Engineering Internships in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is home to engineers working on projects all throughout China. Working at a top-notch firm in the city’s competitive engineering industry gives an engineering intern in Hong Kong the opportunity to take on professional challenges and earn real-world work experience. Meanwhile, an international internship in Hong Kong will give a young person the opportunity to understand a whole different culture, offering them that vital multicultural perspective.

China’s speedy economic growth has caused a spike in demand for public infrastructure and real estate development, good news for mechanical and electrical engineers in Hong Kong. The city’s engineers have been exporting services to the Chinese mainland in the construction sector. Meanwhile, much of the non-construction related engineering services industry is indirectly exported by exporting manufactured goods.





Engineering internships in Hong Kong offer young people the opportunity to work in a competitive engineering industry alongside established professionals from around the world. Previous interns have gained experience in roles at mechanical, electrical and software engineering firms. Not only do international internships look good on a resume and provide solid anecdotes for a job interview, but they also offer real-world experiences that prepare a young professional for their career.





Those who take on engineering internships in Hong Kong stay in the city’s safest sectors. Previously, interns have been located within Hong Kong Island or Kowloon. The accommodations are in shared apartments in areas like Wan Chai, Sheung Wan, Sai Ying Pun and Jorden.



Learning Mandarin or Cantonese


Some 955 million people worldwide speak Mandarin. It’s the most popular language in the world and a valuable language to know in the increasingly globalized economy. Though internship roles are in English, the Intern Group program offers classes in either Mandarin or Cantonese for engineering interns in Hong Kong. After class, interns can take the streets, practicing with locals while living in Hong Kong.




Hong Kong and its structures


The first thing newcomers notice when they first arrive in Hong Kong is the city’s shiny skyline. The city boasts over 1,000 skyscrapers, the city's sanctuaries to the financial world. One of the area's most famous buildings, The Center, is Hong Kong’s fifth-highest skyscraper and an architectural marvel. At night it is part of the regular light show beside the Victoria Harbour called the “Symphony of lights”. Over 40 skyscrapers participate in the massive nightly lights and music presentation. It has even been dubbed “World’s Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show” by Guinness World Records.

Another of the city’s modern marvels is the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank headquarters. Designed by architects Foster + Partners, the three-tower structure was designed to embody Hong Kong’s identity and culture while also considering the idea of Fung Shui.

Providing contrast to Hong Kong's concrete jungle, Buddhist temples and areas of worship are tucked away as serene escape from the loud, bustling city streets. One of Hong Kong’s most famous Buddhist complexes is the Chi Lin Nunnery, which encompasses statues, temples, gardens and ponds. The site was founded in 1934 and has since been renovated. For escapes into tranquility an intern in Hong Kong can also visit the Mo Man temple, Ten Thousand Buddha Monastery and Big Buddha on Lantau Island. These notable Buddhist structures offer a sense of peace and calm separate from the chaos of noisy city streets.




Beyond the metropolis


Park-lovers in Hong Kong are in luck as 40% of the territory is made up of national parks. To cool off on a hot day, the Tai Mo Shan Country Park is great for a hike. The park is known for registering the coldest temperatures in the territory. The park also is home to Hong Kong’s highest waterfall, the 35-meter Long Falls. Animal-lovers can visit the Kam Shan Country Park instead. The park houses macaques and other primates that interact with park visitors.

The Intern Group program includes a tour of the beautiful Lantau Island. Lantau is located at the mouth of the Pearl River and is Hong Kong's largest island. The mountainous island also includes Hong Kong’s largest country park, Lantau South Country Park, a serene getaway from the loud city. Other notable attractions on the island include the Tian Tan Buddha, a 85-foot bronze Buddha statue and the Po Lin Monastery.

A day trip to Macau, or “the vegas of Asia”, is also included in the engineering internship program. Though its beautiful casinos are world famous, the city is also characterized by a unique cultural identity. Once a colony of Portugal, Macau is now in Chinese control though it maintains a variety of elements of its Portuguese roots. The city’s colorful architecture and spicy Macanese food are also part of the city’s charm along with its many multicultural events, including the Macau Grand Prix, the Macau Arts festival and Chinese New Year.

An internship abroad is exactly what a young engineering professional needs to get their career rolling. Working and living in Hong Kong will give an intern a unique multicultural lens and confidence in their job search.


Apply now for an Engineering internship in Hong Kong and launch your career abroad!



Sources: HKTDC, Frommer's, Wikipedia,

Photo 1. based on hong kong by eGuide Travel, CC-by-2.0

Photo 2. based on Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong by Nathan O'Nions, CC-by-2.0

Photo 3. based on Vue sur Hong Kong depuis Victoria Peak by Nicolas Vollmer, CC-by-2.0


  1. sanuj on June 18, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Can you give me a general overview about the internship?

    • Kirstie Weston on June 20, 2016 at 2:58 pm

      Hi Sanuj,

      Thank you for your comment. Our international Engineering internship program provides an entire experience. So we find an international internship that matches your professional development goals and academic background level. The program also includes accommodation, social gatherings and cultural events, professional development tools, visa assistance and more. Here’s a great video of one of our Aeronautical Engineering candidates talking about his internship:


  2. Lyhor Mom on July 16, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    Is there any fee, and air fare coverage for the internship?
    One more thing is that I currently enroll in 2 universities. One is Electrical and Electronic engineering while other is English majoring in Translating and Interpretation. So, I want to apply for engineering field, but my GPA in electrical and electronic engineering is low. In this condition, can I apply for the internship? If possible, can you recommend the right company for me? I will apply my CV for the internship.

    • Kirstie Weston on July 25, 2016 at 2:23 pm

      Hi Lyhor,

      Thank you for your comment. Regarding your GPA, that’s not a problem. We find an international internship that matches your academic background level and professional development goals. You can apply for an interview with our Admissions Team here: There is a fee for the program as it includes accommodation, organized social gatherings and cultural events, professional development tools, visa assistance and more. The fee varies depending on the duration and destination of your internship. You can see the specific fees here ( Here’s a great video of one of our Electrical Engineering interns talking about his internship:

      Is there anything else I can help you with?


  3. Hammad Nadeem on July 31, 2016 at 11:56 am


    Will I be paid during this intership to meet my basic needs? If yes, how much will be the pay? Also can you kindly note the companies in which I will be most likely to be placed as an ELectrical Engineer?

    Thank you

    • Kirstie Weston on August 1, 2016 at 4:11 pm

      Hi Hammad,

      Thank you for your comment. Our international internship programs are unpaid. We have placed interns in a large variety of Electrical Engineering organizations worldwide. Where you’ll be placed depends on your academic and professional experience level. Here’s a great example video of one of our Electrical Engineering candidates talking about his internship at Inmel to give you a better idea of what you can expect:


  4. vishnu on November 16, 2016 at 6:20 am

    Good Morning Sir ,

    Myself Vishnu , I am A Civil Engineering Graduate with a percentage of 73.3 , and I got completed my BTECH in 2015. Now I would like to do a internship abroad my Country inorder to develop my skills and get to know more about my field. I am very much interested in doing internship outside my Country. Will u please help me with that ??.

    Best regards

    • Kirstie Weston on November 18, 2016 at 3:01 pm

      Hi Vishnu,
      Thanks for reaching out to us and expressing your interest in doing an international engineering internship to develop your skills. My colleague Kaylea will send you an email with some more information about our engineering internships and how you can apply.
      Have a lovely day.

  5. Judy on April 25, 2017 at 2:36 am

    Hi, I am Judy, I am studying at computer science and engineering, and I want to do the internship in Hongkong, can you send me some examples or alumni videos for reference?

    Best Regards

    • Kaylea on April 25, 2017 at 3:33 pm

      Hi Judy,
      Thanks for your message and your interest in our programs in computer science in Hong Kong. I’ll send you over an email today with more information about our program in Hong Kong, with an alumni video included.

  6. Alex Gan on June 6, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    HI,I’m studying environmental engineering (focusing on hydrology and water resource management) at University of Adelaide, Australia. I’m wondering if there are any opportunities for internship that i could apply? Thank you so much!

    • Kaylea on June 6, 2017 at 5:48 pm

      Hi Alex,
      Thanks for your message and your interest in our international internship program. We do offer environmental engineering placements in many of our locations, I’ll send you some more information to your email about where we specialize in that field.

  7. Abhishek Talele on June 16, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    Can you please send me any video of a Mechatronics Intern in Hong Kong?

    • Kaylea on June 19, 2017 at 8:02 pm

      Hi Abhishek,
      Thanks for your message. I’ll send you an email today with some links to our YouTube channel and some more information about our engineering placements.

  8. Chris E on June 30, 2017 at 11:54 am

    Hi, I’m currently studying Chemical Engineering, but would be looking into energy and renewable energy as a possible career path, are there any internships available relating to those sectors?

    • Kaylea on June 30, 2017 at 3:15 pm

      Hi Chris,
      Thanks for your message. Yes, it’s definitely possible for an internship in renewable energy, which is a growing field for us. Our hub for energy internships is Latin America, but we also offer them in other destinations. I’ll send you an email with more information today.

  9. sundus on July 14, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    Hi, I am currently a second year student studying chemical engineering, I was wondering if there are any internships or placement available in hong kong. I am still unsure which career path I would be interested in so was thinking a internship would open my eyes to this. Many thanks

    • Kaylea on July 20, 2017 at 7:05 pm

      Hi Sundus,
      Thanks for reaching out! Yes, we do offer chemical engineering placements in Hong Kong, it is one of our hubs for that field actually. An internship is a great way to figure out your future career path – many people aren’t quite sure what they would like to do with their degree after graduation. I’ll send you some more information today on our programs and how to apply.

  10. Rouhin Mitra on November 4, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    I’m a civil engineering student in 3rd-year Manipal Institute of technology. Im looking for an internship in environmental engineering in summer 2018.What are the opportunities in Hong Kong and the USA?

    • Kaylea on November 7, 2017 at 8:07 am

      Hi Rouhin,
      Thanks for your message and your interest in our program. We offer many different types of engineering internships throughout our destinations, and interns are placed with a role and host company based on their academics, experience and future career ambitions. I’ll send you an email today with more information regarding environmental engineering, keep an eye out for it.

  11. Moape on June 4, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    I have completed Trade diploma in civil engineering with left to graduate & trade diploma in land survey with 2 units to complete which was incomplete due lack of finance assistance, so just inquriy if it possible to apply for internship for both respectively with the possibility of job security.
    what are the possibility & requirement based on my country residence.


    • Gabrielle Trasatti on June 6, 2018 at 9:15 pm

      Hi Moape, thanks for your comment! We offer internships in a number of leading Engineering firms around the world, allowing you to learn from leading industry professionals in our hands-on roles. Our Engineering internships are for all types of engineers: mechanical, civil, chemical, industrial, environmental and more. All nationalities are welcome and eligible to apply to our program and you can find the application form here: If you’d like additional information sent to your email, please let us know. Best regards

  12. Olamide on October 2, 2018 at 10:42 pm

    Hi, I am a biomedical engineering student starting my second year. It was quite a specific course but I have skills in areas such as programming and biology. Are there any internships in Japan that go into engineering for healthcare and bioengineering?

    • Gabrielle Trasatti on October 3, 2018 at 8:56 pm

      Hi Olamide, thanks for your comment! Yes, we have placements that relate to your field. All of our internships are full-time placements, 35-40 hours per week, and offer hands-on roles. We use a personalized placement method to find an internship specific to your professional goals, experience level, and future ambitions.

      If you’re interested in moving forward, you can submit your application form here: If you need anything else, please let us know! Warm regards

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