Internship and Part-time Work
Every student has to face the real world of challenges after graduation. Why not acquire some pre-graduation work experience to sharpen your C.V. and elevate your chance of finding a desirable job in future? You may also broaden your personal network through internships, part-time jobs or summer jobs during study.
In general, non-local students studying in Hong Kong shall not take up any employment, whether paid or unpaid. However, the restriction in respect of internship, part-time job and summer job for non-local students has been relaxed, in order to attract talents and further develop Hong Kong as a regional education hub.
InternshipNon-local students of full-time locally-accredited local or non-local programmes at undergraduate level or above whose study period is not less than one academic year may take up internship subject to the following conditions:
a. the internship must be study/curriculum-related and arranged or endorsed by the institutions they are studying at; and
b. the duration of the internship is up to one academic year, or one-third of the normal duration of the relevant full-time academic programme, whichever is the shorter.
There is no restriction on the nature of work, level of salary, location, number of working hours and employers for the internship arrangements.
As regards non-local students enrolled in full-time locally-accredited sub-degree local programmes with a study period not less than 2 academic years, they may also apply to take up an internship if the following conditions are met:
a. the internship must be mandatory, study/curriculum-related and arranged / endorsed by the institutions they are studying at; and
b. the duration of the internship is up to 6 months.
Apart from taking up internship in Hong Kong, some institutions will offer overseas internship programmes, in collaboration with diverse host organizations in providing valuable offshore internship opportunities for students to gain real-life work experience as well as enhance their global exposure and perspectives. If you want to take up offshore internship opportunities, please contact your international office or career office for details.
Part-time on-campus jobs and summer jobsStudents (excluding exchange students) studying in full-time locally-accredited local programmes at undergraduate or above level whose study period is not less than one academic year may also take up part-time on-campus jobs and summer jobs.
Eligible students will be notified of the internship, part-time on-campus employment and/or summer job arrangement individually by a "No Objection Letter" (NOL) upon approval of entry/ extension of stay applications or subsequent requests made through the institutions. Please read your NOL carefully to understand the type(s) and conditions of employment which you may take up during your study.