Hong Kong Internship Program

  • Overview
  • Eligibility
  • Housing
  • What's Included
  • Language Study
  • The Experience
  • Dates & Program Fees

Hong Kong Internships

Our internships in Hong Kong offer comprehensive professional development. We offer internships across all career fields and are proud to partner with a range of leading companies and NGOs.

Hong Kong is one of the world’s leading commercial centers and a powerhouse in Asia: the hub connecting the continent with the world. Our Hong Kong internship program offers successful applicants the opportunity to gain invaluable work experience in the industry sector of their choice in one of the world’s leading cities, all while making important global connections and boosting their resume and future career. 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.

This is the city for a first-class international internship. Hong Kong offers applicants an amazing opportunity to gain vital work experience and industry exposure, and our program provides all of the stability and support necessary to ensure that your experience is fruitful and rewarding. Quality accommodation, your first month’s work commute in Hong Kong, internship mentoring, advanced professional training, cultural and social events, and 24/7 local support are all included in your program. You will form lifelong friendships with other program participants and networks which span the globe, forge long lasting connections in Hong Kong, and become part of our powerful alumni network after the program.


Due to the exclusivity of our partner companies, it must be noted that our program is selective. Apply today for an internship in Hong Kong and gain a major head start with The Intern Group.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a magical, modern city built from the ancient civilization 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 Harbor 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, commercial 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 are a reminder 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 traditions, 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.

“The destiny of Hong Kong is now the same as the destiny of China. There is no escaping.”
― T.L. Tsim

Visa Requirements for Hong Kong

The Intern Group provides comprehensive visa assistance for all participants in the Hong Kong internship program. The visa cost is included in the program fee – we will complete and submit all relevant documents to the Hong Kong Immigration Department on behalf of all participants.
The visa required (training visa) is available for all nationalities in the world except nationals from :

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Cambodia
  • Cuba
  • Laos
  • North Korea
  • Nepal
  • Vietnam

Please make sure that you state your nationality clearly on your application.
The visa application procedures for residents of the People’s Republic of China, Macau & Taiwan vary slightly.

Application Procedures Processing Time:

It will normally take four to six weeks to process a visa/entry permit application for an internship in Hong Kong upon receipt of all the required documents. The Immigration Department will not be able to start processing the application unless all the required documents and information are received.
We recommend that you send in all the required documents to us at least 10 weeks prior the start of your internship in Hong Kong.

Required documents:

1. Completed Form ID 992A.
2. Recent passport photograph (x2) of applicant (affixed on page 2 of Form ID992A).
3. Photocopy of passport showing personal particulars, date of issue and date of expiry (Note that the passport must be valid for at least 18 months from the date of application).
4. Photocopy of applicant’s Hong Kong identity card (if any).
5. Photocopy of proof of academic qualifications and relevant work experience (i.e. academic transcripts showing exam results, CV and reference letters from previous employers).

What is the age requirement?

If you have finished high school, you qualify for our programs. We have a number of participants that are on their gap year, although the majority are completing undergraduate university degrees. Our programs are also suitable for recent university graduates, MBA graduates, and even experienced professionals in career transition. The key point is this: every internship we arrange is customized for each individual accepted onto our program, and for their unique background/stage of career.

Do I need prior work experience?

No. As we are a customized internship program, our roles coincide with each person’s education level and professional experience. We have a range of program participants – from those doing their first internship to executives with extensive, impressive careers who wish to experience a new career field/destination.

Who do you accept onto the program?

Our program participants have included Harvard MBA graduates to a 17 year old on their first overseas trip. What our thousands of alumni have in common is more fundamental than any educational or professional qualification – it is an international mindset, combining a desire and ambition to further themselves with a keen curiosity to learn more about the world.

To read about how international internships are beneficial for all age groups, visit our blog article.

We provide you with pleasant accommodation in the safest and best areas of Hong Kong on Hong Kong Island and Kowloon side. Some of the areas we have previously placed interns in are Wan Chai, Sheung Wan, Sai Ying Pun, Mong Kok and Jordan.

Shared Apartment (private bedroom)

We offer quality accommodation (private bedroom) in a shared mixed gender apartment which you will share with other program participants. The accommodation is professionally cleaned prior to your arrival and comes with bedsheets and internet as standard. We take care to make sure that all our housing options are located within a reasonable commute (about 30-45 minutes is normal) to your work by bus, metro or walk. Occasionally the private bedrooms allocated are fitted with bunk beds. However, participants are never asked to share bedrooms.

Private studios are also available upon request at additional cost. If you wish to stay in a private studio please inform our staff at least 8 weeks prior to your start date and we will provide you with further details.

In addition to a professional internship placement and quality housing, our Hong Kong internship program provides you with the following:

A full array of top class professional development resources – The focus of our international internship programs is on participants’ personal and professional growth. Alongside developing the independence and cultural awareness of living and working in a new country, our program places equal emphasis on the enhancement of the skills and experience required to fulfill their career ambitions. There are 3 key components to our professional development suite.

  • Workplace skills workshop on all core communication skills required to succeed in any environment
  • Self assessment HR tool typically reserved for CEOs and corporate leaders
  • A wide array of training materials to ensure you have the guidance and support to maximize the benefit of your internship experience.

Your first month’s transportation in Hong Kong to and from work – We provide you with a pre-loaded transportation card for the first month of your stay, giving you free use of Hong Kong’s metro system, buses and trains for your work commute! With your first month’s work commute covered, you can focus on settling into this amazing city and excelling in your internship.

A full calendar of social and cultural events Our full-time local team in Hong Kong know the city inside out and will show you the best of it! The Hong Kong internship program includes the following events, free of charge for all participants:

  • A Macau day trip

    Enjoy a day in the mini-Vegas of Asia, a buffet dinner at the longest buffet line (70 feet!) in Asia at the Grand Lisboa hotel, and much more!

  • A tour of Lantau Island

    Picturesque villages and beautiful scenery provide a sanctuary away from the busy streets of downtown Hong Kong. Ride on the Ngong Ping Cable car, visit the traditional Tai O Fishing Village, climb up 240 steps to see the famous Big Buddha and enjoy a traditional Chinese vegetarian lunch in the Po Lin Monastery.

  • Dinner and a view on The Peak

    Enjoy a delicious dinner before going up to the Sky Terrace for the most breath-taking panoramic view of Hong Kong.

In addition to these free events, we also organize regular optional events on a weekly basis. We regularly organize trips to museums, cinemas, bars, restaurants, the theater and other must-do activities in wonderful Hong Kong.

An active international community in Hong Kong where weekday/weekend activities are constantly planned – 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!

Great support from our full-time local team with local expertise, from start to finish – Our full-time team in Hong Kong are all experts on the city and are incredibly proud of it – they want to show you why. They will organize your airport pick-up when you arrive in Hong Kong as well as your airport drop-off at the end of your internship. They will also provide a thorough welcome orientation to help you settle into this great city and feel at ease! During the welcome orientation you will receive a welcome package with your pre-loaded Hong Kong transportation card so that you can relax on your first day’s work commute.

*Please note that we are constantly and regularly revising our complementary excursions included in the program. The above are only examples of the types of exciting excursions we take. The excursions to be included in each participant’s program may be subject to changes due to seasonality, weather conditions, or current festivals in the country.

Language Classes

More people speak Chinese than any other language in the world. Its value is growing and is now is a critical language should you want to have 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 a the leading Mandarin language school in Hong Kong. They offer a wide range of general and business courses from Foundation to Advanced levels. The school is located in the heart of the major financial hub – “Central” on Hong Kong Island and will be easily accessible from both your accommodation and your workplace.

Book your language course with The Intern Group and let us get everything arranged for when you arrive.

Starting from scratch or advancing through practice – pick the class that’s perfect for you.

  • Regular Mandarin Course: This is perfect for students who have an interest in learning a second language and would like to start from scratch. You will be placed in a small group and attend 20 hours of lessons – two hours per class, and you can attend one or two classes a week according to your schedule. Upon completion of this course, you will be familiar with the fundamental pronunciation in Mandarin, identify basic sentences and expressions, communicate in simple dialogues with Mandarin speakers in different contexts. Students who attain 75% of attendance will receive a certificate from Hong Kong Institute of Language.
  • 1-on-1 Elementary Mandarin Course: You can also choose to undertake the Elementary Mandarin for non-Chinese speakers course with a private 1-to-1 tutor rather than in a group. This will be a better choice if you wish to focus on particular areas of the language and receive lessons that are more tailored to your needs or interests.
  • Mandarin / Cantonese workshops for beginners: For those who want to learn language in a more lively way, Hong Kong Institute of Language provides workshops with different themes that teaches student basic and practical Chinese. Speaking of the themes of the workshops it includes: a. Self-introduction and networking; b. Socializing: ordering food and drinks. c. Getting on Taxi/ask about direction. Totally 3 workshops and each is 1.5 hours long and students can learn very practical and useful Chinese in various contexts.

Cantonese classes

​Please note that Cantonese classes are also available through our partnering Mandarin School. Please contact the Intern Hong Kong team for further details.
​All options are available at all times of the year. Contact our team for the latest pricing.


This is the Intern Hong Kong Experience. Intern Hong Kong will make sure that you have all of the resources necessary for your professional development and cultural immersion. We want you to work hard but also have the time of your life. Your internship program in Hong Kong includes a wide range of cultural and social events. Check out our participants in Hong Kong:

Program Fees

*Note: Fees are listed in Hong Kong Dollars (HKD)

of program
Standard Fees
September to May
Summer Fees
June to August
6 Weeks$42,700$44,500
8 Weeks$47,900$49,990
10 Weeks$53,600$55,700
12 Weeks$59,500$61,800
16 Weeks$73,900$76,800
20 Weeks$87,300$91,000
24 Weeks$99,900$104,500

Program fees do not include flights, insurance or daily food & drink.
Please note that the program fees above are determined by the month in which your program starts.

Program Start Dates

Programs are available all-year-round on a rolling admission schedule with the following start dates:


  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November


Alumni Discount – If you have already completed an internship program with us in the past, you are eligible for an Alumni Discount*.
*10% Alumni Discount for program start dates year round excluding peak season (June and July).
*5% Alumni Discount for program start dates in June and July.

Discount for Pell Grant Recipients– If you are a college student in the USA receiving a Pell Grant, you are eligible for a 500 USD discount off any of our programs.

Please view our financing page for more information on funding your international internship program.

To see if you’re eligible for the Hong Kong Program, please click here.

Payment Schedule

Please see our Terms & Conditions for full details.


No application fee.

Submit application online.

Schedule an interview by phone or skype with our our admissions team.

Evaluation of your interview and resume/CV by our admissions team.


If you are accepted into the program, congratulations!

Confirm your place in the program by making a deposit of 500 British Pounds.

Half of balance due

50% of your remaining fee is due within 30 days of enrollment.

Remaining balance due

You will be asked to pay the remaining balance within 21 days of having your internship role confirmed.

Pack your bags

You are ready to start the adventure of a lifetime!

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