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Local Language Internship Programme for Non-Chinese Students

Local Language Internship Programme for Non-Chinese Students

Local Language Internship Programme for Non-Cantonese Speaking Students

Local Language Internship Programme for Non-Cantonese Speaking Students
非華語學生本地實習計劃 2023

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Overview

The Local Language Internship Programme for Non-Cantonese Speaking Students (the Programme) aims at boosting the Chinese language proficiency of non-Cantonese speaking students (including local non-Chinese students and mainland students who can communicate in Cantonese) and equipping them with desirable working attitude and skills through a 6-week local language internship in the summer of 2023.

Each student will be placed at one of the partnered local NGOs / social enterprises to perform duties fully utilising their Chinese literacy and initiate language / cultural programmes in Cantonese for local citizens and the community. Upon the completion of the Programme, students will be able to enhance their abilities in written Chinese and spoken Cantonese through a wide array of opportunities to use the language practically in the workplace. Students will also cooperate closely with staff of the local collaborators or other participating students during the Programme, allowing them to experience the work life in a social service agency setting, develop positive working attitude and enhance their career competency.


Internship Period: 17 July - 25 August 2023, 44 hours / week (working on shift may be required.)


Duties for Interns

Interns will be working in a local NGO / social enterprise to
(1) handle communications-related tasks (e.g., writing reports and feature articles, preparing digital marketing contents and assisting in publicity events) and;
(2) design and execute different activities in Cantonese after writing proposals and preparing the necessary paperwork under the supervision of local supervisors.


Internship Agencies

  • Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong - Po Shek Wu Neighbourhood Elderly Centre 寶石湖長者鄰舍中心
  • Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong - Chai Wan Neighbourhood Elderly Centre 柴灣長者鄰舍中心
  • Kaifong Tour 社企「街坊帶路」[FULL]
  • Save the Children 救助兒童會


Programme Structure and Timeline

1. Application Deadline: 23:59, 22 May 2023 (Mon)

2. Selection Interview: 25 April 2023 (Thu) @HKU

3. Compulsory Training Sessions:

  • 7 June (Wed) 15:00-17:00 - Programme Briefing and Team-building Activities
  • 21 June (Wed) 10:00-17:00 - Practical Chinese Writing for NGOs, Social Media and Digital Marketing Techniques
  • 5 July (Wed) 10:00-17:00 - Activity Design and Proposal Writing, Activity Leading Skills Using Chinese

4. 6-week Local Language Internship: 17 July - 25 August 2023, 44 hours / week

5. Debriefing Meetings with CEDARS Staff: September 2023


Rewards

Interns with satisfactory performance and attendance will receive the following rewards:


Enquiries

3917-8091 / cedars-programmes@hku.hk