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[Interns' Sharing] United Nations Volunteers - Hong Kong Universities Volunteer Internship Programme

With a view to furthering youth volunteerism, the United Nations Volunteers - Hong Kong Universities Volunteer Internship Programme funded by the Home and Youth Affairs Bureau has been launched by Agency for Volunteer Service with support from Hong Kong Volunteers Association and Peace and Development Foundation. It allows local university undergraduates to participate in a 6-month volunteer internship under the United Nations (UN) Youth Volunteer modality serving under UN field units or agencies in oversea. For programme details, please click here to visit another story. Interested in joining the programme? Videos on programme introduction and interns' sharing are as follows for you to know more! Programme Introduction   Interns' Sharing    

[Funded Projects] Funding Scheme for Internship in the Mainland 2023

Through sponsoring NGOs in organising internships to the Mainland, the Funding Scheme for Youth Internship in the Mainland under the Youth Development Commission aims at enabling Hong Kong young people to experience first-hand the actual workplace environment in the Mainland, cultivate a deeper understanding of the employment market, work culture and development opportunities there, with a view to helping them set their future career goals, gain more work experience, establish interpersonal network and boost their employment advantage in the future. For more information , please refer to the Chinese version.

United Nations Volunteers - Hong Kong Universities Volunteer Internship Programme

The Government has collaborated with the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) and 3 other local volunteer organisations (namely the Agency for Volunteer Service, Hong Kong Volunteers Association and The Peace and Development Foundation) to implement the UNV-Hong Kong Universities Volunteer Internship Programme since 2015. The purpose of the programme is to encourage the selected undergraduates to develop their personal capacities and global vision, as well as contribute to global peace and development through participating in the volunteer internship. Participants of the Programme are funded by the Government to undertake 6-month assignments in the field units of various United Nations agencies overseas. These assignments cover specific disciplines such as health and education, environment and innovation management. Programme Highlights The first round of 2023 Programme was launched at the end of 2022 with 15 quotas available. The second round of the Programme has been launched with details as follows: No. of places 10 participants Service Locations Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal and Thailand Field Units • United Nations Children's Fund • United Nations Development Programme • United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women • United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs - Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific • United Nations Office for Project Services • United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs • United Nations Population Fund • United Nations Volunteer Fieldwork Volunteer interns will have the opportunity to participate in short-term field work organised by the United Nations agencies to experience the frontline work of the local service units (such as refugee assistance, disaster response, climate change, etc.), and to gain better understanding on the related issues. Internship Period 6 months (from August 2023 to January 2024), not including the pre-departure training activities and the debriefing session after the volunteer internship Allowance • Round-trip air ticket from Hong Kong to the service location; • Monthly living allowance during the volunteer internship period; and • Medical / life insurance allowance during the volunteer internship period. Partner Universities (in alphabetical order) City University of Hong Kong Hong Kong Baptist University Hong Kong Metropolitan University Hong Kong Shue Yan University Lingnan University The Chinese University of Hong Kong The Education University of Hong Kong The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong The Hong Kong Polytechnic University The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology The University of Hong Kong Eligibility being holder of valid Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card that aged 18-30; attending a full-time undergraduate degree programme in one of the partner universities at the time of application submission; recommended by own university with good reference; proficiency in spoken and written English; knowledge of other languages of the working destination will be an asset; volunteering experience in or outside Hong Kong; high motivation, enthusiasm and intercultural competence; strong sense of national identity, global vision and sustainability; good communication and interpersonal skills; and literacy in computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and social media. Application and Enquiries The closing date for application for this round is 30 May 2023. For more information, please visit the website of the Agency for Volunteer Service.

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.   (The promotional video is in Chinese only) 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   Programmes OverviewThe 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. EligibilitiesApplicants 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.

Summer Internship in Government 2023 (Keep updating...)

The 2023 Post-Secondary Student Summer Internship Programme has been launched. The Programme provides internship placement opportunities for students who are permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China and enrolled in full-time accredited post-secondary programmes offered by post-secondary institutions in or outside the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.Bureaux/departments would advertise their internship placement opportunities (where applicable) on their respective departmental websites and CSB's website. In addition, they may make arrangement with individual post-secondary institutions to nominate students for the Programme. List of job vacancies is updated constantly, the following vacancies are still open for application as at 6 Jul 2023 (sorted by closing date): Job Number:47054Department:Department of Health Job Title:Summer Intern Salary:HKD$11200 Per MonthClosing Date:06/07/2023 23:59:00 Apply and Details Application procedures Students who are interested in the placement opportunities advertised may download the standard application form or use the prescribed application forms as provided by individual bureaux/departments (where applicable) and submit their applications to 1) the recruiting bureaux/departments or;2) their respective institutions according to the methods as set out in the advertisements. (*Please follow the application procedures set out in the advertisements) (**To safeguard personal data privacy, students are reminded not to submit their personal data other than through the above channels)(***Please note the deadlines set by the respective institutions)  

Scheme on Corporate Summer Internship on the Mainland and Overseas 2023

The Government has launched the Scheme on Corporate Summer Internship on the Mainland and Overseas 2023 in collaboration with 24 large corporates, providing young people of Hong Kong with more than 320 internship places on the Mainland and overseas.The number of companies participating in the new round of the Scheme has increased to 24, providing a total of more than 320 internship placements in different Mainland provinces and cities including various cities in the Greater Bay Area, Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Chengdu, Chongqing, etc, as well as overseas countries including Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, the United Kingdom and Sweden. The placements also cover a wider range of industries than before, such as financial services, innovation and technology, logistics, property development, retail, hospitality and public utilities. The applicants should be post-secondary students (including those in sub-degree, undergraduate or postgraduate programmes) and be Hong Kong permanent residents. The internship will take place between June and September this year and last for no less than six weeks.Details of the Scheme are available on the dedicated webpage. Interested young people should submit their applications through the centralised application platform on the dedicated webpage on or before March 28. Each person can apply for up to three companies in one single application. Upon receiving the applications, participating companies will contact applicants directly for the assessment and selection process and make placement arrangements for selected interns.   (The video is in Cantonese only)

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.

Youth Start-up Internship Programme 2023

The Home & Youth Affairs Bureau partners with the Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited (Cyberport) and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) to launch the Youth Start-up Internship Programme 2023, with a view to providing young people with internship opportunities at local start-ups and fostering their interest in pursuing a career in innovation and technology. In addition, the Programme also aims to help start-ups nurture talents and drive the development of the local innovation and technology related industries. Key Features The Programme offers 200 internship positions in total with internship period of three to six months across various disciplines, such as data analysis, software engineering, marketing, design and business development. Participating companies may engage interns in full-time, part-time or mixed mode. Each internship position will be entitled to a salary subsidy up to HK$10,500 per month provided by the Government. Participating students will be able to: .Apply acquired knowledge to gain work experience.Develop and sharpen their specialised and transferable skills through participating in a series of training    and entrepreneurship activities provided by Cyberport.Gain a career head start in the innovation and technology related industries.Build network with professionals and leaders in the start-up community Eligibility .Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card holder aged between 18 and 30.Full-time student from a local post-secondary or tertiary institution (including students of sub-degree,    undergraduate and postgraduate programmes).Currently not a beneficiary under any publicly funded internship programme Application method Interested young people should submit applications to companies online. Upon receipt of the applications, participating companies will conduct assessment and selection for implementing the internship arrangements. For more information, please visit the webpages of Cyberport and HKSTP.

M+ Internship Programme (Application deadline is 9 July)

M+ offers internships to graduates and emerging professionals with intakes in January and July every year. The year-long internship is full-time and paid. M+ seeks creative and driven individuals who are interested in working in a collaborative environment where their voices and decisions will make a lasting impact.The interns are mentored by key museum staff from teams across M+, including Curatorial, Digital, Learning and Interpretation, Collection and Exhibition, and Museum Operations. In addition to gaining valuable insight into museum work, interns have the opportunity to grow their professional network from attending meetings, workshops, and off-site visits.If you are looking to pursue a career in museums or the cultural field, or want to learn more about twentieth- and twenty-first-century visual culture, M+ encourages you to apply.EligibilityGraduates with less than two years of work experience are welcome to apply for this programme. Successful applicants are selected based on their interest, academic training, professional experience, and departmental need. Previous museum experience is not required.Currently, the programme is only open to permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Interns who have previously participated in the programme may not reapply.How to ApplyThe application deadline is 9 July 2023. The next intake will take place from July 2023 to July 2024. Please visit the website of M+ for more details.  

STEM Internship Scheme launched

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, Technology and Industry 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: careercenter@ust.hkThe University of Hong Kong - The Centre of Development and Resources for StudentsTel: (852) 3917 2317Email: stem@cedars.hku.hkThe Chinese University of Hong Kong - Ms Zoe FongTel: (852) 3943 9639Email: zoefong@cuhk.edu.hk The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Mr KK Ng (Employer matters)Tel: (852) 2766 4651Email: kk.ng@polyu.edu.hkThe Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Miss Genette Cheung (Scheme details and application)Tel: (852) 3400 3121Email: genette.cheung@polyu.edu.hk City University of Hong Kong - Miss Cherry ChongTel: (852) 3442 4481Email: cherry.chong@cityu.edu.hk Hong Kong Baptist University - Miss Penny Lo (Career Centre)Tel: (852) 3411 5278Email: pennylo@hkbu.edu.hkThe Education University of Hong Kong - Career Development ServiceTel: (852) 2948 6246Email: careerservice@eduhk.hk Please visit ITC website for more details.

2021 Internship Experience at the Efficiency Office

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!  

Maximum of HK$8300 subsidy for work placement in "Digital Tech Recruits" Scheme

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

Organised by Youth Square, YS Career Experience Programme 2021 (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. 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 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. 

TOP provides about 100 internship placements!

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.    

2020 Internship Experience at the Efficiency Office

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

Internship at Hong Kong Arts Centre Opens All Year Round

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 hr@hkac.org.hk. Please visit the official website for more details.

Exchange and Internship

One-Stop-Information Platform on Internship and Exchange Opportunities The Youth Development Commission and Home and Youth 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 (now reorganised as Home and Youth 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.