Announcing Internships in the United States in Summer 2017

For University Students in Hong Kong

Organized by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Offices (HKETOs) in the US of the HKSAR:

New York City – San Francisco – Washington DC

In Association with the Hong Kong America Center (HKAC)

Applications are due at the deadline set by your University

Spend next summer in one of America’s great cities.  Learn-by-doing in a company or NGO related to your academic major.  Be a person-to-person ambassador for HK in the US.  Build your international work experience into a strong advantage as you step beyond the university into the global world of work.

Students at the eight universities funded by the University Grants Committee, who are permanent residents in HK, are invited to apply for a unique experiential learning program of 3-8 weeks duration between May and September 2017 in New York City, Washington DC or San Francisco.  As representatives of the HKSAR government in America, the HKETOs have kindly arranged for American organizations in their cities to host interns from HK universities in a wide range of fields.  As a partner organization for this project, the HKAC is facilitating the application process in HK and is able to assist with general enquiries, e.g. visa-related issue.

Students must cover the costs of roundtrip airfare to the US, visa fee, and their room & board while in the US. Some interns may receive a stipend by the host organization, but others may not.  Most universities provide financial assistance to students for internships overseas that enhance their academic programs. These internships under the HKETO internship program are not credit-bearing.

Further details about the HKETOs internship program in America (including job specifications of those internship opportunities) are on the HKAC website:  If you are interested in any of the internship placements, please fill in the “Student Information” form and submit it to the appropriate contact person at your university. Please refer to the application deadline of your own institution.


Below please find the contact person at your university:


Institution Contact person Department Email
HKUST Ms. Alice Yeung Career Centre, Student Affairs Office
HKU Ms. Elisa Yu Careers and Placement, Centre of Development and Resources for Students
CUHK Ms. Rachel Li Career Planning and Development Centre, Office of Student Affairs
HKBU Ms. Yvonne Ho Career Centre, Office of Student Affairs
PolyU Ms. Doris Cheng Office of Careers and Placement Services
EduU Ms. Natalie Yu Student Affairs Office
CityU Career and Leadership Centre Student Development Services
LU Ms. Sara Chow Student Services Centre

If you are recommended through the review process at your university and in the US, you may be asked for a phone/skype interview with your potential host organization in the US.  Final placement decisions can be expected in April.  Departures for the US would occur after you complete your exams in May or June.  Students will be back in HK in time for the start of the fall semester.The contact person at the HKAC is Ms. Pauline Lau (Email:; Phone: 3943-8748).

Make a city in American one of YOUR cities of the world.  Start your global career with a practicum experience in an American organization that wants to deepen its relationships with Hong Kong.  Follow a path of adventure in learning and personal growth.  Head to America this summer!





Key Information on 2017 Internship in the United States for University Students of Hong Kong Program

Download the Student Information form

Internship opportunities