Work in one of the world’s leading business and finance hubs – Hong Kong. Known as ‘Asia’s World City’ the metropolis is a major meeting point for where East meets West and holds holding the highest Financial Development Index score, consistently ranking as the world’s most competitive and freest economic entity. Along with a thriving business scene – most TEAN interns work in finance, business, marketing PR or law – the former British colony is home to the most skyscrapers in the world, more than 260 islands, and some of the tastiest food around. (You’ll be able to indulge in dim sum for days!) Take the leap into working abroad with help from TEAN, complete with internship placement, central studio housing, career advice and guided excursions.

Overview

Gain real world work experience in the career field of your choice with a full-time internship (minimum 32 hours per week) in pre-established positions for 8 weeks

Further your professional development via interview preparation sessions and individualized feedback/coaching, along with a guided evaluation procedure

Live in Hong Kong, one of the world’s leading business hubs and financial centers, that still manages to be surprisingly close to nature and the sea

Enjoy guaranteed pre-arranged housing in centrally located, fully-furnished studio apartments which include internet and utilities

Explore the city during your comprehensive 2-day Orientation Program, filled with fun activities as well as learning about local business etiquette and internship best practices

Participate in cultural events and excursions included throughout the duration of the internship

Benefit from TEAN’s ongoing support as well as local staff who can help you culturally, professionally and personally throughout your stay

Take advantage of TEAN’s re-entry advising to make the most of your work experience (i.e. adding your internship to your resume or leveraging your experience abroad to increase marketability at home)

Career Fields

Internship Career Fields

TEAN offers Summer (8-week) unpaid internship placements in a variety of positions in exciting industries including those listed below. There are no industry limitations – if your field is not listed please contact us to check availability.

Marketing and Advertising

Work in-house at a company learning the ins and outs of marketing and advertising. Roles can center around content writing, account management, graphic design and more.

Business and Economics

Experience working in one of Hong Kong’s unique local companies gaining experience in business development, sales, market research, evaluating risk and vetting new business opportunities.

Media and Public Relations

Gain valuable experience dealing with media and PR for a public relations agency as a content writer, event planner or PR assistant. Placements in both local and international organizations are available.

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Experience working as a research analyst, market researcher, data analyst or marketing specialist.

Startups and Entrepreneurship

Dive into the Hong Kong’s startup scene working for a unique startup company (including FinTech opportunities) or entrepreneur as an intern marketer, analyst, community manager, product developer or in sales.

Public Health

Intern at a foundation or healthcare organization as a community manager, activity planner, social media specialist, content writer or marketing specialist.

Computer Science / Technology

Strengthen your computer science and programing skills working with UI/IX designers, IOS/Android developers, full-stack web programmers or API programmers. Placements can be at startups or established companies.

Finance

Work in one of the region’s leading finance hubs for a local or international company practicing financial modeling, financial analysis, research and forecasting.

Academic Credit

Academic Credit through TEAN

TEAN has partnered with Elmhurst College, located in suburban Chicago, to offer a U.S. transcript and award 6 upper division internship academic credits for TEAN’s 8-week summer internship programs. Credit awarded will be based on the successful completion of learning goals and objectives (set with a supervisor), weekly reflections, employer evaluations and an activity report. Interns will be enrolled at Elmhurst as visiting students and will be in contact with an Elmhurst faculty member for all assignments.

The academic credit is included in your program cost, and includes an electronic transcript with a Pass/Fail grade from Elmhurst College. Elmhurst College is accredited by the Department of Education of the State of Illinois, as well as The Higher Learning Commission, A Member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Learn more about Elmhurst College at www.elmhurst.edu.


Home University Credit

Participants may be able to arrange academic credit for the internship placement directly through their home university by speaking with their academic department and the study abroad office. At the time of application to the program, students choosing this option will need to provide TEAN with the details of the credit and any special requirements as it relates to the internship placement. Students are responsible for paying their home university for any tuition or fees associated with the credit.

TEAN encourages participants to discuss the academic credit options with their home university early in the application process. Academic credit for internships must be approved and arranged before the internship begins, as credit typically cannot be retroactively arranged.

Housing

Housing in Internship Locations

TEAN interns are guaranteed housing in secure, fully-furnished shared apartments or studios in the host city. Accommodation is centrally located within walking distance of public transport.

Orientation & Events

Orientation

Your 2-day Hong Kong Orientation is designed to set you up for a successful internship by introducing you to the local culture, including local business etiquette and internship best practices, while also offering plenty of time to get to know your soon-to-be TEAN friends and having a fun journey in the process. After a welcome dinner and neighborhood tour, spend the next day exploring Victoria Peak, famous for its stunning city and harbor views, with a visit to a well-known temple.


Events

Even though you are traveling abroad to work hard as an intern, it’s also important to take time to enjoy the local culture. The TEAN Internship Program includes a minimum of two unique and engaging cultural, experiential or professional activities, such as visiting iconic local destinations or attending business events, during your time in Hong Kong. Examples of past events include:

  • Professional networking events and workshops, particularly within the Hong Kong startup and tech scene
  • Visits to leading local and foreign companies
  • Riding the Ngong Ping Cable Car on Lantau Island
  • Cultural media visit with journalist of The Foreign Correspondents Club
  • Experience an exciting horse race or traditional dim sum lunch
  • A community outreach volunteering day
  • An introductory class to the local language

Eligibility

Eligibility

  • All applicants are expected to have an appropriate academic background related to the internship placement duties.
  • The amount of required coursework will vary for each placement and your school.
  • Students who have completed at least one year of university work and have grade point averages above 2.5 will be eligible for most internships.
  • Other students are encouraged to apply as many other non-academic factors are taken into consideration.
  • Applicants must be eligible to apply for the Work/Holiday or Training Visa. Contact us to check eligibility.

Program Dates

Application Deadlines

TEAN has a rolling admissions process. We recommend submitting your application for the Summer program anytime starting from November. Late applications may be considered. Contact TEAN if the application deadline has passed.

Summer 2020

May start 
Application Deadline Feb 1
Arrival Day May 22
Orientation May 22-24
Internship Starts May 25
Internship Ends July 17
Program Ends July 19
June start
Application Deadline Feb 15
Arrival Day June 19
 Orientation June 19-21
 Internship Starts June 22
 Internship Ends Aug 14
 Program Ends Aug 16

Fees & Inclusions

Summer 2019

Program fee and accommodation: $7,050


What’s Included

  • Internship Placement
  • Electronic transcript (6 credits on an Elmhurst College transcript)
  • Guaranteed, pre-arranged housing including internet and utilities
  • Orientation with some meals, excursions, accommodations and transportation
  • Visa for program
  • Overseas health insurance, plus evacuation and repatriation insurance
  • Services of TEAN staff and local internship support staff
  • Cultural events throughout the program
  • Pre-departure preparation including flight booking, visa and insurance advising
  • Airport pickup and reception upon arrival
  • Professional development exercises both during the pre-departure period and upon re-entry, including reimbursement for registration to a Lessons From Abroad conference

What’s Not Included

  • International airfare ($1,000-$1,500)
  • Domestic airfare in the U.S. ( $500)
  • Meals ($1,000)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Cost to commute to/from the internship site dependent on internship location. Check with your Internship Program Manager for more details. (up to $500)

*Numbers are estimated based on previous student experiences and budgets. Actual amounts will vary depending on student.

Scholarships

TEAN Scholarships

Receive money to study abroad starting at $1,000 by applying to TEAN scholarships. Each year we award thousands of dollars in need- and merit-based scholarships, diversity scholarships, a full ride scholarship and more. Visit our scholarships page for details!

How it Works

How it works

Take a look through the above information including career fields, program fees and dates.  If you have any questions contact us. The TEAN Internships Team along with our placement team will guide you through the entire process – from application to after you return home.

1. APPLY

Apply online when you are ready. Make sure to meet the application deadline. See Program dates above.

2. Phone/Skype Interview

Once TEAN receives your application we’ll be in contact to have an interview with you. We’ll also provide some guidance on preparing your resume and cover letter that will be used to introduce you to possible internship placements.

3. CONFIRM YOUR PLACE WITH A DEPOSIT

After your initial conversation with one of the TEAN Internships team you’ll be requested to pay your program deposit. Once your deposit is paid TEAN will begin the process of securing your internship placement. This deposit is fully refundable if you are not placed in an internship. Read the full internship refund policy.

4. INTERNSHIP PLACEMENT

Our placement team will collaborate with you to ensure we secure a suitable role in your career field. Upon securing a placement, you will be provided with an Internship Placement Profile that includes a list of duties.

5. ACCEPTANCE

You will confirm your place by submitting your signed Internship Profile Placement by the given deadline. At this point, TEAN will work with you to provide pre-departure information including flight booking information, visa guidance and housing details.

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