New Partners

The Programme is now exploring more new partners. Through the establishment of partnership, we hope to provide our partner opportunities to source their future employees and to provide students with a larger variety of first-hand training. The Programme serves as a platform for students to apply knowledge and skills acquired at the university to the real work environment.

Benefits from Taking up a Partnership


By offering internship placement for our students, organisations could be beneficial in different ways.

  1. Foster an enhanced public image by grooming young people.
  2. Uplift the quality of workforce and flexibility.
  3. Enhance existing employees’ job knowledge, social and communication skills by working with student interns.
  4. Develop an innovative working perspective and better working attitude for existing staff.
  5. Improve organisations’ social alertness and awareness.
  6. Create network and facilitate communications among organisations, University and students.

Responsibilities of Partner Organisation


The Partner Organisations are expected to designate a staff member to act as a supervisor of the Student Intern throughout the internship. The Agency Supervisor will be responsible for the following tasks:

  1. Brief the Student Intern about the organisation, policies and working procedures.
  2. Supervise the Student Intern during the internship.
  3. Endorse the Student Intern’s Monthly Attendance Log Record and Leave Application.
  4. Assess the Student Intern’s performance and complete the Internship Appraisal at the end of the internship.

Internship Arrangement

Internship period

Student Interns have to work at the Partner Organisation in one semester (Summer, Semester 1 or Semester 2) in accordance with a work schedule agreed by the Partner Organisation and the University, and fulfil a minimum of 200 work hours* by the end of internship.

  • Summer (June to August): Full Time (At least 5 full days/ 40 hours per week)
  • Semester 1 (Late-August to November): Part Time (At least 2 full days/ 16 hours per week)
  • Semester 2 (January to April): Part Time (At least 2 full days/ 16 hours per week)

Remarks: * The requirement of minimum work hours will be changed from 240 to 200 with effective from internship starts from June 2020.

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).

The Statutory Minimum Wage (SMW) and Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) do not apply to the students with no employment relationship with the host organisation or company. If an employer-employee relationship has to be established, the Student Intern undertaking the credit-bearing internship will be exempted from the SMW but the Organisation is required to contribute to the Intern’s MPF if a continuous employment period of not less than 60 calendar days is established.

Remuneration

Provision of meal and transportation allowance for Student Interns is most welcome, while remuneration to internship is not mandatory and depends on Partner Organisation's decision. Allowance information is needed to be provided in the job details for students' reference.

Supervision

The Student Interns will be supervised and assessed by both the Faculty Supervisor (to be assigned by the University) and the Agency Supervisor (to be assigned by the Partner Organisation) during the internship.

Internship Agreement

Internship Agreement stating the internship nature and details, will be signed between the University and the Organisation before the start of the internship. Any special arrangement should be consulted the University in advance, and it must be mutually communicated and agreed among the University, the Organisation and the Student Intern.

Letter for confirmation of "student intern" status under Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608) (MWO) will be provided to the Partner Organisation upon request.

 

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