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The 2021 Summer Internship Programme at the Efficiency Office (EffO) was concluded successfully. After the two-month intership, the interns had enriched their understanding of the internal operation of the Government as well as the development of Innovation and Technology (I&T) in Hong Kong. The interns participated in a wide variety of tasks, such as general office work and site visits to different government departments and I&T organisations. These experiences helped to broaden their horizons and expand their social networks. The 2021 Summer Internship Programme was yet another unforgettable experience for all interns. Let’s take a look at the video for their sharing and highlights of the programme!
Cyberport, the Labour Department and Employees Retraining Board (ERB) have joined hands to present digital talent cultivation programme “Digital Tech Recruits”.This scheme aims to provide 100 tech-related work placements, provided by Cyberport community companies, to ERB trainees who have completed or are currently enrolled in "Innovation and Technology" training courses. The scheme facilitates trainees of the ERB to apply their knowledge and gain practical experience working in I&T companies, matching the needs for digital tech and I&T talents in the labour market and bringing more human resources to the industry. Participants of the Digital Tech Recruits will be matched with Cyberport community companies according to the “ABCDE” training courses they took (the mnemonic “ABCDE” stands for Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Cloud Computing, Big Data and eCommerce). During the placement, participating companies will provide participants with on-the-job training, and assign an experienced staff member to be their mentor. Upon completion of the 30-day placement, each participant can receive a maximum of HK$8300 subsidy, and part of the amount will be covered by the participating companies. In addition, Cyberport Academy will work with the community companies to organise career orientation and technology skills training, providing a complete career development path in the I&T industry for participants to consider. For the vacancies of the tech-related work placements, please visit the website of iTalent.
YS Career Experience Programme 2021 (the Programme) is closed. Organised by Youth Square, the Programme, offers a six-week career experience to young people from July to August. Employed interns can gain experience in various departments of Youth Square, such as Y Loft, Facilities Management Department, Operations Department, Finance Department and Marketing Department so as to experience and perform a whole spectrum of tasks and projects. This year, the Programme introduces flexible working arrangements for interns. Considering actual working circumstances in various departments, interns will have the opportunity to choose to work in office or work from home. Interview period: From 3 to 7 May 2021Internship period: From 5 July to 13 August 2021 (Total 6 weeks)Internship Department: Y Loft, Facilities Management Department, Operations Department, Finance Department and Marketing Department etc.Working Hours: Flexible working hours / working shiftRequirements: Currently studying in higher education institutes Passionate at youth development activities and venue management/ facilities management/ hostel management Able to speak up, ask questions and raise ideas Ability and skill set to fit in the function of your choice Besides, two briefing sessions will be held online to provide an introduction of Youth Square and the Programme. Applicants are required to make advance registration and attend one of the briefing sessions. Details of Online Briefing Sessions Date: 22 April 2021 (Thursday)Time: 12 pm – 1 pm (1st session) 4 pm – 5 pm (2nd session)Format: Zoom WebinarLanguage: Cantonese For more details of the Programme including opening positions and application, please visit the official website. Sharing from Interns of “YS Career Experience Progrmme 2020” (The video is broadcasted in Cantonese) For enquiry, please contact the Programme staff at 3721 8888.
Telecommunications Opportunities Programme (TOP) is the job-creation scheme dedicated to the telecommunications industry, commissioned by the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau (CEDB) and administered by the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG), under the HKSAR Government’s Anti-epidemic Fund, with the aim of creating 12-month full-time jobs in the telecommunications sector for young people. TOP equips young people to be more competitive, as well as enhancing their employability and nuturing youth talents for the industry.The Programme provides about 100 internship placements offered by various telecommunications-related companies to young people through the HKFYG’s strong networks. Vacancies include positions for software programmers, assistant engineers and sales and marketing trainees. Applicants who joining TOP should:- be a HKSAR resident of the age of 18 or above holding a valid Hong Kong Identity Card;- be a holder of accredited certificates, diplomas, degrees obtained in programmes of post-secondary and tertiary institutes, or have relevant work experience in telecommunications industry;- be a fresh graduate in 2020 or 2021 with no work experience, or has no more than five years’ work experience.If you are interested in applying for relevant positions, please refer to Job Vacancies website.
Are you a fresh or recent graduate interested in working with an international business? Or looking to put your creative talent to practical use? FIT, an internship programme for Future International Talent, might be the place to search. A joint initiative between the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau (CEDB) and six international chambers of commerce in Hong Kong (the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong; the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong; the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Hong Kong; the German Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong; the Hong Kong Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry; and the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong), Future International Talent (FIT) Programme provides 12-month job placements to fresh and recent graduates at companies across different industries, offering opportunities to gain experience in creative, business management roles and more.FIT is a job creation scheme funded by the Anti-Epidemic Fund. It supports members of the participating international chambers of commerce in creating 12-month job placements for fresh and recent graduates in Hong Kong, with a salary subsidy of HK$5,610 or HK$10,000 per month for each position. Priority is accorded to the creative industries or creative roles in other industries.If you are interested in applying for relevant positions, please refer to Job Vacancies website.Eligibility criteria of FIT candidate:- be a HKSAR resident over 18 years old holding a valid Hong Kong Identity Card;- be a fresh graduate in 2020 or 2021, or has no more than five years of work experience;- be or will soon be a holder of accredited certificates, diplomas, degrees obtained in programmes of post-secondary and tertiary institutes, or have relevant work experience; and- has not been employed by the hiring company within six months before the date of application. For details, please visit CEDB wesbite.
The Efficiency Office (EffO) collaborates with post-secondary institutions to offer summer internships from June to August 2020 for students to work with various teams at EffO through the “Post-Secondary Student Summer Internship Programme”, thereby helping the students better understand the operations of the Government and the public sector and gain experience for future development. Interns of the latest programme provided assistance and gained experience in various scopes of work such as, information collection and analysis for the “Be the Smart Regulator” Programme; fact-finding and information analysis for the “Streamlining of Government Services” Programme; support to the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund (SIE Fund) Task Force Secretariat, as well as the publicity and marketing work for the SIE Fund; content production work for the Youth.gov.hk and social media platforms; and preparation for the Education and Careers Expo etc. The Youth.gov.hk Editorial Team cordially invited the interns to share their experience and reflection about their beginning of work life. Let’s take a look at the animated video “Interns Dictionary” below and listen to the sharing from the interns regarding the learning outcomes of their internship journey! Interns Dictionary
In the 2020-21 Budget, the Financial Secretary has set aside $40 million to subsidise undergraduates and postgraduates taking STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programmes in universities funded by the University Grants Committee to enrol in short-term internships. The Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) has set up under the Innovation and Technology Fund the STEM Internship Scheme to encourage STEM students to gain innovation and technology (I&T)-related work experience during their studies and to foster their interest in pursuing a career in I&T after graduation, so as to enlarge the local I&T talent pool. (The video is provided by the Innovation and Technology Bureau's Facebook Page, click here for more stories) Eligibility of StudentsThe Scheme is open to undergraduates and postgraduates who are -1. local students in accordance with the classification by the Education Bureau for the purpose of admission to post-secondary programmes; and2. enrolling in one of the full-time STEM programmes offered by the eligible Universities. Internship PlacementsInternship places can be newly created or belong to existing in-house internship programmes of the companies/organisations. They have to meet the following requirements -1. local or non-local full-time placements with duration of at least four consecutive weeks; and2. offer meaningful I&T-related work, subject to the vetting of the universities. The Scheme has adopted a broad definition of I&T under which an internship place will be regarded as I&T-related as long as its actual work contains I&T elements (e.g. technology-related intellectual property work, digital marketing, data analysis for the manufacturing industry, etc.). Participating employers may pay a monthly honorarium during the internship period on top of the allowance under the Scheme. They have full discretion in determining the honorarium level with reference to their internal policies, industry benchmarks or market rates. Allowance and FundingThe student interns will receive the allowance subject to the arrangements of individual universities. The allowance for each student intern under the Scheme will be HK$10,500 per month, with a cap as prescribed by individual universities, but not more than three months in every academic year. ITC will disburse the funding to the universities on a reimbursement basis. Application Procedures and ArrangementsIndividual universities have prescribed their respective application procedures and arrangements. Interested students and employers are welcomed to approach the following universities -The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - Career CenterTel: (852) 2358 6688Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgThe University of Hong Kong - The Centre of Development and Resources for StudentsTel: (852) 3917 2317Email: email@example.comThe Chinese University of Hong Kong - Ms Zoe FongTel: (852) 3943 9639Email: firstname.lastname@example.org The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Mr KK Ng (Employer matters)Tel: (852) 2766 4651Email: email@example.comThe Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Miss Genette Cheung (Scheme details and application)Tel: (852) 3400 3121Email: firstname.lastname@example.org City University of Hong Kong - Miss Cherry ChongTel: (852) 3442 4481Email: email@example.com Hong Kong Baptist University - Miss Penny Lo (Career Centre)Tel: (852) 3411 5278Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Education University of Hong Kong - Career Development ServiceTel: (852) 2948 6246Email: email@example.com Please visit ITC website for more details.
Are you interested in gaining experience in the arts and creative industry? Over the years, Hong Kong Arts Centre has offered opportunities to local and overseas university students to gain an exciting and fulfilling experience through our internship and volunteer schemes. Our internship programme provides an excellent opportunity for their students to explore their potential through hands-on work experience, gaining exposure to the different aspects in the operation of the Hong Kong Arts Centre. The learning experience is a stepping stone to a promising future in arts administration and arts education. Internship opportunities are available for the following categories:1. Events & Visitor Service; 2. Programmes (screening, exhibition, performance, learning);3. Strategic Development & Membership;4. Marketing & Promotion. Requirements1. University student aged 18 or above;2. Holder of the Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card or possess a valid visa permitting internship in Hong Kong; and 3. Be enthusiastic about our vision and mission. Application periodWe accept applications throughout the year, and opportunities are available on a full or part-time basis. How to applyPlease send your application with resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit the official website for more details.
One-Stop-Information Platform on Internship and Exchange Opportunities The Youth Development Commission and Home Affairs Bureau, through organising or sponsoring a variety of youth development programmes, provide our young people opportunities to display their talents to the fullest. You can use the search engine on the One-Stop-Information Platform on Internship and Exchange Opportunities [Chinese version only], to search the funded programmes in "Thematic Youth Internship Programme", "Pilot Scheme on Corporate Summer Internship on the Mainland and Overseas","Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Youth Cultural Exchange Programme", "Funding Scheme for International Youth Exchange" and "Funding Scheme for Youth Internship in the Mainland". Thematic Youth Internship Programme In 2018, the Home Affairs Bureau has organised Thematic Youth Intership Programme [Chinese version only] under four different themes to provide diversified opportunities for young people. Scheme on Corporate Summer Internship on the Mainland and Overseas Young talents can get an internship placement in some major enterprises by participating in the Scheme on Corporate Summer Internship on the Mainland and Overseas. There will be around 280 internship places in different provinces and Mainland cities (including the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area) and many other countries (including those along the Belt and Road routes). The internship covers a wide range of industries including financial services, real estate, construction and public utilities. United Nations Volunteers - Hong Kong Universities Volunteer Internship Programme Participants in United Nations Volunteers - Hong Kong Universities Volunteer Internship Programme will undertake a six-month assignment in various field units of the United Nations in Southeast Asian countries. These assignments cover various disciplines including health and education, environment and information technology.. Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Youth Cultural Exchange Programme Young people aged 18-35 and currently studying in a tertiary institution are welcomed to participate in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Youth Cultural Exchange Programme [Chinese version only]. Through activities including exchange sessions, visits and seminars held in Hong Kong, Macau and the Mainland, young participants from these three places can have a better understanding of one another. The Programme is free of charge. For details, please contact your institution. Working Holiday Scheme By joining the Working Holiday Scheme, young people can gain invaluable experience while holidaying and working abroad. Such experience would help enhance their self-confidence, resilience and interpersonal skills. So far, the Government has established bilateral agreements with the Governments of New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, Germany, Japan, Canada, Korea, France, the United Kingdom, Austria, Hungary, Sweden and the Netherlands.