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Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Tokyo: Summer Internship Programme 2017 (Korean Speaking)
Date: 15 February 2017 
Korean Studies, School of Modern Languages and Cultures HKU. 
Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Tokyo: Summer Internship Programme 2017 (Korean Speaking)
| Application Deadline on 19 Feb

To: All HKU full-time full-degree students, preferably Year 2 or above with high proficiency of spoken and written Korean,

Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Tokyo ( is inviting applications for its Summer Internship Programme 2017 (Korean Speaking)

The mission of HKETO (Tokyo) is to promote closer economic and trade ties, understanding and cooperation, as well as cultural and tourism exchange between Hong Kong and Japan. Apart from organising promotional and cultural activities, HKETO (Tokyo) also facilitates senior level visits of individuals and delegations between the two places, maintains close contact with the Japanese media, providing them with information about the latest developments in Hong Kong etc.

Job Specification (may subject to the final assignment by HKETO, Tokyo)

• Help in policy research;
• Organization of events; and
• Administrative support in Korean and English.

• Proficient in written and spoken Korean (native level) and English a must;
• Acceptable standard in Japanese preferred;
• Preferably studying in journalism or marketing or related discipline;
• Good knowledge in word, excel and other common office software; and
• Good team worker with a cheerful and helpful personality.

Internship Period
The internship lasts for about 4 - 6 weeks from June to August. Exact dates are to be determined by HKETO, Tokyo according to the availability of selected students.

Working Hours
9:30 - 18:30, Monday to Friday

Stipend / Allowance
JPY10,000 per working day

The internship is open to full-time full-degree students from The University of Hong Kong, who is aged 18 when they submit the application.

Students are recommended to research on the visa application matters and eligibility in relation to your passport and the work location before applying to the internship.

This internship is a self-financed programme. There is no sponsorship from CEDARS. Successful interns should be ready for a 4-6 weeks internship in Tokyo. Interns are responsible for their own arrangement during their stay in Tokyo, including but not limited to air tickets, transportation, accommodation, insurance, daily expenses etc. Interns are advised to purchase insurance against their personal injury and other possible risk during their tenure in Tokyo.

Students are reminded to consider carefully your study plan, the job nature, the organization culture, the accommodation arrangement, availability for the whole internship and financial situation etc.

Screening Interview by CEDARS
CEDARS will conduct screening interview with shortlisted students before mid-March. Only students who pass CEDARS’ screening interview will be nominated to HKETO, Tokyo, for further consideration.

Application Method
Interested students, please submit the following documents in ONE pdf / doc file, at : [Application Ref. S040]
1) Cover letter
2) CV
3) A short essay on your reasons of applying to the internship (in BOTH Korean and English)
4) State clearly your available internship period in a separate page

• Improper submission or incomplete application will NOT be accepted.
• You are reminded to avoid last minute application because the online system would likely be overloaded with large volume of applications on the closing date. This would render you impossible to make timely application.
• Only shortlisted candidates will receive notification and will be invited for interview.

Students can find out more scholarship opportunities provided by HKU and external organizations at

Application Deadline
19 February 2017 (Sunday)

Check out CEDARS Global Career Springboard Scheme for more opportunities.

Elisa Yu
Senior Student Advising Officer (Careers)
Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS), HKU
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