Internships in the School of English


Our internship courses

The School of English offers two credit-bearing courses which provide students with internship opportunities, which fulfil the capstone requirement for their degree:

ENGL3040 Internship in English Studies
LCOM3005 Internship in Language & Communication

 

Our industry partners

We partner with a large and growing number of host organisations who provide our students with a diverse range of experiences:

ArtAsiaPacific (http://artasiapacific.com/)
HKU Black Box Studio (http://www.english.hku.hk/hkubb.htm)
Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, Leadership 21 (http://leadership21.hkfyg.org.hk/)
Hong Kong International Literary Festival (http://www.festival.org.hk/)
Hong Kong Living (www.hongkongliving.com)
i-Learner (www.i-learner.com.hk)
Integrated Brilliant Education Center (Jordan) (www.ibetrust.org)
Learning Resources Centre, King George V School (http://www.kgv.edu.hk/learning-resources-centre/)
Sinclair Communications (http://www.sinclaircomms.com/)
University Museum and Art Gallery (http://www.umag.hku.hk/en/)
Yew Chung College of Early Childhood Education (https://www.yccece.edu.hk/)

Numerous other organisations and companies have been approached directly by students and have also generously hosted them for their capstone internship experience, including: Balenciaga, Blacksmith Books, Bulgari Asia Pacific, Deloitte Asia Pacific Regional Office, Eureka Language Services, Forward Jewellery Manufacturing, Hume Brophy Communications, Interactive Systems Limited, Janssen(a division of Johnson & Johnson HK Ltd.), Korean International School, Landcrowd Limited, L'Oréal Travel Retail Asia Pacific, Origami Labs, Pentecostal Lam Hon Kwong School, Petrie PR, Refugee Union, SLEEEP, Spencer Stuart & Associates, UNHCR, Victory House Financial Press, Zing Communications.

Organisations interested in being a partner and accepting interns are invited to contact the School of English, at english@hku.hk.

 

Our predecessor: The Language & Communication Internship Scheme (LCIS)

As part of the Language & Communication programme’s 2009 revamp, the Language and Communication Internship Scheme (LCIS) was launched in 2010. LCIS provided opportunities for L&C students to broaden their undergraduate education through experiential learning via non-credit-bearing internships. LCIS experiences spanned a diverse array of fields, including English education, curriculum and materials development, editorial and publishing, reading and literacy, literary events, research and database management, as well as event organisation, PR and marketing, and the (new) media. Host organisations included the Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection, Flatcap Asia, the Hong Kong International Literary Festival, the Hong Kong International Young Readers' Festival, Hong Kong Reads, Hong Kong University Press, iLearner, Kerry Group Kuok Foundation's Little Trekkers Learners Club, the Man Asian Literary Prize, and Surround App.

We are very pleased that several of these host organisations have continued their partnership with us in our current credit-bearing capstone internships. Thank you for your support!

For highlights of LCIS, please see here.

 

Photo highlights

Intern Angie Tsang with Hong Kong International Literary Festival Manager Phillipa Milne and Assistant Manager Jacqueline Leung

Intern Angie Tsang with author Jade Chang at the Hong Kong International Literary Festival 2017

Interns Gwyneth Wong and Edmund Lai with colleagues at ArtAsiaPacific

Intern Lyddia Ho with colleagues at UNHCR, Hong Kong

Intern Cathy Tsui (right) with colleagues at Spencer Stuart and Associates

Intern Gladys Ma with student at King George V School

Intern Cindy Leung at King George V School

 

Student Sharing

Please click here for the video clip from Ines Liu working at Janssen, a division of Johnson & Johnson HK Ltd. for LCOM3005 Internship in Language & Communication

 

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Last updated: 16 August 2018