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  • Locations: Hong Kong, China
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2021 03/03/2021
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06/07/2021 08/06/2021
NOTE: Online course dates: May 27-July 16, 2021. For the health and well-being of our students the university's leadership decided that Summer 2021 programs will be virtual.

** Some programs accept students on a rolling admission basis. Students may be notified prior to this date of acceptance into the program.

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Program Description:

Overview

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Summer 2022

We hope to return to in-person, on-site global internship placements in Summer 2022. Emory's highest priority is student health and safety. We continue to monitor the COVID situation in each location. Final decisions about whether international programs will be permitted will be made by Emory University leadership

APPLICATIONS typically open by mid-November and are due in mid-February. Website details for summer 2022 will be updated prior to the opening of applications.

INFORMATION SESSIONS begin mid-October. Questions? OISP.internships@emory.edu
 

Overview


In an increasingly connected world, cross-cultural awareness and understanding across borders and languages are critical skills. Global Internships are a gateway to building cross-cultural competencies.

Global Internships provide students the opportunity to explore how their liberal arts skills translate into the global workplace. Students explore various industry sectors, learn new digital and technical skills, and connect with Emory alumni mentors. In addition, city-based programming gives students a framework to contextualize the internship with knowledge and understanding of their respective global city. The program design also embeds a virtual academic space for students to interact and reflect on their internship experiences.

Program Highlights: The Emory College Summer Global Internship Program provides students with a comprehensive academic, professional and cultural experience.  Each participant will be placed in an internship that corresponds with the student's course of study, to ensure the quality and academic relevance of the placement. Students complete a virtual internship placement in a company or organization based in a global city (for 8 weeks) while enrolling in an online course (4 Emory credits) during the summer term.

The Emory College Summer Global Internship Program enables students to:
 
  • Develop professional fluency in new linguistic, cultural, and/or professional contexts
  • Adapt to workplace practices in a global city
  • Connect with international experts in their disciplines
  • Create a lifelong and global network of peers and mentors
  • Meet personal, academic and career goals
  • Earn Emory credit (LING 343: Intercultural Discourse for Global Internships, 4-credits)
Hosted By: Emory College Office of International and Summer Programs (OISP) and Global Career Center (GCC).

 

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Location

 

Location

Looking up at shining skyscrapers from the Star Ferry crossing Victoria Harbour, one can glimpse the true meaning behind Hong Kong’s designation as one of the most vertical cities in the world. Not just a description of the city’s concrete structures, this moniker points to the aspirational leaning of its inhabitants.  Hong Kong is a hub of business, yes, but also of art, culture, political advocacy, cuisine, and so much more.  The same reasons that thousands of multinational companies choose Hong Kong as their base—its strategic location in the heart of Asia and its use of English for business and legal communication—makes this bustling city an ideal location for a successful internship experience!

Look forward to exploring Hong Kong as part of your Global Internship Program! 

Your program includes a series of professional events and cultural activities. You will always have a front row seat with the program’s online events! Below are examples of activities, the final calendar will be distributed in the month prior to program start.

-  Old Hong Kong: Where Trends meet Traditions Virtual Tour Experience 
-  Chambers of Commerce Global Networking Night
-  Online Brush Lettering Lesson or Chinese Calligraphy Class
-  History of Hong Kong Cinema: Lecturette with Video Clips
-  Hong Kong Photo Safari…from your phone!

 
 

 Dates

Dates

 
Online Course
May 21 - July 23, 2021
Internship with Organization in Hong Kong
June 7 - August 6, 2021

Students will participate in an orientation that includes an introduction to local culture and workplace cultural expectations.  Internships offer around 35 hours per week of work. Your internship program includes a series of professional events and cultural activities designed specifically to make the most of your internship, connect with the local community and internship cohort and build global employability. Students will begin the online course in May prior to the start of the internship.  Students will complete the online course component in late July.  
 

Eligibility

 

Eligibility

  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA (Please talk to an advisor if you wish to discuss an exception)
  • Be in good academic standing and remain in good academic standing
  • Be a rising junior or senior (have completed a minimum of 4 semesters of college-level work, which must have been completed in residence on a college and/or university campus)
  • Enroll full-time at Emory (or accredited institution for visiting students) the semester prior to the study abroad term
  • Graduating seniors may also apply if they defer graduation to Summer (August 2022)
 

Academics

 

Academics

Students will enroll in one seminar course, which will be taught online during the internship placement (4 Emory credits).  The course will facilitate student learning and self-reflection about various types of organizational contexts, structures, and cultures and about the development of practical strategies for successful internship experiences.  The course will also present a range of theories, methods, and real-world examples for examining management and organizational practice. As with other Emory online courses, students will learn from both posted materials, including multimedia lectures and readings, as well as from online, live, group discussions where students from several sites will have the opportunity to discuss and compare all stages of the internship experience.  Students will reflect upon workplace culture and situate it among other organizational cultures. Students will also complete practical exercises, writing assignments, and projects, and will be guided through all stages of the internship experience.

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Internship Placement

 

Internship Placement

Students will be placed with companies including innovative start-ups, global organizations, multinationals, and NGOs in a variety of industry and social sectors.  Global Internships provide students with a comprehensive academic, professional and cultural experience.  Each participant will be placed in an internship that corresponds with the student's course of study, to ensure the quality and academic relevance of the placement.  The internship placements are organized through the program provider Global Career Center (GCC). Please note: Exact internship is determined through personalized placement process for each student.
 

Summer 2022


The Global Internships team works one-on-one with you to find an internship that matches your career goals, interests, and experience level. Internships in Hong Kong are available in a variety of fields, and internship placement is guaranteed.

Examples of past internships:
  • EdTech Start Up: supporting beta testing and market expansion for language learning program 
  • Financial Services Firm: coordinating a grant proposal process and reviewing budgets for banking corporation charity fund
  • International NGO: collecting and analyzing data for a multi-year research project related to educational systems and economic development throughout Asia

Opportunities can vary year-to-year due to such factors as market trends, time of year, and economic trends. Common industry sectors for internships include, but are not limited to:
  • Business & Finance: logistics, professional services, consulting, auditing, trade, and more
  • Marketing & Communications: public relations, social media, advertising, digital campaigns, and more
  • Science & Technology: software, research, market analysis, beta testing, UX design, and more

Some challenging internship fields to place in Hong Kong are:
  • Film and TV production is limited by production schedules and safety protocols. Alternate opportunities include post-production, marketing, and supplemental content creation with smaller independent media.
  • Law firms are challenging for remote placements due to difficulty in transitioning activities online. Alternate opportunities include policy, advocacy or research with nonprofit organizations. 


Hong Kong sample internship placements
 

Cost and Funding

 

Cost and Funding

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  • Budget Sheets: full description of the program costs and billing procedures
  • Global Internships Refund Policy
  • Financial Aid Awards: Emory undergraduates who qualify for financial aid during the regular academic year may contact the Office of Financial Aid about the amount of a summer aid award. No additional application is necessary. The amount of the award depends on the number of credits and current financial aid package. Summer financial aid awards typically range from 35% of tuition to 80% of tuition.
  • Emory Edge Stipends: Awards range from $1,000 to $6,000 depending on financial aid status, location, and budget.
  • Emory Scholars Summer Awards: Emory Scholars are informed directly by the Scholars Program about awards for summer program.
  • Emory University Employee Courtesy Scholarships: May be applied to the academic fee portion of the summer study abroad program's cost 
  • Benjamin Gilman Scholarship: For students currently receiving a Pell Grant, may be eligible to apply for additional funding
 

Program Resources

 

Program Resources

Costs and Refund Policy Hong Kong: U.S. Department of State Country Information

Students should attend an Intern 101 Session for initial advising.  Sessions last approximately 30 min (with time for Q&A). For upcoming Intern 101 Sessions, click here  

Students on the Atlanta campus may use the Career Center's drop in hours for resume review.  Students on the Oxford Campus are strongly encouraged to meet with Ami Hernandez in Career Services prior to applying. 
 



This program is currently not accepting applications.