Workplace supervisors play a pivotal role in mentoring, training and developing our students. While we do not encourage “hand-holding”, supervisors are expected to:
- Monitor student progress and give constructive feedback to students to help them learn
- Appraise student performance at the end of the internship period
- Provide a reference letter/certificate for students who demonstrate good performance
- Keep the School updated on the student's progress
The University has provided a variety of pre-internship training for students. The participating company/organisation is also encouraged to offer induction training session for student interns at the start of the internship programme in order to prepare them for the practical assignments that follow.
Compensation and Statutory Minimum Wage
Compensation and/or benefits are granted solely at the discretion of employers. The Statutory Minimum Wage (SMW) does not apply to interns with no employment relationship with the host organisation or company. Please refer to the website of Labour Department for details.
Nevertheless, employers are encouraged to provide students with an allowance for meals and transport.
Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF)
If there is an employment relationship between the student and the offering organisation for a continuous period of not less than 60 days, the offering organisation is required to enrol the student into an MPF scheme. For more details, please refer to the website of the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority.
PolyU provides Group Personal Accident Insurance coverage for basic protection to students participating in local and overseas internships. For overseas internships, students are encouraged to arrange additional travel insurance and medical protection.
Interested employers are invited to fill in the Employer Participation Form (AF-WIE2) and return it to the AF WIE Office via firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to recruit students in other disciplines, you may contact the Careers and Placement Section (CPS) of Student Affairs Office at email@example.com or visit the website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/en/sao/careers-and-placement-section/employer-services/
Nomination and Selection
The School will shortlist and recommend students according to the requirements set by the participating organisation. Individual organisations may conduct interviews or other tests in the selection of student interns.
Employer’s evaluation is part of the WIE assessment for the student. Participating company / organisation is requested to complete a performance evaluation for each student intern (i.e. Employer feedback Form in a questionnaire format upon the completion of internship).
Employers are welcome to contact us and provide internship opportunities to our students. Some of our WIE partners include:
1. How long does each internship last for?
Students are required to complete a minimum of 100 hours of internship work to fulfil the WIE requirements.
We welcome companies and organisations to offer full-time or part-time internships to our students. Interested employers please fill in the Employer Participation Form (AF WIE-2) and return it to the AF WIE Office via firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. What documents are required to be completed by employers?
Employers should provide employment contract or appointment confirmation stating the internship period, location, salary/allowance, duties and responsibilities before the commencement of the internship. If the above document is not available, employers should complete the Confirmation of Internship Offer (AF WIE-1).
Upon completion of the internship, employers should complete a performance evaluation for each student intern.
3. What jobs can I ask the student interns to do?
We encourage employers to provide students with an opportunity to gain valuable work-based learning experience relevant to their academic discipline and that will enable them to develop professional and generic skills for full-time employment upon graduation.
Employers are encouraged to expose students to the various functions and operations in their business and, if possible, provide training in specific areas that are vital to their future career.
Engagement in dangerous, unethical, or illegal activities are not allowed.