Hong Kong, China

Summer Global Internship

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Overview

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CIEE Global Internship programs are built just for you! All of our locations offer a wide range of internship opportunities across a diverse set of industries. When you apply, we work directly with you to find an internship that suits your unique needs and professional goals. Learn more about our personalized placement process.

Hong Kong welcomes you with its iconic skyline, legendary cuisine, and lush nature reserves. Spend your summer interning in Hong Kong and learn why thousands of multinational companies choose Hong Kong as their base. The vibrant city is a hub of business, yes, but also of art, culture, political advocacy, conservation and so much more.

Unique Experiences

  • Take in a panoramic view

    of the city on Victoria Peak, a majestic mountain in the western half of Hong Kong Island.

  • Connect with Hong Kongese

    tradition by visiting a Buddhist temple and be humbled by its ornate facade and mythical dragon sculptures.

  • Walk Hong Kong’s Wetland Park

    an interactive, educational spot, showing the area’s wildlife and ecosystem.

  • skyscrapers

    1,223
  • international visitors in 2014

    27.8M
  • life expectancy of Hong Kong’s women

    86.9

Location & Culture

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Summer internship in hong kong

Looking up at shining skyscrapers from the Star Ferry crossing Victoria Harbour, one can glimpse the true meaning behind Hong Kong’s designation as one of the most vertical cities in the world. Not just a description of the city’s concrete structures, this moniker points to the aspirations of its inhabitants. Its strategic location in the heart of Asia and its use of English for business and legal communication make this bustling city an ideal location for a successful internship experience.

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The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Indulge in the rich variety of flavors and influences such as Cantonese, Sichuanese, Japanese and French that make Hong Kong one of the world's top culinary capitals.
  • Develop professionally at a business workshop. Topics include: Making the Most of your Internship, Networking and Informational Interviewing, Understanding Working Styles and Leveraging your Internship for a Global Career.
  • Visit Ocean Park Hong Kong, with exhibits such as a giant panda habitat, rainforest and polar displays, and an aquarium featuring the world's largest aquarium dome.
  • Experience the vibrant nightlife offered in Hong Kong at a Cantonese opera, karaoke 

Internship in hong kong

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Take advantage of resume help and interviewing skills based on local business culture
  • Explore the professional working world of Hong Kong through organizational site visits, industry networking events, and guest lectures
  • Participate in workshops that will help you make the most of your internship

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Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    Program housing is in student dormitory or apartment-style accommodations. It includes shared (double or triple) rooms, laundry facilities, and convenient access to public transportation.

  • MEALS

    Meals are not included in the program housing, but students have access to simple cooking facilities such as microwave oven or an electric stove and are given a briefing during orientation about local markets and stores.

Hong Kong, China

Where You'll Study

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    CIEE HONG KONG

    The CIEE office in Hong Kong is part of a thriving co-working space in central Hong Kong, located near the Admiralty MTR station. Students will have co-curricular activities throughout the city.

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    Getting Around

    Students commute to their internships and most program activities via local public transportation. Introduction to the system is provided during orientation and students are responsible for securing their own public transportation pass. Program housing is convenient to public transportation and all internship locations are accessible.

Academics

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Academics

As a global intern in Hong Kong, you’ll work in a non-paying position within a wide range of opportunities across a diverse set of innovative industries. Co-curricular excursions and cultural activities in and around Hong Kong complement your coursework and immerse you in the history and culture of the city. This 8-week program includes a full-time internship and an integrated academic seminar.

As a global intern in Hong Kong, you’ll work in a non-paying position within a wide range of opportunities across a diverse set of innovative industries. Co-curricular excursions and cultural activities in and around Hong Kong complement your coursework and immerse you in the history and culture of the city.

The 8-week program includes a full-time internship from Monday to Friday with a minimum of 200 to 240 hours of onsite internship project alongside a 30-hour hybrid online/in-person academic course. Exact hours are confirmed through the CIEE placement team and coordinated between students and employer based on office norms and work cycles. In Hong Kong, students can expect to intern around 45 hours per week, but should remain flexible to work more or less hours based on company needs.

GPA

2.5

Language Prerequisites

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

Additional Requirements

Rising sophomore standing and above required at time of participation.

*Additional visa restrictions may apply and CIEE will advise students as part of the early application process.

Program Requirements

Students participate in an academic seminar taught in an online learning environment alongside the eight-week, full-time internship and weekly co-curricular workshops, site visits, and lectures. Participation in the integrated academic seminar and co-curriculars is mandatory for all participants.

Program Credit

Total credit: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits

Course Credit

Internship: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits; 30 integrated academic seminar hours, 200-240 internship placement hours

Academic Culture

Students are expected to dress and behave professionally throughout their internship project and are subject to the agreed-upon internship protocols arranged by CIEE and the host organizations. The weekly seminar is designed to prepare students for leadership in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse workforce.

Class Format

Students participate in an eight-week CIEE full-time internship and academic seminar taught in an online learning environment, complemented by a number of on-site curricular activities, such as site visits, workshops, and guest lectures. Classes, co-curricular excursions, and/or work hours may be scheduled Monday-Friday, and attendance is strictly enforced for all. To avoid falling behind, students should not plan personal travel away from the city when classes are in session.

Grading

Students will be assessed via assignments and activities related to the academic seminar, including but not limited to: online discussion forums, small group peer coaching, reflective papers, individual or group presentations, analysis of readings, an informational interview and internship work plan, and feedback from internship supervisor. Internship supervisors and students each provide written evaluations of progress towards goals.

Language of Instruction

English

Courses

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Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers more than $8 million in scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
  • MSI Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.

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Dates & Fees

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Dates & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Summer 2021 8 weeks Feb 1, 2021 Jun 15, 2021* Aug 9, 2021*
$6,450
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $3,233

Housing = $2,690 **

Insurance = $167

Visa Fees = $60

Total Fees = $6,450

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $575

International Airfare = $1,100

Local Transportation = $350

Books & Supplies = $50

Personal expenses = $275

Total Estimated Costs = $2,350

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

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This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* Non-refundable

** Does not include a meal plan

Roundtrip based on U.S. East Coast Departure

*Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, your college or university may charge additional fees for study abroad, or may require you to receive a transcript via CIEE's School of Record, which carries an additional fee of $500.

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What's Included

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What's Included

Tuition
Housing
Pre-departure Advising
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
Orientation
Introduction to your program plus practical information about living in your host city
On-site Staff
Full-time program leadership and support in your city
Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
Travel Protection
CIEE iNext and a local liability insurance
24/7 emergency on-site support

Get Started

Here's what you need to do to take the next steps:
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    START AN APPLICATION
    You're one step closer to an amazing study abroad experience! 

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    CONNECT WITH YOUR CAMPUS STUDY ABROAD OFFICE 
    Share your plans and confirm you're on track to meet all required steps to go abroad.

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    CONTACT US
    All applicants are highly encouraged to speak with their CIEE Global Internship Advisor prior to the application deadline. Connect early and often. You will learn about the program, the internship placement process, and receive coaching tips on the application process and your resume.

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