The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is committed to nurturing young people and to better preparing them for an increasingly globalized world. The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO) in Singapore launched an internship scheme in 2014 to widen Hong Kong higher education students' international perspectives and enhance bilateral relations between Hong Kong and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
The internship scheme has met with very positive responses and a total of some 700 Hong Kong higher education students have joined the scheme so far in the previous five rounds. Host organisations included private companies, international organisations, academic institutions, think-tanks, arts and cultural organisations, etc. Echoing the Belt and Road Initiative of the Central People’s Government, which aims to enhance, among others, people-to-people bonds, starting from the 2016 round, the HKETO in Singapore has extended the scheme to cover three more Hong Kong higher education institutions on top of the eight University Grants Committee-funded institutions. They are: the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Hong Kong Shue Yan University and Hang Seng Management College(now known as The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong).
The internship scheme aims to:
Why should I join?
As a host organisation, not only can you play a part in cultivating the young minds, you can also build relations with some of the leaders of tomorrow.
As a student, you will have the opportunity to broaden your international perspective by taking up internship in the ASEAN region, which is Hong Kong’s second largest trading partner if taken as a bloc, and is a fast-growing region with which Hong Kong enjoys long-established ties.
What are the requirements?
For a host organisation, the only requirement is the provision of internship opportunities with proper coaching. All other logistical matters will be taken care of by the Hong Kong Institutions / the student interns concerned.
For a student, you have to be enrolled in one of the participating institutions and meet other eligibility requirements specified by the institution.
Be part of the internship scheme!
To join the internship scheme as a host organisation, please email us.
For interested students of participating institutions, please approach the Student Affairs Office / Career Centre of your institution direct.