six months or one year and receive technology training and regulatory updates.Besides, HKMA partners with the Insurance Authority (IA) to launch a new ‘insurance track’ to broaden the scope of fintech internship offerings to cover the insurance sector, and to allow a slash working arrangement for students to flexibly work for both banks and insurance firms. Key Objectives - To expand the talent pool for the development of the fintech sector in Hong Kong by giving students early exposure to the sector;- To nurture fintech talent by offering practical industry experience through internships; and- To provide opportunities for the industry to identify and recruit young talent. Eligibility - Undergraduates or postgraduates.- Relevant disciplines: Engineering, Computer Science, Sciences, Business & Finance, and Law.- Strong interest and motivation to learn and explore fintech. Please refer to the HKMA website for the application method and more details. Below is a video on the "Fintech Career Accelerator Scheme 2020/2021" sharing session organised by Cyberport in 2020 for reference.