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ASEAN Internship Scheme for Hong Kong Higher Education Students




The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO) in Singapore is part of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. It is responsible for looking after the bilateral relations between Hong Kong and the ten countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). It has initiated the “ASEAN Internship Scheme for Hong Kong Higher Education Students” to:

  • Provide opportunities to university students of Hong Kong to take up summer internship in ASEAN member countries;
  • Enable students to be exposed to the work of the relevant industry and operation of the concerned Host Organization, as well as the economic and socio-cultural environment of the host country in ASEAN; and
  • Cultivate students as the ambassadors of Hong Kong in the host country in ASEAN, and vice versa upon return to Hong Kong, thereby enhancing mutual understanding and strengthening ties between Hong Kong and ASEAN


  • To broaden students’ vision about the world of work outside Hong Kong as well as their understanding of the business operation and practices of the ASEAN countries
  • To expose to the work and operation of the concerned host organization, as well as the economic and socio-cultural environment of the host country in ASEAN
  • To enhance students’ language & communication skills, as well as problem solving ability
  • To explore future job opportunities in the rapidly developing ASEAN countrie

Programme Fee

  • Honorarium / Subsidy
    The host organization may offer optional honorarium on a case-by-case basis. No matter how, Lingnan University subsidize each Full-time UG student an air ticket and HK$1,000 per week (a maximum of HK$10,000 per student) to cover necessary expenses during the internship period.
  • Programme fee
    No programme fee is required
  • Estimated cost
    The cost of living in ASEAN countries varies greatly. The price is also subject to accommodation type (e.g. hostel or hotel), room type, period (seasonality) and availability. In general, the predicted accommodation cost ranges from HK$1,200 to HK$6,000 a month, and spending on food or transportation ranges from HK$1000 to HK$2500 a month. All students should have a relevant travel insurance. All costs to be borne by student. (including visa application fee, insurance, transportation)

Placement Organizations

► List of Confirmed/Interested Organizations


  • The list will be updated when there is new offer.
  • SSC will liaise with host organizations according to students’ preference in sequence; however, confirmation of internship opportunity is subject to acceptance of host organization. Therefore, additional interview with host organization may be required. 


► Timeline of Internship Programme


  1. Complete the Application Form and submit on or before 20 Jan 2017 (Fri).

  2. Attend the Selection Interview cum Briefing Session on 23 or 24 Jan 2017 as your preference.
  3. Interview Arrangement and Programme Updates will be notified through email, students should check email regularly.

Students who are having exchange overseas are also welcome to apply as long as SKYPE interview is possible.

Students' Sharing


CHEUNG Siu Ting, Mandy  |  BBA–FIN  | Y3
Financial Planning Association of Singapore

I believe one of the benefits to work as an intern overseas is to travel around….This programme provided a connection for university students in Hong Kong and companies in ASEAN countries….


HO Ka Ngai, John  |  BSS–SOCSP  |  Y2
Business Media International

I have learnt how to utilize my spare time to equip myself….you have to be always be prepared so you would not miss any chances….


INTAN Evelyn Elizabeth  |  BBA–ACCT  |  Y4
Arts House Limited

The internship has opened my eyes since I now know that some elements in accounting that I initially thought are not so important are actually very important….


NG Ka Fu, Tommy  |  BBA–MKT  |  Y4
Hanoi Hotel

Now I can tell you that it is worth to do it. “You Only Live Once” that is what I learnt from another intern. When you are brave enough to take the challenge, you will experience and receive more than what you have paid….


OW Jia Qi, Jaida  |  BBA  |  Y1
TechSociety Private Limited

I managed to meet a lot of interesting new people that I will never have the chances to know if I were to be really shy and passive….try your best to seize every opportunity that allows you to gain valuable experiences….


TAO Ming Yin, Tenniel  |  BA-TRAN  |  Y3
Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office

I have learnt to write proposals and hold governmental events. Those are some experience that I could not have obtained from other companies....


Ms Sara Chow
Tel: 2616-7404

Students who wish to know more about the ASEAN Internship programme can visit: