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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.
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.
international visitors in 201427.8M
life expectancy of Hong Kong’s women86.9
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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.
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
- 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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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 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
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.
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.
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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.
There are no specific language requirements for this program.
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.
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.
Total credit: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits
Internship: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits; 30 integrated academic seminar hours, 200-240 internship placement hours
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.See more scholarship info
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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.
Fees & Housing
|Summer 2021 8 weeks||Feb 1, 2021||Jun 15, 2021*||Aug 9, 2021*|
*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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