Science internships in Hong Kong

Science internships in Hong Kong offer young, eager professionals the chance to explore their careers while seeking life-changing international experiences abroad. This unique opportunity to launch your career abroad will put you on an international career path, as you gain experience working in a multicultural office on another continent. An international internship is more than simply work experience in another country. It also offers young people the chance to see the world from a different perspective, gain independence, network with interns from around the world and have the adventure of a lifetime.

 

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Hong Kong is regarded as the gateway to China and other Asian markets. Firms around the world are keeping their eye on opportunities in Asia, particularly in China due to its recent economic boom. Interning in Hong Kong will give an up-and-coming professional valuable insight into Asian industries. This will likely be of interest to a potential employer. Having an insider’s understanding of regional markets in the Asia Pacific market will also make a young professional an asset to a company that is looking for growth opportunities in the region.

 

Living in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is an exciting place to live as an international intern. The massive, urban city never sleeps and is full of people from a variety of cultural backgrounds. With over 1,000 skyscrapers painted across the city’s skyline, Hong Kong is known for its urban beauty. Interns in Hong Kong can appreciate this beauty while living in some of the city’s safest areas. Interns live in shared apartments with other young professionals, students or interns on either Hong Kong Island or Kowloon.

 

Language learning

While you’re investing in your career with a science internship in Hong Kong, why not learn a foreign language at the same time? Picking up either Mandarin or Cantonese will give a young professional a huge advantage while looking for a job, considering China’s increasing global importance. Interns who wish to learn either of the local languages are able to take classes through The Intern Group and practice in the office or on the street.

 

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Urban jungle

Sanctuaries to the financial world, Hong Kong’s skyscrapers define the city’s skyline. One of the city’s most celebrated steel giants is The Center, Hong Kong’s fifth-highest skyscraper. The building is among 40 structures that take part in a nightly light show called “Symphony of lights” beside the Victoria Harbour. The Guinness World Records has dubbed the spectacular lights and music presentation, “World’s Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show”.

 

Exploring China

Science interns in Hong Kong will be based in close proximity to dozens of tourist destinations around China. Close by, interns can explore the numerous national parks that make up some 40% of Hong Kong territory. Registering the territory’s coldest weather, Tai Mo Shan Country Park is a popular spot to cool down in during summer months. The park also is home to Hong Kong’s highest waterfall “Long Falls”. Meanwhile, at the nearby Kam Shan Country Park interns can check out macaques and other primates.

The Intern Group program includes a tour of Hong Kong’s largest island, Lantau. The mountainous island is based at the mouth of the Pearl River and is home to another one of Hong Kong territory’s famous parks, Lantau South Country Park. Lantau Island also is home to the famous Tian Tan Buddha, an 85-foot bronze Buddha statue.

Another trip included in The Intern Group program is a visit to Macau, or “the Vegas of Asia”. The city is famous for its extravagant casinos as well as its blend of Chinese and Portuguese culture. Formerly a Portuguese colony, Macau is now in Chinese control and maintains both Portuguese and Chinese traditions. Interns can’t leave without trying out the city’s spicy and delicious Macanese food.

 

Hong Kong’s glittering nightlife

Interns in Hong Kong will never get bored with the city’s endless music venues, restaurants, bars, clubs and theaters. Some of the city’s most unique entertainment spots include the singalong parlor, Canton Singing House, and the highest bar in Asia, Ozone. Live music venues like Fringe Club, Peel Fresco and Hidden Agenda are great spots to enjoy music and an exciting ambiance.

 

 

Apply now to boost your career with a Science internship in Hong Kong!

 

Sources: http://hong-kong-economy-research.hktdc.com/business-news/article/Hong-Kong-Industry-Profiles/Engineering-Industry-in-Hong-Kong/hkip/en/1/1X000000/1X003URR.htm, http://www.frommers.com/destinations/hong-kong/frommers-favorite-experiences#sthash.0OWMB15M.GisAeeM4.dpbs, http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/see-do/highlight-attractions/harbour-view/a-symphony-of-lights.jsp

Photo 1. based on Hong Kong at dusk, by aotaro, CC-by-2.0

Photo 2. based on Star Ferry Hong Kong., by Bernard Spragg. NZ, Public Domain

Photo 3. based on A night in Hong Kong, by aotaro, CC-by-2.0

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Elizabeth Trovall

After short stints in Argentina and Belize, Elizabeth is finishing up her fourth year in Santiago, Chile. Elizabeth writes about international internships, life abroad and professional development for The Intern Group. She also reports on politics, business and culture in Latin America for public radio and print media. An Austin, Texas native, Elizabeth first left home to earn her journalism degree from the Reynolds Institute of Journalism at the University of Missouri. Besides her friends and family, she misses live music and Mexican food the most.

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