Information for Employers

Summer Internship & One-year Placement

We encourage penultimate students to take summer internship or one-year placement (Co-op) so as to broaden their industrial horizons. We therefore contact numerous companies in different industries every year to arrange summer internship and one-year placement of computer-related discipline for our students.

Since 2005, we have secured more than 140 one-year placements and 50 summer internships. Companies that we work with include:

General Guidelines

If you are interested in offering summer internship and/or one-year placement to nourish the next IT generation, or to train up potentials for your company's future development, please contact us today! The following information may serve as general guidelines to help you with the planning.

1. Duration

  • Summer Internship:
    3 months, from June to August of the year.
  • One-year Placement:
    12 to 15 months, from June of the year to May or August of the next year.

2. Training & Supervision

It is suggested that the company should provide a relevant training program for each student intern. It is expected that students should be provided opportunities to learn different skills, both technical and non-technical through the trainings and their job duty itself.

Besides, it is highly recommended for the company to assign a mentor with relevant expertise to supervise the student intern. The mentor should be responsible for providing general guidance and technical advices to the student, assessing their performance during the training period and reviewing their training from time to time.

3. Making a Job Offer

If the company makes an offer to a student, details of the terms (e.g. name of student employed, position, salary, employment period) should be given to the Department of Computer Science and Engineering via for reference and record. If the company requires student to sign a separate company employment contract or any other agreement, a copy of the document should be sent to the Department for reference as well.

4. Termination

If, for whatever reasons, the company would like to terminate the internship or placement with the student, the company is advised to discuss with the Department for the best possible solution for the both parties, before any action is taken.

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering shall have the right to terminate the internship or placement in case a lack of appropriate training or support to the student during the internship is found.

How to Get Started

Company interested in offering summer internship or placement to our students should first complete the job posting form and email it to , and we would respond to you at our earliest convenience to discuss the possible arrangement.

Important Dates

2010-2011 Event Notes
Feb 7 Spring Semester commences Start receiving job posting requests from employers.
The CSE Department may help with the following:
  • Collecting applications
  • Initial screening* (optional)
  • Making nominations* (optional)
Please allow at least 2 weeks for the department to go through these processes.
April 23 Deadline for job posting form submission  
May 19-31 Study break and final examination period Job offers should best be confirmed by the end of April to avoid clashing with students' examinations and important assignments during towards the end of the academic year.
May 31 Last day of Spring Semester  
June 1 Internship starts It lasts for either a summer or one-year depends on the type of job.
June 1-30 Information collection The CSE Department will request employers to provide information of the offers made for record and future reference.

Enquiry

While the information above serves as a general reference for the program, we also welcome arrangements or collaboration of other kinds. For further information, please contact:

Miss Candy LAW
Executive Officer
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Email:

Professor Dit-Yan YEUNG
Chairman, Committee on Internship and Industrial Training
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Email: