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".
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.
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.
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..
Young people aged 18-24 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.
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.