There’s a lot more than getting good grades that matter. It’s just as important, if not more, to make sure that your teens don’t get stuck in a day-to-day routine of studying whilst lacking real-life experience. Internships are a proven way for young minds to gain some hands-on knowledge, gain insights into the fields they might be interested in, and make connections that might be useful in the future. It can be tricky for teens to find both paid and volunteer internships in Hong Kong, but Little Steps has you sorted – go!
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Mother’s Choice works with students (over the age of 16) to identify and achieve meaningful voluntary work experience that offers a glimpse into the nonprofit sector and social work field. They provide wonderful opportunities for students to support the Mother's choice teams in various programs. During the internships, students will be given a role that supports their needs and reflects their skill set, which could include: administration, writing, research, data entry (project-based), planning and preparing for events, taking inventory, meeting minutes, or graphic design, photography, translation. Depending on the project needs, The Student Summer Internship Programs are typically 2-4 days’ work per week for 2-8 weeks more details will be released in April 2023, so check back here for updates.
Mother’s Choice, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.motherschoice.org/en/take-action/student
Kids4Kids believes in empowering young people to make a difference and has a great annual program for high school and college students to give back to society! Their Summer Volunteer Internship is always looking for young and energetic students to join them and are now accepting applications for 2023. Their internship timeframe varies from 2-8 weeks. Apart from regular operational tasks, Kids4Kids is also looking for students to help with editorial, translating, communication development and graphic design. Looking for summer plans then send your CV to email@example.com today!
Intern for a cause with Crossroads Foundation! They have volunteering options for students (aged 14 years and up) and internship (aged 17 years and up) programs special for high school and university students year-round, and hours are flexible for volunteers. It allows students to meet people from around the globe and work in many different exciting areas in the day-to-day operations of a non-governmental organization, such as organizing donations, bookkeeping including catering and gardening.
Crossroads Foundation, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.crossroads.org.hk/home/connect/volunteer/students
NEXSTEP (Next Step Connections) is a leading Advanced Experiential Learning Organisation and internship placement agency based in Asia. Their High School Internship Program has been built on three main pillars: Career Building, Well-being Abroad and Personal Growth. Their program allows students who have finished their junior or senior year of high school to join High School Internships to gain work experience, learn about professional opportunities, and network within a career and academic field. Students have a choice of industry and destination in Asia’s most exciting cities, including Chile, Spain, Kenya, the United States, and Australia.
Faust International Ltd. was formed in 1999 and aims to bring the wonderful world of theatre, performing arts and creativity to the young people of Hong Kong. They offer challenging and creative workshops that engage our students in the world of theatre and performing arts. They also provide internship and assisting opportunities. They recruit for student leadership positions for students aged 16 and above who have a passion for both theatre and working with children. Faust offers positions with various age groups and locations on Saturdays and after school during the week. If you are interested, please do contact them at +852 2547 9114 and send them your CV at email@example.com.
Faust International Youth Theatre, +852 2547 9114 firstname.lastname@example.org, www.faustworld.com/careers.asp
The Society for the Relief of Disabled Children offers a unique 6-week High School Intern Program for highly-motivated high school students over 16 years old. For 6 weeks, 3 days per week, the interns will learn about the concept of providing relief to disabled children in Hong Kong by being assigned various tasks. The interns will be rotated to office administrative work, website contents management, inventory management, progress report update, fundraising activities, and hands-on interaction with beneficiaries. If this sounds like something your teen is interested in, apply today!
The Society for the Relief of Disabled Children, +852 2819 3050, email@example.com, www.srdc.org.hk/en/high-school-intern-program/
Cedars is a center for development and resources for Hong Kong University students. The 2023 Post-Secondary Student Summer Internship Program has been launched. Offering internship placement opportunities for Hong Kong Permanent Residents who are HKU students. Departments across the HKSAR post their openings on the site, allowing easy access. Students interested in the placement opportunities advertised can download application forms provided by individual departments. Good Luck!
Cedars - The University of Hong Kong , +852 3762 6262, www.cedars.hku.hk
It is not all about internships, students can get enough exposure and experience volunteering at local charities and organizations across Hong Kong. Through volunteering, students can hone in on new skills, challenge themselves, achieve goals, brush on old skills and discover hidden talents. Hands-On Hong Kong and Time Auction are platforms where you can browse through various volunteering opportunities and find the one you think could benefit your existing portfolio. Social Career is another great app and platform that connects teens and older kids to local NGOs looking for interns.
If your teenager is looking to gain some real-world experience, it doesn't have to be an internship with companies. Consider getting a part-time or summer job where they can learn and earn - whether for some extra spending money or to add to their college funds! From retail to customer service to tutoring positions, there are lots of opportunities out there open for high school students of years 15 and up - simply ask around or look on job search platforms:
Remote internships are also another great option! Although you can't physically be present for a remote job, it still gives you insight, exposure, and experience to work in any field that can be handled remotely. Here are our top picks to check out!
Is your teen looking to explore a career in journalism, editorial, marketing or social media? Then have them try out our Little Steps Internship Program 2023! Little Steps is a leading digital media company focused on the family. With 6 local websites in Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia and a team of 40 writers in the region, we research the best places to stay, play, explore, educate, and shop with kids in tow. For all the information and how to register your interest, click here!
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