Academic Internships in Hong Kong

Live and Work in Hong Kong, China

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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 aspirational leaning of its inhabitants.

Hong Kong is a hub of business, yes, but also of art, culture, political advocacy, cuisine, and so much more. The same reasons that thousands of multinational companies choose Hong Kong as their base - its strategic location in the heart of Asia and its use of English for business and legal communication - makes this bustling city an ideal location for a successful internship experience!

What People are Saying

  • “I not only learned a lot software skills, but also learned how to communicate with local people” 

    Wensheng – Benny architecture
  • "What is unique about Hong Kong is the international influence: It's a young city full of fascinating people. Due to its speedy development and entrepreneurial spirit, it attracts an eclectic mix of individuals and that's what makes it exciting - here, anything and everything seems possible."

    Lucy Jackson, The Telegraph
  • “I developed skills in task management, public speaking, networking skills, problem solving, use of digital search programs, and most importantly being proactive. AIC did an excellent job at pre-departure and on-site orientation. I feel that I received the perfect amount of orientation and preparation.” 

    Camila – Lion and Lion

Students interning in Hong Kong are placed with companies ranging from innovative start-ups to global organizations, multinationals, and NGOs in a variety of industry sectors:

  • Business - information technology, finance, financial services, accounting, consulting, real estate
  • Communications - advertising, publishing, marketing, public relations
  • Policy and Legal Issues - NGOs , law firms, trade associations, think tanks
  • Hospitality and Travel- airlines, hotels, event planning, tourist venues

A Typical Hong Kong Internship Program

While the AIC tailors internship programs to the needs of each academic partner, a typical program in Hong Kong includes:

Personalized Placement including pre-placement interview, student assessment, resume review; personalized matching with appropriate internship opportunity from the AIC database and ongoing employer outreach; coaching and troubleshooting during the interview process.

Academic Components designed by our university partners or through online coursework.

Housing in student residences convenient to the city center and easily accessible via public transportation. Apartments are fully furnished and include kitchen facilities, access to laundry, and internet connection. Bedrooms are typically doubles.

Student Orientation including a pre-departure orientation on campus and an on-site city orientation, featuring a tour of Hong Kong's neighborhoods, tips on “can’t miss” culture, introduction to local markets, and guidance on navigating Hong Kong transportation networks.

Ongoing Local Support from our Hong Kong Program Team, including full-time program management, coaching and troubleshooting, and 24-hour emergency support throughout the program.

Professional Development opportunities that include workshops, symposiums or materials on interviewing skills, working styles, making the most of your internship experience, and industry-specific networking in Hong Kong.

Cultural Activities including site visits or industry briefings with community and business leaders from various organizations.

Students: Please note that internships are available only through our partner academic institutions. To find out if you can participate through one of their programs, contact us.