Summer Employment Guidelines
The following are guidelines for companies or institutions wishing to recruit City University students for summer positions in the form of (1) summer jobs, or (2) summer internships. The guidelines are general in nature. Companies or institutions that wish to recruit students in capacities outside the scope of these guidelines are welcome to discuss their offers with our office.
- Summer Jobs
Student Eligibility: All full time undergraduate and postgraduate students. Job Duration: Normally 4-9 weeks from early June to end of August. Remuneration: Based on the market rate, salary package may vary according to job natures, industry sectors, as well as work locations. Work Nature: The hiring company is expected to offer work experience that can provide students with relevant exposure to the workplace. Contractual Relationship: When hired, the student is engaged in a contractual relationship with the employer as the student is regarded as one of the company staff. Insurance & MPF: Both insurance and MPF of the student are covered by the hiring company. Application Method: Please complete the recruitment form and return to our office together with your Business Registration Certificate BR via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Complete your email request by specifying subject title:
Summer Jobs Advertisement -- [your company name]
- Summer Internships
Internship Nature: Internships should be intellectually stimulating in nature and must be recognized by corresponding departments, colleges, or schools at City University. Internship Duration: 4 - 9 weeks from early June to mid August. Academic Recognition: Internships can be offered on non-credit bearing or credit bearing; the latter to be equaivalent to a credit-bearing course with a minimum of 3 credit units. Company Participation: The hiring company is expected to provide students with internship training or relevant supervision to interns. Assessment: Internship course assessment will be conducted by relevant departments, colleges, or schools, and will generally cover the following:
- Evaluation by the participating company
- Student internship report/ training log book
- Company visits
- Final presentation
Application Method: Please complete the recruitment form and return it to our office by email together with a copy of your Business Registration Certificate (BR).
Complete your email request by specifying subject title:
JobAdv(Summer Internships) -- [your company name]
2.1) Timeline for confirmation of an offer
The period between the release of company job specifications and confirmation of offer normally ranges from three to four months. A rough schedule is provided below for your reference. The schedule is subject to further changes.2.2) Remuneration
Event Date Submission of recruitment requests and job specifications to CAIO Early February Job postings and processing of job applications by CAIO March Announcement of nomination results for company interviews Early April Selection interviews Mid April Confirmation of placements to selected candidates Mid April Internship period June – August Company visits June – August Evaluation of intern performance End of Placement Period
Participating companies are welcome to provide students with training allowances for the internship. This would help provide financial support and encouragement to the interns.2.3) Insurance and MPF
All full-time City University students participating in the university activities are covered under a group personal accident insurance policy. Students who travel outside Hong Kong are covered under a Group Travel Insurance Policy. If an employer-employee relationship is established, contribution to MPF and minimum wage on the company’s part may be required.2.4) Code of Conduct
Students participating in internships are expected to be treated by the hosting companies as their full-time staff. Similarly, they are expected to behave and follow the company rules as other staff of the company.2.5) Training
Participating companies are expected to offer training to the interns in the form of formal training programmes or on-the-job training, where appropriate.2.6) Student Mentoring
A company mentor, or a direct supervisor should be assigned by the participating company to co-supervise and provide guidance to student interns.2.7) Company Visits
To maintain good communication with the hosting companies and to monitor student work placements, an Internship Coordinator or faculty member will pay visits to the companies during the internship period. Monitoring may vary in the internship period in the form of site visits in addition to telephone interviews and email communications.2.8) Company Evaluation
Feedback from hosting companies will form a part of the course assessment for student interns. At the end of the prescribed internship period, employers will be requested to fill out evaluation forms regarding the performance of interns.
Employment Policy for Non-local Students
- The internships must be study/curriculum-related and be arranged or endorsed by the institutions they are studying in; and
- The duration of the internship is up to one academic year, or one-third of the normal duration of the relevant full-time academic programme, whichever is the shorter.
Moreover, these students (excluding exchange students) may take up:
- part-time on-campus employment for not more than 20 hours per week throughout the year; and
- employment during the summer months from 1 June to 31 August (both dates inclusive) without any limit in relation to work hours and location.
For more details, please refer to the Guidebook for Entry for Study in HK (Immigration Dept) and its FAQ.