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Virtual Internship Programme
Virtual Internship Programme

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Work experience is definitely a competitive edge that students may wish to have in enhancing their employability apart from their academic and professional training. With the outbreak of COVID-19, while our off-shore internship programmes are unable to operate, the Student Services Centre has coordinated with various organizations to offer students the opportunity to join Virtual Internships since May. Virtual internships aim to provide students the chance to work on projects for enterprises or organizations (whether it is a local firm or an overseas or Mainland enterprise) in gaining real-world working experience. Students will be supervised or guided by project managers/supervisors to complete research, projects or tasks assigned. The only difference from having a "real" internship is that the internship is not carried out in an office-setting. Work meetings and supervision are done virtually, using the latest communication technology. While businesses are adapting to the remote work structure, this is a new and creative learning experience for students.  At the same time, students can work from home and still engage the world while bearing less financial burden paying for travelling and accommodation for internships that take place outside Hong Kong. 

All full-time UGC-funded undergraduate students are welcome to apply for this Virtual Internships coordinated by SSC. 

 

Virtual Internship Subsidy (2020-21) from Student Services Centre:

As the majority of the virtual internships are unpaid, to provide added incentives for students to join virtual internships with international or non-local organizations in receiving global exposure during term-time, the following subsidies apply: 

* Maximum subsidy per student according to the location of the internship host company:
1.Mainland China / Hong Kong : $3800

2. Asian countries: $6,500

3. Australia / New Zealand: $4,800

4. Spain / Portugal / Germany: $5,950

5. UK & Ireland: $6,750

The subsidy is to assist students in covering the programme fee of the virtual internship programmes. In case your programme fee is lower than the maximum subsidy, e.g., you pay $6000 to join an Ireland virtual internship, your subsidy will be $6000 and not $6750. On the other hand, if your programme fee is $5000 to join an Australian virtual internship, your subsidy will only be $4,800 as this is the maximum subsidy we can provide. 

For your information, the subsidy will be released to students upon successful completion of the virtual internship programme. 

 

Eligibility for the Virtual Internship Subsidy:

  • Lingnan undergraduate students from UGC-funded degree programmes
  • Must be age 18 or above at the time when you engage in the virtual internship.
  • The virtual internship duration: minimum 4 weeks
  • You are able to perform the virtual internship legally without issues related with work visa. 

 

Application for the Virtual Internship Subsidy from the Student Services Centre:

Please complete the online application form once you have received and confirmed your virtual internship offer with one of our Virtual Internship providers as listed below.  Apply for Subsidy

 

Application Method for Virtual Internships during Term Time (in between Sep 2020 - May 2021):

To apply for virtual internship programmes, please refer to the list of Virtual Internhsip programmes and observe their respective application method and deadlines. 

List of Virtual Internship Programmes

Name of Organization Application Deadline
Young Talent Virtual Internship Experience Programme, Seeding‘s Culture Youth Exchange Centre
 Application Form
11 Oct 2020

NEXSTEP Virtual Internship - focusing on virtual internships in Asia

Enrol 4-8 weeks before your desired start date
Bloom of Youth Virtual Internship Programme - focusing on virtual internships in Spain, UK, Ireland, Australia Enrol 4-8 weeks before your desired start date

Lunaris - Virtual Company Attachment by TalentLink | Best Top - virtual internships in Singapore

30 Oct 2020

LU x Foster HK Virtual Global Internship for Young Leaders Program 2020
** This is a new program for LU students that combines internship experience and training with a  monetary award upon completion of the programme. Students who are interested must study the "Information for LU students" before applying, follow the application details, and observe the eligibility and obligations pertaining to the award. Applications will be shortlisted by SSC before passing to Foster Hong Kong for final selection and job matching.  
Information for LU Students  

Apply Now

** To prepare a CV, you can refer to our "Job Preparation" resources list of recommended CV writing sites to build a contemporary style CV.

15 Nov 2020
(UPDATED) WONE  Winter Program 2021 - Virtual Internship in Spain / Portugal / Germany 
Information for LU Students
16 Dec 2020

 
Obligations for Receiving the Virtual Internship Subsidy:
For students who wish to apply for the subsidy, certain obligations must be fulfilled:

BEFORE starting the virtual internship
  • Must have received and signed offer of virtual internship offer with one of the official Virtual Internship partners listed above.
  • Duly paid the program fee upfront to the virtual internship provider.
  • Make your subsidy application to SSC online; and receive conditional confirmation of your subsidy. 
  • Study the pre-employment brief by the Student Services Centre / Attend the required pre-internship briefing or orientation organized by the internship organizer*
  • Complete the pre-internship self-questionnaire*

* Details will be sent to applicants in due course.

DURING the virtual internship
  • Duly fulfill the specified programme requirements of the internship organizer and the internship host company
  • Attend all compulsory trainings/ advisory sessions / debriefing sessions required by the organizer
POST-Internship

To receive the virtual internship subsidy, students are required to complete the following:

  • Written report with no less than 400 words in English. The report shall include the following: 
  1. Internship duties / project description
  2. Post-internship sharing - expectations, learning and difficulties encountered
  3. At least 3 pictures to show your internship experience ( e.g. online meeting with supervisors / colleagues )
  • Post-internship self-evaluation & debriefing session

For the report and self-evaluation, please submit to career@ln.edu.hk TWO WEEKS after completion of your virtual internship. Late submission will not be entertained.
For the post-internship self-evaluation, the online link will be provided to students once the virtual internship commences. Debriefing session will be arranged via phone call or zoom meeting. 

Release of Subsidy SSC will deposit the subsidy to selected students who fulfil all the requirements / obligations. Students are expected to receive the subsidy via their bank accounts 4 weeks after completion of the above obligations. 

Enquiries:

Ms Sara Chow  T: 2616 7404  | E: saraty@LN.edu.hk

Ms Shirley Siu: T: 2616 7366 | E: shirleysiu2@LN.edu.hk