Internship Programme

Selection Criteria Terms of Employment How to Apply

Selection Criteria

Hong Kong students studying at any tertiary who fulfill the following selection criteria are welcome to apply for the Programme:
Being a permanent resident of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Undergoing full-time studies at a local or overseas (including Australia, New Zealand or any other region in the Southern Hemisphere) / Mainland tertiary institution in the 2023 and 2024 academic years, with a view to obtaining by 2024 or 2025 a bachelor’s degree or higher qualifications (applicants who are expected to graduate in 2024 would be given higher priority)
Being committed to serve the community and with an interest in pursuing a career in the Administrative Service after graduation
Possessing leadership qualities
Being able to work in a team
Being active in community / school activities
Having outstanding academic achievements
Having a good command of both Chinese and English

Terms of Employment

All successful applicants will be offered identical terms of employment (except for the period).

No allowance will be given to appointees currently residing outside Hong Kong to cover their travelling expenses to and from Hong Kong or their subsistence during their stay in Hong Kong.
employment period
This Programme is a full-time work with an employment period of about 8 weeks from late November 2023 to late January 2024
(depending on office exigencies and individual participants’ availability, the actual employment period of individual cases may vary)
level of remuneration
$11,200 per month
(including contribution to Mandatory Provident Fund)
44 hours per week
(exact hours of work will depend on the actual operational needs)
OVERTIME WORK (where necessary)
Compensated by time-off in lieu

How to Apply

For those who wish to participate in the Winter Internship Programme, they are required to submit by mail to the Administrative Service Division of Civil Service Bureau at Room 918, 9/F, West Wing, Central Government Offices, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar, Hong Kong or the scanned version / soft copy of the following information together with a recent colour photo taken against a plain background (file format should be JPG, JEPG or PNG; minimum size of the photo should be 413 x 531 pixels) by email to by 11 October 2023 (Wednesday) (Hong Kong Time) (postmark or email sent date will be taken) (late applications and applications submitted by fax will not be accepted):

  1. a completed application form;
  2. two essays (one in Chinese and one in English) of no more than 300 words each, with the Chinese essay on which two government bureaux or departments they are most interested in working in if they were AOs, and the English essay on the biggest challenge they have faced as a student and how they handled it; and
  3. two reference letters from the staff of the tertiary institution they are currently enrolled in.

Applicants who do not receive any notification within eight weeks after the above-mentioned deadline may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.
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