Introduction

Background


    Upholding the Whole Person Education philosophy of the University, the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Hong Kong Baptist University established the non-credit bearing Internship Programmes in AY2005/06 for its undergraduate students. It is a strategy in applied learning and a structured programme developed and supervised by the Faculty in collaboration with Partner Organisations. It is also a good vehicle to facilitate the employment of our graduates by reputable Organisations, to promote the University among the local community and to nurture a group of potential freshmen in workplace. From AY2011/12 onwards, the Faculty introduced a credit-bearing internship programme which allows students to gain the real-work experience and obtain credits from the internship at the same time.


Programme Features


Internship Nature

    Given the training and educational nature of the internship, there is no employer-employee relationship between the Partner Organisation and the Student Intern. Student Interns will be enrolled in a 3-unit Free Elective course (in Pass/Fail grade).

    Internship Period

    Student Interns are flexible to undertaking internship for one semester during Summer, Semester 1 or Semester 2 according to their study plan.

    Internship period Working mode:
    Summer (Jun to Aug) Full-time (At least 5 full days/ 40 hours per week)
    Semester 1 (Late-Aug to Nov) Part-time (At least 2 full days/ 16 hours per week)
    Semester 2 (Jan to Apr) Part-time (At least 2 full days/ 16 hours per week)


    Pre-internship Training

    Pre-internship Training will be provided for the Student Interns to acquire the business etiquette, resume writing, interview skills and interpersonal skills required for succeeding in a workplace.


    Supervision

    With the educational and training purpose, the Student Interns will be supervised and assessed by both the Faculty Supervisor (an academic staff assigned by the University) and the Agency Supervisor (assigned by the Partner Organisation) during the internship.