Entrepreneurial Internship Programme 2023-2024

Entrepreneurial Internship Programme (EIP) is a new initiative that provides students with a unique opportunity to gain practical experience in innovation and entrepreneurship.

Selected student(s) will work for Techno-Entrepreneurship Core (TEC) and/or Technology Transfer Office (TTO) to support innovation and entrepreneurshiprelated initiatives of the University, with the opportunities to gain hand-on experience from Innovation & Entrepreneurship ecosystem by working on commercialization processes from the top-notch research projects of HKU. 

Benefits for students

  • Gain hands-on experience from Innovation & Entrepreneurship ecosystem by working on commercialization processes from the top-notch research projects of HKU 
  • Integrate and apply knowledge gained in coursework in a real-life setting 
  • Improve problem-solving and collaborative skills in a working environment;   
  • Selected student(s) may opt for enrollment of the IIMT2628 Innovation and Entrepreneurship Internship, credit-bearing undergraduate course of HKU Business School (subject to the approval of faculty and course instructor) 
  • An honorarium will be provided upon successful completion of programme with satisfactory performance.  
 

Job Scope

Selected students will work for TEC and/or TTO in the period of September 2023 – April 2024 on part-time basis (160 hours in total)* to support innovation and entrepreneurshiprelated initiatives of the University: 

  • Study HKU research projects and support on the assessment of commercialization potentials; 
  • Work closely with faculties and researchers to support the commercialization of research;  
  • Support portfolio management of research projects and start-ups; 
  • Support other innovation and entrepreneurship related initiatives. 
 

Requirements

  • Current HKU students in their undergraduates second year or above from all disciplines (in 2023/24 school year), postgraduate students are welcome; 
  • Strong interest and relevant knowledge in innovations, entrepreneurship, startups, and venture capital are preferred; 
  • Sound knowledge in biotechnology, engineering or science are preferred; 
  • Selected students should not hold other employment in the University during the programme period. 

TIMELINE FOR APPLICANTS

 

Now  – 15 Aug 2023

Application Period (Apply at HERE).

Review of applications will be conducted by rolling basis

Mid – Late Aug 2023 Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview   
Early Sep 2023 Selected applicants will be informed of their acceptance to the programme   
Mid-Sep 2023 – April 2024 Internship Period (160 hours in total) *  

 

* The actual period and number of hours of work will be subject to final confirmation from TEC and relevant offices.