New Partners

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. Liaise with the Internship Supervisor of the University in setting appropriate job assignments for the Student Intern.
  3. Supervise the Student Intern during the internship.
  4. Endorse the Student Intern’s Monthly Attendance Log Record, Leave Application and Progress Report (for interns who work more than one semester).
  5. 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 obtain a minimum of 240 work hours at the Partner Organisation for one semester (Summer, Semester 1 or Semester 2) in accordance with a work schedule agreed by the Partner Organisation and the University.

  • Summer (June to August): full-time basis (5-6 days/ 40-48 hours per week) for at least 6 weeks continuously
  • Semester 1 (Late-August to November): part-time basis (2-3 days/ 16-20 hours per week)
  • Semester 2 (January to April): part-time basis (2-3 days/ 16-20 hours per week)

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. The Social Sciences students are flexible to take either credit or non-credit bearing internship during summer or term time:

  • Credit bearing (3-unit Elective course)
  • Non-credit bearing

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. This would help provide financial support and encouragement to them.

Supervision

The Student Interns will be supervised and assessed by both the Internship 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 details, will be signed among the University, the Organisation and the Student Intern 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.

 

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