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Partners- HKUST


The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has partnered with The Intern Group to provide their students with international internship opportunities combining professional experience with cultural immersion in 14 destinations around the globe.

The Intern Group hosted a number of HKUST students on our programs since 2014. We’re now excited to extend a special invitation to all HKUST students to join our programs in 2019.

Why The Intern Group?

The Intern Group’s programs include high quality accommodation, professional development training, social and cultural activities and 24/7 local support from our full-time country teams, in addition to a first-class internship. They last from a minimum of 4 weeks up to a maximum of 6 months and take place all year round.

With offices in each of our program destinations, we utilise our strong network and expert local knowledge to arrange a fantastic internship and incredible immersion experience. We have partner organisations across all career fields who are looking for interns to provide a critical role in providing a new perspective, valuable skills and fresh ideas to help drive their growth.

Why The Intern Group?

Collaborative internship placement process

Our local team in each destination spends a great deal of time finding out about you, your past experience and future career aspirations. You, the participant, are very much involved in the placement process, and this really is the key to ensuring that the internship is a valuable and vital springboard to your career success. Our collaborative internship placement process also allows us to offer roles in specialised industries and sectors.


We have particular strengths in the following areas:

  • Engineering (all areas) – Colombia, Madrid, Shanghai, Toronto, California
  • Entrepreneurship and international business – all destinations
  • Marketing and Communications – all destinations
  • Biotechnology & sciences – Colombia and Madrid
  • Information Technology and Computer Science – all destinations
  • Architecture – Barcelona, Madrid, Shanghai, Colombia
  • NGOs – all destinations
  • Fashion – London, New York and Australia
  • Journalism & Media – London, Madrid and Australia
  • Hospitality & Tourism – all destinations
  • Law – Bangkok, Dublin, Madrid, Colombia (Spanish), Toronto


Boost your career with global experience

Choose from 14 exciting destinations in Europe, North America, Asia, Australia & Latin America



discount for HKUST students. Let our admissions advisors know during the application process that you are an HKUST student in order to qualify for the discount.

How to apply

Browse through our program destinations and available career fields to get an idea of what you’re looking for. Be sure to also look over key program information, including start dates, FAQs, and what is included in the program fees.

The experience of a lifetime is only a few steps away.


Our programs are competitive, so early applications are encouraged. Early applications get primary consideration for the most competitive roles in our extensive network.

We recommend that you apply at least 12 weeks before your intended start date.

First, you must fill out an application found “here”. The online application form will ask for basic information and takes less than a minute to complete. You will immediately be taken to our online calendar to book a convenient interview time with our admissions team. Please ensure to complete this step of booking your interview time. Your application will not be submitted otherwise.


In our 20-minute Skype/phone interview, we will discuss your academic and professional background, career interests, and goals/motivations. We will discuss the opportunities available within your desired program destination and career field, and discuss the program in general. This is your chance to shine and show us why you would be a good candidate for our program.

Please refer to our blog post for more details about The Intern Group interview.

Remember to let the admissions advisor know that you are an HKUST student in order to qualify for the 12% discount off our published program fees.


After your interview, you will be informed within 3 business days if you have been successful in your application. Successful applicants will then be formally offered a place in our program.

You will be asked to confirm your place in the program by making a deposit of GBP 600. This deposit is fully refundable if you are not placed in your first or second choice career field – giving you peace of mind that you will have a fantastic internship experience abroad.


Once we have received your deposit, you will have formally confirmed your place on our program.

Our expert placement team in-destination will engage in a collaborative internship placement process with you and prepare you to Skype/phone interview for a well-suited role in your preferred career fields. The interview(s) with host companies/organizations will typically be arranged 4-12 weeks prior to your arrival in destination. Your internship role will typically be confirmed 4-8 weeks prior to your arrival (this is a guideline and may differ during peak seasons). We recommend that you book your flights once your internship details are confirmed.


You are then all set for a first-class professional and personal experience, in an exciting new destination.

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