The Asia Society Hong Kong Center internship program provides university students with the opportunity to gain real life experience in a global non-profit setting. We provide the chance for interns to work alongside experienced professionals in areas such as curation, arts & culture and business & policy programs, education, finance, human resources, marketing and communications, development, and visitor experience. Our internships include hands-on, exciting and fulfilling projects that help build teamwork, communication and social skills.
Hear more below from our current and recent interns on their experience with us!
Jessie Tam (March – August 2023)
The University of Hong Kong
I joined this internship through my university nomination, and I am grateful for this opportunity to intern at an international organization to work on communications. Working with the communication team here at Asia Society, I’ve been able to gain hands on experience on creating engaging social media posts, video editing and research to promote various events. The team is also welcoming, answering any questions I may have about my duties. I’ve learnt that good and effective work requires great effort and cooperation and I have much to improve upon.
Frank Wong (February – June 2023)
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Working as an intern in Asia Society has been a rare opportunity for me to step out of my comfort zone. During my internship, I worked in the Events & Visitor Service. My main task was to help the team with the coordination, paperwork and execution of events. I also have to learn how to plan and organize an event.
The best thing about interning with the Events team was that I got to work on different types of events. However, language and communication skills were the biggest challenges I faced during my internship. Therefore, I found different ways to improve my language skills in my free time and try to be more confident in communicating with others at work. It was a great opportunity to improve myself.
This internship has also helped me to gain different knowledge about event operations, which has been very useful for my future career. During the internship, I had many shortcomings in my work, but my colleagues and supervisors were very patient in giving me different suggestions. I would like to express my gratitude to the supervisors and colleagues who gave me opportunities and suggestions, these suggestions have changed my work attitude and will be very useful for my life.
Jenny Wong (January – May 2023)
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
My internship at the Asia Society Hong Kong Center was an extremely rewarding experience. The team was welcoming and supportive, and I felt like a valued member from the very beginning. Working with the program team, I had the opportunity to work on a variety of programs, including arts and culture, and business and policy. This not only allowed me to gain a deeper understanding of the operation of a non-profit organization but also to develop my skills and gain practical experience in program management. As a result, I gained valuable insights into the workings of a non-profit organization and the impact of its programs on the broader community.
Additionally, I was fortunate to be involved in one of ASHK’s major programs, the Annual Gala Dinner 2023, in February. This provided a valuable opportunity for me to meet people from different sectors and groups, broadening my horizons and expanding my network. Through this experience, I gained a deeper appreciation for the impact of ASHK’s work and its mission to promote understanding and collaboration among the peoples of Asia and the world.
Thank you to the team at ASHK for providing me with an unforgettable internship experience!
Trinity Cheng (January – April 2023)
Reflecting on my internship at the Asia Society Hong Kong Center, I am grateful for the valuable experience and opportunities that it has provided me in pursuing my career goal of working in the arts. Specifically, I gained hands-on experience in exhibition design and curation as well as conducting docent tours to engaging with visitors and sharing my knowledge about the artwork. Working with the Asia Society Gallery team, I was involved in different tasks on documenting exhibition installations, conducting research, and writing creative social media posts to engage with our guests on different platforms. Additionally, I have had the opportunity to work as a docent which allowed me to communicate with the visitors and apply the learning practice theories I learned for conducting interactive docent tours. The more I devote to the internship program, the more skills I gained.
Jasmine Lam (January – April 2023)
I wish to be a curator to create shows or exhibitions that bring meaning to visitors. The internship at ASHK it helped me to get a better understanding of the operation of the gallery. Through my time at ASHK, I saw how it involved the community, such as engaging the local community and creating public art. What surprised me about working t ASHK is the diversity of the audience group and how ASHK is trying to involve students from different grades in coming to visit their exhibitions.
KONG Hoi-Lam (October 2022 – January 2023)
I am grateful for working in the gallery team that gave me the chance to participate in curating exhibitions and maintaining the public artworks in ASHK. My duties include assisting in the gallery and ceremony, researching for the exhibits and artists, guiding mini art tours, etc. These taught me how to introduce artworks textually and orally and enhanced my planning, communication and teamwork skills. The Chantal Miller Gallery is unique and potential. It is amazing to see how two distinct exhibitions were presented and connected to the space. The working environment, a beautiful heritage site surrounded by nature and skyscrapers, is awesome too.
NG Siu-Tao (October 2022 – January 2023)
I am glad to have joined the internship as it has taught me things outside the university and inspired me. I never had a chance to experience working inside a gallery, and I could never imagine such a heavy load of work behind an exhibition, from initiating a theme to bringing all the magic to life. I am specifically grateful for having the opportunity to be a docent and had a great time reviewing the guides, practicing, and guiding tours. My interests in art exhibitions have been further stimulated along with the knowledge gained. I am truly thankful for the chances in participating eye-opening events and I definitely have no regrets about joining the gallery team.