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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.

Notes for Employers

Please note that the Online Request Form for posting internship vacancies on PolyU Job Board and the Online Form for student’s eligibility verification are currently CLOSED.

Allowance and Reimbursement

  • The allowance for the internship for each student intern is HK$10,500 per month (i.e. 30 days), capped at two months. The abovesaid allowance will be reimbursed 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.
  • The employer is expected to remind and support the student intern(s) to complete online application(s) upon offer confirmation, the required documents for reimbursement after the internship, and communicate with PolyU as early as possible if any problem arises that would affect the reimbursement of the allowance.

See Guidelines for Employers for more details.

 

Enquiries

Mr Adrian MAK
Tel: 2766 5113
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Notes for Students

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) funded by the University Grants Committee (“UGC”);
  • 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 start and end days of the internship should be working days.
  • I&T-related internship positions, i.e. actual work which contains sufficient I&T elements.
  • The summer internship should commence no earlier than May 2021, with a duration of at least four consecutive weeks.
  • The internship funded by the Scheme, as required by ITC, cannot be a compulsory requirement of the degree programme to which the student is admitted, i.e. students CANNOT use this internship to fulfil their WIE requirements. For students who are undertaking an internship period IN EXCESS of 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 may apply for STEM internship positions through PolyU Job Board or Faculties/Schools/Departments, or source on their own.
  2. Submit the followings to CPS AFTER confirming a STEM internship offer and by the application deadline:
    • Online Application Form (Link to be emailed to eligible student interns by CPS, SAO upon employers’ data submission)
    • Copy of Employment Contract
    • Signed Student Charter
    • 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 postgraduate students only)
 

 

Student Application Deadline

Result Announcement by CPS

 

1st Batch (Summer)

14 June 2021

21 June 2021

 

2nd Batch (Summer)

Closed

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  1. Approval for student applications will be granted by CPS 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 may consider later batch(es) of applications subject to the funding availability.
  2. Successful applicants are required to attend an online pre-internship training organised by CPS.
  3. Students should submit the following items to CPS within two weeks upon the completion of internship:
  4. Submit bank account information to the Finance Office of PolyU.


Allowance and Reimbursement

  • Allowance for summer internship for each student intern is HK$10,500 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 7 September 2020 to 29 August 2021).
  • Only students who have successfully enrolled on the Scheme, completed the entire internship as specified in the employment contract, and submitted post-internship documents are eligible to receive the allowance.
  • 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.

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 is a mandatory requirement of release of allowance.
  • Students may expect to receive the allowance around three months after the post-internship submission, subject to approval from ITC.

See Guidelines for Students for more details.

 

Enquiries

Miss Genette Cheung
Tel: 3400 3121
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

List of Eligible STEM Programmes

Approved by ITC

Department

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Programme

AAE

1

BEng (Hons) Air Transport Engineering

2

BEng (Hons) Aviation Engineering

ABCT

3

BSc (Hons) Analytical Sciences for Testing and Certification

4

BSc (Hons) Applied Biology with Biotechnology

5

BSc (Hons) Chemical Technology

6

BSc (Hons) Food Safety and Technology

AMA

7

BSc (Hons) Data Science and Analytics

8

BSc (Hons) Investment Science

9

BSc (Hons) Investment Science and Finance Analytics

AP

10

BSc (Hons) Engineering Physics

BME

11

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Engineering

BRE

12

BSc (Hons) Scheme in Building and Real Estate

BSE

13

BEng (Hons) Building Services Engineering

14

MPhil in Building Services Engineering*

15

PhD in Building Services Engineering*

CEE

16

BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering

17

BEng (Hons) Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development

18

BEng (Hons) Structural and Fire Safety Engineering

COMP

19

BSc (Hons) Financial Technology

20

BSc (Hons) Scheme in Computing

21

PhD in Computing*

EE

22

BEng (Hons) Electrical Engineering

23

BEng (Hons) Transportation Systems Engineering

EIE

24

BEng (Hons) Electronic and Information Engineering

25

BSc (Hons) Information Security

26

BSc (Hons) Internet and Multimedia Technologies

ISE

27

BEng (Hons) Industrial and Systems Engineering

28

BEng (Hons) Product Engineering with Marketing

29

BEng (Hons) Scheme in Product and Industrial Engineering

30

BSc (Hons) Aviation Operations and Systems

31

BSc (Hons) Enterprise Engineering with Management

32

BSc (Hons) Logistics Engineering with Management

33

BSc (Hons) Scheme in Logistics and Enterprise Engineering

ITC

34

BA (Hons) Scheme in Fashion and Textiles

35

BSc (Hons) Digital Fashion

LSGI

36

BSc (Hons) Geomatics

37

BSc (Hons) Land Surveying and Geo-informatics

ME

38

BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

39

BEng (Hons) Product Analysis and Engineering Design

40

BEng (Hons) Scheme in Mechanical Engineering

SD

41

BA (Hons) Digital Media

42

BA (Hons) Interactive Media

43

BA (Hons) Scheme in Design - Product Design

 

*Postgraduate students who receive Studentship 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.

*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 upon application.

 

Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this event/publication (or by members of this university) do not reflect the views of the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or the Innovation and Technology Commission.