STEM Internship Scheme


Technology Start-up Support Scheme for Universities

Objective

Launched in 2020, the STEM14 Internship Scheme (the "Scheme") aims to encourage STEM students to gain innovation and technology (I&T)-related work experience during their studies and to foster their interest in pursuing a career in I&T after graduation, so as to enlarge the local I&T talent pool. Under the Scheme, allowance will be provided for undergraduates and postgraduates taking university full‑time STEM programmes funded by the University Grants Committee (UGC) to enrol in short-term internships.

Eligibility

Key Features

Application

The participating universities are responsible for administering the Scheme. Individual universities have prescribed their respective application procedures and arrangements. Interested students and employers are welcomed to approach the respective universities.

Frequently Asked Questions

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There are currently seven participating universities, namely the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University and the Education University of Hong Kong.

Each participating university is responsible for administering the operation of the Scheme, and has prescribed its respective application procedure and arrangement. Interested students and employers are welcomed to approach the respective universities directly for details.

Yes. Starting from April 2021, both local and non-local students who are legally employable in Hong Kong and meet the eligibility requirements are welcomed to join the Scheme. For non-local students, only internships undertook in Hong Kong are eligible under the Scheme and should be subject to the conditions of stay of their visa/entry permit issued by the Immigration Department.

Final year students who have fulfilled all the course/credit requirements are eligible so long as the internship commences before the expiry of student status and subject to the requirements of the individual universities. Non-local students should be subject to the conditions of stay of their visa/entry permit issued by the Immigration Department.

No quota is set for the internship places offered by each company / organisation provided that the internship places are I&T-related and full-time, and subject to the requirements of the individual universities.

Yes. As individual universities have prescribed their respective arrangements for application and allowance disbursement, the participating employer should meet any requirements as set by the respective universities of the student interns.

You may visit the following websites for more information on the relevant requirements under: -

the Minimum Wages Ordinance (Cap. 608):
https://www.labour.gov.hk/eng/erb/smw_esi_wes.htm

Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF):
https://www.mpfa.org.hk/en/mpf-system/mandatory-contributions/employees

Others

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Enquiry

Interested students and employers may contact the following universities -

University Contact
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Career Center
Tel: (852) 2358 6688
Email: careercenter@ust.hk
The University of Hong Kong The Centre of Development and Resources for Students
Tel: (852) 3917 2317
Email: stem@cedars.hku.hk
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Ms Somnus Wan
Tel: (852) 3943 1730
Email: cpdc@cuhk.edu.hk

Miss Bernice Kum
Tel: (852) 3943 1731
Email: bernicekum@cuhk.edu.hk
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Careers and Placement Section, Student Affairs Office
Tel: (852) 2766 5113
Email: stem.cps@polyu.edu.hk
City University of Hong Kong Career and Leadership Centre
Tel: (852) 3442 5594
Email: stem.internship@cityu.edu.hk
Hong Kong Baptist University Miss Penny Lo
Career Centre
Tel: (852) 3411 5278
Email: pennylo@hkbu.edu.hk
The Education University of Hong Kong Career Development Service
Tel: (852) 2948 6246
Email: careerservice@eduhk.hk