Looking for the perfect summer internship or job that helps your teen learn and grow? We’ve got you covered.
Getting a summer internship or job as a teen is often the first rite of passage into independence as well as a humble induction into the adult and the working world. Not only does part-time work provide spending money for your teen, but it also teaches them valuable lessons about budgeting, time management, hard work, discipline and more. For those teens that are at university (or starting to think about uni), summer internships can provide valuable work experience to give teens a head start on their focused and desired careers. Need help finding the right part-time job or summer internship for your teen? Here are a few great places to get you started.
2023 Summer Internships In Hong Kong
Asia Arts Archive (AAA) – 2023 Summer internship volunteering for an artist non-profit
Have an art-savvy student who is currently enrolled in university? AAA offers full and part-time internships for both local and non-local undergraduate and graduate students throughout the year. Its summer internship offers the opportunity for students to see how a non-profit organisation is run, as well as engage with art, artists, and professionals within the industry. The deadline for applying to these unique internships is Wednesday, 31 May 2023.
Cobo Academy – A STEM, coding or programming summer internship in 2023
Have an undergrad or graduate degree in STEM? Cobo Academy is looking for summer interns to be STEM/Coding/Programming instructors for kids of all levels and ages. Applicants need to be fluent in English, have a passion for the sciences and can engage with children of all ages. This is a great opportunity for aspiring scientists and teachers with full and part-time hours available. Check out the job description and application online.
Crossroads Foundation – 2023 Summer internship volunteering for a non-profit providing humanitarian aid
If you’re between the ages of 14 and 65 and still a student, volunteering at Crossroads Foundation will be a worthwhile experience. Crossroads Foundation is a Hong Kong-based, non-profit organisation providing humanitarian aid worldwide. You can volunteer to handle a range of duties including internet research, sewing, furniture handling, gardening, bookkeeping and more. Find out more and apply online.
EF Education First – Experiential learning program 2023 summer internships
If you’ve got a teen that’s interested in a career in sales & marketing, administration, and/or operations with an interest in travel and culture, Education First (EF) is offering an 8-week summer internship for current or undergrad or higher diploma students that are fluent in both Cantonese and English (Mandarin is a welcome plus). EF offers culturally immersive education and exchange programs for students and people all over the world, with over 500 offices across 54 countries. Applicants can find out more and apply online.
Faust International Youth Theatre – Creative summer internships in Hong Kong
Faust International Youth Theatre is a well-known local Hong Kong organisation that offers challenging and creative workshops for students who want to learn more about theatre. It runs internships year-round in the form of Student Leaders (for students ages 16 and up).
Justice Centre Young Advocates Summer Camp – 2023 summer internship for university students
The Justice Centre runs the Young Advocates Programme every summer for students (15 to 18 years) who are enrolled in local Hong Kong-based programmes. The three-week programme is aimed at students who are interested in law, human rights, government, social policy and NGO management. Three sessions are running this summer with deadlines for applying for the first session closing on May 29th. Sessions two and three application deadlines close on June 19th. If your teen is interested in a law career, this program is a must.
Kids4Kids – Graphic art and design, video production and translation summer internships
Kids4Kids has a series of internships ranging from two to eight weeks from June to August. Aside from regular operational tasks, teens will have the opportunity to help out in a variety of areas from editorial tasks to translating to graphic design. Roles include communication, graphic art and design, development and video production.
Mother’s Choice – Summer internship with a charity supporting vulnerable youth
Mother’s Choice is a local Hong Kong charity that supports the city’s vulnerable youth, such as children without parents and teen mothers who have no means of support. Mother’s Choice created a student volunteer and internship programme to connect teens and bring the support of a community to help those in need. While knowing Chinese is an asset, it is not a requirement. Mother’s Choice is looking for teens aged 16 and over with the first batch of internships starting in June.
More Summer Internships In Hong Kong
- Hang Seng Bank – Hang Seng Bank has summer internships for university students with an interest in banking. www.hangseng.com
- Deloitte – Summer internship programs for all disciplines, you have to be in your penultimate year or above at university to apply. www.deloitte.com
- Music For Life – Unpaid summer internships for students who wish to learn about music therapy. www.musicforlifemusictherapy.com
- Nexstep – A global internship network for business students. www.nextstepconnections.com
- KPMG – Year-round internship program for university students interested in audit, tax and advisory services. www.kpmg.com
Virtual Summer Internships And Jobs 2023
Chegg Internships – Easy-to-use platform with job-searching tips
Chegg is an online platform that hosts a range of remote internship opportunities from around the world. The Chegg platform makes it easy for teens to find an opportunity that interests them while also offering plenty of career resources such as cover letters and resume writing tips.
Chegg Internships, www.internships.com
EnergyMag – Jobs to increase knowledge about renewable energy
If you have a university or high school student who wants to increase their knowledge about renewable energy, EnergyMag has virtual internships that range from two weeks to nine months with part-time hours. For more information on how to apply, check out the EnergyMag website.
Smithsonian Institute – Virtual summer internship opportunities with the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex
For those looking for an academic internship or research position, the Smithsonian Institute offers a wide range of virtual summer internships and research assistant opportunities in almost every faculty of study. For more information, check out the listings on the Smithsonian website.
Smithsonian Institution, www.internships.si.edu
More Virtual Summer Internships And Jobs 2023
- The Forage – Short, five to six-hour work experience programs with some of the world’s biggest companies. www.theforage.com
- United Planet Virtual Internship – Virtual internships for students interested in global health, environmental sustainability, education and community. www.unitedplanet.org
- Virtual Internships – Online platform for finding real work experience in your chosen field and area. www.virtualinternships.com
- You United – A student-led not-for-profit for exploring career opportunities. www.youunited.org
2023 Part-time Summer Jobs
Broadway Circuit Cinemas – Part-time cinema service assistants
Does your teen love movies? Then this summer job is a great option. Broadway Circuit Cinemas is looking for teens in Form 5 or above (the equivalent to grade 11 in US schools) to be Cinema Service Assistants (both full and part-time). The job requires a command of both Cantonese and Mandarin (along with English, of course). The best part? Employees get free movie tickets!
7-Eleven – Completing everyday tasks as a shop assistant
A Hong Kong staple, 7-Eleven is everywhere and it does hire for the summer. If you have an 18-year-old looking for a way to earn some extra cash, 7-Eleven is on the hunt for shop assistants who take care of all the everyday tasks that keep the store running smoothly. A command of Cantonese is a must. Find out more information on 7-Eleven’s recruitment page.
7-Eleven, 8/F, Saxon Tower, 7 Cheung Shun Street, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Recruitment hotline: 2299 8150, WhatsApp: 6657 8720, www.7-eleven.com.hk
Ocean Park – Full and part-time positions at a world-class destination dedicated to animal conservation and education.
If your teen has fond memories of visiting Ocean Park or just can’t get enough of all its great attractions, Ocean Park is recruiting for both full-time and part-time positions for the summer. With walk-in interviews happening every Thursday, Ocean Park is looking to fill a wide range of positions in guest services, retail, catering, rides and attractions operations, warehousing, events and entertainment, logistics, first aid, animal care, gardening, security and more
More Part-time Summer Jobs For Teens
- Babysitting or Tutoring – Offering babysitting services and/or tutoring services to families is a hot industry for teens to get into. Suggest to your teen to put up a few posters around your neighbourhood or make use of social media groups like the Hong Kong Teen PT Facebook Group.
- Pawshake – Online community connecting pet owners to pet sitters and walkers. www.pawshake.com.hk
- Retail, Food & Beverage – Some current retail and F&B companies that are hiring this summer are Starbucks, Pret A Manger, Jollibee, CottonOn, Pirata Group Restaurants and more.
Summer Jobs For Teens With Special Educational Needs (SEN)
CareER – Helps people with SEN develop a career from campus to workplace
CareER exists to help people with disabilities or special educational needs (SEN) develop a career path. CareER provides job-matching services for employers and higher-educated individuals with special needs as well as offering internship opportunities to help individuals gain real work experience. For more information on the internship please refer to the CareER website.
Love Express – Created for neurodivergent individuals
Love Express is a non-profit organisation aimed at helping people with autism and families with autistic children. It offers career planning and job opportunities for autistic individuals by highlighting their strengths and connecting them with inclusive businesses.
The Rock Foundation – developing growth and opportunities
The Rock Foundation helps people with special needs develop their growth and talent by offering employment programmes from inclusive companies. It has a Post-School Integrated Education programme that works with the different phases of growth and development of post-school individuals with special needs.
More Summer Jobs For Teens With Special Educational Needs (SEN)
- The Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council (NAAC) – A registered NGO that supports a wide variety of resources and care for disadvantaged groups. www.naac.org.hk
- The Jockey Club Collaborative Project for Inclusive Employment – A group of organisations that help people with various disabilities and special needs find employment. www.platformforinclusion.hk
Editor’s Note: “Summer Internships 2023: Internships And Jobs For Teens In Hong Kong” was most recently updated in May 2023 by Danielle Roberts.