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Overview of GIP 2016

 
 
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GIP 2016 Overview

Programme Objectives

(i) To broaden the experience and perspective of students and prepare them to better serve the Hong Kong community by extending classroom learning to hands-on workplace training in the mainland and overseas operations of renowned organizations.
 
(ii) To increase students’ understanding of the contemporary socio-political and workplace culture in China
 
(iii) To broaden students’ international horizon and cultural literacy of their host countries
 
(iv) To develop relationships with the business community, with the view to developing longer-term opportunities for internships/ management traineeships and/ or placements for students

 
Eligibility
 
You must be a full-time CUHK non-final year Undergraduate or Postgraduate student and able to apply appropriate visas to respective internship cities.
 
 
Different Core Modules
 
Module
Duration
(week)
Features
Via Joint Recruitment in January 2016
Prog. C: Internship Opportunities in Multinational Companies on the Mainland
(e.g. Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Wuhai) 
4 – 18
  • Full-fledged Internship experience at MNCs/ SMEs/ government bodies
  • Students from all majors are welcomed
  • No. of vacancies (tentative): 40 – 60
Prog. A: Attachment Programme at Beijing Xuanwu Hospital
4
  • 4-week attachment programme at Beijing Xuanwu Hospital
  • Tentative Schedule : Late May – June 2016
  • Only for students from Chinese Medicine, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health
  • No. of vacancies (tentative): 40
Prog. D: Internship Opportunities in Shanghai in collaboration with HKCCC
6
  • 6-week structured programme with cultural exposure activities in Shanghai
  • Companies in 2015: DaCheng Law Office, JOS 
  • No. of vacancies (tentative): 30
Prog. G: Internship Opportunities in Technology Companies in Nanjing
6
  • Internship opportunities at state-owned/ private-owned hi-tech companies
  • Tentative Schedule: Late May – June 2016
  • Engineering and Science students are more preferable
  • No. of vacancies (tentative): 30
Prog. H: Internship Opportunities in Cultural and Tourism Industry in Xi’an 
5
  • Internship opportunities in cultural and tourism industry
  • Tentative schedule: Late May – June 2016
  • Arts and Social Science students are more preferable
  • To comply with the criteria of potential sponsorship by Home Affairs Bureau and Commission on Youth this year, only students aged between 18 and 29 who are holders of valid HK Permanent ID Card are eligible for this module
  • No. of vacancies (tentative): 40
Prog. F: Internship Opportunities in Chongqing
6
  • Structured programme with cultural exposure activities
  • Tentative schedule: Late May – Early July 2016
  • Year 1 and Year 2 students are more preferable
  • No. of vacancies (tentative): 25 - 30
Prog. I: GDHK Internship Prgramme in Shenzhen 4
  • Structured programme with cultural exposure activities 
  • Tentative schedule: Mid- June – Early July 2016
  • Year 1 and Year 2 students are more preferable
  • To comply with the criteria of potential sponsorship by Home Affairs Bureau and Commission on Youth this year, only students aged between 18 and 29 who are holders of valid HK Permanent ID Card are eligible for this module
  • No. of vacancies (tentative): 20
With Individual Recruitment Schedule and Application Form

Prog. O: Internship Opportunities in Overseas Cities

(e.g. Berlin, Chicago, London, New York, San Francisco and Sydney)
4 – 18
  • Full-fledged Internship experience at MNCs/ government bodies
  • Students from all majors are welcomed
  • Recruitment will be opened in late Jan separately
  • No. of vacancies (tentative): 15 - 20
Prog. L & P: Internship Opportunities in Asia Pacific Region/ ASEAN Countries
 
* Some internship placements are arranged via ASEAN Internship Scheme for Hong Kong Higher Education Students
 
(e.g. Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam)
4 – 18
  • Full-fledged Internship experience at MNCs/ government bodies
  • Students from all majors are welcomed
  • No. of vacancies (tentative): 30 - 50
  • The first batch Recruitment has completed in December 2015. The second batch recruitment will be announced in January 2016.
Prog. B:  I • CARE NGO Internship Program in Greater China
 
(e.g. Beijing, Beitou, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Taichung, Taipei, Yunnan)
6 - 8
Remarks:
  1. More placements opportunities will be provided by external organizers and promoted via GIP. Applications should be submitted to the respective programme organizers directly. For the latest information, please refer to http://cpdc.osa.cuhk.edu.hk/student/gip/external-internship-opportunities. Eligible students admitted by these programmes might be considered as GIP 2016 participants.
  2. CPDC has its sole discretion to update the above information without prior notice.
 
Requirements
 
To apply, you should be / have
  • Proficient in English
  • Fluent in Putonghua
  • Consistently Good Academic Performance
  • Active involvement in extra-curricular activities 

Programme Schedule (Application schedule for individual programmes may vary)

6 Jan – 31 Jan
(for Joint Recruitment)
:
Campus recruitment
20 Jan  : Briefing Session
Feb
:
Campus interview  / Paper Screening
Late Feb
:
Announcement of 1st round results
Feb / Mar
:
Briefing sessions for different modules 
Mar – May
:
Job Matching
May
:
Confirmations of Offers / Undertaking / Pre-trip counselling
Late May – Aug : Internship Period
Sep / Oct
:
Certificate Presentation Ceremony / Evaluation Session(s)
 
 
Important Notes on Financial Arrangement
  1. Upon acceptance of internship, student intern is required to submit a HK$3,000 deposit cheque. The deposit cheque will be refunded after successful completion of internship. It will only be forfeited when students withdraw after accepting the offer formally or when students cannot complete the internship.
  2. Student intern should arrange his/her own accommodation, visa application, inter-city transportation and other logistical arrangements. All related expenses should be shouldered by the student.
  3. A Group Travel Insurance Scheme will be provided by the University. He/ She may consider taking out additional insurance as deemed appropriate. 
  4. Subsidy will be considered for students taking into account the internship location, internship duration, family financial situation, academic result, internship performance, etc. Subsidy levels vary each year, and could not be guaranteed at this stage. Further information will be announced.
  5. Student with financial difficulties might contact your colleges for the information about “Reaching Out Award” or the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid (OAFA) for information about Scholarship and Financial Aid.