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Programme objectives

(i) To broaden the experience and perspective of students and to 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 enterprises
(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 Chinese University students

You must be a full-time CUHK non-final year undergraduate student or non-final year postgraduate student and able to apply appropriate visas to respective internship cities.

7 Core Modules

Potential Internship Regions
Tentative Quota
(1) Internship Opportunities in Asia Pacific Region
(Prog. L)
4 – 18
Taiwan, Japan, Singapore,  Thailand, Vietnam, etc
30 - 50
  • Full –fledged Internship experience at MNCs/ SMEs/ government bodies
  • Placement under this module might expand to Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, etc, under the collaboration with HKETO.
  • More than 50 potential new partners in Asia Pacific Region
  • Students from all majors are welcomed
(2) Internship Opportunities in Overseas Cities
(Prog. O)
4 – 18
Berlin, Chicago, London, Melbourne, New York Sydney, etc.
15 – 20
  • Full-fledged Internship experience at MNCs/ government bodies
  • Students from all majors are welcomed
(3) Internship Opportunities in Multinational Companies on the Mainland
(Prog. C)
4 - 18
Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, etc.
40 – 60
  • Full-fledged Internship experience at MNCs/ SMEs/ government bodies
  • Two tailor-made sub-modules with cultural exchange activities in Chongqing and Shanghai are established.
  • Students from all majors are welcomed
(4) Internship Exposure at Beijing Xuanwu Hospital (Prog. A)
4 - 6
  • Tailor-made for students from Chinese Medicine, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and other relevant disciplines
(5) Internship Opportunities in Technology Companies in Nanjing (Prog. G)
4 - 6
20 - 30
  • Internship opportunities at state-owned/ private-owned hi-tech companies
  • Engineering and Science students are more preferable
(6) Internship Opportunities in Cultural Industry in Xi’an
(Prog. H)
4 - 6
  • Internship opportunities in cultural industry
  • Students from all majors are welcomed
(7) I•CARE NGO Internship Program in Greater China (Youth Civil Society and The Centre for Civil Society Studies) (Prog. B)
6 - 8
Beijing, Guangzhou, Guizhou, Inner Mongolia, Shaanxi, Taiwan, etc
  • Internship opportunities in NGOs
  • Undergraduate students from all majors are welcomed
  1. I•CARE NGO Internship Programme in Greater China (Prog. B) might have its own application criteria, e.g. year of study. For details, please refer to their website.
  2. There are some programmes organized by external parties and promoted by GIP. Eligible students admitted by these programmes may be considered as GIP 2014 participants. Applications should be submitted to the respective programme organizers directly. For the latest information, please refer to
  3. CPDC has its sole discretion to update the above information without prior notice.
Requirement of different modules
  • To apply for Programmes A, C, G, H, L and O:
    • You should be proficient in English with consistently good academic performance and impressive extra-curricular activity record.  
    • To be considered for internship opportunities in Mainland, you should also be fluent in Putonghua.
  • To apply for Programme B:


 Campus recruitment
Feb 10 - 14
 Campus interview  (Tentative)
Late Feb
 Announcement of 1st round results
Feb/ Mar
 Briefing sessions for different modules/ Deposit collection
Mar Apr
 Job Matching
 Confirmations of Offers/ Undertaking/ Pre-trip counselling
May/ Jun
 Commencement of Internship
Important Notes on Financial Arrangement
  1. Candidates who have passed the in-house interview will be asked to make a deposit. Please refer to the page of “Application Guidelines” for the refund policy.
  2. Participants will be insured under the University’s Group Travel Insurance package.  He/ She may consider taking out additional insurance as deemed appropriate.
  3. Students should make all payments on time.
  4. Participants with financial difficulties may apply for assistance from GIP or other departments/ units of the University.
  5. Programme overheads (e.g. staff cost and related administration cost) in soliciting internship places will be absorbed by GIP.
  6. Student Interns will shoulder their own direct expenses e.g. visa application, inter-city transportation, lodge, meal, etc. and course fee as well as other administration fee collected by the host organizations (if any).
  7. Students should arrange inter-city transportation and lodge by themselves.
  8. GIP will try its best to solicit donation to cover the programme overheads.  In addition, donors/ external funding will be approached to render support to some participants.  Awardees will be selected by a panel in consideration of students’ financial situation, academic performance, participation in extra-curricular activities, stipend (if any), airfare/ train tickets, lodge fee, living standard of the respective internship city, etc.