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The Language & Communication Internship Scheme (LCIS)

The Language and Communication (L&C) programme encourages its students to begin, during Year 2, exploring questions of their career. As part of the programme’s revamp, which started in 2009, L&C launched in 2010 the Language and Communication Internship Scheme (LCIS).

LCIS provides an opportunity for L&C students, in particular those who are in or who have just completed their second year at university, to broaden their undergraduate education through experiential learning via non-credit-bearing internships, and in the process acquire invaluable work experience through on-the-job training in organisations in Hong Kong. Many of the internships happen during the summer period, but from 2010/11 numerous internships during the semester periods have also been available.

Through the internship experience, the L&C programme, with its focus on real-world contexts in the multilingual, globalised world of today, prepares students with an appreciation of communicative competence and a honing of transferable skills for a wide range of careers. LCIS internship opportunities are sourced in 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. LCIS host organisations include 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.

Internships are also an opportunity for students to recognise and assess their strengths and to identify areas in need of improvement. In support of this, interns receive regular constructive feedback from their host organisations. As the L&C programme reinforces one of the educational aims of HKU of nurturing critical self-reflection in the learning process, interns write a report at the end of the internship in which they reflect on the internship experience.