Hong Kong is labelled as Asia’s world city and it’s surrounded by islands, nature and beauty, as well as the vibrant culture.

This internship experience is an excellent way to gain valuable Asian experience and establish cross-border connections to grow your global network. The 4 week programme includes a comprehensive orientation plus networking events throughout the internship and in-country support to the interns.

    Experience

    The AustCham Hong Kong Internship matches UQ students with leading Hong Kong-based companies from a diverse range of industries.

    Visa Information

    It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences Team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

    Contact the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Australia for visa and immigration information.

    Eligibility and application

    All applicants must meet the basic short-term experience eligibility criteria

    Due to a tight turnaround in organising visa's, this program is open to Australian Citizens and Hong Kong residents only.

    This is a competitive program. 10 students will be selected by an internal selection committee from the Student Employability Centre and AustCham in Hong Kong. (If less than 10 students apply, the internship will not proceed.) 

    All students must complete the Short Term Global Experience online application and upload the following documents as part of that application:

    • A Curriculum Vitae/Resume (1 page maximum) that details your program of study and your prior work experience.
    • A Cover Letter that addresses why you wish to participate in the internship (1 page maximum).
    • AustCham Hong Kong Application Form

    Successful candidates will be notified by 28th May 2019.

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    Cost

    Successful applicants will pay HKD$12,000 (approximately AUD$2,200) to AustCham HK, which will cover the cost of:

    • Internship placement
    • Visa
    • Orientation program and introduction to Hong Kong
    • Networking events to meet other students and companies
    • On-ground support for all interns during their placement

    The cost of the internship may be reduced for Hong Kong residents.

    Participants will need to cover the following costs:

    • Round trip Flights
    • Accommodation and meals in Hong Kong
    • Personal spending money (e.g. shopping, transportation cost for personal travel…etc.)

    Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding. The Student Employability Centre is able to offer financial support for students undertaking this program to the value of $1,000 per student via the Short Term Global Experiences Initiative funding.

    Accommodation 

    Accommodation is not included in the cost of the program.

    Insurance

    UQ students participating in a Global Experience through UQ are automatically covered by UQ's travel insurance in the country of the Global Experience. Hong Kong citizens returning to Hong Kong for their Global Experience, please note that “Benefits payable under UQ’s travel insurance policy may be reduced if travellers are covered by their home country’s medical benefits/scheme due to residence requirements.”

    Key Dates

    Application Deadlines

    Winter applications for this program have now closed.

    Program Dates

    Start: 23 June 2019
    End: 20 July 2019

    Fast Facts

    Type: Work Experience
    Mode: Internship
    Location: Hong Kong
    Credit: Not-for-credit
    Cohort: Undergraduate and Postgraduate
     

    OS-HELP Loan

    If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

    Application Deadlines

    15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
    15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
    15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
    15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

    Refer to the funding page for more information on eligibility requirements and loan amounts. 

    Global Experiences Information Sessions

    Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.​

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