Published on July 1, 2015
Interns in Hong Kong have wonderful opportunities available to them in the creative world of theatre and music. In a vibrant, booming city like Hong Kong a theatre and music intern will be able to gain real-world professional experience while exploring an exciting new culture. The entertainment business is both exciting and competitive, making an internship a great way to get a foot in the door. Working alongside creative professionals from a variety of cultural backgrounds will offer unique insight to interns as they develop their career.
Channeling your creativity into a professional internship is a great way to get ahead in the competitive media industry. The Intern Group offers exciting roles for its interns in Hong Kong so they'll be better prepared to find their first job. Theatre and television interns in Hong Kong have especially benefited from opportunities at CASBAA, the official organization for multichannel television. Interns with a music focus have interned previously with the production house Muse3, the expat radio HKGFM and the company Underground, which hosts music festivals and events.
Living in Hong Kong
It's hard to stay bored in Hong Kong. The city is full of people from many cultural backgrounds and stays moving 24/7. With over 1,000 skyscrapers painted across the city's skyline, Hong Kong is a beautiful urban jungle. Theatre and music interns in Hong Kong will stay in the city's safest areas. Intern housing is through shared apartment accommodations on either Hong Kong Island or Kowloon. Previous interns have lived in neighborhoods like Wan Chai, Sheung Wan, Sai Ying Pun and Jorden.
The local languages
Learning either Mandarin or Cantonese will give a theatre and music intern a more authentic glimpse at Hong Kong and Chinese culture. Learning either language also has huge potential career benefits, considering the increasing importance of China in the global economy. Interns who wish to learn either of the local languages are able to take classes through The Intern Group.
A city to entertain
There's always something to do in Hong Kong. The city is bursting with music venues, restaurants, bars, clubs, theatres and many fun places to spend an evening. Theatre and music interns will have their schedules full of free concerts, unique art shows and fun festivals to attend during their time in Hong Kong. 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 grab a drink and enjoy some tunes.
Sanctuaries to the financial world, Hong Kong’s skyscrapers define the city’s skyline, constantly catching the attention of tourists. 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”.
Interns in Hong Kong have a wide variety of nearby day trips to choose from. Some 40% of Hong Kong territory is made up of national parks. Registering the territory's coldest weater, Tai Mo Shan Country Park is a popular spot to cool down 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 includes a tour of Hong Kong’s largest island, Lantau in their internship program. 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.
Boost your career!
Take a step forward in your career as an entertainment professional with an international internship in Hong Kong. Not only will it give an intern abroad unique work experience, but it will also expose a young person to a new culture, ideas and traditions. Living and working abroad helps keep young professional open-minded and globally aware as they continue down their career path.
Apply now and boost your career!