Internships

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The internship experience allows for in-depth and practical understanding of how business and government function in Hong Kong. Placements are available in international and non-governmental organizations, businesses, financial advisory firms, the communications industry, and many more. Previous placements have included Amnesty International, CNN, Edelman Public Relations Worldwide, Fleishman Hilliard, Friends Provident International, Mayer Brown JSM, St. James Place, and Hong Kong Policy Research Institute. Students who choose not to participate in an internship can conduct a research project.

Here is a representative list of Hong Kong Internship Partners.

Syracuse Hong Kong internships allows students to establish contacts and gain impressive résumé-building experience. Students must attend classes, produce academic assignments, and complete the five-week, full-time, hands-on attachment training on site during the Module C period.

All students with a 3.0 GPA or above are eligible to apply for an internship arranged through the Syracuse Hong Kong Center. All students, regardless of GPA, have the option of researching and obtaining their own internship. Once an internship placement is secured, students are required to register for 3 credits and the Syracuse Hong Kong Center will conduct the necessary administrative work on the student’s behalf.

NOTE: All internship placements are finalized in Hong Kong following an interview. To be considered, fill out the Internship Request Form included with your application materials and include an updated resume. Because the program is competitive, placements cannot be guaranteed.

Students meet periodically with faculty advisers during the internship period. The internship grade is based on an evaluation by the site supervisor, a company report, and a research paper of about 4000 words.