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Summer Internship And Jobs In Hong Kong For Teens

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The school break is coming and, our teenagers are scouring JobsDB for summer jobs in Hong Kong. Lucky for you, we’ve listed summer internships, part-time jobs and more.

Sure, summer’s all about fun in the sun (on days that aren’t rainy or when we’re not prepping for a typhoon, that is!) be it hitting the beach, camping out or booking a junk boat trip. But summer is also a good time to learn outside the classroom. While we have the little ones making new friends at summer camps, teens can bring home valuable lessons and increase their confidence and independence through internships, part-time jobs and volunteering. In this city we call home, finding a job as a teen can be easier said than done, and many require fluency in Cantonese (fret not, we’ve found a few that don’t!). We’ve pulled together a list of summer internships and jobs in Hong Kong to keep your teen busy – whether they just want some extra cash or want to get a head start building a resume.

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Editor’s note: With the pandemic and social distancing restrictions, some of these organisations are taking in fewer applications than before and job vacancies tend to fill up fast. Don’t be disheartened if you’ve missed the bus this summer – instead, bookmark this page and keep a watch out for job openings as soon as they are announced. 

Read more: Hong Kong Summer Camps 2022: Holiday Programmes And Workshops


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Part-Time Summer Jobs For Teens In Hong Kong

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

Read more: Skills That Our Children Will Need In 10 Years’ Time


Babysitting Or Tutoring – Caring for young children or teaching them

If your teen loves kids, offering babysitting services and/or tutoring services to families is a hot industry to get into. Hong Kong families are often looking for a little extra care or education for their kids and if your teen is a native English speaker there may be some great opportunities for them. Suggest to your teen to put up a few posters around your neighbourhood or clubhouse or make use of social media groups like the Hong Kong Teen PT Facebook Group.

Read more: 10 Practical Tips For Mums Without Domestic Helpers In Hong Kong


Broadway Circuit Cinemas – 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) – though there are other opportunities as well. The job requires a command of both Cantonese and Mandarin (along with English, of course). The best part? Employees get free movie tickets! If your teen is interested, they can email their resume, expected salary and date available to recruit@cinema.com.hk or contact online.

Broadway Circuit Cinemas, 1212, Tower II, Admiralty Centre, 18 Harcourt Road, Hong Kong, 2388 0002, www.cinema.com.hk


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Pawshake – Help to find new clients

If your older kid is a little more independent and is obsessed with dogs, they should check out Pawshake – an online community connecting pet owners to pet sitters and walkers. Anyone over the age of 18 can sign up as a sitter by simply filling out its quick and easy online application form. Once approved, you set up your own sitter profile and then it’s up to you to decide what services you want to offer. You’re responsible for finding your own clients and making your own schedule, and you have full control over who you work with. It also has a handy app for your phone to help you manage your schedule and stay on top of your commitments. As summer jobs go, this one is paw-fect!

Pawshakeinfo@pawshake.com, or contact customer supportwww.pawshake.com.hk

Read more: Pet Adoption In Hong Kong: Animal Charities And Rescue Organisations


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Retail, Food & Beverage – Calling all foodies!

Working in the retail or F&B space is another great way for teens to get into the work world. Teens can find a brand that they like and often get great employee perks along with a steady paycheque. Depending on the location of these shops or restaurants, speaking Cantonese may not always be a requirement but it is always an asset.  Some current retail and F&B companies that are hiring this summer are Starbucks, Pret A Manger, Jollibee, Woolly Pig and more.


Where To Apply For Part Time Jobs In Hong Kong

  • Career Jet – Jobs across a range of industries. www.careerjet.hk
  • HKJora – Jobs across a range of industries (especially the business field). www.HKJora.com
  • Hong Kong Teen PT Facebook Group – From babysitting and tutoring to specialised skills such as web design and event coordination. www.facebook.com/groups/HongKongTeenPT
  • Indeed – Jobs across a range of industries. www.Indeed.com
  • Lynker – Free student-led platform connecting young individuals to job and internship opportunities. www.lynker.co
  • JobsDB – Jobs across a range of industries. www.jobsdb.com
  • WHub – Opportunities in start-ups in Hong Kong. www.whub.io
  • Youth Employment Start (Y.E.S.) – Career planning, pre-employment training and help with job hunting for people aged 15 to 29. www.e-start.gov.hk

Read more: Teaching Kids To Earn, Invest And Save Money In Hong Kong


Summer Internships And Volunteering Opportunities For Teens In Hong Kong

If none of the above options appeals to you or your teen, check out the below opportunities. These internships are more focused on gaining experience than anything else and, as such, most of them are unpaid.

Asia Arts Archive (AAA) – Volunteer for a non-profit engaging with artists

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 internships offer the opportunity for students to see how a non-profit organisation is run, as well as engaging with art, artists, and professionals within the industry.

Asia Arts Archive, 11/F Hollywood Centre, 233 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 2844 1112,  learn@aaa.org.hk, www.aaa.org.hk

Read more: The Best Art Classes And Creative Courses And Workshops For Kids 


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Crossroads Foundation – Volunteer 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.

Crossroads Foundation, Crossroads Village, 2 Castle Peak Road, Gold Coast, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong, 2984 9309, enquiries@crossroads.org.hk, www.crossroads.org.hk

Read more: Life Lessons From A Different Classroom: A Hong Kong Family’s Social Experiment Living As Refugees


Faust International Youth Theatre – Creative workshops

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) and Assistant Leaders (for students ages 18 and up). Over the summer, it hires students as theatre assistants for its week-long summer theatre programmes. Check out its website for more details. Interested candidates can email recruitment@faustworld.com with their CV and a cover letter.

Faust International Youth Centre, 5/F, Nan Dao Commercial Building, 359 & 361 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 2457 9799, Recruitment direct line: 2547 9114, info@FaustWorld.comwww.faustworld.com

Read more: Speech And Drama Classes For Kids Of All Ages In Hong Kong


Justice Centre Summer Refugee Protection Law Clinic 2022 – Open to university students

The Justice Centre runs the Young Advocates Programme every summer for students (14 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. Students are provided with the opportunity to engage in external meetings and events, learn about human rights campaigns, participate in a variety of legal tasks, and even work on their own projects. If your teen is interested in a law career, this is a must.

Justice Centre Young Advocates Programme, 3109 7359, info@justicecentre.org.hkwww.justicecentre.org.hk

Read more: Kids Who Care: Teenagers Making A Difference In The Community


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Kids4Kids – Roles include editorial, graphic design, video production and more

Kids4Kids hosts a range of volunteer or internship activities for kids throughout the year, but come summertime it also 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.

Kids4Kids, Unit A-D, 16/F, Tak Lee Commercial Building, 113-117 Wan Chai Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 3618 6810, volunteer@kids4kids.org.hkintern@kids4kids.org.hkwww.kids4kids.org.hk/en

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Mother’s Choice – Charity supporting the 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. The internship gives students a chance to build on a variety of skills as they perform administrative work and assist with projects that make a real difference in the lives of Hong Kong youth.

Mother’s Choice, various locations across Hong Kong, mcvolunteers@motherschoice.org,  www.motherschoice.org

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Music for Life – Aiding in music therapy 

Music for Life is a local organisation that uses music therapy to improve physical and mental wellbeing. It sees patients whose problems range from mental health issues and dementia to pre and postnatal careIt offers non-paid internships for students who wish to learn more about music therapy. The job is mostly admin work, but those who are accepted can sit in on music therapy workshops. Students must be 16 or older and should be available for at least two months. They would require basic computer skills and be able to both read and write in Cantonese and English (Mandarin would be beneficial as well). Find more information on application dates and internship periods here.

Music for Life, 13B Hop Ying Commercial Centre, 755 Nathan Road, Prince Edward, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2152 1642info@musicforlifehk.comwww.musicforlifemusictherapy.com

Read more: Music Lessons For Children In Hong Kong


Nexstep – A global internship network

Helping Students Intern in Asia since 2008 and remotely since 2017, Nexstep provides guaranteed internships in Hong Kong for students majoring in business, marketing finance and more. Do note that applicants aged 18 or above are preferred – they can enrol for internship programs that last either eight weeks, 12 weeks, 16 weeks or even up to 24 weeks. The program includes resume review and work interview preparation (will come in handy in teens’ later years as well) as well as access to student handbooks and the overall student community participating in Nexstep’s internships.

Nexstep, 9/F, Mcdonald’s Building, 46-54 Yee Wo Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 9317 8032, contact@nextstepconnections.com, nextstepconnections.com


The Society for the Relief of Disabled Children – Understanding how the charity works and helping in day-to-day tasks

Committed to improving the lives of disabled children in Hong Kong, The Society for the Relief of Disabled Children (SRDC) offers a unique internship programme for students aged 16 years and over. Work involves administrative tasks and teens will learn about website and inventory management, fundraising activities, etc. They will also get the opportunity for hands-on interactions with those in need. The SRDC also offers a University internship for older teens and young adults.

The Society for the Relief of Disabled Children, Block H, No. 12 Sandy Bay Road, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong, 2819 3050, info@srdc.org.hkwww.srdc.org.hk


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Online Summer Internship Opportunities In Hong Kong

The pandemic has seen a massive shift in the work world as many jobs and opportunities have moved online, even opportunities for teens. Check out some of these resources for more information on intern jobs that teens can do online.


Summer Internship Opportunities & Resources For Teens With Special Needs

If you’re looking for an inclusive experience for your teen with special needs, check out these great places that can help your teen look into their strengths and aspirations. These organisations will work with them to come up with a career plan and get them in contact with inclusive companies to get their foot in the door.

Love Express

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.

Love Express, 9B Chi Ko Industrial Building, Cheung Lee Street, Chai Wan, Hong Kong, 2896 0323, lovexpress@lovexpress.org, www.lovexpress.org

Read more: Child Psychologists, Counsellors And Therapists For Children In Hong Kong


The Rock Foundation

The Rock Foundation helps people with special needs develop their growth and talent by offering employment programmes as well as internship opportunities 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.

The Rock Foundation, 4D, Sun Hey Mansion, 72 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2815 0260, info@therf.org, www.therf.org

Read more: Children With Special Needs: Education And Assistance In Hong Kong


Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in April 2018 by Megan Weill, updated in July 2019 by Alex Purcell Garcia and by Danielle Tucker-Roberts in June 2021 and was most recently updated by Fashila Kanakka in May 2022.

  Featured image courtesy of Getty, image 1 courtesy of Asael Peña via Unsplash, image 2 courtesy of Pawshake via Facebook, image 3 courtesy of Ron Lach via Pexels, image 4 courtesy of Crossroads Foundation via Facebook, image 5 courtesy of Kids4Kids via Facebook, image 6 courtesy of Mother's Choice via Facebook, image 7 courtesy of ANTONI SHKRABA via Pexels

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