STEM Internship Scheme 2021 (Summer & Term 1 Intake)


The Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) has set up under the Innovation and Technology Fund the STEM Internship Scheme to encourage 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.

Eligibility of Students
The Scheme is open to undergraduates and postgraduates who are -
  1. local and non-local students 
  2. Local students are in accordance with the classification adopted by the Education Bureau for the purpose of admission to post-secondary programmes.
  3. Non‒local students are students not classified as local students and should be subject to the conditions of stay of the visa/entry permit issued to them by the Immigration Department. The number of non-local students receiving the allowance under the Scheme should not in principle exceed 20% of the total number of students in the university receiving the allowance in any academic year, unless prior approval by ITC has been given.
  4. enrolling in one of the full-time STEM programmes offered by the eligible Universities.
Internship Placements
  • Local or non-local full-time placements with duration of at least 4 consecutive weeks (28 days) and maximum in three months (90 days).
  • The placement must be sufficient I&T-related which actual work contains I&T.
Allowance and Funding
  • Allowance for each student intern will be HK$10,500 per month (30 days), capped at three months (i.e. 90 days) in one academic year.
  • The duration of an internship period is the number of calendar days in the contract period and the start/end days must be working days for the intern.
Please provide recruitment details by completing the online form at on or before 31 July 2021.
For more information, please refer to the Note for Employers downloadable from the website. Please contact the Centre at or 3943 1730 for any assistance.