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 internships must be study/curriculum-related and be arranged / endorsed by the institutions they are studying in; 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 in; 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 jobsNon-local students (excluding exchange students) of full-time locally-accredited local programmes at undergraduate or above level whose study period is not less than one academic year may, during the currency of their limit of stay, take up part-time on-campus employment for not more than 20 hours per week throughout the year and employment during the summer months from 1 June to 31 August (both dates inclusive) without any limit in relation to work hours and location.
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) which will spell out the type(s) and conditions of employment which the student may take up.