Skip to main content Start main content

STEM Internship Scheme

Set up by the Innovation and Technology Commission (“ITC”), HKSAR government, the STEM Internship Scheme (the “Scheme”) encourages STEM students to gain innovation and technology (“I&T”)-related work experience during their studies and to foster their interest in pursuing a career in I&T after graduation, so as to enlarge the local I&T talent pool.

Untitled Document

We would like to solicit your support for the Scheme through offering I&T-related internship positions to our students. 

 

Internship Vacancy Posting

  • Each employer may request for posting a maximum of five vacancies for each job position, and no more than five job positions from each employer on PolyU Job Board, and the maximum intake of student interns should be five. Please submit your request via the Job Posting Request Form.
  • PolyU will verify each job description to ensure the job is I&T-related. Employer will be notified within five working days whether the vacancy is eligible for posting.
  • After verification, the vacancy will be posted on PolyU Job Board. Interested students would follow the instructions and make their applications directly to the employer.
  • The employer will contact the student applicant(s) and conduct own screening and selection.
  • Please set an application deadline for each vacancy to at least three weeks before the start date of the internship to allow time for processing the verification of student’s eligibility and employment confirmation.

 

Student’s Eligibility Verification

  • Upon offer confirmation, the employer has to inform PolyU via the Eligibility Verification Form for student’s eligibility verification and obtain confirmation from PolyU in relation to student’s eligibility/funding availability. PolyU will advise the employer regarding the eligibility of the proposed student intern (within five working days for local undergraduate students and within 14 days for non-local/postgraduate students) after receiving the student’s online application for the Scheme.
  • Student applications have to go through PolyU for approval, which is subject to student eligibility, internship nature, and funding availability at students’ time of submission.
  • The Scheme will be closed when the provision of funding is exhausted.

 

Allowance and Disbursement

  • The allowance for the internship for each student intern is HK$11,190 per month (i.e. 30 days), capped at two months. The abovesaid allowance will be disbursed to student interns via PolyU.
  • The employer can, at own discretion and expenses, extend the internship duration or offer additional allowance to the student intern(s), provided that the arrangements comply with the Employment Ordinance, the Minimum Wage Ordinance, the Mandatory Provident Fund Ordinance, and other related ordinances.
  • Salary, wage and any expected allowance, including the allowance under the Scheme, should be clearly stated in the employment contract for the internship.
  • The employer is expected to remind and support the student intern(s) to complete online application(s) upon offer confirmation, the required documents for disbursement after the internship, and communicate with PolyU as early as possible if any problem arises that would affect the disbursement of the allowance.

See Guidelines for Employers for more details.

 

Enquiries

Tel: 3400 2446
Email: stem.cps@polyu.edu.hk

Eligibility
As required by ITC, the Scheme is open to undergraduates and postgraduates who are:

  • local or non-local students enrolling on one of the full-time STEM programmes (please refer to the “List of Eligible STEM Programmes” on this page) recognised by ITC to be eligible for the Scheme;
  • from any year of studies; and
  • legally employable in Hong Kong.


Internship Requirements

  • Full-time placements in Hong Kong with duration of at least four consecutive weeks (i.e. 28 calendar days), allowance capped at two months.
  • The duration of the internship is the number of calendar days in the contract period, and the start and end days of the internship should be working days. If the internship start/end days fall on Saturday, General Holiday or Statutory Holiday, they will be regarded as unpaid leave.
  • I&T-related internship positions, i.e. actual work which contains sufficient I&T elements.
  • The summer internship should commence no earlier than May 2024, with a duration of at least four consecutive weeks.
  • The internship funded by the Scheme, as required by ITC, CANNOT be used to fulfil WIE requirements. However, the internship period IN ADDITION TO that required for WIE requirements could be funded by the Scheme. For students who are undertaking an internship period IN ADDITION TO that required by WIE requirements, please refer to Appendix 3 in the Guidelines for Students.
  • Internship positions directly subsidised by the Government DO NOT fall under this Scheme (e.g. internship programmes of the HKSAR Government).

 

Application Procedures

  1. Students can apply for STEM internship  through PolyU Job Board or Faculties/Schools/Departments, or source on their own.
  2. Submit the followings to CPS, SAO AFTER confirming a STEM internship offer and by the application deadline:

    • Online Application Form (for applicants undertaking an internship period in addition to their WIE requirements, click HERE)
    • Copy of Employment Contract
    • Signed Student Charter (for applicants undertaking an internship period in addition to their WIE requirements, click HERE)
    • Copy of Student ID Card
    • Copy of “No Objection Letter” (“NOL”) issued by the Immigration Department (for non-local students only)
    • Home Faculty’s/School’s/Department’s approval for student’s internship participation (for research postgraduate students only)

 

 

Student Application Deadline

 

1st Batch (Summer)

17 June 2024

  1. Approval for student applications will be granted by CPS, SAO based on student eligibility, internship nature, and funding availability at students’ time of submission. The first batch of applications will receive priority consideration for approval. CPS, SAO may consider later batch(es) of applications subject to the funding availability.
  2. The Scheme will be closed when the provision of funding is exhausted.
  3. Successful applicants are required to attend a pre-internship training workshop organised by CPS, SAO.
  4. Students should submit the following items to CPS, SAO within two weeks upon the completion of internship:
    • Assessment/Evaluation Form (to be filled in by both employer and student intern)
    • Timesheet (signed by work supervisor)
    • Salary Statement (if applicable)
    • Learning Journal and Photos
  5. Submit bank account information to the Finance Office of PolyU (for undergraduates/taught postgraduates; for research postgraduates).

 

Allowance and Disbursement

  • Allowance for summer internship for each student intern is HK$11,190 per month (i.e. 30 days), capped at two months. Student interns may receive the allowance under the Scheme for more than one internship place, PROVIDED THAT
    • the participating employers are different and the internship periods do NOT overlap; and
    • the maximum amount of allowance does NOT exceed three months in one academic year (i.e. current academic year is from 28 August 2023 to 1 September 2024).
  • Only students who have successfully enrolled on the Scheme, completed the entire internship, and submitted post-internship documents are eligible to receive the allowance.
  • Allowance will NOT be disbursed to students who fail to achieve 80% attendance rate or cannot complete the internship as planned.
  • Unpaid leaves will NOT be taken into consideration in the calculation of allowance under the Scheme, and will be deducted from the calculation of internship duration.
  • The employers may, at own discretion, offer additional allowance to student interns, which the arrangements should comply with the Employment Ordinance, the Minimum Wage Ordinance, the Mandatory Provident Fund Ordinance, and other related ordinances.
  • Salary, wage and any expected allowance, including the allowance under the Scheme, should be clearly stated in the employment contract for the internship.
  • Student interns who do NOT receive a minimum wage from employers for the internship under the Scheme should check their eligibility to work as “Work Experience Student” under the Minimum Wage Ordinance, and submit to employers the Confirmation of Student Status and the statutory declaration (Click HERE for details).
  • Attendance of pre-internship training workshop is a mandatory requirement for the release of allowance.
  • Students may expect to receive the allowance around three months after the post-internship submission.

 See Guidelines for Students for more details.

 

Enquiries

Tel: 3400 2446
Email: stem.stud@polyu.edu.hk

Approved by ITC

Department

#

Programme

AAE

1

BEng (Hons) Scheme in Aviation Engineering

2

BEng (Hons) Air Transport Engineering

3

BEng (Hons) Aviation Engineering

4

MSc in Aviation Engineering

5

MPhil (hosted by AAE)*

6

PhD (hosted by AAE)*

ABCT

7

BSc (Hons) Scheme in Biotechnology, Food Safety and Chemical Technology

8

BSc (Hons) Analytical Sciences for Testing and Certification

9

BSc (Hons) Applied Biology with Biotechnology

10

BSc (Hons) Chemical Technology

11

MSc in Sustainable Technology for Carbon Neutrality

12

MPhil in Applied Biology and Chemical Technology*

13

PhD in Applied Biology and Chemical Technology*

AF

14

BBA (Hons) Scheme in Accounting and Finance

15

BBA (Hons) in Accountancy

16

BBA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance

17

BBA (Hons) in Financial Services

18

MSc in Accounting and Finance Analytics

AMA

19

BSc (Hons) Scheme in Data Science

20

BSc (Hons) Data Science and Analytics

21

BSc (Hons) Investment Science

22

BSc (Hons) Investment Science and Finance Analytics

23

MSc in Applied Mathematics for Science and Technology - Actuarial and Investment Science

24

MSc in Data Science and Analytics

25

MSc in Operational Research and Risk Analysis

26

MSc in Quantitative Finance and Fintech

27

MPhil in Applied Mathematics*

28

PhD in Applied Mathematics*

AP

29

BSc (Hons) Engineering Physics

30

BSc (Hons) in Physics with a Secondary Major in AIDA / IE

BEEE

31

BEng (Hons) Scheme in Building Sciences and Engineering

32

BEng (Hons) Building Services Engineering

33

MEng in Building Services Engineering

34

MSc in Building Services Engineering

35

MSc in Facility Management

36

MSc in Fire and Safety Engineering

37

MSc in High Performance Buildings

38

MSc in Sustainable Urban Development

39

MPhil (hosted by BEEE)*

40

PhD (hosted by BEEE)*

BME

41

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Engineering

BRE

42

BSc (Hons) Scheme in Building and Real Estate

CBS

43

MSc in Generative AI and the Humanities

CEE

44

BEng (Hons) Scheme in Civil Engineering and Sustainable Development

45

BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering

46

BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering (Smart Mobility) with a Secondary Major in AIDA

47

BEng (Hons) Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development

48

BEng (Hons) Structural and Fire Safety Engineering

COMP

49

BSc (Hons) Scheme in Computing

50

BSc (Hons) Scheme in Computing and AI

51

BSc (Hons) Financial Technology

52

MPhil in Computing*

53

PhD in Computing*

EEE

54

BEng (Hons) Scheme in Electrical Engineering

55

BEng (Hons) / BSc (Hons) Scheme in Information and Artificial Intelligence Engineering

56

BEng (Hons) Electrical Engineering

57

BEng (Hons) Electronic and Information Engineering

58

BSc (Hons) Information Security

59

BSc (Hons) Internet and Multimedia Technologies

60

BEng (Hons) Transportation Systems Engineering

FSN

61

BSc (Hons) Food Safety and Technology

62

MSc in Global Food Safety Management and Risk Analysis

63

MSc in Nutrition and Healthy Ageing

64

MPhil in Food Science and Nutrition*

65

PhD in Food Science and Nutrition*

HTI

66

BSc (Hons) in Medical Laboratory Science

67

BSc (Hons) in Radiography

68

MSc in Medical Data Science

69

MSc in Medical Imaging and Radiation Science

70

Master of Medical Imaging

71

MSc in Medical Laboratory Science

72

Master of Medical Laboratory Science

73

MSc in Medical Physics

74

MPhil in Health Technology and Informatics*

75

PhD in Health Technology and Informatics*

ISE

76

BSc (Hons) Scheme in Logistics and Enterprise Engineering

77

BEng (Hons) Scheme in Product and Industrial Engineering

78

BSc (Hons) Aviation Operations and Systems

79

BSc (Hons) Enterprise Engineering with Management

80

BEng (Hons) Industrial and Systems Engineering

81

BSc (Hons) Logistics Engineering with Management

82

BSc (Hons) Logistics Engineering with a Secondary Major in AIDA

83

BEng (Hons) Product Engineering with Marketing

LSGI

84

BSc (Hons) Scheme in Spatial Data Science & Smart Cities

85

BSc (Hons) Geomatics

86

BSc (Hons) Land Surveying and Geo-informatics

ME

87

BEng (Hons) Scheme in Mechanical Engineering

88

BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

89

BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering with a Secondary Major in AIDA

90

BEng (Hons) Product Analysis and Engineering Design

91

MSc in Mechanical Engineering

92

MPhil in Mechanical Engineering*

93

PhD in Mechanical Engineering*

MM

94

MSc in Business Analytics

SD

95

BA (Hons) Scheme in Design - Product Design

96

BA (Hons) Digital Media

97

BA (Hons) Interactive Media

98

Master of Design (Intelligent Systems Design)

99

Master of Design (Smart Service Design)

100

MSc in Multimedia and Entertainment Technology

SO

101

BSc (Hons) in Optometry

102

BSc (Hons) in Vision Science with a Secondary Major in AIDA

103

BSc (Hons) in Vision Science with a Secondary Major in IE

SFT

104

BA (Hons) Scheme in Fashion and Textiles

105

BSc (Hons) Digital Fashion

*Research postgraduate students who receive Research Scholarship are NOT permitted to take up any employment with the University or with any other employers unless special approval is granted by home Faculty/School/Department.
*Research postgraduate students who would like to participate in the Scheme must seek prior approval from their home Faculty/School/Department, and provide written proof to CPS, SAO during application.

Your browser is not the latest version. If you continue to browse our website, Some pages may not function properly.

You are recommended to upgrade to a newer version or switch to a different browser. A list of the web browsers that we support can be found here