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Scheme on Corporate Summer Internship on the Mainland and Overseas 2024


The Government is committed to providing quality internship opportunities on the Mainland and overseas to broaden the horizons of Hong Kong young people. The Government forged partnership with local major companies to first launch the Scheme on Corporate Summer Internship on the Mainland and Overseas (the Scheme) in 2018 for young people to intern at the Mainland and overseas operations of these companies.

In his 2023 Policy Address, the Chief Executive emphasised that the Government would sustain its efforts in promoting youth development. This includes continuing to implement various youth exchange and internship programmes on the Mainland and overseas to provide suitable opportunities for young people of different development stages and backgrounds, so that they can gain first-hand understanding and experience of the latest developments of the country and the world. The Scheme is one of the key measures in taking forward this initiative.

The number of companies participating in the new round of the Scheme has increased to 25. The internship placements cover multiple industries, such as financial services, innovation and technology, logistics, property development, construction, retail, hospitality and utilities. Participating companies will administer and fund their own internship projects, whereas the Government will arrange high profile publicity for the Scheme and participating companies, as well as a wide range of activities for interns to enrich their learning experience and broaden their exposure. Through the concerted efforts of the Government and corporates, we will cultivate a cohort of young talent with a good understanding of the country's development and a global perspective. The Scheme provides young people with exposure to the work culture in large corporates in different parts of the world and an opportunity to establish interpersonal networks, which will benefit their future career development.

Key Features

  • Participating companies will provide quality summer internship placements for young people outside Hong Kong.
  • Participating companies will sponsor the interns on major expenses, including transportation and accommodation costs, to ensure that deserving young people will not be barred from joining the Scheme due to lack of means. They will also deploy dedicated staff to provide training and support to the interns.
  • The Government will invite the interns to join the “Youth Link” under Home and Youth Affairs Bureau, offering them different activities and trainings as well as opportunities to participate in public affairs, to enrich the learning experience and exposure of the interns.

Participating Companies in 2024

Participating Companies


Applicants have to meet either one of the following criteria:
  1. Permanent residents of Hong Kong who are students currently enrolled in sub-degree or equivalent, undergraduate or postgraduate programmes in or outside Hong Kong; or
  2. Hong Kong residents who are full-time students currently enrolled in locally accredited sub-degree or equivalent, undergraduate or postgraduate programmes in Hong Kong.
  3. Note: Individual placement may have specific requirements. Applicants should refer to the corporation’s job advertisement for details.

Internship Placements

Each participating company will provide internship placements in their offices and/or those of their subsidiary/affiliated companies on the Mainland and overseas. Details of the placements offered are set out as follows:
Number of placements Location(s) Duration Industry(ies) Details of placements
1. China Resources (Holdings) Co., Ltd. 42 Mainland (Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Chongqing/ Wuxi, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Hohhot, Huizhou, Nanchang, Nanjing, Shantou, Shenzhen, Xuzhou, Zhongshan), Thailand (Bangkok) 6 weeks Multi-industry
2. John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited 36 Mainland (Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Sanya, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Xiamen, Xi'an, Zhengzhou) 6 weeks Aviation, Property Management, Food Production, Retail Company Website
3. Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited 30 Mainland (Jiangsu, Qingdao, Shanghai, Zhejiang), Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City) 6 weeks Banking Company Website
4. China State Construction Engineering (Hong Kong) Limited 30 Mainland (Shenzhen, Zhuhai) 6-8 weeks Construction Company Website
5. Tencent Holdings Limited 30 Mainland (Shenzhen) 8 weeks Internet Technology
6. China Merchants Group 27 Mainland (Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Nantong) 6-12 weeks Insurance, Logistics, Manufacturing, Property Development, Securities, Transportation, Urban Planning
7. New World Development Company Limited 25 Mainland (Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen) 6 weeks Property Development, Health Care, Retail Company Website
8. Shangri-la Group 25 Mainland (Beijing, Chengdu, Fuzhou, Shanghai), Thailand (Bangkok), the Philippines (Cebu), the Philippines (Manila), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) 8 weeks Hospitality Company Website
9. Esquel Group 18 Mainland (Guangdong, Guilin, Changzhou/ Ningbo) 8 weeks Modern Industry (Textile and Apparel Manufacturing), Retail Company Website
10. The Wharf (Holdings) Limited 14 Mainland (Changsha, Chengdu, Jinjiang) 6–12 weeks Property Management, Hospitality Company Website
11. Meituan 11 Mainland (Shenzhen) 6 weeks Internet Technology
12. Airport Authority Hong Kong 10 Mainland (Guangzhou, Zhuhai) 8 weeks Aviation
13. Ant Group 10 Mainland (Hangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen) 8 weeks Financial Technology Company Website
14. Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group 10 Mainland (Shenzhen) 6 weeks Luxury Retail / Jewellery Company Website
15. Hang Lung Properties Limited 10 Mainland (Dalian, Hangzhou, Kunming, Shanghai, Wuhan, Wuxi) 8 weeks Property Development Company Website
16. Henderson Land Group 10 Mainland (Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai) 7-8 weeks Property Development Company Website
17. Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Limited 10 Mainland (Shenzhen) 6 weeks Banking Company Website
18. MTR Corporation Limited 10 Mainland (Beijing, Hangzhou, Shenzhen), Australia (Sydney/ Melbourne) / The United Kingdom (London) 7-8 weeks Railway Company Website
19. Sino Group 10 Mainland (Fuzhou, Zhangzhou), Singapore 7 weeks Property Development, Hospitality Company Website
20. The Bank of East Asia, Limited 10 Mainland (Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai) 6 weeks Banking Company Website
21. The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited 10 Mainland (Shenzhen, South China) 8 weeks Utilities, Energy Company Website
22. CLP Holdings Limited 9 Mainland (Beijing, Jiangsu & Guangxi, Nanjing, Shandong & Guangxi, Shenzhen, Yunnan & Guangxi) 6-8 weeks Utilities Company Website
23. Lalamove 4 Mainland (Shenzhen), Indonesia (Jakarta), the Philippines (Manila), Thailand (Bangkok) 6 weeks App Development Company Website
24. Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited 4 Mainland (Guangzhou, Shanghai) 8 weeks Property Development Company Website
25. The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited 4 Mainland (Beijing) 8-10 weeks Hospitality Company Website

Application Method

(Online application only)

Application Deadline

Applications will be closed at 23:59 (Hong Kong Time) on 11 March 2024 (Monday). Late or incomplete applications will NOT be accepted. Towards the deadline for application, the online application system would likely be heavily loaded with large volume of applications, and it may render applicants unable to complete their online applications in time. Applicants should therefore submit their applications as early as possible.

No changes could be made upon submission of the application form. If applicant submits multiple applications, application(s) submitted later will not be processed.

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