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Career Activities & Internships


To have a smoother career start after graduation, internships are essential nowadays. It allows students to not only gain practical experience at workplace, but also get to understand their own career interest. Student interns will have the opportunity to work in specific professional context over a prolonged period of time. Ample internship opportunities are offered by various Arts programmes as well as the Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS), of which some of them are credit-bearing.

Internship openings [NEW!] 

Intership courses offered by Schools


School of English 

English Studies

Course code: ENGL3040 [Capstone Experience]

Course name: Internship in English Studies


Language and Communication

Course code: LCOM3005 [Capstone Experience]

Course name: Internship in Language and Communication


School of Humanities

Comparative Literature

Course code: CLIT3019 

Course name: Internship in Comparative Literature and

Cultural Studies


Art History

Course code: FINE4005 

Course name: Art History internship



Course code: HIST4035

Course name: History Applied: Internship in Historical Studies


School of Modern Languages & Cultures

American Studies

Course code: AMER3008 

Course name: American Studies Internship

China Studies (Arts Stream)

Course code: SINO3003 

Course name: Internship in China Studies

European Studies

Course code: EUST3005 

Course name: European Studies internship


Course code: FREN3034 

Course name: Internship for students of French


Course code: GRMN3031 

Course name: Internship for students of German

Global Creative Industries

Course code: GCIN2005 

Course name: Internship in global creative industries


Course code: ITAL3023 

Course name: Internship for students of Italian

Japanese Studies

Course code: JAPN2094

Course name: Japanese Studies Internship 

Korean Studies

Course code: KORE3034

Course name: Korean Studies internship


Course code: SPAN4005

Course name: Internship for students of Spanish


Course code: SWED3005 

Course name: Internship for students of Swedish

CEDARS Global Career Springboard Scheme 

International Internships

Location: Japan, ASEAN countries, Australia, Europe, US, Mainland China, Taiwan, etc.

Length: 3 - 8 weeks

Period: Summer or Winter break


Career Exploration Programmes

Location: New York, Japan and Singapore

Length: 1 - 2 weeks

Period: Summer or Winter Break

The above information is for reference only. For most updated details, please check with the relevant units directly.

Internship openings

Globalink Research Internship 2021 NEW!

(organised by International Affairs Office)

Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organisation that has designed and delivered research and training programmes in Canada for 20 years. The University of Hong Kong has collaborated with Mitacs since 2008 and we encourage students to explore the opportunity in research internship. They are now accepting applications for Globalink Research Internship (GRI) 2021:

Highlights of GRI:

  • Estimated full cost of GRI programme is covered by Canada and HKU - a maximum of CAD$12,000
  • An opportunity to take part in professional training 
  • A chance to interact with companies of interest through events or individual meetings
  • Extensive opportunities for cultural, social and recreational experienecs as well as international exposure
  • A gateway to further study and career opportunities in Canada


  • Full-time undergraduate students in non-final years
  • Latest CGPA (as of Semester 2, 2019/20) of 3.3 or above 
  • Completed at least 2 semesters of undergraduates study in HKU when applying
  • Year 3 and then Year 2 (in the academic year of 2020/21) will be given higher placement priority

Further details:

  • Deadline with IAO: August 20, 2020
  • Please visit IAO website

[Note: The application period is over]

Oxford University Press (China) Ltd.  - ELT Summer Helpers

Oxford University Press (China) Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Oxford University Press, which in turn is a department of the University of Oxford. Today, OUP China's headquarters are in Hong Kong, and it employs over 300 members of staff and publishes near 500 new titles annually.

Job specifications:

  • Proofread and edit English learning matierlas for local primary school students 
  • Write short exercises or questions
  • Check and edit audio recordingings
  • Check e-books and create content for other digital resources

Job requirements:

  • Year 1 or 2 undergraduates with a major in English Language
  • Good command of English
  • Attention to details
  • A positive and proactive working attitude
  • Knowledge of MS Office application

Renumeration: HKD55/hour

Application details:

  • Overview
  • Application deadline: June 5,  2020
  • Interviews will be arranged in mid-June

[Note: The application period is over]

Altaya Group - Bordeaux Internship Programme 2020

Altaya Group is now inviting students to participate in a wine-related education and training opportunity in Bordeaux, France.  Selected students will travel to various renowned Bordeaux wineries for in-depth wine courses, gain hands-on experience of the wine making process, and learn about the local wine culture, winery history and heritage.  Highlights of this programme from last year can be found a@Bordeaux Internship 2019 video:
Time & duration:
A 4-week internship in Bordeaux, France in September/October 2020 (Date of travel will be confirmed by end of Aug 2020, subject to the harvest period in Bordeaux, France.)
(a) One/Two-week course at Bordeaux CCI training centre; and 
(b) Two/Three-week internship at a famous Bordeaux chateaux during harvest 
Application details:
(a) How to apply: submit the application form with required documents and a 2-minute self-introduction video (in English) by email to 
(b) Deadline: 30 April 2020 (6:00 p.m.)
(c) Please refer to:
Special notes: 
(a) This opportunity might be of particular interests to students who are considering taking FREN3034 ( offered by the School of Modern Languages and Cultures.  
(b) Since the programme takes place during regular teaching period, successful students should obtain prior approval for leave of absence from the Faculty Office before attending the internship.