Announcing the new South China Internship Program (SCIP) for Summer 2013
The Ford Foundation in China has given the HKAC a three-year grant to build an internship program in south China for American university students. The HKAC will partner with Cultural Vistas in the US to recruit nationally and help screen the applicants for the program. The United International College (UIC) in Zhuhai, related to HKBU, will take the lead in finding placements in businesses and other organizations in the Pearl River Delta and the south China coastal region. Each American will be paired with a UIC student from China in a “tandem assignment” to a host company for seven weeks.
The SCIP will have a total of 90 places for Americans and 90 places for UIC Chinese students over three summers starting in June 2013. The HKAC and UIC will hold orientation programs in HK and Zhuhai at the beginning and conclusion of the internships. This project promotes the goals of the 100,000 Strong Initiative of the State Department. We invite the support and participation of American and Chinese companies in HK and south China to provide non-paid placements for our students. The deadline for American students to apply is January 13, 2013. More information will be updated on the CV’s website at www.culturalvistas.org and the HKAC’s website at www.cuhk.edu.hk/hkac.
Summer Internships for American Students in Hong Kong and the PRD
The HKAC assists several universities in America to organize summer internships in HK each year. In summer 2012, we worked with Yale University, the New School University (NYC), the University of Southern California, Ohio State University, and the University of Delaware. We also assist three educational exchange organizations who recruit in America and organize internships in HK. They are Next Step Connections, the Academic Internship Institute and Dream Careers. Many interns are hosted by business organizations, but a significant minority of placements are in NGOs providing social services in HK. Ms Donna Lam of the HKAC has facilitated over 150 internships in summer 2012 in HK organizations.
We also developed a South China Internship Program. We welcome any American undergraduate students to apply. For details please click here to visit the program website.