Business and Finance and Internships in Hong Kong

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Business and Finance and Internships in Hong KongBusiness and Finance and Internships in Hong KongBusiness and Finance and Internships in Hong Kong

Overview

Our Hong Kong internship program offers comprehensive professional development. We offer top internships across all sectors and are proud to partner with a range of first-class companies and NGOs.

 

Hong Kong is one of the world's leading commercial centres and a power house in Asia. We offer successful applicants an outstanding internship in the sector of their choice.

 

Hong Kong is a major hub connecting Asia with the world. The economic rise of China, and Asia as a whole, is well documented. Those who experience it and understand it will be the leaders of tomorrow.

 

Interning in Hong Kong offers applicants an amzing opportunity to gain vital work experience and industry exposure, develop extensive networks and experience the best of what Hong Kong has to offer.

 

The Hong Kong internship program provides you with all the stabilty and support necessary to ensure that your experience is fruitful and rewarding. Quality accommodation, all your travel in Hong Kong, cultural and social events, mentoring and 24/7 full-time local support are all included along with your Hong Kong internship.

Placement Requirements

Advised experience/ qualifications: University students/graduates/postgraduates or those with a keen interest in business and finance. A degree is not essential, but will help when finding a suitable placement. You should have a confident and determined personality, good analytical skills, excellent communication skills and the ability to think fast and prioritise tasks. In addition we value academic excellence, the ability to think outside the box, cultural sensitivity, open mindedness and an international outlook. Note that our roles in Hong Kong, Cantonese or Mandarin language skills are not required. However, if you do have Chinese language skills, we will take this into account when matching you with potential roles.

Nationalities: This program is open to all nationalities (subject to visa requirements)

Typical hours: Monday - Friday, 7-8 hours per day

Remuneration: Unpaid position

 


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What will I be doing?

  • Your Internship Placement

  • About Hong Kong

  • It's not all work!

  • Application Process

Your Internship Placement:

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We work with some of the largest companies in Hong Kong through to medium sized businesses & exciting entrepreneurial firms.

 

The world is becoming ever more globalized and frontiers between countries are dissolving in the modern era. We are proud to place our participants in exciting roles, ranging from sales and marketing and Public Relations to HR and head hunting and business development.

 

Finance is one of the most competitive industries. In a world ever more globalized, flows of money into investments of different asset classes are at unprecedented levels. Mirroring the flow of money is the flow of talent. Top graduates from around the world covet slots with the world's leading financial institutions. An internship with a top company is now a pre-requisite for this high-octane world. In Hong Kong, we offer opportunities in financial analysis, financial modeling and company research, consultancy and investment management.

 

We offer internships in some of the most exciting start-ups in the world in sectors including: finance; green energy; technology; logistics and social entrepreneurship. As winners ourselves of the entrepreneurship competition at the 2012 Summit of the Americas, attended by Heads of State including Barack Obama, our links are exceptionally strong in the start-up sector. 

 

Start-ups offer a very different career path from typical corporate careers, but offer some of the most exciting opportunities available for the most ambitious. We have a wide variety of internship roles helping first-class Asian entrepreneurs in different stages of growing their businesses. From building a new brand's image through developing an international business strategy and assisting with pitches for money raising, you'll have the opportunity to learn first hand from the business leaders of tomorrow what it takes to build a successful company. 

 

Our roles in Hong Kong do not require any Chinese language skills. However, if you do speak Mandarin or Cantonese, we will take this into consideration when suggesting potential roles.

 

An exclusive and unique component of our programs are the professional development resources that provide tailored and structured training to enhance your skills and knowledge in order to get the most our of your internship and prepare you for a successful future career. Our resources include communication and leadership workshops, an online professional development tool and expert training materials. 

 

The type of work you'll be doing during your internship will vary hugely according to the company and organisation in which you are placed. When you apply we will talk through your preferences, motivations and future career aspirations to ensure that we have a clear understanding of what you are looking for from your placement. If you should have any special requirements, we will take these into account when arranging your internship.

 

About Hong Kong:

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Hong Kong is a magical, modern city built from the ancient civilisation of China 5000 years ago. Cradling a cocktail of cultures, Chinese heritage and British colonial history, Hong Kong will take your breath away.

 

The skyline of Hong Kong represents its opportunities. It exudes an aura of success that attracts and intimidates in equal measure. Lining both sides of the Victoria Harbour are some of the world's most renowned financial institutions and investment banks. Nestling side by side are skyscrapers where the headquarters of many of the most profitable Chinese companies now sit. A city that never sleeps - Hong Kong is a shimmering playground for Wall Street power-players, comercial tycoons and fashion trendsetters.

 

Cosmopolitan is the synonym for Hong Kong. A stroll through the city can be likened to an express train journey through time. 500 year old village walls remind of the Hakka community heritage, while Georgian and Edwardian architectures serve as a reminder of Hong Kong's colonial past. You will never forget striking landmarks like Cheung Po Tsai Cave - the famous hiding place for a notorious 19th century pirate - and The Peak, a place you will be rendered speechless by the magnificent views below.

 

The evening scent of incense sticks lit by the millions of households still practicing Buddhist tradtions, laced with the aroma of delicious cuisine wafting from restaurants serving food from all around the world, will guarantee to leave a lasting imprint on all of your senses, reminding you forever of this enchanting city, the gleaming, bustling pearl of Asia. 

 

It's not all work!:

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Our Hong Kong full-time team is incredibly proud of the city and they want to show you why! From organizing your airport pickup to arranging your accommodation, they will ensure you have everything you need for your arrival to help you settle in to this great city and feel at ease. They will also provide you with your welcome package and your pre-loaded Hong Kong transportation card. 

 

Our team will show you the best that Hong Kong has to offer. The internship program includes the following events, free of charge to all participants:

  • A Macau weekend trip
  • Tour of Lantau Island
  • A Victoria Harbour dinner cruise
  • A guided trip to the top of Victoria's Peak

In addition to these free events, we also organise regular optional activities on a weekly basis, including visits to museums, cinemas, bars, restaurants and the theatre.

 

At all times of the year we have large numbers of talented participants on our programs from all over the world. You will immediately become part of an international community, providing you with friends and networks to last a lifetime! 

 

Application Process:

Step 1: Application

To apply for this internship we ask you to either call us or apply online using the link below. When you apply we will ask you for your emergency contact details, passport number and for details on your health background and other important information. At this stage a deposit payment is requested. This deposit is non-refundable, unless our team in Hong Kong declines your application.

 

You will need to supply the following:

  • A completed application form (provided upon deposit payment)
  • Current CV/resume detailing your work and study history

Note: If your internship is part of your university course and requires accreditation, this can easily be arranged. We request a letter from your tutor supporting your application for an internship.

 

Step 2: Telephone/Skype interview with our internship coordinator

Once we have your application pack we will contact you to arrange an informal interview with our internship coordinator who will be your main point of contact before you leave for Hong Kong.

 

Step 3: Accepting the placement

We will send you a formal offer letter for you to sign, along with a clear summary of the types of roles you will be involved with during your internship.

 

Step 4: Interview with your host company

Your internship coordinator will arrange a date and time for an interview with your host company.

 

Step 5: Payment of full program fees and sign placement description and agreement

At this stage we will help you to organize a suitable visa to enable you to work in Hong Kong.

 

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What's included?

  • Top internship
  • Quality accommodation
  • Professional training workshops (communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills)
  • Professional Development Tool (DISC assessment created by global leading HR Firm DDI International
  • Expert training materials in key topics to help you get the most out of your internship experience
  • All your transport in Hong Kong for the first month covering your daily work commute (a preloaded transit card giving you access to the city's public transport system to and from your workplace and an additional weekend trip)
  • Macau Weekend Trip - visit the Las Vegas of Asia!
  • Dinner at the Peak - spectacular panoramic views of the stunning cityscape
  • Lantau Island Tour - a guide to the most beautiful and picturesque island of Hong Kong
  • A Victoria Harbour dinner cruise - dine with a view of the historic harbour and the world renowned Symphony of the Lights display
  • A guided trip to the top of Victoria's Peak - take in breathtaking panoramic views of the city
  • Airport Pick Up (private car to collect you from the airport and take you direct to your apartment)
  • 24/7 Emergency assistance from local staff
  • Pre-trip welcome pack
  • Welcome orientation on your first day
  • Welcome package including city maps, important program information and transportation card
  • An active international community of interns in Hong Kong with regular events and activities organised
  • Visa assistance (where required)
  • Academic credit assistance (where required)

What's not included?

  • Your travel to Hong Kong
  • Your meals and personal expenses while on the program
  • Your travel insurance
  • Visa application fees (if applicable)

Additional Information

Accommodation

We provide you with pleasant accommodation in  safe and pleasant areas of Hong Kong.

 

You will have your own private bedroom in an apartment shared with other program participants. This gives you the chance to make new friends and start exploring the city straight away!

 

Our high quality apartments come with bed linen, internet and cleaning as standard.

 

Private studios are available on request a additional cost. Please speak to our team for further details.

 

Crucially, we take great care to make sure that all our housing options are located within a reasonable commute (about 30 minutes) to your work by bus, metro or walk.

 

Meals

Meals are not included in the program price. The accommodation provided is self-catering.

 

Our Money Back Guarantee

When you apply you are asked to state your primary & secondary areas of interest (for example, primary preference: law, secondary preference: government & politics). You will be given the chance to discuss and confirm these sector choices during the phone/Skype interview with our Admissions Team. Successful applicants are guaranteed a top internship in their primary or secondary area of interest.

 

We are highly experienced in internship placement and pride ourselves on successful matches between our participants and our partner companies. All companies we work with are extensively vetted to make sure they provide a rewarding internship experience for our talented participants. Our confidence in our program is demonstrated by our full money back guarantee.

 

Our program comes with a full money back guarantee if you are not placed in your primary or secondary area of interest. This gives you peace of mind that you will have a fantastic internship experience abroad. It should be noted that the vast majority of interns receive their primary preference area.

 

Our money back guarantee ends once you have formally accepted a placement offer after your interview with the host company.

 

Language Study

We can arrange an intensive Mandarin course for you before your internship program or evening/weekend classes during your placement. A language course is optional and will be charged at an additional cost.

 

There are more people who speak Chinese than any other language in the world, it is now a critical language to have if you want a truly international career. There is no better place to learn Chinese than in Hong Kong, the city where a perfect blend of East meets West exist and where 'bilateral and trilingual' communication is a government policy.

 

We have a partnership with the leading Mandarin language school in Hong Kong, the Practical Mandarin Learning Centre (PMLC). With vast experience in providing structured training to top companies such as Morgan Stanley, Deloitte, FedEx and the Sheraton Hotel Group, they provide a unique blend of outstanding teaching quality with a strong focus on application and practicality. The school is located in the heart of the major financial hub - 'Central' on Hong Kong Island and within a stones throw away from both your accommodation and your workplace.

 

Cantonese classes are also available through our partnering Madarin school.

 

Advice & Safety

Throughout your programmes you will have the support and guidance of the programme co-ordinator and team. You will be provided with competent assistance and help with any questions or advice you may need during your stay.

 

You will be assigned a personal travel advisor who will co-ordinate your programme with you. Feel free to contact them at any time before you go, or when you are on your travels.

 

In addition, you will have access to a 24 hour emergency contact number so you can contact one of our UK staff at any time should you need to.

 

 

What will I see in Hong Kong?

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FAQs

1. Are these internships paid?

Our mission is to facilitate accelerated professional development for international students. Whether these internships are paid or not is down to each specific placement company. However, internships do tend to be unpaid in Hong Kong.

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2. Why should I join this program?

This program is an investment in your future and will give you a substantial advantage. International, blue chip work experience will significantly aid you when searching for long-term employment. You will have demonstrated the ability to think outside the box and handle another culture and language while working for a highly respected name. And the above doesn’t even touch on your personal development and the fun you will have!

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3. I am from Hong Kong - can I still apply?

Our focus is to provide accelerated professional development for international participants on our programs. Applicants from mainland China are very welcome to apply for our Hong Kong program. If you are from Hong Kong, we recommend looking at our programs in other destinations around the world.

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4. When is the deadline to apply?

Our programs start every month of the year. We accept applicants on a rolling basis. We recommend applying at least 2 months before your preferred start date. In high season (May, June, July & August start-dates) we recommend applying at least 3 months before your preferred start date.

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5. Do I need a degree to apply for an internship?

No. A degree is not essential, although will help when finding a suitable internship and will make the placement process easier.

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6. Can I see a list of employers or chose to intern at a specific company?

We do not provide a list of partner companies. Firstly, our list of partner companies is not static. We often partner with new companies if they would be a better match for a participant. We have dedicated out-reach teams, working on our participants´ accounts, in all program destinations, meaning our list of partners is constantly growing and evolving. Secondly, we do not provide a list as interns then attempt to “pick and choose” which companies they specifically want to work for. This promotes unrealistic expectations, as partner company needs, your wishes & background and external factors such as timing are all taken into account during internship-placement. If you are accepted into our program you are guaranteed a great role in your area of interest. However, due to the factors listed above a specific company cannot be guaranteed.

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7. What hours can I expect to work?

Typically, participants work an average work week of no more than 40 hours. The company at which you are interning will set your work hours but the majority of internships will take place between 9 am and 5 pm.

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8. Can I obtain academic credit?

If you need this internship for a university course or module, we will ensure that you secure academic credit.

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9. When will I find out where my internship will be?

Our Madrid team will engage in a collaborative internship placement process with you and confirm your internship role typically around four to six weeks before your departure date. Please note this is a guideline and may differ during peak seasons.

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10. Is attendance at our events mandatory?

All of our events and activities that we organize are optional, but your internship is not. You may not miss work for any reason other than health and family emergencies unless previously approved by your employer.

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11. What happens when I arrive in Hong Kong?

You will be picked up by our trusted driver on arrival in Hong Kong and given a welcome pack & induction by our team at your accommodation. In case you arrive in Hong Kong after 8pm local time your welcome pack and induction will be given to you in the morning the next day.

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12. Can I live with a friend or family member and take the housing out of the cost?

We are generally unable to remove any elements from our all-inclusive programs. The employers we work with depend and ask for this service as it guarantees your reliability. However, if you have particular needs please do contact us.

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